Hypnosis 101 or “I can’t be hypnotised.”

Hypnosis is not some magic or mumbo-jumbo that is done to you. It’s actually something that you do, naturally.

Now this may sound a little confusing.  Because how can you do something like hypnosis when you’ve never done it before?

iceberg picThe reason is that sometime during the day you will be completely focussed on
doing something. It could be listening to music, reading a book, watching TV, concentrating on work orinvolved in your favourite hobby or sport.

And whether you realise it or not, at that moment of complete focus, you are in a state of trance.

One way of checking is to become aware that time often gets distorted (it often passes too quickly) and things like cares and worries are usually forgotten.

Trance or hypnosis is all about being focussed on one thing.

If you’ve ever been in love, you’ll know just how quickly time passes when you’re together and only focussed on each other.

And that’s the keyword – focus.

When doing hypnosis, your focus is directed to the Unconscious mind.

This is the realm of creativity, inspiration, intuition, habits, certain belief as well as answers to things that you don’t know at the Conscious level.

And so, the function of a clinical hypnotherapist is not to hypnotise you but provide the space and direction for you to focus and go into your personal trance.

In doing so, you will have taken the first step towards achieving what may have, until now, seemed beyond your reach or capability.