Hypnosis is a complex form of behaviour which can be induced under certain conditions to form a trancelike state in which the recipient achieves a heightened quality of relaxation that allows them to bypass their critical faculties. This in turn allows those hypnotised to accept suggestions or recall events to overcome issues which may adversely effect the way they live. Hypnotherapy uses this hypnotic state to help people overcome their issues or motivate themselves to achieve change or realise goals that may otherwise have been beyond them.
A typical hypnotherapy session will normally involve some discussion regarding your issues or goals and how you are progressing towards your target, followed by the actual hypnosis. The hypnosis part of the session is divided into four phases:
The Processing Stage can be further sub-divided into two main categories although these often overlap:
Some methods such as autosuggestion and visualization are standard hypnotherapy techniques, while others such as sound elimination and music to enhance the hypnotheraputic experience, are a little different.
The main techniques I use are listed below. I am happy to discuss the context of any of them with you if you wish.