How Does Hypnotherapy Work

Hypnotherapy is a very powerful therapeutic technique that can change any unwanted behaviour in any individual. The primary goal of Hypnotherapy is to help people overcome difficulties in their lives and help them to achieve a more satisfying lifestyle. I will now explain exactly how Hypnotherapy works.

The human brain is comprised of the conscious and the subconscious mind, two independent parts that combine to make you the unique person that you are. The conscious mind is active when you are fully aware and awake, such as talking to someone, doing the daily shopping or jogging in the park. The subconscious mind, the most powerful part, however, performs everything on Auto-Pilot, without you being consciously aware of them.

Hypnotherapy works by accessing the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the most powerful part of the human brain. It controls all of our behaviors and bodily functions such as heart beat, breathing, digestive and hormonal system. The subconscious is where all our habits and behaviors are stored. It is where our dreams are formed, and is also the storeroom for most of our earliest memories.

The subconscious mind stores every memory and event from your past, both good and bad memories. However, some bad memories or traumatic event from the past, can lead to symptoms such as phobias, anxiety, depression or panic attacks. Hypnotherapy works by accessing the subconscious mind, uncovering the traumatic event, and by doing so cures the problem. This is called analytical Hypnotherapy, and may take from six to twelve sessions. However, the results can be astonishing. Many people have suffered for years with their problems, and found that Hypnotherapy is the fastest and most effective treatment that lasts forever.

Another form of Hypnotherapy is called Suggestion Therapy. This is very effective in helping people to stop smoking, reduce weight, achieve goals, relieve stress, relaxation and pain control. Suggestion therapy can take from one to three sessions for most cases. For a full list of symptoms that are treatable with Hypnotherapy, Please see below a list of some questions and answers about Hypnotherapy.

What exactly is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and focused attention. When the mind and body are totally relaxed, this allows access to the subconscious mind, where therapeutic suggestions can change the way people think and behave.

Will I be asleep or unconscious during the procedure?
No. You will be awake but entirely relaxed. You will hear and remember everything that is being said. You will feel a deep sense of calmness and serenity.

Could I do something or say something against my will?
No. Nothing will be suggested to you that conflicts with your morals, beliefs or ethics. Also, you are totally in control during the entire procedure. It is absolutely impossible for you to do or say anything against your will.

What about the Stage Shows?
That’s exactly what they are- just Stage Shows. All the participants are willingly taking part, joining in the fun. The stage Hypnotist has no control over his participants. When a stage Hypnotist selects his participants, he just suggests, or asks, that they take part in the show. No Hypnotherapist, or stage Magician, never has control over his willing participants. All participants are fully aware and just allow themselves to be Hypnotised to join the fun of the show.

Am I giving control to the Hypnotherapist?
No. You will be totally aware during the entire procedure. If you don’t like the procedure, you can simply open your eyes and end the session. Hypnotherapy is not mind control. It is simply a state of deep relaxation. You will be totally aware and remember everything that is said to you.

Are there any side effects I may experience?
None whatsoever. There are absolutely no side effects. In fact, you will feel very relaxed after a session of hypnotherapy.
What if I cannot be Hypnotised?
It may take a little longer to hypnotise someone because everyone’s mind works differently. But no doubt you will be Hypnotised. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the wonderful benefits of the Hypnotherapy session.

How much will it cost per session?
The first consultation session is free. During this first session we will work together to find the correct course of therapy to help you achieve your goals or eliminate your presenting issues. Following sessions will be charged at a rate of €70 per session for analytical or suggestion therapy. Smoke Free Therapy will cost €85 per session. I offer special rates for the unemployed and students, and retired people will be offered a reduced fee. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, I will offer a few free sessions. I will never refuse anyone the benefits of Hypnotherapy because of their financial problems.