Whenever I mention to someone that I am a hypnotherapist I always get the comment “so are you going to hypnotize me and have me clucking like a chicken like on the television”.
This is in fact stage hypnosis and is very different to Clinical Hypnotherapy, which helps many problems both physical, emotional and psychological.
Have you ever driven somewhere only to get there and realise that you don’t actually remember driving, or you are reading a book and you don’t hear someone talking to you, these are states of hypnosis. We are in a mild trance but always in control. You know that your mind will instantly become alert if someone stepped in the road when you are driving or the doorbell rang while you were deep in a book.
Clinical hypnotherapy is the same, you are gently put into a relaxed state where you can bypass the conscious mind (the logical side of your mind) and talk to the subconscious to help you to make the changes you want in your life. You are in full control at all times and cannot be made to do anything you don’t want to do. You will leave feeling calm and relaxed which is a therapy in itself.
It must be stressed that a person cannot be hypnotised unless he or she
are willing to co operate