Hypnosis is an extremely powerful tool for dealing with so many issues or challenges. During hypnosis our aim is to talk directly to the unconscious mind, which even if you do not know it, is in charge of so many behaviours and habits.

If you are experiencing an unwanted behaviour or habit, or maybe you would like to start a new healthier habit or behaviour, hypnosis could be the perfect way to get you started.

Common uses for hypnosis

  • Phobias. All a phobia is is a strong emotional response to an external stimulus. Hypnosis is an extremely effective way of dealing with a phobia, no matter what it is
  • Weight loss. Another very common problem easily dealt with using hypnosis. New ideas and new ways of thinking about food and drink and your relationship with them can be easily installed during the process.
  • Smoking and other addictions. Addictions and habits are deeply unconscious, so the best way of changing them is to go directly to the unconscious mind which is why hypnosis is so effective in these areas.
  • Insomnia, stress and general relaxation. Stress and anxiety is a huge problem for people in this modern, fast paced world. We can use hypnosis to help you relax, let go of the anxiety, deal with specific triggers for anxiety and panic attacks if there are any, and generally tell your mind and body that it’s ok to be relaxed and calm in potentially stressful environments. Doesn’t that sound great?
  • Self-esteem and confidence. There’s so much pressure in the world today, everyone has an opinion about how we should look and behave, but how would it be if you could feel fantastic about yourself, happy with how you look and feel. Confidence can open up a whole world of further opportunity. Believing in yourself and the things you can achieve is halfway to achieving them. We can use hypnosis to improve your self image, self belief and confidence. The rest of the world will give us a hard time in life, so why shouldn’t we love ourselves?
  • Other unwanted habits such as stuttering, blushing etc. All of these things come from the unconscious and can be easily treated by hypnosis.

Common worries about hypnosis

Le’t sdeal with some common worries straight away, because I know everyone has them.

Firstly, the most important thing to remember is you absolutely Cannot be made to do something that you would not normally do with hypnosis. For example, if I asked you under hypnosis to go and rob a bank, and you don’t agree with robbing anyone, it’s totally against your values, you won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. I can’t override your values with hypnosis. This does mean that it’s really important that whatever you’re coming to achieve, you really want to achieve. There’s only so much I can do with hypnosis, you have to do your part by really wanting it to work as well. We can talk about anything positive you’re getting from a habit you want to break to make sure there’s nothing stopping you breaking it which could go against the hypnosis. This is all part of the process.

Next thing you should know is I’m not going to do anything weird or scary during the process. I’m not going to make you watch something swing back and forth to put you into a trance, it’s all down to the language I will use, that’s it. Just language. No visual trickery.

Another common concern is around the trance state. There are a few things to note here.

What is the trance state?

Being in a hypnotic trance might sound a little scary, but it’s simply a state of pure physical and mental relaxation, slightly different from sleep, but similar in the sense that the whole point of total physical and mental relaxation is to allow your unconscious mind to be in the driving seat, instead of your conscious mind which is in control in the waking state. Even if you’ve never been to a hypnotherapy session before, you will have been in a trance. We all have. I’ll give you an example.

Have you ever been driving a route you drive often, maybe from work back home at the end of a long day. Have you ever pulled up in front of your house and thought, “I don’t remember the last 5 miles?” You were in a trance. Your unconscious mind took control because you knew the route so well you just didn’t need to think about it consciously. You were probably off thinking about something entirely separate from the driving itself. We do things every day that we don’t need to think about consciously. Our unconscious can take control and the conscious can think about something else. That’s all a trance is. Sounds like a relaxing, comfortable place to be, doesn’t it?

It’s ok if you fall asleep during hypnosis, your conscious mind can stop listening in both the trance and sleeping states, your unconscious will stil be listening.

You cannot get stuck in a trance and never come out. It’s just not possible so rest assured.

If you’ve never experienced hypnosis before, don’t worry. Just give me a call for a completely informal, no obligation chat and I will do my best to put any worries you may have to rest. The experience is totally unique to everyone, I even adapt my methods and language during hypnosis to better suit you, and everyone has a different experience of what it’s like to be in a trance. Some people still feel like they’re very conscious and still listening, while others will experience a deep trance and may not remember anything consciously after a session. Either is absolutely fine. If you don’t remember what was said while you were in a hypnotic trance consciously, your unconscious mind will have remembered, and that’s the one I’ll be talking to.

There’s no right or wrong, whatever you feel or experience is unique to you and perfectly fine. Whatever you’re feeling is perfectly fine. Just trust the process and trust yourself. The trance state isn’t frightening at all now, is it?

So when would you like to remove any of those challenges standing in your way? Right now or maybe a bit later? I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Feel free to email me at lorna@lmptherapy.com or give me a call on +447825129637. Remember if I am with a client I won’t be able to answer my phone so please leave me a message or drop me a text.