How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnosis is a natural state that we all achieve frequently. It is a state of focused attention such as when you are so totally absorbed in a film that when someone interrupts it can take a few seconds to bring your focus back. If you drive, how often have you arrived at a destination with no memory of having travelled there? This gives you an idea of how easily we go into hypnotic trance.

As you enter the relaxed state of hypnosis, we bypass the critical conscious mind to allow the therapeutic suggestions to begin the work of helping you achieve the changes you desire. As you are in control you can feel reassured that only the changes you want will be accepted by your subconscious.

Clients often report feeling more relaxed, more refreshed and usually sleep better after a session. In today's busy lives these outcomes are precious.  

Hypnotherapy can address issues such as anxiety, phobias, weight control, smoking cessation, performance improvement, confidence building  and many more. Please feel free to contact me to discuss further. 



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