Clinical Hypnotherapy Services
Hypnotherapy is a valuable tool that has been used for many decades now, with outstanding success. The history of Hypnotherapy is well documented as are the results that have been experienced by clients undertaking hypnotherapy for a wide range of issues.
It is helpful to understand the way our brain works. We operate on four levels of brain rhythm, commonly known as Beta, Alpha, Theta & Delta.
Alpha, Theta & Delta are subjective levels. The level of brain rhythm that hypnosis is experienced at is between Alpha & Theta. In other words this area is where we feel disconnection from the physical body and let go of the logical, analytical brain otherwise known as the Beta brain.
Beta is our conscious awareness state of mind, and is the level of the brain where we experience stress and tension, self doubt and of course worry. At this level the mind focuses on the things in the physical plane – the five physical senses, time, space, logic, belief, reason and concrete ideas and objects.
Alpha is the level of mind where the mind is free from worries and frustrations of the physical world. At Alpha the mind is focussed on the inner levels of awareness where intuition, inspiration and creativity dwell. Alpha is the level of brain rhythm where one experiences “rapid eye movement” otherwise known as REM. It is the area of “daydreaming”. The average adult operates in this level only in rare fleeting moments of strong emotion or deep thought. Children are said to be in the Alpha level up till the age of 8 years, from there on the logical mind starts to develop.
Theta is the level of deep, deep meditation. It’s the level that the brain goes to when experiencing pain and discomfort. It is also the level of brain rhythm where healing occurs in the body. Deep meditation and unusual inspiration occur at this level.
Delta is the level of total disconnection. It is the slowest level of brain rhythm. Here the mind is unaware of the physical plane. This area dominates in periods of very deep sleep, coma and anaesthesia. It is the level of unconsciousness.
How we use Hypnotherapy
Clinical Hypnotherapy uses a deep state of relaxation whereby suggestions are made which bypass the conscious, thinking mind (Beta), enabling you to eliminate unwanted habits via access to the deeper subconscious mind (Alpha), where these habits are seated.
It is a natural state and is completely safe and very effective. Thousands of people from all walks of life successfully use hypnotherapy every day. It is likened to a “relaxed state of heightened awareness”
A client will only go as ‘deep’ as he or she wants to go. He may feel as though his body is a heavy weight or maybe will feel very light and floaty – some people say they feel warm and tingly all over – but the therapist must explain that there should be no discomfort at all, providing they make sure they’re in a comfortable position to begin with.
Evidence shows that people can’t be made to say or do anything at all against their own moral judgment. Deception can happen but you don’t need to be hypnotized for that to occur. I explain to clients that if I, was to try to make them do or say something against their will they wouldn’t do it, they would simply come out of the trance.
Many clients think that clinical hypnosis will be the same as stage hypnosis. They may expect go into a deep sleep however if this does not happen they think they are not hypnotized. I explain to all my clients that everyone is different – some go into a very deep trance and remember nothing at all about it afterwards – others may stay in a lighter state – but more often than not they will drift in and out of different levels of conscious awareness.
To summarise hypnosis is a very effective, safe and useful modality when used by a professional clinician and can produce astounding results.