“Look into my eyes. You are getting sleepy. Very sleepy.”
This is a very stereotypical belief of how hypnosis works as under hypnosis you may appear to be asleep. But you are actually in a state of altered consciousness characterised by heightened awareness and deep relaxation. Muscle activity decreases, your breathing and heart rate slows, but the mind and senses become more alert and memories become more accessible.
Once in this hypnotic state and with a little guidance, you can begin to make the changes you want to make to your automatic behaviours and or emotional reactions so they become positive instead of being negative. A hypnotherapist works closely with you to facilitate the experience and to achieve lasting improvements.
During a session, the subconscious mind is relaxed and the therapist is able to plant positive ideas. This process is known as hypnotherapy which aims to transform negative thought patterns within the mind and lead to positive changes in behaviour. Hypnosis is highly effective to create new patterns and build new life changing behaviours.
Turning the positives into negatives is important, as in today’s modern society, mental and emotional distress and even some physical illness can be traced to underlying anxiety, tension, and stress arising out of an imbalance between our cognitive or conscious beliefs and desires that we hold in our sub-conscious mind.
Hypnotherapy can assist you to come into conscious awareness of your sub-conscious beliefs and desires. This enables you to begin to understand and redress any imbalance between the two, resulting in reduced feelings of stress and anxiety and increased feelings of calmness and positive energy.
Therapeutic hypnosis in Sydney has been available for many years, and has been used widely and successfully for years. Hypnotherapy is extremely powerful in many areas of life such as:
- Academic Performance
- Bed Wetting
- Fears and Phobias
- Improved Memory
- Pain Management
- Overcoming Insomnia
- Stress Management
- Developing Self Confidence
- Healing Past Traumas
- Overcoming Addictions
- Forming New Habits
- Enhancing Sports Performance
Gaining permanent and positive outcomes from hypnotherapy can take anywhere from one or two sessions to many weeks of therapy depending upon the complexity of the problem and the nature of the underlying subconscious beliefs that are causing or contributing to the problem.
Hypnotherapy can be applied to a range of psychological problems and has already proven successful to delivering lasting improvements. This can include anxiety, addictive behaviors, self-esteem issues, and more. During a therapy session, the hypnotherapist works closely with the patient to decide together on the desired goals to achieve.
Perhaps the most important factor is that the patient needs to be willing and highly motivated to make behavioural changes. Achieving meaningful results depends on a number of factors from the patient’s ability to be hypnotised to the issue’s complexity. A number of sessions may be necessary to see lasting results.
Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for any individual but some may find it easier to relax than others. Even a light trance is often sufficient for most individuals to achieve their therapeutic goals. During a hypnosis session, patients will not be asleep but will instead be in a relaxed state with heightened awareness.
This makes the client much more receptive to the power of suggestion. This is also why it is important that patients be personally motivated and believe that change from hypnotherapy is possible.
Learning Discoveries offers complete psychological services to assist children and adults to improve their brain function and make other behavioural changes. Once assessments are complete and results analysed, we offer a number of psychological and non-psychological interventions including hypnotherapy.
The Richards Trauma ProcessTM incorporates hypnosis as a tool to get to the underlying unconscious beliefs that can sabotage recovery from trauma, anxiety or depression. It is however more than just hypnosis. Click HERE for more information about TRTP