What is Hypnosis

What is Hypnosis

How to use Hypnosis for a better life!

Have you ever been so engrossed in a book that you lost track of time? Been so involved in a computer game that you’re unaware of things happening around you? Ever been so much in a daydream whilst driving that you’re surprised to find you’ve reached your destination?

Everyone experiences these everyday events, we think nothing of them, yet there’s something strange about those trance-like states, what’s happening to our mind? Where are we?

The truth is that you’ve experienced a routine form of … hypnosis! It’s what clinical hypnotherapists refer to as ‘everyday trance’.

What is Hypnotherapy? Well, hypnosis is a normal state that we enter many times during the day, each time we get really focused on something that we’re concentrating on. The ability to focus yourself at will is an invaluable skill to have and is the foundation for making real changes in your life.

What will I learn in this blogWhat will I learn in this blog?

• That hypnosis is a state we are already familiar with
• In these trance-like states we are more open to suggestion
• That the suggestions we give ourselves can be powerful
• How hypnosis could help you to make changes in your life

How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnosis is communication between the 2 main parts of your brain, conscious and sub-conscious. The conscious is the thinking, analytical, reasoning part of your brain; the part that is reading and analysing this sentence. The sub-conscious is pretty much everything else; it’s the automatic or autonomic part of your brain, the part that’s responsible for walking, digesting lunch, talking, etc.

When you’re awake, as I hope you still are, the conscious mind is operating as you expect, and your subconscious mind is just getting on with the business of running your body. When you go to sleep you get less and less conscious and more and more subconscious, until you get to that place where you are just between being awake and being asleep, you know that comfortable, cosy, gentle, woozy kind of area.

This lovely comfortable place between being awake and being asleep, it’s actually where hypnosis is. And, for reasons that no-one has actually really understood, when you’re in that comfortable, floaty place, you’re actually more suggestible.

So, any time you’re daydreaming or letting your mind wander, you’re actually in a light hypnotic state!

Now, here’s the really interesting part of the story, when you are in an altered or hypnotic state, you are actually much more suggestible. What a good hypnotherapist will do is to take you gently into one of these hypnotic, or trance states, and, while you’re there relaxing, give your subconscious mind some suggestions and ideas for change. Whether it’s to have the willpower and determination to kick a habit, or focus and concentration for passing an exam, your subconscious minds responds in a progressive and beneficial way to the suggestions. And that can lead to real results and real change!

What can I do with hypnosis?

What can I do with hypnosisDoes hypnotherapy work? Yes, indeed! The list of potential applications is only really limited by your imagination – these are some of the popular things hypnotherapists deal with every day:

• Become a non-smoker
• Reduce your weight
• Resolve anxiety and beat stress
• Build strong, happy relationships
• Speak confidently in public
• Enjoy flying
• Experience happy, natural childbirth
• Let go of phobias
• Improve your memory and pass examinations
• Enjoy better quality sleep
• Increase motivation and fitness
• Have healthier sexual relationships
• Overcome addictions Improve your self-esteem and confidence
• Employ rapid healing.

So – maybe it’s easier to tell you what you can’t do!

• Forget a person, time or event
• Make someone else do what you want them to
• Change anything like eye colour or other hereditary conditions
• Live forever (sorry)

Of course, these lists aren’t exhaustive, but you get the picture. We offer a range of hypnotherapy courses that will enable you to achieve your ambitions.

Can I get hypnotherapy on the NHS?

Currently hypnotherapy is not available on Medicare, however, it is a recognised alternative therapy and you GP may be able to recommend someone near you

You can also read about hypnosis at The Mayo Clinic.

Make sure that your chosen therapist is properly trained and accredited. The Hypnotherapy Directory can help you to find one here.

What did I learn here?

That hypnosis is a naturally occurring state. We take ourselves into these states many times a day. When we are in them we are more open to the ideas we give ourselves, as well as suggestions from other people!

If you’d like to find out more about how self hypnosis can help you to make changes in your life, have a look at our website, We offer a free initial consultation, either by a Telehealth video link or at our clinic right in the heart of London’s Regent Street.

We offer a free initial consultation, either by a Telehealth video link or at our clinic in Novena Medical
Centre. Or call us personally for a chat on 6397 6073.