What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy is quite a difficult thing to define in many ways. Some would say it is a form of relaxation, some a form of trance.
I feel that Hypnosis is a natural state of mind with special identifying characteristics.For me it is remarkable for the extraordinary quality of relaxation and calm it engenders.
It offers me as a therapist, an opportunity to give people positive, healing and fulfilling suggestions, or ideas, of how to overcome and deal with their problems. Some people will notice a heightened and selective sensitivity to stimuli perceived by the five senses and four basic perceptions. Insights may be gained relating to previous difficult or unpleasant experiences, showing a new path to deal with learned habits. This can be incredibly empowering and freeing for them. One of my main goals is to teach my clients self-hypnosis and this is a major aspect of my work. I believe “All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis”
Who benefits from Stress Management techniques, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Anyone who is tense or stressed, for just about any reason. People who are having trouble dealing with behaviours or habits they don’t like. For example, smokers, drinkers or gamblers who want to QUIT. People who want to improve their performance in sport, public speaking, study or concentration.
What is Stress?
There is no simple or complete answer to this question because it is different for everyone and can depend on many variables. What is stressful for one person could be quite normal to another. This doesn’t mean that one person is better than another it usually means that one persons’ experience is just different to someone else.
What causes Stress?
Major Lifestyle Changes; Such as divorce or unemployment.
Unexpected Life Events; Death of a loved one or sudden loss of a job.
Accumulative events over a period of time: work, study or personal problems.
Symptoms of stress which can be common to many people in varying degrees of intensity may include:
Shallow or Rapid Breathing, Palpitations, Excessive Sweating, Fear, Anxiety, Panic and Self Doubt.
How people deal with stress varies enormously as well, so I work on helping tofind the best techniques for each individual.