Our subconscious mind stores millions of pieces of information, think back to perhaps your first kiss or that first day at work. If you relax and perhaps close your eyes, you will be able to think about many pleasurable experiences in your life.
Hypnotherapy helps people relax and draw upon these positive experiences and their own internal resources.
Many people have a mistaken belief that through hypnosis they will be put to sleep. However, what actually happens is they enter a deeply relaxing state. One where they are in control as they just listen to my voice, whilst remaining aware of other external sounds. Often individuals are stunned to learn how much time has passed whilst in a hypnotic state.
Positive change can only be achieved if someone wants to change. For example if a client comes stating they wish to stop smoking, if this desire to stop isn’t theirs, but instead through external pressure, then hypnosis will not be as effective. Which comes back to my earlier point about getting people to do things against their will. A stage hypnotist is getting people to carry out temporary acts upon those that have entered the stage open to both fun and suggestion.