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What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Clinical Hypnotherapy is quite simply the therapeutic use of hypnosis. 'It is widely used in the treatment of emotional and psychological disorders, unwanted habits and undesirable feelings and behaviours.' (GHSC, 2013).

'Unlike many other psychological therapies, Hypnotherapy is generally considered to be a fairly short-term approach in which beneficial change, if it is to occur, should become apparent within a relatively few sessions.' (GHSC, 2013).

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is best described as a state of focused attention which you enter willingly and remain in full control throughout. The hypnotic state is a naturally occurring, often daily experience. Sometimes the experience resembles the state perceived between full consciousness and sleep, when you're just aware of what is going around you but your thoughts naturally drift and change, without any apparent effort.

Other times, the hypnotic state is incredibly focused and resembles the concentration that comes when absorbed in a specific task.