Hypnotherapy is hugely successfully and is rapidly emerging as one of the most powerful tools in the medical arsenal. It is a life-changing therapy used for a range of issues including depression treatment, quitting smoking and overcoming phobias. It works quickly and effectively without any unwanted side effects. So why is it that some people are still unsure?
Hypnotherapy is often misunderstood or misconceived. Some people think it’s a type of sleep, coma, control, surrender or magic! When you undergo hypnotherapy treatment you’re fully aware throughout the session and in full control. There’s no surrender or mind control and you cannot be made to do or say anything you do not want to.
Hypnotherapy doesn’t work for everyone and there is a small percentage or people that don’t feel they benefit from it. However, most people do find it effective, even when many other treatments have failed. So, how can you know if hypnotherapy will work for you and what can you do to make it even more effective?
Broadly speaking hypnotherapy treats habits such as overeating and smoking or psychological problems such as anxiety, phobias, lack of confidence or stress. There are a number of issues that you might not immediately associate with hypnotherapy that are still rooted within the mind and can be treated, so it’s worth getting in touch to discuss further if you’re unsure.
It helps to have a good idea of the problems you’re facing and a realistic idea of what you want to achieve. However, some people aren’t sure what’s possible or don’t know exactly what’s wrong and that can be fine too. Hypnotherapy is extremely effective at helping you explore your subconscious motivations and feelings and uncovering the cause of issues.
A Desire For Change
A hope or desire for change is essential when embarking on hypnotherapy. For example, someone who is only attending because they have been made or encouraged to by someone else will be harder to help. That’s not to say that you have to be 100 % free of doubts or concerns – that’s only natural – but an underlying desire for some kind of change will facilitate progress.
An Open Mind
Similarly it helps if you have an open mind when it comes to the process of hypnotherapy itself. Many of my clients admit to being a bit sceptical at first and that’s fine, but an open mind and willingness to commit fully to the process will ensure the best results.
Although TV and films might suggest otherwise, hypnotherapy cannot and will not make you reveal your innermost secrets. That said, it does help the process if you are open, honest and clear with your therapist, so for best results be ready to talk honestly about your issues. In return, a good therapist will treat you professionally, with respect and make you feel safe and secure, as well as reassuring you that everything you say is confidential.
Able To Dedicate The Time and Space
In order for hypnotherapy to be fully effective you need to give it the time and space to work. Attend appointments and make enough time in your life to relax before and after if possible. Many issues can be treated in very few sessions so the time commitment isn’t always huge. However, it’s important that whilst you’re here you’re present and able to concentrate.
The fact that you’re here reading this probably means you’re already open to the process, interested in change and proactive with your self-care. It’s my job as a therapist to help you achieve your goals by making you feel comfortable, providing information on hypnotherapy and how it works, and guiding you through the process towards a positive outcome.
So after everything you’ve read here you can see it’s very likely that hypnotherapy will work for you. In order for you to make up your own mind and get the last few pieces of information you need, please do get in touch for a free consultation where we can discuss in more detail whether hypnotherapy is the right choice for you.