Hypnosis is a talking therapy in which a trained hypnotherapist guides patients into a trance like state. During hypnosis, the patient is fully relaxed yet able to think clearly and open to the suggestions of the hypnotherapist. Although no one is sure exactly how hypnotherapy works, it is suggested that hypnosis encourages your active mind to relax and allows you to tap into the potential of your unconscious mind.

An estimated 85% of people will respond to clinical hypnotherapy and it may even help those who have not responded to more conventional treatments.[1]

Hynotherapy has been reported to alleviate the symptoms of a wide range of medical issues from smoking, nail biting and bed wetting, to stress, phobias and emotional problems. Hypnosis has also demonstrated benefits for physical illnesses such as IBS, PMT and arthritic pains.

There has been success for hypnotherapy as a complementary treatment for cancer to help patients relax and cope with their treatment. Some reports have shown reduced blood pressure, stress, anxiety and pain in patients who have undergone hypnosis.[2]

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What does hypnosis feel like? Hypnosis results in a trance-like state similar to a deep daydream or the relaxing feeling just before you fall asleep. Whilst your body and mind relax, you will be able to think clearly and consider the suggestions of the hypnotherapist.

Will I lose control during hypnosis? No, despite popular representations of hypnosis, you will remain in full control and consciousness during hypnotherapy. During the treatment, a hypnotherapist may suggest actions and thoughts you can adopt to help change your behaviour, but it is up to you whether you choose to accept these recommendations. If you decide to end the session you will be able to come out of the hypnotic state very quickly.

How long will the effects last? Whilst every patient will react slightly differently, hypnotherapy can have long lasting and often permanent positive benefits when performed by a trained and qualified hypnotherapist[3].

[1] http://www.bsch.org.uk/information.html

[2] http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/hypnotherapy

[3] http://www.bsch.org.uk/information.html