What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a very powerful and flexible therapy used to address a wide range of matters. The body runs and habits are formed at an unconscious level and the unconscious remembers all that we have forgotten. Hypnotherapy allows safe access to the hidden parts of a person and promotes change and healing from within. Hypnotherapy is a powerful catalyst and its skilled application helps resolve problems, and improve quality of life in many ways.

Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It can be used to relieve pain in surgery and dentistry. It can ease the discomfort of the disabled and it has been shown to help people to overcome addictions such as smoking and to help with eating problems.

Phobias of all kinds lend themselves well to hypnotherapy, and anyone experiencing panic attacks or obsessive behaviour and stress-related problems. Conditions exacerbated by tension, such as irritable bowel problems, skin disorders, blushing, and excessive sweating all respond well to Hypnotherapy.
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All Hypnosis is self hypnosis - This means you, the client, allow yourself to enter a deep state of relaxation and allow the voice of the hypnotherapist to guide you into a deep hypnotic trance.

There are two main types of Hypnotherapy, Analytical therapy andClinical Hypnotherapy (also known as ‘Suggestion Therapy’) .

Analytical Hypnotherapy

Can help with physical pain. It is also used to gently discover the root cause of mental distress, that may give rise to anxiety, phobias and unwanted habits or feelings, allowing the client to understand and apply remedy at the root cause of their problem. The hypnotherapist guides the client using regression techniques. Very often the client finds the root of the problem to be in early childhood or before. Under hypnosis there are many techniques to enable the natural beneficial change that occurs when the conscious mind is able to interact with the unconscious mind.

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Reinforces the will and desire of the person under hypnosis, allowing them to better control certain aspects of their life. This therapy lends itself especially well to increasing self-esteem and confidence smoking cessation, and other changes in habit.

Why Choose Human Touch for Hypnotherapy?

  • Julie uses both Clinical and Analytical Hypnotherapy, with Psychotherapy and Gold Counselling.
  • Every session is bespoke and often styles and techniques are combined for maximum effect.
  • Regression Therapy and Therapeutic Past Life Regression
  • Regression Therapy is the main vehicle of Analytical Hypnotherapy.
  • It enables the mind to return to where is most appropriate for it to go to help solve a problem or explain “Why” – it knows where to go.

Examples where hypnotherapy can be of benefit:

  • Removal of Unwanted Habits and Behaviours - e.g. Stopping Smoking; Nail Biting; Hair Pulling
  • Stress Management
  • Fear and Phobias - e.g. Fear of Dentists, Spiders, Flying, Needles
  • Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Performance - e.g. At Work; Sport; Presentations; Examinations.
  • Emotional Problems
  • Bedwetting in Children
  • Educational and Exam Issues
  • Weight and Body Image Issues
  • Sleep Problems and Insomnia
  • Preparatory Help - e.g. Prior to: Wedding; Hospital Admission; Childbirth
  • Life Changes - e.g. Marriage; New job; moving house
  • Finding Out Why - e.g. Why do you feel this way
  • Mental Blocks and Frustrations
  • Pain Management - N.B. The cause must be established by a medical doctor prior to your session as pain has a purpose.
  • Past Effects on Present - i.e. Skilled Regression to Significant Life Events.
  • Therapeutic Dream Analysis.

This list is not exhaustive, and should you require help with a problem not listed here, please do not hesitate to contact us to see if hypnotherapy can help.

Basic Misconceptions

There are six basic misconceptions about hypnosis:

  • Most people expect to pass out and be unconscious when hypnotised. Actually there is never a loss of consciousness, even in the deepest stages of hypnosis. The formally hypnotised subject is just as fully aware as are those in spontaneously occurring hypnotic-like states such as daydreaming.
  • Many people expect to be under the control of the hypnotist – in the hypnotist’s power. In fact, there is no surrender of willpower. Any suggestion given is strictly censored, both consciously and unconsciously. In general it may be said that no one will do anything under hypnosis that is against his or her moral code or ethics.
  • Another common misconception is that being hypnotised may weaken the mind. No one’s mind has ever been weakened even when hypnosis has been induced many times. Instead strong-minded people make better subjects. Hypnosis can be used to strengthen the mind and bring out latent abilities.
  • Often there is confusion in people’s minds between hypnotisability and gullibility. Gullibility is the quality of being easily fooled and is certainly not an asset. A very hypnotisable person may not be gullible. Hypnotisability is an asset rather than a liability.
  • Some clients may fear that they will talk and betray “state secrets” or say something that they may not want known while in hypnosis, as may happen with some drugs. Since one is aware at all times when hypnotised, there is no such tendency.
  • Another fear expressed by clients is a fear of remaining “locked in hypnosis” or that awakening from hypnosis may be difficult or impossible. It is impossible to remain “Locked in hypnosis” as it a naturally occurring state. Should anything, the client would either awaken spontaneously or just drift off into a natural sleep and awaken from that a short time later.

Your first Hypnotherapy session includes an initial consultation and can last up to two hours.

Past Life Regression

Many people believe they have lived before and it is possible to enable the mind to return to times gone by to enable them resolve problems or issues that that may have brought with them to this life.

Some people may spontaneously regress to a past life such as the young man who came to Julie for help with his flying phobia and found himself in a WWII bomber.