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Would Hypnosis Help Me?

When we get stuck in an unwanted behaviour, we may know what we need to do about it but just can’t get it going.

Perhaps you want to lose some weight or just eat more healthily. You’ve probably read everything you can get your hands on about dieting, portion control, exercise, paleo, five two, low carb, low fat, etc. But all the knowledge and best intentions aren’t enough to keep you on track.

Maybe you come home at the end of a long day and find that a glass of wine or three helps you relax. You may be aware that by the end of the night the three glasses have become a bottle, but it helps you handle the stress of your busy life. Or so you think…

You might have an irrational phobia about something and the fear is starting to interfere with your life. Understanding it’s irrational hasn’t been enough to shift its power over you.

We all have things we want to change, things we know we should, or shouldn’t do. Stop smoking, clean up the desk, write that submission. We procrastinate, put things off till the pain of not doing is greater than the pain of doing.

So how can I help? Seeing a professional can sometimes seem like a waste of money. You know that all they’ll do is tell you what you already know: you should eat and drink less, exercise more and get 8 hours sleep every night. You KNOW you need to do this. You just don’t know how to make it happen and make it last.

This is where hypnosis can help.

Hypnosis is a natural trance state where we become open to a different way of seeing, thinking and responding. Hypnotherapy is therapy done under hypnosis. A hypnotherapist will guide you into a calm and peaceful state where you can let down your guard just enough to consider new possibilities. Under hypnosis we stop the “yes, but..”, which means we consider just “yes”.

Unlike stage hypnosis, under clinical hypnosis you will only do and take on board ideas that you agree to, that you actually want to do. If you really don’t want to stop smoking, hypnosis is unlikely to be effective. But if you want to and struggle with willpower, hypnosis can be an immensely powerful tool.

Hypnosis can be also helpful to manage both chronic and acute pain. The sensation of pain requires on an interpretation by the brain. Under hypnosis the interpretation can be turned into something neutral or even positive. Surgery done under hypnosis relies on the patient shifting her perception and accepting that a “felt” sensation my not be painful, or that a part of the body can be “felt” as numb.

If you’re wasting energy fighting with yourself

  • to complete an unpleasant task
  • to change unwanted behaviours like smoking, drinking, over-eating
  • to shift unhelpful mindsets like irrational fear and phobias
  • to better manage chronic pain or illness

hypnotherapy may be just the tool you’re looking for. Go to our contact page to make an appointment to see me now.

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