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 stores all of the behaviours and responses which make us who we are.
"Hypnotherapy has been a fantastic experience for me and I would highly recommend it. I had 3 sessions with Vicki and it has made such a big difference to me."
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 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, hypnoanalysis, hypnoCBT and timeline therapy to help you get to where you want to be. We will discuss your situation and decide on the most appropriate therapy options for you at your initial consultation.
You can also read more about hypnotherapy on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
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Hypnotherapy, talking therapy and NLP are effective forms of therapy, however people respond differently and therefore results may vary from person to person. Full client commitment and participation is required. Listening to CDs / MP3s and carrying out other therapy tasks between sessions is an essential part of the process and this will be fully explained during your initial consultation.