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Balanced Mind :

Hypnotherapy / NLP

What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a focused state of attention commonly called a trance state. Hypnotherapy utilises this state to implant suggestions for changes in behaviour.

Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes – However only if they want to be! In broad terms one third of people are capable of entering a light trance, one third a medium trance and one third a deep trance. Depth of trance does not actually affect the success of treatment and can be improved with the practice of self-hypnosis.

Common myths about hypnosis
“The hypnotist controls the subject”. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The patient is in control of the trance at all times and cannot be made to anything against their moral code.

“Hypnosis is mystical, magical or dangerous”. The trance state is natural state of mind with no detrimental effects. The results however may seem like magic!

“Hypnosis is a form of sleep”. Hypnosis is actually very mentally active state and demonstrates none of the brain wave activity of sleep. Most people are totally aware of their surroundings the whole time and can recall each session.

“You have to close your eyes and lie still”. This is how most people find it easiest to enter the trance state however, moving your body, itching, coughing etc. are all fine and perfectly natural and will not disrupt the trance state during a therapy session. Eye closure simply helps a person to feel relaxed and aids concentration but is not necessary.

What can be treated with hypnotherapy?

:: Weight loss management :: Performance and confidence issues (sporting, exams, interviews etc.)
:: Chronic pain and fibromyalgia :: Post-traumatic stress disorder
:: Habits (smoking, nail biting etc.) :: Sleep disorders
:: Irritable Bowel Syndrome :: Phobias, anxiety and panic disorder
:: Stress and or anger management :: Past life regression
:: Migraines and tension headaches :: Obsessive compulsive disorder

Is anyone suitable for hypnotherapy?
No. Patients must be able to concentrate and follow instructions. Patients with mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia or personality disorders would be unsuitable, as would people taking drugs such as diazepam, recreational drugs or alcohol. Benefit has been reported in patients with depression but it would be advisable to seek a psychiatrist’s involvement first. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease or attention deficit disorder would not be considered appropriate.

How many sessions are generally required?
Some conditions are amenable to just one session such as smoking cessation but most would need three or four sessions. It largely depends on the condition, the patient and their willingness to practice self-hypnosis. The first session generally takes about one and half hours with each subsequent session lasting about an hour. It is best to leave two to four weeks between sessions.

Prices start from £50 per session

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