An Introduction to Hypnotherapy

Introduction to Hypnotherapy – Hypnotherapy is a combination of modern psychotherapy techniques and guided hypnosis in which a clinical hypnotherapist leads you to a trance-like state of focus and concentration to overcome mental and physical conditions. 

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis, or trance, is an altered state of awareness (a very relaxing and enjoyable experience, just like being deep in relaxation, perhaps while having a massage) where the analytical and rationalising mind can be bypassed, allowing the mind to focus on, and become much more receptive to, beneficial suggestions for change.
 
In our daily lives we go in and out of trance naturally and it feels very much like day dreaming. Similarly, in therapy, you will remain completely in control. Nobody can make you do anything you don’t want to – your subconscious mind will simply reject any suggestion that is not in your best interests.  

The National Council for Hypnotherapy describes hypnosis as follows:

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a natural and gentle way of using hypnosis and modern psychotherapy techniques to treat all kinds of emotional, physical or psychological problems.

Psychotherapy helps you understand issues that are not apparent in a normal state of consciousness.

The good news is that the psychotherapy techniques used at The Life of Riley don’t involve talking about problems, or things that have happened to you in the past, so you won’t be reliving memories that upset you or make you feel uncomfortable.
 
Hypnotherapy is now acknowledged within the wider medical profession as a scientific and evidenced-based therapy. It is recognised by The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) to help reduce the symptoms of IBS, and sometimes eradicate those symptoms entirely. 
 
Hypnotherapy is a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable experience that takes place in a calm environment and reaps long-term results.

What Next?

If you would like more information about my work and my practice, please contact me on 01704 601010 or at Email me. We can have a relaxed, no-obligation chat during which I will confirm if I can be of help.

Alternatively, book now and secure your initial consultation

Book an Appointment Book a Group Event

From the Blog

All the latest articles from our blog.

Brain explanation

Every wondered what makes the brain tick?

What is anxiety?

Anxiety takes many forms. Whilst some are obvious, others are kept under the radar. We will all have feelings of anxiety at some time in our lives, but for many of us it’s inconsequential and short-lived. When anxiety escalates, slowly or quickly, it can become severe and take over your life, leading to negative thinking, […]

Read the article

Supporting Barnardo’s, the largest Children’s Charity in the UK!

It has been a pleasure for the business to support and raise money for Barnardo’s Children’s Charity this year. A charity is one very close to home, my parents are foster carers and I have seen first-hand the amazing work that the charity does to support these vulnerable young people who have often experienced unimaginable […]

Read the article

View All Blog Posts