Hypnotherapy in Swindon at Better Health With Wroughton Body Balance
Hypnotherapy has been used for over 100 years to help people with issues from low self-esteem to breaking bad habits.
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy used to reprogram the subconscious mind. When under hypnosis, you put your mind and body into a heightened state of learning, making you more susceptible to suggestions for self-improvement or behaviour modification. The goal is to put the subconscious and conscious mind in harmony, which in turn helps give you greater control over your behaviours and emotions. If you want to do hypnotherapy, you are a good candidate for it. Hypnosis is a willing state. If someone is trying to hypnotize you against your will, it won’t work. For that reason, if you are extremely sceptical of its efficacy, or if you are frightened of it, it probably won’t work for you.
What to expect in your Hypnotherapy session:
During your first session, you will likely begin by telling your therapist about your goals and issues. You will then work together to come up with a treatment plan. Once you enter a state of hypnosis, your body will feel calm and relaxed, even as you enter a state of increased awareness, similar to the way you might feel when meditating. Your therapist will speak to you in a calm and gently assertive voice, and place the suggestions you agreed to in your treatment plan into your subconscious mind.
What does hypnosis work for:
While people often seek Hypnosis for weight loss or to quit addictive behaviours like smoking or drinking, there are other reasons too. People may see a hypnotherapist before and during childbirth or to increase self-esteem. It can also be used to deal with chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, or treat irritable bowel syndrome. It’s important to remember that hypnotherapists are not medical doctors. While hypnosis can help with pain management, it does not cure diseases, like cancer or heart disease.
What isn’t hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is not like what you see in stage shows, where you’ll often see people barking like a dog or clucking like a chicken. There are no swinging pocket watches. In a hypnotherapy session, you are in control the whole time. You will hear the suggestions made to you, and you will be able to remember them after the session.
How did hypnotherapy start?
Many of the clucking chicken images are the result of hypnosis’s forefather, Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815). Mesmer believed that there was an invisible force, a cosmic energy, that could be harnessed by one person to influence another person’s behaviour. However, his theory was superseded by the idea that the effects are caused by the powers of suggestion, but the techniques he used were effective. These techniques were copied and developed over the coming years for therapeutic and medical purposes. Sigmund Freud, for instance, used hypnosis techniques. In the mid-1900s, hypnotherapy as we know it evolved. Milton Erickson (1901-1980) pioneered “indirect hypnosis,” during which therapists work with individual patients to shift their perceptions of themselves and their issues. However, Hypnosis also developed as a stage art, and this is where much of the fear of Hypnosis comes from. In reality stage Hypnosis and therapeutic/medical Hypnosis are two totally separate disciplines.
Initial free phone consultation
60 minute session £ 50