What exactly is hypnosis?
People have been asking this question for decades and most people have a very different concept of what hypnosis is. Many people have only witnessed hypnosis as demonstrated in films or on stage shows, and therefore have the idea that hypnosis involves gaining control over someone else and making them do things.

However the reality is very different. The state of hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we all enter into naturally. For example, have you ever been on a bus or a train, and your mind just wanders off, then you suddenly find yourself at your stop and it has been as though no time has passed. Even the state we are in as we drift into sleep, and when we first wake up in the morning are hypnotic states.

People cannot be 'made' to go into hypnosis, but it is a state entered into voluntarily and someone cannot be made to carry out suggestions that they do not agree with. Indeed, the first time someone goes into 'hypnosis', they often do not realize that they have been in hypnosis at all, although they will almost always experience a deep state of relaxation.

About Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of hypnosis to help people achieve their desired results, whether it is to stop smoking, lose weight, increase confidence or to improve performance in sports, amongst the many other things that hypnosis & hypnotherapy can help with.

A hypnotherapist will have trained in how to use hypnosis and other therapeutic methods to help people with a range of difficulties. All the client has to do to go into hypnosis, is to follow the directions given by the hypnotherapist, and it is always a voluntary state that the client can enter and leave at any moment. In fact, in hypnosis people have complete control, which also means that they can have more control over problems that they might have been experiencing in their lives.

Hypnosis is a great way to tap into the unconscious resources that we all have available inside of us. People often try to sort out the problems that they have consciously, however if they could find a conscious answer, they wouldn't still have the problem. With hypnosis & hypnotherapy, the client can get in touch with all of their unconscious resources and find answers to their difficulties more easily.