Have you ever wondered what happens when you have a Hypnotherapy session? Well it all starts with relaxation.
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, primarily due to the entertainment industry Hypnotists who “Hypnotise” people to do things against their will. This, of course, is not the case in professional Hypnotherapy. In fact, a lot of Hypnotherapy relies upon something we unconsciously do every single moment of our lives; breathing.
It is natural for us to relax when we exhale; it is simply what our bodies do and this is where breathing plays an important part in Hypnosis, particularly in the induction process. By slowing down our breathing and the frequency of our breaths, by breathing deeply, this can help calm us and move our awareness to where Hypnosis will be most effective.
When we sleep, our breathing naturally deepens and slows down and it is the same in Hypnosis and it is also a really good indicator to the therapist that you have entered a Hypnotic state (a trance-like state resembling sleep in which a person becomes very responsive to suggestions from another).
At the beginning of a Hypnotherapy session, you will likely be encouraged to take several deep breaths to help separate your mind from your normal waking state and move into a more relaxed frame of mind.
A key feature of Hypnosis is becoming aware of your internal experience and by concentrating on your breathing this can be achieved. Everyone breathes in a different way and should do what is most comfortable for them. However, when focusing on deep breathing, it’s a good idea to try and breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth because it can help highlight the change in your breathing pattern which can increase your focus.
The most important thing your Hypnotherapist will ask you to do is relax, breathe in and breathe out. Each time you breathe out you will become more relaxed and your unconscious mind will become more open to suggestion and therefore the benefits of Hypnosis will begin to occur.
Hypnotherapy can help with many issues such as:
- Negative thinking
- Anxiety & stress
- Confidence and Self Esteem
- Sleep issues
- Pain control
- Fears and Phobias………..and much more.
If you’d like to know more about the ways in which Hypnotherapy can help please visit our Hypnotherapy page where we have more information.