Hypnotherapy in Leeds, Halifax & Bradford | About | What is Hypnosis?

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What is Hypnosis?

Contrary to many popular held beliefs, hypnosis is not a state where the subject surrenders control to the hypnotist. This could not be further from the truth when it comes to hypnotherapists. Svengali’s we are not!

Even though the name ‘hypnosis’, in its strictest sense, relates to a state of sleep, we now know that far from being this, the hypnotised person is aware of what is being said. Sometimes a person cannot recall every minor detail but they are aware on both a conscious and subconscious level.

When coming to see us you will not be required to obey requests that you would normally disagree with.

Hypnosis is a state where the therapist can talk directly to the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the greater, more powerful part of our being. It contains our memories, emotions, habits, imagination and the protective part of us all. Wanting to make changes can often be easier said than done as our subconscious can reject new ways of thinking. Hypnosis allows us to re-programme the subconscious by progressively relaxing the client to a state where these changes can be made. It is this increased response to suggestions that makes hypnosis so effective in so many areas.

It is this focus of attention combined with the corresponding decrease in peripheral awareness that renders hypnosis so very effective.

Besides being taught by Brian Jacobs of Harley Street, London, (who himself studied under Paul McKenna), Peter has also taken the time to study and incorporate the methods of many of the greats within the world of hypnotherapy such as Calvin D. Banyan (the creator of the 5-Path®), Gerald F. Kein, Don Mottin, Gil Boyne and the irrepressible Dave Elman.