Hypnosis explained

Hypnosis is an effective way of making contact with our inner (subconscious) self, which is both the unwitting source of many of our problems as well as being a reservoir of unrecognised potential and knowledge.

Hypnosis is the natural, normal, mental and physiological process of creating and recreating our reality with the power of thought. When we close our eyes, we may be blocking out 60% of our external sensory perception yet we open up to 100% of what we call our inner world. That grants us access to our repository of facts and memories as well as our fantasies and intuition. And with the latter we can visualise what our life is like being free of the issue that was bothering us, recreating the situation as we want it to be. Visualization isn’t the mystical concept it used to be. It is now a well-known fact that we stimulate the same brain regions when we visualize an action and when we actually perform that same action.

Under hypnosis the client can feel a sense of calmness and relaxation with the mind more open to suggestions. A suggestion is like a parking lot. A parking lot starts out as a blank slab of concrete. Then someone paints white-lined suggestions on it. Sit in a parking lot for 5 minutes and you can watch the people who completely take the suggestions and those who don’t take any part in them (like my eldest sister😊). You get to choose the suggestions that you take.

Hypnosis is more accurately put guided self-hypnosis. My job is to say the right words, but it is up to you to imagine what I ask of you. If I ask you to imagine a peaceful place and you imagine rush hour traffic instead, you are not getting your money’s worth!

Hypnosis is not woo-woo or voodoo, hypnosis is you do!

∼Karen Hand

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