Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state of deep relaxation in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you’re in a hypnotic state, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions.
Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviours and/or habits including smoking, weight challenges or to help you cope better with anxiety, depression and many other challenges. It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behaviour.
Hypnosis – You are in Control
Suggestions may be taken to heart, but only if those suggestions are acceptable to the hypnotised person. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t be hypnotised into doing things against your will. You can’t be forced into a hypnotic state either. Instead, you allow yourself to be hypnotised. It is a voluntary altering of your own consciousness, and you are always in control. In other words, you are hypnotising yourself.
Today, hypnosis is recognised by the scientific community as an effective healing tool.
What is Nuero Linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP is not hypnotherapy. Instead, it operates through the conscious use of language to bring about changes in someone’s thoughts and behaviour.
Neuro refers to our nervous system, the brain or mind and how that interacts with the body
Linguistic are the words or language we use, and these can be verbal or non-verbal.
Programming refers to the habits or thoughts and these can quite often be unconscious that lead to habits – sometimes good and other times not so good. Discovering what these are can be a way for you to decide whether to keep that behaviour or change it. This allows you to have greater control over your life giving you the choice for changes you may like to make.
When can NLP be Applied
NLP can be applied to many areas including: –
- changing unwanted habits, or
- Educate and train to promote and improve learning and memory.
- Personal development to remove unresourceful emotions and patterns while promoting confidence and self-esteem.
- Business to enhance communication and negotiation skills.
The combination of Hypnosis and NLP provide a powerful way to quit smoking, lose weight and make changes that impact lives causing emotional problems including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, PTSD and so many more.
Both Hypnosis and NLP form part of the therapies used with The Richards Trauma Process to assist people with emotional issues as mentioned above.
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