Clinical Hypnotherapy is an extremely natural, proven, and safe process when an accredited and trained hypnotherapist uses it with clients to help them change their behaviours, thoughts, emotions and actions.
A precise definition of hypnosis does not exist as it is such a highly subjective experience which varies from individual to individual. Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapists combine your needs, with hypnotherapy interventions in order to achieve your goals.
It has to be unique to you
Most people describe a trance as a period of total absorption. A time of being powerfully focused on a stimulus, for example a thought, a feeling, a memory, an expectation, a sensation.
Whilst they are so focused, they find their brain selectively considers other things. An example is when we are in the shower and a really good idea comes to mind. It is almost as if different sections of our brain starts to work independently of others. We can do one thing whilst thinking about another. This is called dissociation and is totally normal.
What is incredible about man’s brain is that all parts continue to work, are aware of different things and can connect with each other and function together.
Hypnotherapy in its simplest form, is using a person’s natural ability to go into a focused trance so parts of their brain can focus on, and attend to the message the therapist is conveying.
Process hypnotherapy takes Clinical hypnotherapy even closer to being unique to you and your issue.
Process Hypnotherapy in the 21st century uncovers the process a person uses when they think, feel, make a decision and then act. Everyone has their own way of doing things – their personal process in other words, which they use to guide their actions.
Sometimes this personal process is no longer helpful, might be missing important “steps”, might even result in decisions and actions which enables mental illness and distress to exist.
Accredited Process Hypnotherapists are trained to uncover the unhelpful processes clients use and then train or coach more useful skills and approaches which are proven to lead to robust mental wellness.
Process oriented hypnosis works because most people are not good at being focused.
They focus on an idea, an emotion, or a problem often to the exclusion of everything else.
It is then no surprise when they do not see the opportunities around them, the beauty in their environment, the joy in their heart or whatever else is the opposite to their problem.
As a result, the problem becomes all consuming, and any solution seems to be non existent.
There are many other benefits which hypnosis offers:
There are even more …
Hypnosis is a way of describing an experience when a person is in a calm and quiet, sometimes relaxed, space – often called a trance.
You are in control of what you hear, think and feel all the time you are in a trance.
Do you know you probably go into a trance at least once a day, all by yourself?
This trance like state feels very similar to the time just before we go to sleep. We know what is happening around us, and our mind slowly quietens down. Or how a runner feels that “ runners high” which they experience when running. This is very trance like in nature – all the runner is focused on is running, moving along the path, breathing rhythmically and ignoring any pain. They are not thinking of anything else. They are “in the zone”.
Have you ever been the car driver who pulls up into their driveway, turns off the engine and suddenly wonders how they actually got there safely – they do not remember anything about the journey, driving the car, obeying the road signs? And they know they were not asleep. They were in a trance and were disconnected from their physical car. They were focused on thinking about something else. Driving like this is very dangerous!
Or even reading a very interesting book, watching a riveting movie. When we are so engrossed in the book or film, we genuinely cannot hear others call us, or talk to us. We have to pull ourselves back from where our mind was and “return” to our real world to talk to others. This too is a trance.