How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnosis is a totally safe and natural state. We all experience hypnosis several times a day, possibly even without realising it. When you’re drifting off to sleep, when you’re just daydreaming or when you’re so totally absorbed in a film or book that you may not really hear what someone says – these are all light states of hypnosis.

We all have a conscious and subconscious part of our mind. Our conscious mind gets on with everyday life, thinking about each situation logically and deciding what we should do. Our subconscious mind is where we store all of our beliefs, behaviours and habits, based on our past experiences. This becomes a model for how we will behave in the future and is where our automatic responses are stored. It is how an adult knows how to use a knife and fork without consciously working it out each time! Or why we usually behave in a certain way in a given situation, such as smiling at something funny!

So, in any situation, our conscious mind checks with the subconscious model to see if there is an appropriate way to behave and we act accordingly. Unfortunately, sometimes our subconscious mind produces unhelpful automatic responses because of something in our past. That’s when we may behave in a way we don’t like. This can cause anxiety and problems in our lives, making us say to ourselves “Why do I always do this?” or “Why can’t I do that?”

Hypnotherapy is simply therapy during hypnosis. While you are deeply relaxed in hypnosis, it is easier for you to make beneficial changes to those unwanted responses in your subconscious mind. The hypnotherapist will work with you, using a variety of techniques, helping you to make positive and lasting changes in your life in the shortest possible time.

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Amanda Brundrett

BSc Hons (Psychol), DHP, MAPHP

Clinical Hypnotherapist
Hypnoanalyst &
NLP Practitioner

For more information or to arrange a free initial consultation, call Amanda or e-mail her.

Tel: 07544 533121

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