of physical relaxation with heightened mental awareness.
We go into different states of consciousness all day long, and often enter a hypnotic trance state when wide awake, doing something boring and “switching off” or watching TV and suddenly the programme has ended. We all can regularly go into “hypnosis”
How does hypnotherapy work?
Our waking patterns of behaviour are based on associations we have made from our thoughts to our emotions. Certain thoughts trigger certain emotions, and likewise, certain emotions can trigger certain thoughts.
Within hypnosis, you learn to tune into your feelings and link your thoughts with your feelings, and then learn to be more perceptive in your conscious waking state when a certain feeling or thought arises. In this manner, merely by recognizing the connection of the thought and emotion, you are stopping the automatic, or trigger reaction. This is essential when dealing with behavioural changes.