Hypnotherapy Works by accessing the sub-conscious and if desired, change our concepts to improve our quality of life.

When something new happens to us whether the experience is positive or negative, we remember it and learn a particular behaviour in response to that circumstance. Memories stored in our brains hold the original physical and emotional reactions that occurred when the given memory was first formed. Each time similar events occur again, the physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. These reactions may be inappropriate or unhealthy. In some forms of hypnotherapy, the trained therapist guides you to remember the event that led to the first reaction, seperate the memory from the learned behaviour, and reconstruct the event with new, healthier associations.

During hypnosis, a person`s body relaxes while their thoughts become more focused and attentive. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis decreases blood pressure and heart rate, and alters certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, a person will feel at ease physically yet fully aware mentally. In this state people are highly responsive to suggestion. If you are trying to quit smoking, for example, a therapist`s suggestion may successfully guide your sub-conscious to accept you are now a non-smoker. That you do not think or desire to smoke again.

There are several stages of hypnosis. The process begins with:

* Reframing the problem;
* Becoming relaxed;
* Being absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by the hypnotherapist);
* Disassociation (letting go of critical thoughts);
* Responding (to a hypnotherapist`s suggestions);
* Returning to usual awareness;
* Reflecting on the experience.

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