Milton H. Erickson was an American psychiatrist specialising in medical hypnosis and family therapy. He is noted for his unique approach to the unconscious mind as creative and solution generated and is generally considered to be the most important hypnotherapist.
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness or trance, which is used to bring about personal development, problem resolution and self-healing. Due to “stage hypnotists” this process can have many negative associations.
We are often in a trance state without realising it, for eg:
– Being absorbed in an activity
– Watching TV
– Reading a Book
If you are a driver, how many times have you safely negotiated a journey and when you reach your destination, you can’t remember every detail of that journey. This is an example of your unconscious mind guiding you.
In hypnotherapy, we skillfully harness the power of the everyday trance state to gain access to our unconscious mind – this is the 90% of our minds’ capacity that we very rarely access. Your unconscious mind contains your unexplored potentials and untapped resources. It already has the answers that you may not know you know and will help you to achieve what you want.
Hypnosis is a powerful, naturally occurring and completely safe phenomenon, which can be used therapeutically to assist you to lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling, lives.
Hypnosis is very relaxing and you cannot be made to say or do anything that goes against your usual values or personal ethics.
If appropriate, hypnosis is included in the session, and always with prior consent.