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The answer to this question is undoubtedly “virtually everyone” can be hypnotised. This claim must, however, be qualified by the observation that some are more readily hypnotisable than others and that it will also depend upon one’s willingness to be hypnotised at the time.
The history of hypnotic or suggestive therapy is one of the oldest healing techniques. From the Sleep Temples of Egypt through the histories of ancient Greece and Rome some form of hypnosis has always been an intimate part of all cultures.
WHAT IS HYPNOSIS
The actual experience of hypnosis is very difficult to describe. There is little
difference between hypnosis and daydreaming, or becoming involved in a good book
or television programme. It is an altered state of awareness which every one experiences
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY
It is often successful when other, more conventional methods of treatment have failed.
Hypnotherapy means the use of hypnosis for the treatment and relief of a variety
of somatic and psychological symptoms. It can bring relief to existing conditions
or to change areas where there are issues. With hypnotherapy it is possible to work
with and transform the thoughts that lead to self limiting beliefs -
Hypnotherapy is completely natural and safe and there are no harmful side effects. When administered by a professionally trained and skilled Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner the benefits are long lasting and often permanent. It is often successful when other, more conventional methods of treatment have failed.
The answer to this question is hypnotherapy can help “virtually everyone”. Given
that hypnotherapy can be utilised to access a person’s inner potential and that probably
no one is performing to their actual potential, then this answer is literally true.
However, it is not just potential which Hypnotherapy is well placed to address but
also one’s inner resources to effect beneficial change. In this regard, it is the
innate healing capacity of our own body that may be stimulated by Hypnotherapy. Consequently,
the list of problems which may be amenable to Hypnotherapy is far too long and varied
to catalogue but certainly includes: stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, unwanted
habits and addictions (e.g. stopping smoking, overeating, alcoholism), disrupted
sleep patterns, lack of confidence and low self-
What does Hypnosis feel like?
People are sometimes concerned that they will “lose control” in hypnosis. However, general consensus indicates that regardless of how deeply people may go in hypnosis and however passive they may appear to be, they actually remain in full control of the situation. They are fully able to talk if they wish to (or not, as the case may be) and can stand up and leave the room at any time. Neither can a hypnotised person be made to do anything against their usual ethical or moral judgement or religious belief. It is likely that the notion of a loss of control stems from most people’s misconception of stage hypnosis, wherein participants are apparently made to perform all manner of (usually foolish) acts. However, the reader should be aware that participation in a stage act is an entirely voluntary process (thus “permission” is already given to the hypnotist) and that there can be no such volunteer who is unaware of exactly what they are letting themselves in for!