Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnosis?

The process of accessing an altered state of awareness, one in which the person’s mental focus is more limited, more absorbed and often internally directed, where the unconscious mind is more available for interaction and the conscious mind is less dominant.

A good technical definition of hypnosis is: A state of relaxation and concentration at one with a heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is a non-addictive power for good and is a natural manifestation of the mind at work.  It could be said that all human experience is one kind of trance or another – but are we achieving the best kind of trance to achieve what we want? Hypnotherapy will help you to achieve a positive mental focus. At all times you remain in control and perfectly awake. Hypnosis for therapeutic purposes is just about relaxation and release. You may feel very heavy, relaxed, lethargic or quite light and tingly. It’s just a wonderful, deeply pleasant and relaxing experience.

Unfortunately most people’s first impressions of hypnosis are through seeing stage hypnotists on television or on stage. This can lead people to believe that they may be hypnotised against their will and controlled or manipulated or made to do something silly. NOTHING could be further from the truth. Nobody can be forced to do anything against their will unless they are tortured or brain-washed! (and you would certainly know if that was happening, especially in public!).

Realise that the people who volunteer to go up on stage at the hypnotist’s request do so quite willingly, they know they will be asked to do silly, amusing things and if they were embarrassed they wouldn’t go up in the first place, would they? You can be sure that those who volunteer are perfectly willing to be laughed at, they are extroverts, they know what is expected of them. That is not to say they are not hypnotised, but they are very willing.

Nobody  can be hypnotised against their will, or to do anything which is against their core beliefs. The stage hypnotist’s purpose is to entertain and impress people with his own abilities – whereas a hypnotherapist has a very different agenda. The hypnotherapist is not intent upon making an impression to an audience – his/her purpose is to help the person, in private and confidential, reassuring surroundings, to deal with issues which they wish to change in their life.

Why is it called Hypnosis?

Did you know?
The word hypnosis is derived from the Greek word ‘hypnos’ meaning ‘to sleep’, but is actually far from being asleep (although we do go through a kind of trance state each time we decide to go to sleep)

By the time the early users of hypnosis realised this and tried to change the name it had already stuck in general usage.

What is Hypnoanalysis (or Hypnotherapy)?

Hypno-analysis is a journey of self discovery which can help you change your life!!
Hypnoanalysis (or Hypnotherapy) is believed to be a natural and non-addictive therapeutic aid. Having spent many years as a fully qualified, full-time practising Psychotherapist, Hypnoanalyst (Hypnotherapist), and NLP practitioner, with Advanced qualifications, Georgina has undertaken and successfully helped clients (including children) with numerous symptoms associated with stress, grief and all emotional or psychological problems.

Hypno-analysis (Hypnotherapy)
Troublesome events in earlier years can cause habits and behaviour patterns to be carried through into adulthood, because although the subconscious mind often buries the upsetting memory, the feelings that have not been dealt with still affect day-to-day living. Although the memory may be buried, the anxiety, anger, fear etc. which was buried with it still has to find an outlet. The outlet can take the form of blushing, nail-biting, phobias, depression, temper, bad habits such as smoking and alcoholism as well as general stress, weight-gain etc. Hypnosis frees the suppressed memory into conscious awareness where the situation can be re-assessed in comfortable, reassuring surroundings.

It’s not so much what happened to us, as the realisation that we survived it and we don’t need to keep carrying the burden of it around.  Hypnoanalysis helps you to build your confidence in your real self, rather than spending energy worrying about the things you dread!  Hypnoanalysis is used to get to the source of the more deep-rooted symptoms – to the “inside truth”.

You will find that Georgina will use a combination of both Hypno-analysis and Suggestion therapy plus NLP for the more deep-rooted issues, to help you to achieve the results you desire.

Suggestion Therapy and NLP
Suggestion therapy is for more straightforward problems or habits such as smoking, pre-exam nerves, nail-biting or bed-wetting, which can usually be accomplished in a one-off session. Georgina has created a unique method of helping you to stop smoking, using hypnosis and NLP processes with great success, and this session can be shared with a friend if you wish.

Why is it that most people use the power of their mind to work against them, instead of for them? How you feel about anything in your life depends on where you focus your attention. If you are feeling stressed it is because you are focussing on stressful thoughts. In other words, you are focussing on what you don’t want, which is to feel stressed! I will help you to monitor your thoughts, and focus on what you do want to achieve in your life. Hypno-analysis helps you to re-train your brain to be happy! To find out how to use the power of your mind click here

You are not “controlled by” the therapist – you will be completely aware of all that is being said and you will only respond if you agree.