Natassa Pursey MSc (Psy) MBPS
"The purpose of Psychotherapy is to set people free" Rollo May
What is Hypnosis?
The hypnotic state is a natural state similar to the state we find ourselves in the morning just after we wake up, where we are neither asleep nor fully awake but rather feel like we are in a daydream. There are many myths about hypnosis and the more you understand about hypnosis the more effective it is likely to be.
- Hypnosis is a trance state characterised by an increased ability to respond to positive suggestions, relaxation and heightened imagination
- Hypnosis is not a state of sleep or unconsciousness. You will be awake and fully aware of everything that happens.
- Hypnosis is not a state of mind control. You cannot be made to do anything against your will and you cannot be hypnotised unless you want to.#
- Everyone can be hypnotised as long as they are willing.
- Hypnosis is completely safe as long as it’s used in a professional and responsible manner. No one can be “stuck” in hypnosis.
- Stage hypnosis has very little to do with clinical hypnosis and is responsible for misconceptions and false ideas.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is using the state of hypnosis to treat a variety of psychological and medical problems. Hypnotherapy is medically accepted to benefit a variety of problems such as:
- Low self-confidence
- Anxiety – Stress
- Weight loss- Comfort eating
- Sleeping problems
- Pain control
- Exam help
- Emotional problems