What is Hypnotherapy?


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Hypnotherapy: what is it?

Firstly, the basic concept to understand is that our mind is composed of two separate parts (two minds if you like), the conscious and the subconscious parts.

Traditional psychotherapy and counselling work by communicating at a conscious level alone, usually by reframing or encouraging modifying behaviours at a conscious level. Hypnotherapy is quite different however because it accesses and works directly with the more powerful subconscious.

It is within the subconscious domain that we discover many of the underlying causes of nervous disorders, neuroses and emotional problems. Once discovered and identified they can be depotented and permanently released.

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of sleep. It is simply the result of concentrated focus on a single idea or concept. During the process of ‘being hypnotised’ (relaxed), the critical part of our conscious mind becomes quiet (distracted) enabling us to access the creative part of our subconscious mind.

The effect being that the hypnotherapist is able to bypass the critical conscious faculty and access the deeply buried (repressed) neuroses, affecting traumas or memories causing emotional and behavioural problems.

Simply put, it could be said that we distract the mental defence mechanism that ordinarily conceals (and protects) our deeply held but often negatively affecting and erroneously held beliefs.


Hypnotherapy is simply a wonderful tool for creating positive change.


coupleHypnotherapy combines hypnosis and psychotherapeutic intervention to create a framework and environment for behavioural and emotional change.

In the hands of a skilled and experienced hypno-psychotherapist, the results can be nothing short of astonishing.

The therapist can help a client overcome a myriad of emotional issues such as depression, irrational fears and phobias, or change automatic negative thoughts into helpful positive ones, and create the conditions necessary for the release of suppressed emotions often causing unhelpful neurotic behaviours and actions.