Hypnotherapy is used in a clinical sense, to help people remove or alter old thought patterns, negative beliefs, unwanted habits and many other issues. Hypnosis for therapy.
Hypnosis on stage and TV is for amusement.
The two are the same in the sense that the hypnotist’s goal is to induce trance. We’ve all been in trance before. Think of a time you were driving home and all of the sudden realised ‘How did I get here?’ Think of being so engrossed in a book or movie that you didn’t even notice you were being spoken too.
Once in trance, the conscious mind (every day thinking mind) has drifted, taking with it all those thoughts that consume our day. The subconscious mind, the part that keeps the heart beating without you having to think ‘pump, pump, pump…’ is now listening and can act on altering the old thoughts, beliefs and habits.
The hypnotherapist’s job is to quieten the conscious mind through guiding a client into a trance, then a deep relaxation. Think meditation, only deeper. Once in this deeply relaxed state, the subconscious mind is online. The hypnotherapist can then utilise words for the client’s desired change. A session takes around an hour, with some people stating they felt like it had only taken five to ten minutes!
It is recommended for optimum results that three to five sessions are required. Think of how long some issues have been present. For around 80 per cent of us, a one hour session is not long enough to alter or remove issues formed over years, but it can.
How can hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy has great results with issues including and not limited to:
- Stress & Anxiety
- Fears & Phobias
- Eating Issues
- Weight Reduction
- Stop Smoking
- Nail Biting & other physical habits
- Sports Performance Enhancement
- Personal Growth & Enhancement
What hypnotherapy can’t do
So then we come to some ‘fears’ associated with hypnotherapy. Some of the main fears I have heard about in regards to hypnosis include:
- ‘You’re going to make me do something silly or something I don’t want to do’
- ‘You’re going to control me/take my power away’
- ‘You’ll make me a zombie’.
The one thing we have as humans is free will. We get to choose what we want or don’t want to do. In hypnotherapy, you will only ever do what you want to do.
If during a session a car came through the front of the building, and you were in the hypnotic state, you’d probably jump up and run out of the room quicker than I would!
If in hypnosis you were told to go and withdraw all your money and give it to me, you’d probably open your eyes, say something nasty to me and leave!
You will never reveal secrets or important information unless you choose to.
Hypnotherapy is a safe form of therapy that in my opinion has brought about faster results than counselling alone.
– Matthew Lee Tet
Matt Lee Tet has a Dip Clinical Hypnosis, Dip Counselling is a Reiki Master and a NLP Practitioner. Matt runs the Rejyouvenate Wellness clinic that provides clinical hypnotherapy, energy hypnosis, clinical hypnotherapy, energy hypnosis, meditation, reiki healing, retreats and workshops.