What is Hypnotherapy?
There are two levels on which our minds function - the conscious and the unconscious. Thinking, decision-making and willpower are examples of our conscious mind at work.
The unconscious mind is the source of creativity, inspiration, intuition and dreams. It also controls our habits.
That’s why it’s so difficult to change a habit using just the conscious mind.
How does hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy is very similar to a guided meditation, in which you allow yourself to go into a state of deep relaxation, while remaining awake, aware and in control.
Once you're in a deeply relaxed state, you’re then able to tap into and communicate with your unconscious mind through suggestions given by the hypnotherapist.
These suggestions are designed to help attain specific goals that you determine prior to the session.
Will I be under the hypnotherapist’s "power"?
No. You cannot be made to do anything against your will or values.
The hypnotherapist is simply there to enable you to relax deeply and focus on what you want to achieve.
What about shows where people quack like ducks?
A stage hypnotist knows how to screen volunteers and only selects people who are willing to do almost anything to have a dramatic and exciting experience.
And that includes quacking like a duck or dancing like a bear.
What if I can't go into hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state that we all go into everyday without thinking about it. Driving a car on “automatic pilot”, reading a book, listening to music, watching tv or absorbed in your favourite hobby are all examples of being in a trance state.
So, everyone can go into hypnosis although the depth will naturally vary from person to person.
Will I be asleep during hypnotherapy?
No. Although you feel deeply relaxed, you remain conscious, alert, and aware of everything that is happening throughout the session.
You might like to think of hypnosis as the self-talk or visualisation that an athlete or an actor goes through before a performance in order to reduce stress and remain calm and focussed.
What can hypnotherapy help with?
Hypnotherapy has proven to be effective for:
To read what clients have said about their experience of hypnotherapy,
please click on hypnotherapy testimonials.
If you have any additional questions regarding hypnotherapy, or would like to make a booking please contact:
tel: (02) 9558 8111
mob: 0407 667 309