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Counselling and Hypnotherapy

Counselling and Hypnotherapy​​​
What is Hypnotherapy?

The Oxford English Dictionary describes Hypnotherapy as: 'The use of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique'.
My own thoughts about hypnotherapy essentially follows this description. Hypnotherapy is achieved when a client has the confidence, trust and security with the hypnotist to allow the therapeutic treatment to take place. 

What is Hypnosis?​

The OED describes Hypnosis as: 'The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behaviour, has been revived but is still controversial'.
Hypnosis is a contentious and complex phenomenon, it is not a therapy but a psychological process. Hypnosis has been around for thousands of years, and yet it still causes misunderstandings and disagreements. MRI scans have enabled us to understand more about the hypnosis process, as we now understand that there is a tangiable difference between the brain waves whilst a person is active, asleep, or hypnotised.
A person will not go into hypnosis if they do not have trust and feel safe with the hypnotist. A person will not do anything against their own moral code or beliefs - the fight or flight instinct of the human being is too strong to be overridden.