Hypnotherapy is the process of using hypnosis to interact with the subconscious mind in an open-reflective process to create positive change in your life. Hypnotherapy relies on some common objectives and they are, a desire to change and to be relaxed and focused on that change.
Hypnotherapy involves a deep induction to a trance state of mind and this will be maintained during the work to be carried out.
Hypnosis is quite simply a state of mind. We all experience something similar twice a day when we are about to go to sleep at night and in the morning when you wake up. This inbetween time is a relaxed state of mind that is often associated with dreaming.
This tranced state of mind is often associated with times that you are completely relaxed like when you are doing some of your favourite activities like listening to music or undertaking some form of flow on activity
Hypnotherapy isnt a state of mind that leaves you unaware of what is going on, however it is a hightened awareness and focus on the issue that is being worked on at the time.
Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the logical side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical side is made more alert. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken. The subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the patient's behaviour and physical state to change.
For example, a patient who consciously wants to overcome their addiction may try everything they consciously can to do it, but will still fail as long as their subconscious mind retains it’s desire and prevents the patient from succeeding.