Hypnotherapy in Wokingham
The hypnotic state is a naturally occurring phenomenon, which people may experience through their daily lives, for example, have you ever been so involved in an activity that you completely lost track of time, or driven from one point to another and not remembered the journey? These are both everyday examples of a naturally occurring altered state of conscious awareness, between wakefulness and fully asleep.
Hypnosis is another example of this natural altered state of awareness and customarily creates a deeply relaxed state in which mental stress and bodily tension is reduced. Whilst in this hypnotic state, the mind is usually more open to the process of change. A person who is hypnotised cannot be made to do anything they do not wish to and will be aware of what is going on around them. It is important to note that people can't be hypnotised against their will.
Hypnotherapy is a therapy that utilises hypnosis. It is natural and safe. Hypnosis can be used therapeutically, as it allows greater access to the deeper unconscious part of the mind, which is important in the influence it has over our personality, beliefs, emotions and behaviour. Hypnotherapy can help to achieve positive and long lasting results.
There are many issues hypnotherapy can help, including: Cessation of dependencies and habits, for example smoking, nail biting and over eating. The management of stress related issues like phobias, panic attacks and insomnia, offering coping strategies to help with the management of stress and anxiety. Hypnotherapy can also help with building/re-building self-esteem, improving confidence and improving performance related issues such as sports performance.
First things first. Do your research...choosing the right therapist for you is crucial, so interview several if you can before deciding on the one that feels right for you. I offer a 30 minute initial consultation whereby you can ask me whatever you like (regarding therapy that is!). I'll explain how I work, the contracting side of things, ethics, confidentiality, etc and you can go away and decide if you want to hire me as your therapist.