What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of awareness characterised by a feeling of calmness.
How does Hypnosis work?
There are different states of awareness. The mind works on two distinctly different levels: the conscious level and the subconscious level.
The conscious mind is the waking reasoning mind where as the subconscious mind is much larger and controls tasks such as breathing, walking, driving and habits.
By using hypnosis as a tool the therapist teaches the client how to relax
the conscious mind to such an extent that it will not interpret, interfere,
filter or influence any work being done directly with the subconscious mind.
This form of therapy works well with problems like smoking, nail-biting, pre-test/exam nerves, weight problems, confidence, memory boosting, etc. and involves the elimination of symptoms through relearning at the subconscious level.
This form of therapy aims at revealing and addressing the root cause underlying
the problem or symptom. Addressing the root cause of a problem involves unearthing
feelings repressed as a result of trauma suffered earlier in life. Releasing
the repressed emotion is the key to lasting relief. The release will be obtained
within eight to twelve sessions if not sooner.
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