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Facts about Hypnosis

​​ Everything we experience influences the way we think, feel and behave. Hypnosis can also influence the way we think, feel and behave and that is why we use hypnosis to help change the thought process of the client.

Hypnosis is a change of consciousness. Consciousness means awareness. At every level of hypnosis - even the deepest state possible - the person being hypnotised is always completely aware of all their surrounding circumstances. There is an increased attention to the hypnotherapist's suggestions. Because of this, one of the greatest difficulties the hypnotherapist will encounter is to convince the client that he/she has been hypnotised!

When a person enters a hypnotic state 3 things are consistent:

1. There is increased concentration and focus of the mind

2. There is increased relaxation in the body

3. There is increased susceptibility to suggestion 

The therapist cannot control the client's will but can only aid by directing the client's thought processes by using helpful beneficial suggestions to re-educate the unconscious mind.

Hypnosis does not allow the hypnotherapist to control the client's mind and it does not make people do things against their will. Hypnosis does not cause the client to "fall asleep" nor does it cause the client to forget what has happened or brainwash them.
So to summarise hypnosis:
  • Creates an altered state of awareness of focused attention where your senses are heightened

  • Creates an active mind but a very relaxed body

  • Creates a natural mental state where the mind becomes open to suggestions, suggestions that we would otherwise not be open to. It's a frame of mind that allows you to change your thoughts, your feelings and your behaviours

Hypnosis can create life changing results.

 Is hypnosis medically approved?  
Yes, it was approved by the British Medical Board in 1955.

 Will I know what is happening?  
Yes, although your eyes are closed your remaining senses are heightened. You remain in control and you are free to accept or reject any suggestions given during the trance session.

How can hypnosis resolve my issues? 
Whilst being hypnotised the conscious mind calms downs and takes a break from its normal role of reasoning, making excuses or rationalising. This allows the unconscious mind to take on a more active involvement in the thinking process. We need to communicate with that unconscious part of the mind because it holds the individual programme that controls and determines the thinking, feeling and behaving around the problem issue. By working with, guiding and re-educating the unconscious we can change the way we do things and take back control. This is why hypnosis can be used in so many issues and conditions.
Is hypnosis safe?
Yes, in the hands of a qualified hypnotherapist. Some hypnotists have not been through any form of psychology training - they are just able to hypnotise people and treat a few conditions Always choose a hypnotherapist who has attended a credited course that has involved sustained course work as well as practical and written examinations. They should also have continued tutorage and be a member of a reputable professional body such as the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, anyone can be hypnotised as long as they want to be because all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. A hypnotherapist cannot force anyone to go into hypnosis against their will - it needs the full co-operation of the person. The hypnotherapist is there to help the person drift into a hypnotic state.
What does hypnosis feel like?
​The most common response is it's a very relaxing and pleasant experience. You can open your eyes at any time if you wish but there is no desire to. You can usually remember everything that happens, however there may be times when your mind drifts just as it does in the course of any conversation. The more relaxed you are the more this tends to happen.

If you would like an appointment, please call Eve Kelsey on 01737 842 683 at the Surrey Hypnosis Clinic, Tadworth, Surrey. Alternatively if you wish to discuss further please call or email me . I look forward to hearing from you.