What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and focused concentration. It is an altered state of consciousness into which you allow yourself to enter, with the guidance of a therapist. You are always in control, you always know what is happening, and you can come out of the altered state at any time by simply opening your eyes.
It may feel as if you are dreaming or daydreaming and is a natural form of consciousness which many people experience daily. For example, if you have ever been so absorbed in a book or a film it has felt as if you are actually there, that is a form of hypnosis, as is the experience some people have when waking in the morning being aware of everything going on around them yet still being in a very relaxed dream-like state. With hypnotherapy these altered, yet natural, states of consciousness are used to assist people to resolve problems or to create and enhance feelings of wellbeing.