Other websites for Hypnotherapy
Holistic & Hypno Therapies
Consultant Hypnotist using innovative concepts for Stress and Back Pain
Advanced Hypnotherapy NLP Manchester
Hypnotherapy South London Help in finding effective relief from anxiety & stress
Working together using Hypnotherapy NLP and Thought Pattern Management
Hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT to Lose Weight in Oxford and London
Hypnotherapy, Energy Healing and EFT in Oxford & London
Beauty, Complementary therapies, hypnotherapy
Welcome to Hypnosis Revealed. My name is Jacob Folger and through much investiga
Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and Life coach in Perth, Scotland
Massage and Hypnotherapy in Guildford, Surrey
modern & contemporary hypnotherapist
This online network gives information on Hypnotherapy as well as listing Hypnoth
Clinical Hypnotherapy, Reflexology,Indian Head Massage
directory of therapists
Integrated approach for NLP, Hypnotherapy, Meditation
Integrated Therapies 'Making You Whole', Chertsey nr Weybridge, Surrey
Brief therapy and lasting change NLP, time line therapy, hypnosis in Cambridge
Hypnotherapy near Bath. Specialist in Stop Smoking & Weight Loss
Exclusive guide offering wide range of information on hypnosis
Hypnotherapy treatments available at Gaia
Call for help with stress, smoking, anxiety, weight control, phobias and more
Hypnotherapy for positive change
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Advanced Hypnotherapy and Motivation Coaching in East Kilbride, Scotland
Ailsa Whitham-Frank cht d. Hyp MHF works in Ascot, Berkshire and London area.
Professional Hypnotherapy in Suffolk and Essex with qualified hypnotherapist/hyp
Accredited hypnotherapy training courses, also providing therapy.
Hypnotherapy in the comfort of your own home across South Essex, UK
Cognitive Hypnotherapy for anxiety, smoking cessation, IBS - based in N. London
Hypnotherapy for Infertility, IBS, Womens' Issues & more
Offering Reiki, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Counselling and Hypnotherapy
Unleash solutions from within
Hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy
Harmony4Life can help you to release your full potential and to achieve your dre
Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching & Complementary Education
Female Hypnotherapist in the Medway Towns
Independent Birth Support, Antenatal Classes, Doula & Natal Hypnotherapy
hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing
Release Hypnotherapy Services & Resources Surrey Hants Berks
Access to a variety of natural therapies and therapeutic products.
Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Holistic Massage and Hopi Ear Candles
Hypnotherapy service in the Lincoln and East Notts area
Professional Clinical Hypnotherapy North East of England
Website for Bridget Herbert at Healing House for therapies offered
Complementary Health Clinic
Hypnotherapy and hypnosis in Perth - Scotland for help with stopping smoking..
Hypnotherapy for Inverness and the Highlands with Shonagh Paterson - Advanced Hypnosis and Stress Management
Hypnobirth, Hypnotherapy and Natural Birthing near Inverness
Hypnotherapy Pastlife Regression
Other therapies also available, eg: Allergy Testing, RejuvaSlim, Healing,
Therapies and Training available
Specialising in Sport Hypnosis - Providing an Holistic approach to Wellbieng
Clare provides emotional and practical support using Clinical Hypnotherapy
Promoting harmony from within
Embody Link Exchange
In the late 18th century, the Austrian physician Franz Anton Mesmer introduced what he named Mesmerism, a process which aimed to put the client into a state of complete relaxation so that healing could take place. Although Mesmer and his technique were quickly discredited, other physicians, in England and France, did not totally dismiss the work he had started.
Instead, they carried out further research and experimentation and renamed the treatment hypnotherapy. By the 1890s, hypnotherapy had been accepted by the British Medical Association (BMA), and in the 1950s the therapy reached a new level of acceptance when both the British and American Medical Associations actually recommended hypnotherapy to treat a variety of physical and mental conditions.
How does it work?
Current thinking identifies that the mind has two parts, the conscious and the subconscious. Hypnotherapy works by bypassing the conscious mind and accessing the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is very powerful, and is susceptible to suggestion.
This means that clients who, for example, have phobias or fears, who experience constant pain or who lack self-confidence or self-esteem can, through suggestions given to the subconscious mind, change their behaviours and attitudes and even learn to control pain. This is because the subconscious which, for example is not frightened of spiders, will override the conscious, which is frightened of the creatures.
What does it involve?
A session with a hypnotherapist will generally last for about an hour. At the start of the session the therapist will take a detailed medical history and find out what the client hopes to achieve. The client will then sit or lie, fully clothed, in a reclining chair or on a couch.
The therapist will begin by taking the client through a relaxation process, which usually involves tensing and relaxing various groups of muscles. When the client is completely comfortable and relaxed, the therapist will then guide the client into a deeper state of relaxation.
At this point, although the client is aware of what is going on in the room and is, at any time, able to open their eyes and end the session, the therapist is able to communicate with the client’s unconscious mind. This means the hypnotherapist is able to make specific suggestions such as, for example, the client will find the smell and taste of cigarettes completely unappealing; or that when in a crowded place, the client will in future remain calm and in control.
What is it good for?
Hypnotherapy works well for a wide range of problems including eating disorders, smoking cessation, alcoholism and other substance abuse, panic attacks, anxiety, lack of confidence, phobias of all kinds, and pain relief from arthritis or other conditions.
What are the benefits?
Clients report that hypnotherapy sessions are extremely relaxing and enjoyable, and that the therapy has long-lasting beneficial effects.
What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?
Because hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind it is not recommended for people with epilepsy, schizophrenia, severe depression, psychosis or other mental health problems. If you are in any doubt as to whether this therapy is suitable for you, have a chat with your doctor before booking with a therapist.
Use the form at the top of this page or the links below to search for Hypnotherapy.