A sceptics Guide to Hypnotherapy

Do you think Hypnotherapy is all mumbo jumbo or worst still witchcraft? Here is a sceptics guide to Hypnotherapy to dispel your fears and demonstrate that Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can bring about positive changes if your life.

So let’s start with what hypnotherapy is not.

Hypnotherapy is not mind control.

Hypnotherapy cannot make you do things against your will.

Hypnotherapy is not a magic wand.

Hypnotherapy is like a power nap with a purpose. In fact, the relaxed trance like state that is utilised in hypnotherapy is a natural state that as humans we enter multiple times a day.Have you ever driven a familiar route on autopilot and can’t remember going over a roundabout or through set of lights?

That leads us to a discussion about the subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is there from the moment you are born and everything you have ever learned is stored there. Using the example from above the ability to drive is stored in the massive filing cabinet that is your subconscious so at times when we feel relax our subconscious mind takes over allowing our conscious mind a chance to switch off and relax. If there was something like a change in traffic lights or something coming into the road your conscious mind would easily and quickly take over and you would take the action required. When you consider the first myth that hypnotherapy is mind control it is clear to see that your subconscious mind would only be open to suggestions that it was comfortable with as it’s purpose is to protect you even in the very relaxed state induced by hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy is not a new concept, it has been documented in medicine since the 1800’s, however, most peoples perception of hypnotherapy is ‘stage hypnosis’. ‘Stage hypnosis’ in my opinion has been great to bring hypnotherapy to the masses however, it has also left people believing a number of myths about hypnotherapy. Stage hypnotists typically create drama with good staging, lighting and music, they will use a number of techniques to identify suggestable members of the audience that they will bring up on stage as part of their show. Yes, the audience members may cluck like a chicken on stage but what the stage hypnotist is tapping into is that persons willingness to be the life and soul of the party or want to make people laugh not their secret desire to be a chicken. Therefore, Hypnotherapy cannot make you do things against your will.

Hypnotherapy is not a magic wand. You will not suddenly be skinny if you go and see someone for hypnotherapy. What it can do is to support you to make behavioural changes that will benefit your life. It can be used to support individuals to make healthy choices, to eliminate bad habits, to improve self-acceptance, to reduce anxiety and stress, to release negative thought patterns, to improve feelings of self-worth, to improve performance, the list is endless.

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Thanks for reading A sceptics Guide to Hypnotherapy. This article was written by Ruth Prowse Hypnotherapy. Contact me on the form below

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