By Andrea Bradley of Walsall Mind&Body Centre at Fulbrook on the Broadway.
Many people will have seen Hypnotists on the telly and may have a view of hypnotherapy based on this, others may just not know at all, and in fact not knowing is better! the clue is in the word hypnoTHERAPY.
Hypnosis is the act of hypnotising somebody and because stage hypnotists tend to want compliance they do two things a therapist wouldn't do:
- Select people whose personality and physiology mean they will react to a suggestion and can be induced to forget the suggestion once implanted. But please be aware no one can be made to do something outside their nature by the way, the hypnotist isn't controlling them, only encouraging them
- Select people who are able with ease to be induce into a deep sleep type of trance.