Hypnotherapy was created as an aid to psychotherapy (counselling or therapy). Hypnotherapy is used to help emotional rather than mental problems; no drugs or physical intervention is required. Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to help with a specific problem or issue, for example with anxiety, stress management, low confidence, phobias, weight management, IBS, hypnobirthing etc. Hypnotherapy can help relieve stress, fear and anxiety and it can also be used to help in coping with the symptoms of panic disorder.

Hypnosis is a natural, safe and gentle way to treat many conditions, such as emotional, nervous and psychological problems. Hypnosis uses guided relaxation and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is called ‘trance’. Although this state appears similar to sleep, you’re fully awake and aware of what’s going on around you. You are fully in control and you’re able to relax and shut out the everyday world. During hypnosis you will be fully conscious and aware of your surroundings at all times; you will simply be in a state of extreme deep relaxation which helps reduce levels of stress and anxiety, provides the ability for you to imagine what makes you feel anxious and finally it allows me to communicate with the subconscious mind, allowing you to make changes.

Hypnosis brings on a total state of relaxation, making you better able to respond to suggestions and change the behaviours you want to change in your life for the better.

Hypnosis refers to the process of inducing a trance to help promote communication between the conscious and subconscious mind. The person’s attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. It is only in this state that people can freely and without shame talk about their problems. They’re able to communicate things they don’t even know are bothering them. The hypnotic state allows them to explore painful memories, feelings and thoughts they might have hidden from their conscious minds. As Robert Frost said: ‘The best way out is always through’.