How does hypnosis work?

With the amount of information available today, inability to take positive actions is rarely a result of not knowing what to do.  In fact, when it comes to losing weight or quitting smoking most people know exactly what to do. The problem is doing it consistently.

Some pills and drugs provide temporary relief, but the effects only last as long as the drug itself, and in many cases the side effects are far-reaching and unknown. Anyone can bend their will for a short period of time if it’s important enough but even then it’s often uncomfortable, even painful, and very difficult to maintain – especially if something doesn’t change at a deeper level of the mind.

The "conscious mind" is the bit where we tend to "live" - the bit you might think of as "you".  If there's a little voice reading these words out loud in your head, that's the conscious mind talking.  The unconscious mind is everything else!

The unconscious controls all of the autonomic processes that you don't have to think about - the heart rate, the blood pressure, tissue growth, cell regeneration, the immune system and so on.  It's where our thoughts, memories and accumulated experience reside. It controls our emotions, our habits and our responses to the world.

Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert.  Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the client's behavior and physical state to alter.

Hypnosis goes right to the heart of the matter.  It deals directly with habits and the underlying beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors behind them.

Explore this website and learn more about how Hypnotherapy can help you make lasting change in your life. Let’s work together to examine, explore and create the life you were meant to lead.