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Clinical Hypnosis

Depending on the issue presented, Clinical Hypnosis can really enhance the impact and speed of results quite significantly.

What does research show?

The world of psychotherapy and counselling can be quite confusing to anyone looking for help. One thing is certain: The client-therapist relationship is a very vital element for any change to happen. In 1995 Kirsch's meta-analysis found that hypnosis significantly increased the effect
of several different types of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
(CBT), which the NHS prescribes for free. In my experience, it goes beautifully
together with the Human Givens approach.


Why does Hypnosis work?

Hypnosis allows the critical part of the brain to be by-passed so we can tap into the part that stores unhelpful beliefs and memories which can often keep us stuck no matter how much we talk about them. When we are able to access this part of the brain significant perceptual changes are possible.

What can Hypnosis help with?

Many issues and problems can be transformed using hypnotherapy. For example, some
people seek help for the cessation of smoking, losing weight, general anxiety or for specific situations like public speaking, exams, driving tests, interviews etc. It can also effectively be used to aid concentration and to remove mental blocks in creative professions, sports or the performing arts.


Misconception around Hypnosis

There is a lot of myths and misconception associated with hypnosis,
especially associated with hypnosis performed on stage for public
entertainment. This has nothing to do with the safe, clinical use of
hypnosis in the context of mental health and therapy that my training
has equipped me to utilise. (For more information see
General Hypnotherapy Register). The hypnotic state is a very natural
state of physical relaxation and heightened mental awareness.


Here are some important truths about hypnosis:
  • We slide in and out of different states of consciousness all day long,
    and we often enter a hypnotic trance state while wide awake, ie. when
    watching a good film or being absorbed by a fascinating book.

  • You cannot be made to do anything against your basic belief system while in trance.

  • You may end a trance at any time by opening your eyes.

  • You cannot get stuck in a trance.

  • You may fall asleep while in trance, but when you awaken, you will be out of trance.

  • Everyone who wants to be hypnotised can be hypnotised, although the depth of trance will vary with each person.

Messages from some of my clients:

"You cannot be
made to do anything against your basic belief system while
in a trance."

AN IMPORTANT
TRUTH ABOUT HYPNOSIS:

"Julia, I did it! I gave the all-important speech at the university I thought I’d never be able to do. My mouth was not dry, I could swallow normally and my words were flowing in beautifully! Thank you so, so much!!"

- March 2020, from Finn,
University Research Assistant