There is evidence that shows that most visualisation techniques are more effective if they are combined with hypnotic relaxation . Hypnotic relaxation is a safe and pleasant state where you are completely aware of what is going on around you. Almost everyone can be hypnotised, visualise and identify mental images while remaining completely conscious. It is important to note, that this is NOT about changing or manipulating the mind.
A psychologist or any therapist would never do that to anyone, and that would be completely unethical. We, professionals strictly follow the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society, The General Hypnotherapy Register’s Code of Ethics and the National Council for Hypnotherapy.
Anxiety can cause many struggles in life and can refrain people from doing pleasant and interesting things. For example, flying to our dream place because of our fear of flying, giving a nice presentation to our colleagues because of our public speaking anxiety.
Using the mental rehearsal of an anticipated event in the future that gives us distress, can teach people to think of that specific situation in a pleasant and confident way. This is when the popular Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy can be combined really well with the evidence-based Hypnotherapy. They are very effective in treating anxiety, low self-confidence, phobias, pain, fear etc. The techniques you learn can be applied and used wherever you are.