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How Hypnotherapy Works

No one is completely sure what the phenomenon of hypnosis is, in my pre-talk that I give clients before a hypnotherapy session I tell them, “Hypnosis is not sleeping but it is a deeply relaxing state in which change can occur”. It is thought that hypnosis utilises the R.E.M state, the R.E.M state is part of the sleep cycle and the place where dreams occur. Dreams are thought to be our minds way of making sense of reality and processing what has happened during the course of a day, dreams are extremely important to a person’s mental health.

Catalepsy

Our limbs often become heavy and deeply relaxed when we sleep, this is known as catalepsy, cataleptic limbs stop us sleep walking and acting out on our dreams when we are hypnotised or in the R.E.M state but you will not become unconscious when you are hypnotised. When we are hypnotised our subconscious mind takes over and we are still fully aware of our surroundings and always in complete control.

I usually give my clients the suggestion that everything I say will be for their own good and if they should dislike anything I say they can simply ignore it. Some people are worried about doing things against their will or telling all their personal secrets but this is not possible, tests have shown that people cannot be made to do anything that goes against their personal values when hypnotised.

Trance

The hypnotist leads the client into a trance state, trance states have been used therapeutically for thousands of years. The earliest documented example of hypnosis and trance being used therapeutically is in the sleep temples of ancient Egypt, sleep temples where used to heal a variety of physical and mental ailments. Stories are also hypnotic in nature and they have been told for thousands of years, stories can be therapeutic and they can also be used as a means of entertainment and passing on knowledge. Have you ever noticed yourself zoning out whilst watching T.V?

We all go into trance several times during the course of a day, Richard Bandler is a co-founder of NLP and considered by some to be the World’s greatest hypnotist his theory is that we are all always in a trance state. It has been proven that we all have different parts, different states or realities for different situations. To help us learn and do things effectively our brains create patterns that allow us to do things unconsciously such as walking, driving or shaking hands. Hypnotists can utilise these trance states to induce hypnosis, these are known as pattern interrupt inductions.

Hypnosis Doesn’t Have To Be Relaxing

When done therapeutically we usually try to make hypnosis a pleasant and relaxing experience but it doesn’t have to be, many of us have limiting beliefs and negative self-images because as children inept teachers, parents and other family members have shouted at us and told us we are lazy or stupid. Research has shown that children use trance as a defence mechanism to retreat from a threat they cannot get away from physically. Children frequently enter trance states when they visualize “imaginary friends”.

De-Hypnotisation

Hypnotherapy is actually used to de-hypnotise the client, we guide the client into a trance state and use a number of techniques. In a trance state the client can vividly visualize the outcome they want and anchor a feeling they want to have or use internal resources to break unwanted patterns, phobias and habits are patterns that we develop and for the reasons described above hypnotherapy is very effective at undoing them.

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I am based in Slough, Berkshire. I see clients from therapy rooms in Richmond, Windsor and London. If you live in Slough, Uxbridge, Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, Stoke Poges, Wexham, Iver, Langley I can also come to your home. If you live further afield I can even offer therapy via Skype and Zoom, I regularly work online with clients all over the World.

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Francesca Mo
Francesca Mo
2018-09-14T15:42:23+0000
I would like to share my wonderful experience with this healing modality. I have had severe crippling migraines for my whole life, since I was a kid, we are talking forty years of pain. Each and every time I had any stress, physical or emotional, you could be sure I would get one and then I was out for a day and the following one wasn't awesome either. I used to get this every other day. I went vegan, did a lot of self work, asked for help....and I got them down to one a month, more or less. Still, not good enough...that one was way too much. I did ONE session with Mark...and I was hoping this would do it, you can understand why right? I haven't had one since and it has been two months already. This has NEVER happened before. You don't always have to find out what traumatized you etc. to get over it. Try this modality, he is amazing I think and I have been involved in this world for my whole life so know I have met many many healers. I think if what he offers can change something as chronic as the migraines I used to get...you can be reassured it will work on lesser painful and chronic stuff too. Thank you for helping me have a "normal" life. It only took 44 years.
Debby Spaltmann
Debby Spaltmann
2018-05-20T11:59:01+0000
Mark and I have worked together on quite a few projects and he has proven himself to be very thoughtful and conscientious when working with clients. He is very skilled at hypnotherapy and is consistently improving on his knowledge and skills and usage of both for the benefit of those that turn to him. I highly recommend him!