Hypnosis is the induction of a trance state and the use of therapeutic suggestion to treat a variety of psychological and addiction disorders.
Hypnosis is commonly misunderstood; however in qualified and professional hands it is a safe and effective way to treat a range of conditions. Essentially the therapist helps to bring about an altered state in you, the patient, that allows the therapist greater impact on your condition and increase your use of internal resources.
How Can Hypnosis Help Your Life?
Recent brain research indicates that it is possible to talk to our amygdala, a key part of the brain that deals with certain emotions. This part of the inner mind is concerned with emotion, imagination and memory as well as the autonomic nervous system which automatically controls our internal organs.
Through talking to the amygdala, an experienced hypnotherapist can relax the autonomic nervous system shutting down, or curtailing the trigger that sets off secretion of the adrenal and pituitary glands. This gives the body an opportunity to rebuild its immune system in many chronic illnesses. When a patient is in a hypnotic trance the amygdala automatically shuts down the rapid alert system and turns off the stress hormones.
David Barlow of the Boston Centre for Anxiety and Related Disorders claimed in a Newsweek article (Feb. 24, 2003) that it is actually possible to talk with the amygdala, a key component of the brain that deals with emotions like fear. “Hypnosis is a way to access the untapped power of the mind and alter brain functions. In this state of intense relaxation and concentration, the mind is able to focus on positive suggestions which can be carried out at a future time. These subliminal messages are surprisingly powerful.” A client’s unconscious mind can be relied upon to come up with the answers, while the therapist contributes positive suggestions.
How could this assist you in your life? Apart from the normal issues like smoking and losing weight, hypnosis can assist you in many areas of your life.
When Kathy hypnotises a client she records the session and sends the client a cd of the session. The client is then able to carry on listening to the cd as many times as they want to reinforce the message contained in the cd.
What messages would you like to reinforce in your mind?
Areas of Use
- Love and Relationships
- Sound Sleep
- Business success
- Fears & Phobias
- Health Issues
- Learning & Memory
- Money Prosperity
- Self Confidence/Self Esteem
- Stop Negative Thinking
How we use hypnosis
Hypnosis is frequently used either independently or in concert with other treatments, including weight problems, addictions such as smoking and drug use, the management of pain and for phobias such as the fear of flying or agoraphobia.
Kathy uses Hypnosis in many of her treatments where it is felt necessary or as a part of her treatment, with quite outstanding success. The sessions can be recorded and a CD produced for patients to continue to use Kathy’s treatments at home.
The term hypnosis comes from the name of Hypnos, the ancient god of dreams. Hypnosis was a central feature of the early Greek healing temples, and variations of these techniques were practiced throughout the ancient world.
Modern hypnosis began in the eighteenth century with Franz Anton Mesmer (where the word mesmerize originates), who used what he called “magnetic healing” to treat a variety of psychological and psycho physiological disorders, such as hysterical blindness, paralysis, headaches, and joint pains.
In the past 50 years hypnosis has experienced resurgence, first with physicians and dentists and more recently with psychologists and other mental health professionals.