What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of heightened suggestibility when we feel mentally awake, not unconscious, and aware of everything that is said or done. It is a cognitive state related to belief and imagination. Hypnosis is also a focused attention on something that wants to be achieved. During and after hypnosis people usually feel pleasantly relaxed and refreshed. The practice of doing hypnotherapy goes back to the prehistorical times and became a recognised therapy in 1892. In the past century hypnosis became part of psychology with thousands of research and evidence showing the effectiveness of hypnosis and its therapeutic benefits.
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnotherapy is one of the safest and effective therapies that can help with an enormous range of different issues (anxiety management, personal development, psychosomatic or stress-related illnesses, habits, phobias, sleeping disorders etc.) These are all based on thousands of positive experimental and clinical research studies and evidence and have been recognised by the biggest medical and psychological associations, such as British Medical Association or American Medical Association.
What can hypnosis be used for?
Hypnosis has been scientifically proven as a treatment for many psychological and medical conditions to reduce anxiety.
It is effective for panic disorders and insomnia, phobias, low self-esteem, weight problems and enhances the effects of cognitive behavioural therapy. Hypnosis is also combined with mental imagery techniques, which can also be used for any anxiety related performance issues, such as social anxiety, agoraphobia, fear of flying, anxiety before exams, panic attack, improve work or sport performance etc.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, absolutely anyone. It is very easy and if you can daydream or relax your mind or just staring at the wall, then you can be hypnotised.
Is hypnosis about being under control?
Absolutely NOT. This wrong idea comes from old movies, cartoons and the misinterpreted stage hypnosis. Hypnosis is your choice, and you are generally aware of everything that the highly trained therapist says. You can also decide during hypnosis if you want to allow yourself to suggestions. Also, you cannot get stuck in hypnosis.