Hypnosis is a state between being awake and asleep. It allows us to be relaxed and focused at the same time. This provides the optimal learning environment for our minds to build new habits and patterns.
Hypnotherapy is therapy delivered in a hypnosis state that uses guided self-suggestion or unconscious imagery to help bring about changes in thoughts and feelings.. Hypnosis itself is not therapeutic, it is what is delivered during this state that makes it effective. We use a variety of scientifically and clinically proven methods to achieve the best results. It has been demonstrated that adding hypnosis can be up to 90% more effective than just applying therapy alone. During hypnosis, a person may feel relaxed, focused or even drowsy. The person also has increased suggestibility and a heightened imagination, which means that positive suggestions during hypnosis may be more effective.
How effective is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a very effective and safe form of therapy. The outcomes also depend on the skill of the therapist and the participation of the client. In one of the most comprehensive psychotherapy studies, Hypnotherapy performed much better than the other forms of treatments. Hypnotherapy is a proven technique for quickly and effectively providing treatment for many issues and helps to bring health and harmony to mind, body and spirit. The important advantage of this technique is that it works directly with the unconscious mind, so the changes that are delivered have the potential to be that much more effective and lasting.
Is Hypnotherapy safe?
It is completely safe and natural to be in a state of hypnosis. In fact, we are in a state of light hypnosis many times a day. It can happen when we drive on a familiar route or get really absorbed in a movie or a book. If there was any problem at any time, a person would naturally come out of trance. There is very little that could go wrong in the hands of a professional therapist, whilst sitting relaxed, in a comfortable chair, listening to the therapist’s words.
Despite the popular belief, hypnosis actually allows you to gain control and focus. You will be focused and relaxed while being able to hear and respond any time you choose. You will be in full control, and it is not possible for anyone to make you do things that you do not personally agree to.
Can I be hypnotized?
We all experience a light form of hypnosis regularly in daily life. From our experience, as long as you are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is possible to be hypnotized if you keep an open mind. To be easily hypnotized, meaning to be particularly suggestible does not mean weakness or will of character. On the contrary: This individual capacity can almost be described as a talent and is accompanied by a vivid imagination, intelligence and concentration. Basically, you can say that the suggestibility of a person is subject to natural variations on the day. In addition, the hypnosis works increasingly better the more times you have already been hypnotized.
Is online Hypnotherapy as effective as in-person Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy online is often more effective than in person. It's not something new; it's been around for some time now and with technology improving, there is more stable internet and excellent voice and video quality.
Some of my clients who had in-person hypnotherapy with me before decided to continue online. They actually preferred it. They can relax more in their own home and they can enjoy the afterglow of the experience afterwards without having to drive.
What happens if the call is disconnected during hypnosis?
The answer is: nothing. You always receive a simple suggestion where we instruct you to return to the present moment and simply call back. A connection interruption doesn’t mean that you will get "stuck" in hypnosis because you can’t get stuck in hypnosis in any way. If the call drops, the next step is to call back as guided. However, this happens only occasionally and the call is always resumed to finish the session.
Who are some famous people who have used Hypnotherapy?
- Albert Einstein (Physicist) – Creativity and problem-solving
- Adele (Singer) – Quit smoking
- Nikola Tesla (Inventor and Engineer) – Creative and inventive thinking
- Thomas Edison (Inventor) – Inventive thinking
- Sir Winston Churchill (Prime Minister) – Sleep control
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer – Musician) – Creativity
- Ayrton Senna (Race car driver) – Mental focus
- Andre Agassi (Tennis player) – Sports performance and focus
- Kevin Costner (Actor) – Overcome seasickness
- Ellen DeGeneres (TV host) – Quit smoking
- Geri Halliwell (Singer – Songwriter) – Weight loss
- Julia Roberts (Actress) – Stuttering
If you want to learn more about Hypnosis, read our comprehensive guide about hypnosis here.