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Hypnosis is a natural, altered state of consciousness. It is generally characterised as slow wave brain activity and relaxed focussed attention. Hypnosis can also relate to a conscious state of being on "auto-pilot"; similar to when you are deeply absorbed in a task or in a flow state (eg. watching a film, reading a book, practising yoga, painting a picture, etc). Therefore, we technically go into the "hypnotic state" everyday without even realising it.  

Spiral Stairs

What does it feel like to be in hypnosis?

Everyone is unique in their experience. However, it is commonly described to feel like the drowsy feeling you get right before you go to sleep each night.  Other frequent associations of the hypnotic state include:

  • Feeling very relaxed and calm 

  • A heavy yet "floaty" feeling of the body

  • Enhanced focussed attention 

  • Reduced peripheral awareness

  • Increased mental suggestibility

  • Feeling dissociated from the body

What happens in a hypnosis session?

It can be described as "guided daydreaming", where your mind conjures intense imagination while being guided by a hypnotherapist practitioner, either by their voice, eyes, or by a visual tool (such as a spiral)

What is Hypnotherapy useful for?  

It's greatest purpose is that it can reprogram the subconscious mind or "default brain network". It can be used to change any attitudes, perceptions, feelings or behaviours that you find undesirable. You may want to reprogram a self-limiting belief/thought, or self-defeating behaviour that is holding you back to reach the next stage of your (unlimited) potential. Hypnotherapy can also help with:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Addictions (eg. smoking)

  • Self esteem/ Confidence

  • Healthy lifestyle and Body Image

  • Pain management 

  • Sleep 

  • Chronic stress/ burn out

  • Digestive/ gut issues (eg. IBS)

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