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What is hypnotherapy, and how can it help me?
Ireland and UK
Modern clinical hypnotherapy is a natural, holistic way to help people to heal themselves. It uses no medicines or tablets, simply utilising the power of the subconscious mind to bring about the positive changes a person wishes to see in their lives, freeing them to be the person they are meant to be.
Therapy is carried out whilst you are enjoying the relaxed state of hypnosis because the conscious critical mind is then bypassed, enabling direct communication with the subconscious mind, where all our habits, beliefs and patterns of thought and behaviour are stored.
You can think of the mind as a computer, with the often repeated habits stored on the hard drive. The more often you repeat a behaviour or pattern of thought, the more deeply ingrained it becomes. Using hypnosis to access the hard-drive (the subconscious mind), you can uninstall or over-write old programmes of negative habits such as smoking, nail biting or repetitive thoughts, and install the new positive habits you wish to experience in their place, such as feeling calm, relaxed and in control.
There are two basic types of hypnotherapy - suggestion therapy and psycho-analysis. These therapies are often combined with each other and the hypnotherapist may also use NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) combined with other cognitive techniques.
Suggestion therapy is used for simpler problems or problems of recent origin, and analytical therapy is used for more complex or longer standing problems. In practice, the two types of therapy are usually combined during a series of sessions of hypnotherapy. The modern hypnotherapist has a wide variety of therapeutic tools and techniques which they are trained to use, and therapy is tailored to each client individually. Hypnotherapy is client centred rather than therapist centred.
There are many old wive's tales about hypnosis and you may fear that you are giving up your control to the hypnotist if you have seen stage shows, but this is simply not true. You are in control at all times and you cannot be coerced into giving up your secrets or saying or doing anything against your own wishes. Please see our list of frequently asked questions about hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is a co-operative process and requires time, commitment and often hard work from both therapist and client. In 2008, hypnotherapists are using the most up-to-date techniques to find and remove the root cause of client's problems, worries and fears.
Clients are taught self-help procedures such as self-hypnosis and stress reduction techniques, giving you practical tools to use to help reduce stress and negative thinking for the rest of your life.
If there is something inside you but outside your control, hypnotherapy can help. Here is a brief list of problems and challenges for which hypnotherapy can be beneficial.
With Hypnotherapy you can be helped to:Achieve Self Acceptance
Build Self Confidence & Increase Esteem
Eliminate Bad Habits
Enjoy Public Speaking
Excel in Sports
Learn to Relax
Attain Your Healthy Weight & Maintain It
Reduce Stress & Nervousness
Manage Pain & Discomfort
Normalise Blood Pressure
Overcome Exam Anxiety
Overcome Fears & Phobias
Relief from Allergies & Asthma
Release Grief & Sorrow
Remove Panic Attacks
Stop Nail Biting
Unleash Sales Ability
And Much More....
When choosing a hypnotherapist, you should assure yourself that they have been trained to the highest standards. The letters M.I.C.H.P. after their name means that they trained with and are members in good standing of the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (I.C.H.P.) in Ireland. These hypnotherapists will be fully trained in both analytical and suggestion therapies and will have agreed to abide by the ICHP Code of Practice and Ethics.
The most comrehensive and respected Hypnotherapy training in Ireland is given by the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (ICHP) in Dublin and Cork.
National Guild of
Terence Watts, UK hypnotherapist and trainer. Information, free scripts and training courses in the UK.
Training Courses - UK
A research project in the UK found that 92% of those who had attended a hypnotherapist would recommend the experience to others (from IrishHealth.com)
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