Hypnosis, also called guided meditation, is perfectly safe and similar to daydreaming where you are completely relaxed. You are conscious, aware and in full control at all times. Unlike a stage show you can be rest assured you won't be made to do anything you don't want to do or be made to look foolish. You can choose which suggestions you want to accept and use for the benefit of yourself. Hypnosis can feel like that deeply relaxed state you are in just before you drift off to sleep, calm, safe and relaxed.
who can be hypnotised
Hypnosis is a choice, anyone can be hypnotised who wants to be hypnotised, the therapist just facilitates this and cannot hypnotise anyone against their will.
The only exceptions are those under the influence of alcohol, drugs, certain medications, particular mental health conditions or particular health conditions.
Hypnotherapy is therapy whilst under hypnosis. Under hypnosis the subconscious part of the mind is engaged with to help facilitate positive change to physical and emotional issues. Under hypnosis the critical part of the mind is bypassed allowing a positive reframe and update of your existing beliefs with new more helpful suggestions to help you to achieve your goals. It can help with a wide range of issues from stress management to menopause.
Hypnosis for stress release & stress coping techniques
Hypnotherapy is excellent for stress relief, hypnosis for stress relief and learning techniques to cope with stress is usually the first step with the majority of clients before exploring other issues. Relieving stress is enormously beneficial as even those who don't consciously feel stressed often have memories or feelings of stressful situations stored in the subconscious that have a positive impact once they are released.