The mind is like an iceberg
Only a small part of an iceberg is visible above the surface of the water and this is similar to the conscious mind; the part of the mind which is responsible for everyday thoughts, analysing information and making decisions.
Below the surface is the subconscious mind; the much larger part of the mind which deals with memories, emotions and the autonomic nervous system. It is this part of the mind that controls all of the behaviours and responses which make us who we are.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural and safe state of mind in which you are aware of everything that you experience. Although often mistaken as a form of sleep, hypnosis is actually an altered state of awareness where the subconscious mind is very alert.
We all experience hypnosis, often several times a day. Examples you may be familiar with include daydreaming, travelling to work and not remembering the journey, or being deeply absorbed in a good book or film.
During hypnosis, the subconscious mind becomes receptive to suggestion and hypnotherapy uses this process to suggest new thought or behaviour patterns and responses. There are no specific feelings associated with being in hypnosis, because everyone experiences it differently.
Hypnotherapy is often very helpful for addressing specific issues such as fears and phobias, panic attacks, stopping smoking and losing weight. It involves working on a subconscious level and is often relatively rapid when compared with other talking therapies, with many issues requiring between 3 to 6 sessions, depending on you and your situation. I use a variety of hypnotherapy and NLP techniques including:
- Suggestion Therapy
- Timeline Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
An opportunity to discuss your situation, ask questions and discover how therapy sessions could help you
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Vicki Crane is an experienced Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Talking Therapist based in Leeds
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