What is Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind which we experience every day and many times during the day. When you sit down to relax and watch your favourite TV programme, then you will experience hypnosis in some form or another. As you become engrossed on what is happening on the TV, you start to become less aware of what is happening around you – you shut it all out. You may even reach a deeper level of hypnosis as you start to “nod off” but you can still hear what is being said, and should anything happen unexpectedly you would simply open your eyes.
Hypnosis is that gap between wake and sleep, no one just suddenly falls asleep, we all go through a gradual process of drifting down into sleep where we enter what is called the “Hypnopompic State” and when we wake up we gradually drift up from sleep through the “Hypnogogic State”
How does Hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy is a therapy using hypnosis not only to alleviate symptoms but also to uncover the root cause of the problem which can be corrected thus ensuring a complete and permanent cure. Because hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation your subconscious, which is the controller of all your automatic processes and reactions, can be contacted, we are able through suggestion help you make the changes you want to make. The subconscious is enormous and very little is known about it, except that it contains all your emotions, and your emotions you do not control.
So if you have a conflict between the conscious which contains your reason and logic and your subconscious which contains your emotions, your emotions will always win. If you have a psychosomatic disorder (a problem of the subconscious) the reason and logic part of the brain will be overridden by the emotional part of the brain, this is the reason why many people with say the fear of flying know it is one of the safest ways to travel but will say “I cannot help myself”.
All hypnosis is self hypnosis; it has to be, because it happens in your mind. It works through suggestion. When a child is born that child is born with a blank mind. And as he grows up he is subjected to suggestion from many areas of his life, be it from parents, teacher, family, friends even environment. And it is these suggestions and experiences which have an effect and influence on adult life. By using suggestion we are able to reprogram the brain in much the same way you would reprogram a faulty hard drive in a computer.
The brain consists of what we call units of mind power, and these units are scattered throughout the brain. In an ordinary state only a few of these units are affected by suggestion. In hypnosis all the units are focused together and are all affected. After hypnosis, all the units are once more scattered but each one now carries a dose of the suggestion. As we have stated earlier all hypnosis is self hypnosis so the person in hypnosis will not accept any suggestions which they do not wish to accept, and if the therapist was to make a suggestion which was not conducive to the therapy the person would just open their eyes and the session would end.
How can Hypnotherapy help me?
Hypnosis has been shown over the years to be one of the most successful forms of therapy for a wide range of issues. Apart from the usual treatments such as Smoking Cessation and Weight Control hypnotherapy can be used for any of the following.
- Sports Performance
- High Blood Pressure
- Exam Nerves
- Bed Wetting
- Pain Management
- Surgical Preparation
- Sexual Issues
- Natural Childbirth
- Past Life Issues
The list is almost endless. Because hypnosis works on the mind body connection hypnosis can be used to assist with other medical condition enabling the person to experience a better quality of life.
Hypnosis for pain relief
Patient pain management costs the NHS millions of pounds a year and the only pain relief available is prescription medication. Due to a change in opinion or funding, the mainstream public and health authorities are becoming more open to hypnotherapy and autogenics for pain management and stress related illness.
There is evidence where patients have gone through knee surgery without having any pain relief through the use of autogenics which is a very powerful tool in the process of pain relief.
The Cenacle Treatment Centre – Child Birth Clinic have also helped a number of women using hypnosis for child birth, with great results!
By using systems of hypnosis such as autogenics & pain management, this makes for a safer, healthier and more effective way of dealing with pain. The cost effectiveness, efficiency and speed of this treatment ensures it can not be ignored by mainstream medicine any more.
Why not enquire about our pain relief treatments such as Tuina, Hypnosis, Homeopathy and Acupuncture and see what benefits it can offer you.
Where can I find out more about Hypnotherapy?
Our Hypnotherapy Clinic (The Cenacle Treatment Centre) is located at former St Mary’s Rectory, Stockport, next to Manchester and Cheshire and provides Hypnotherapy treatments along with many other alternative and complementary therapies. Our location is set in peaceful relaxing grounds, adding to the healing and calming atmosphere of our clinic.
The aim of our Hypnotherapy centre is to focus a number of alternative health therapies under one roof, thereby offering a comprehensive range of treatments for clients in the North West region.
Hypnotherapy may be suitable for the following symptoms
Stress, Sports Performance, Stammering, High Blood Pressure, Fears/Phobias, Exam Nerves, Bed Wetting, Pain Management, Surgical Preparation, Shyness, Sexual Issues, Natural Childbirth, Past Life Issues