WHAT IS Hypnosis & HYPNOTHERAPY?

The words 'hypnosis' and 'hypnotherapy' are derived from the Greek word 'hypnos', meaning sleep. Hypnosis was first used for therapeutic purposes by early psychoanalysts like Sigmund Freud, but the form of hypnotherapy used today was adapted by the American psychotherapist Milton H Erickson.

Hypnosis is a sensation that can happen when you are in a very relaxed state. The experience has been compared to the sensation of daydreaming. When in a hypnotic state people's critical faculties are suspended and they become open to suggestions. Therapists make use of this suggestible state to encourage behavioral changes. The use of hypnosis as a therapeutic tool is now widely accepted among many health care practitioners including counselors, psychologists, doctors and dentists.

Our approach to Hypnosis & HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnosis & hypnotherapy is described as a way to bypass the conscious mind and provide direct communication with the unconscious. Similar to the experience of daydreaming, our clients often describe hypnosis as a 'highly relaxed and focused state of calm', which provides an opportunity to increase resilience and lower physical and emotional reactions to stress. Through the practice of hypnosis, clients can learn how to regulate their emotional reactions and make beneficial behaviour changes.

Hypnosis & hypnotherapy can be particularly useful for habitual behaviors like bed-wetting in children, smoking, compulsive eating and nail biting. It is also useful for stress-related conditions like skin problems, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, pain relief, phobias, panic attacks, lack of confidence, inhibitions and sexual problems.

If you are ready to see how Aim Hypnotherapy & Counselling can help you, or if you have any questions, please contact us for more information.