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  • Joanne Quinn (WYIM)

How does hypnotherapy work?

Updated: Aug 2, 2019

There are many misconceptions about hypnotherapy and usually the first thing that comes to people's minds when asked what they think about hypnotherapy is stage hypnosis and people being made to cluck like a chicken. The reality of hypnotherapy couldn't be further from the truth. Hypnotherapy enables and empowers you to take control and tap into the power of your own mind to make lasting and profound positive changes to your life.

Hypnotherapy works by relaxing the conscious mind through a guided meditation and working with the sub conscious while you are in a deeply relaxed (but conscious) state. In this relaxed state suggestions are made to the sub conscious for your benefit to make the changes you want to make.

Many hypnotherapists use suggestion only techniques which can be very effective, however to maximise the success of hypnosis more advanced techniques such as regression and inner child therapy. These techniques are used to identify and resolve the root cause of the problem in order to be able to move forward in a more positive way.

You are fully in control at all times and you don't have to take on any suggestions if you don't want to. Your subconscious will only take on suggestions that are for your benefit to help you achieve your goals.

If you want to, you can bring yourself out of hypnosis at any time during the therapy but most people find the experience highly relaxing and positive.

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