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10 Common Misconceptions About Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is now a well-recognised treatment for dealing with a variety of emotional problems.These including confidence, stress, anxiety and addiction to name but a few. However there remains many common misconceptions about hypnotherapy and it’s benefits.

  1. Hypnotherapy is a state of unconsciousness

Firstly, hypnosis is an state of altered awareness. Moreover, it’s similar to meditating. As well as making concentration more focused. As a treatment, hypnotherapy allows you to tune into your own mind.  In this way you become more susceptible to positive suggestions.

2. You lose control

This is not the case. You will remain fully in control at all times. As well as being aware of your surroundings. In addition you’ll be able to wake up at any time. Most people enjoy the feeling of hypnosis. Because it gives them time to concentrate on what really matters.

  1. Childhood events are resurrected against your will

During a session nothing happens against your will. Moreover traumatic memories won’t just start rushing back to you.  Dealing with past experience is done gradually. So you’re in control of what you’re sharing at all times.

  1. Some people can’t be hypnotised

The state of hypnosis is part of everyday life and we enter a similar state. before waking or sleeping. In truth most people benefit from hypnotherapy if they’re willing to participate.

  1. You will reveal your darkest secrets

Although being in control the process giving you greater access to your old memories, whilst you’re sharing with the hypnotherapist.

  1. You won’t remember what happened whilst under hypnosis

It’s natural for your mind to wander during hypnosis. However remembering the content of the session varies. Most people recalling some parts of the session. Thus enabling them to continue to processing afterwards.

  1. Only the ‘mentally weak’ can undergo hypnosis

In reality, most people who are able to concentrate are successful subjects. Every time we daydream, or take on a task with intense concentration, we enter a form of a hypnotic trance.

  1. Hypnotherapy is a mystical practice

Hypnotherapy is a two way process requiring some effort and input from you. Plus it’s a unique space where you can relax and clear old negative experiences.

  1. There’s no proof that hypnotherapy works

Hypnotherapy’s effectiveness has been proven by medical and scientific organisations. All have endorsed it’s validity.  And various studies have shown that it’s often more effective than other traditional therapies.

  1. Hypnotherapy is only a short-term solution

Hypnotherapy addresses the root of problems and is not just short term relaxation. The effects staying in place long after the sessions end . So you can rely on it for a long term solution.

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In conclusion to learn more about hypnotherapy or book a free consultation please do get in touch .

Alix Needham

Alix Needham

My techniques guarantee that you remain in control at every session. These techniques, developed over 25 years, are so effective that many issues can be addressed in as little as three sessions and my location in the very heart of London means you can book sessions to work around work.

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