Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary medicine in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions and guided imagery are used to help individuals deal with a variety of concerns and issues.
At Equilibrium we specialise in using hypnotherapy for anxiety at either our London base or online. These a sessions start with guided relaxation introduction, before moving to a period of intense concentration using focused attention techniques in order to achieve a heightened state of awareness. The client's attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this naturally occurring state, a person may focus their attention, with the help of one of our trained therapists, on specific thoughts or tasks. The average client will feel alleviation of at least some of their symptoms after just one session but we always suggest a small course to ensure the maximum effectiveness of the process.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnotherapy is usually considered an aid to psychotherapy (counseling or therapy), because the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. In addition, hypnosis enables people to perceive some things differently, such as blocking an awareness of pain.
Hypnosis can be used in two ways - as Suggestion Therapy or for Patient Analysis.
Suggestion Therapy: The hypnotic state makes the person better able to respond to suggestions. Therefore, hypnotherapy can help some people change certain behaviours, such as stopping smoking or nail biting. It can also help people change perceptions and sensations, and is particularly useful in treating pain.
Patient Analysis: This approach uses the relaxed state to explore a possible psychological root cause of a disorder or symptom, such as a traumatic past event that a person has hidden in their unconscious memory. Once the trauma is revealed, it can be addressed in psychotherapy.
Hypnotherapy sessions can take place either at our London base or Online and are equally effective at either location.
What Makes Us Different?
At Equilibrium Holistic Healing we are not locked down to a strict dogmatic approach with any of our Holistic Healing Therapies. Before you come in for Hypnotherapy session with us, you will have already had a complimentary consultation with your Therapist to establish the underlying cause of your anxiety or other issues, which means we are able to fast track your healing process.
Unlike with conventional London Hypnotherapists, we believe in using Hypnotherapy along with whatever therapy tools are most appropriate for the client that we have in front of us. Because of this, clients who come in for hypnotherapy at our London base, or Online, to treat their anxiety or other issues, will benefit from a myriad of healing techniques best suited to their needs.
What Are the Benefits of Hypnotherapy?
The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, with our focus being on addressing anxiety from unaddressed emotional trauma . We can also address other issues, including:
Hypnosis also might be used to help with pain control and to overcome habits, such as smoking or overeating. It also might be helpful for people whose symptoms are severe or who need crisis management.
For more information or to discuss how this style of therapy my help you resolve any issues you may be experiencing, please click the button below to book in for a complimentary consultation.