What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a very natural occurring state that happens at many stages through the average person’s day. Watching TV for instance, being totally engrossed in the show or movie and being in a high state of focus is one example of hypnosis.
Another may be driving a car where you may drift off into a light day dream, or drifting into thoughts of what you plan to do that day as you drive along. Even though you have drifted off, you are still able to drive the car and perform the tasks of changing gear, stopping at red lights and even coming very quickly back into the moment should something occur that needs you immediate attention.
Waking in the morning and going to sleep at night even contains a point where you pass through the hypnotic state. Hypnosis is happening constantly throughout the average person’s day.
While in hypnosis, it is in this state that the mind is highly creative and why it makes it so powerful in making remarkable shifts and changes to bring about positive results.
Does hypnotherapy work?
The general answer to this is yes. Various professional organisations have consistently reported the value of hypnotherapy.
Both the British Medical Association (who have been formally studying and verifying the benefits of hypnotherapy since 1892) and the American Medical Association have confirmed the efficacy of hypnotherapy as official policy. They claimed: “For the past hundred years there has been an abundance of evidence that psychological and physiological changes could be produced by hypnotism which were worth study on their own account, and also that such changes might be of great service in the treatment of patients.”
Success within sessions however can depend on a variety of things. Many people may have an underlying fear of hypnosis, perhaps from seeing stage hypnosis, of even a fear of a process they don’t understand. This as well as other factors can result in the client holding a level of resistance towards the session. This in turn can hinder the therapies success.
Working with a good hypnotherapist however who has a good understanding of and training in the subject can usually help mitigate all these types of blocks.
There is also occasions when there is a secondary gain is at work. An example of this might be that someone wants to lose weight, but they gain stature and authority from being big in size. In these occasions there can be conflicting parts within the mind, one that wants the change and one that doesn’t. Again a good therapist can spot this and identify it through discussion with the client and can help the client work through it.
Hypnotherapy is all about the relationship between client and therapist. The success of the sessions can also depend on this.
Can you guarantee success?
I would be wary of any therapist including hypnotherapists who claim they can guarantee success. Even medical treatments, including prescription drugs administered by doctors can’t guarantee 100% success. Hypnosis has proved highly successful however with many issues from fears and phobias, weight loss, stopping smoking to mindset issues and much more.
I have personally worked with many people who have gone on to make significant life changing transformations through the hypnotherapy sessions.
Although there can never be a 100% guarantee on most things, working with hypnotherapy does offer a very strong possibility of overcoming your issues.
Is hypnotherapy dangerous?
The general answer to this is no. I would always advise that people find a hypnotherapist that can demonstrate a good level of training and expertise. With hypnotherapy and many of the talking therapies, we can be working with deep emotional issues that may be brought to the surface. A good hypnotherapist will be trained in managing this however.
Hypnosis is a very naturally occurring state we experience constantly. Hypnosis can occur when you go into a light daydream, or when watching TV and being totally focused and engrossed in the show or movie.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t work with hypnosis?
It’s generally recommended that people who suffer from psychosis or severe mental illness don’t work with hypnosis. There are questions and debate around epilepsy, I would recommend anyone considering hypnotherapy that has epilepsy, speaks to their doctors first.
What Areas Do I Cover
I offer my hypnotherapy services online on Skype and can provide services as a hypnotherapist pretty much anywhere in the world as long as you have a good internet connection.
As a hypnotherapist based in Cambuslang, Glasgow, I can offer face to face hypnotherapy to the surrounding areas. I am close to areas such as East Kilbride, Blantyre, Hamilton, Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Hamilton, Rutherglen and Bothwell.
Cambuslang is a very central location however and is accessible with it being just off the M74 motorway.