Hypnotherapy is a changed state of awareness and increased relaxation that allows for improved focus and concentration. It is an induced increase in parasympathetic tone in order to create “a non-judgmental immersive experience”, as is noted by Dr. David Spiegel, a Stanford University psychiatrist. Clinical Hypnotherapy is usually induced with the guidance of a health care provider using verbal repetition and mental images. During hypnotherapy most people feel calm and relaxed.
Initially, you’ll usually have a talk with your therapist at Satory to discuss what you hope to achieve and agree what methods your therapist will use.
Relaxation During Hypnotherapy
The induction commences, which will lead you into a deeply relaxed state.
The therapist will use your agreed methods to help you towards your goals – for example, suggesting that you do not want to carry out a certain habit (e.g Quit Smoking).
Afterwards, the therapist will gradually bring you out of the relaxed-like state. Most people feel refreshed and relaxed.
You’re fully in control when under hypnosis and do not have to take on the therapist’s suggestions if you do not want to.
If necessary, you can bring yourself out of the hypnotic state at any time you wish.
Hypnosis does not work if you do not want to be hypnotised.