Hypnosis is often described as an altered or heightened state of awareness (or trance state) and is a completely unique experience to each person. The altered state of awareness is generally found to be peaceful and relaxing enabling the individual to open their mind to positive change whilst remaining in complete control.
You have probably already experienced an altered or trance like state where you have been so focused on a task or enjoyable experience without being aware of what is happening around you (e.g. whilst reading a book or watching a film or TV programme).
Using different therapeutic techniques within hypnosis can be incredibly effective in helping to make positive changes. Put simply, hypnotherapy works by enabling you to change your focus from the external world (conscious mind) to the inner self (sub-conscious mind) in order to make those changes.
Hypnotherapy can be used to reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and pain as well as to enhance feelings of confidence, performance (e.g. exam, public speaking or sports) and self-esteem. Hypnotherapy can also be effective for weight management and smoking cessation.
Hypnotherapy is a safe and natural way for you to explore issues whilst remaining in complete control.