What exactly IS hypnotherapy??

I am asked quite often “what’s the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?” Then followed normally by “so what’s the major difference between hypnotherapy and all the other psychological work? Well let me tell you; I think for starters hypnosis, is in fact,  nothing more than a tool, albeit a very specialised tool that can produce apparent miracles on occasions, and like all tools, it cannot do anything at all until somebody puts it to work. Hypnotherapy is a skill which uses the tool of hypnosis for the administration of many and various forms of psychotherapy. A good analogy is the difference between a saw and woodwork – a carpenter uses the saw to carry out the task of working with wood. But the very best of saws is useless without the craftsman to skilfully weird it. Now its worth recognising that hypnotherapy is totally different from any other form of therapeutic intervention. No drugs, no manipulation and does not rely on the client’s intellect to make it work. But the major difference is that all other forms of psychological work – counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatry and the like – are based around conscious processes of thought, and because it is conscious work can often hinder its success. However I work with something quite different. Which hypnotherapy I approach the subconscious part of the psyche, helping the clients to resolve difficulties at a level where conscious thought cannot interfere, either for good OR bad. It is precisely because of the fundamental change to the thought processes that a client will then be released from a symptom or habit so completely that...
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Big update

So I have been quite the busy bee over the 6 weeks or so and I noticed that this website is lacking a lot of  fundamental key items. So without further a do I shall be putting full force and effort into this page and making it look sparkly for you wonderful people. You can all still reach me on the social media sites or alternately drop me an email. info@outofsightinyourmind.co.uk Be prepared for a paradigm shift!...

Weight Management

  There’s no denying it: trying to lose weight can be a long and challenging journey. If you’ve ever tried and failed to lose weight before then you probably know just how frustrating it can be – especially when feelings like stress, low self-esteem, sadness and boredom crop up. It’s not unusual for people to get into a cycle of dieting, overeating, feeling guilty and dieting again. This is known as ‘yoyo dieting’ and makes weight loss difficult to sustain. While fad diets and nutrition plans focus on what you put in your mouth and how often, hypnotherapy changes how you feel about what you eat. For instance – on a diet you might eat a carrot and wish you were eating a carrot cake, but with hypnotherapy you can learn to enjoy the carrot and not give that cake a second thought. It might be hard to imagine a world where you’d happily turn down your favourite food for something healthier, but with certain hypnotherapy techniques it may be possible to change your thinking patterns and gain control over cravings in a way that doesn’t depress you By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, a hypnotherapist will help you develop a new, positive relationship with food and exercise. The aim is to make you feel confident about your body, change any negative thoughts about eating and help you lose weight healthily and responsibly without impacting your emotional...