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What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a psychological phenomenon, not a therapy.
The best way to view hypnosis is as a state of deep relaxation and intense concentration in which the conscious mind, (the critical, analytical part of the mind) becomes disengaged from everyday concerns. In this state the person is best able to have a clearer perspective and alter perception.
The hypnotist does not have control over the person's mind. The person is in control and can return to the waking state at any time.
I view myself as a mind coach who guides her clients to the hypnotic state and teaches them to use it to help themselves. It is a skill which when used with understanding is a tool for life.
What Conditions Can it Help?
Anxiety is an irrational fear of a perceived threat. At some level, you may perceive examinations as threatening.
There is a biological explanation for this discomfort.
Your body reacts first. It sets up the fight or flight response. Then the mind follows and looks for evidence of the danger. The design of this reaction system is for emergencies. It is clearly an inappropriate response to an exam situation. This is where I can help you.
You can learn to take control of your body. And challenge the thought processes around your anxiety.
Learn to access the hypnotic state and then use it as a quick and efficient tool to manage yourself. Self-hypnosis can be used to manage stress; prepare for exams; be calm so that you have the capacity to retrieve information you have stored in the bank of your mind when you google it; go to sleep; go back to sleep.
Stress adversely affects the immune system resulting in increased susceptibility to infections, allergies and cancer. The deep relaxation experienced in hypnosis has been shown to increase defence mechanisms.
I am experienced in helping people to manage the following:
I am a member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners.