How Hypnotherapy
Works

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is best defined as a focused and absorbed state of attention, where you become more receptive to new ideas. It’s a natural process and feels similar to when you become absorbed in a good book or movie.


Hypnotherapy involves using this natural process of entering a focused state of attention (hypnosis), combined with psychological therapy, to facilitate greater mental and physical health in specific areas. When you combine hypnosis with suggestions and psychological therapy, it becomes a powerful way for you to harness your mind to improve your health. Studies have shown combining hypnosis with therapy is more effective than therapy alone.

How does it work?

It gives you a chance to gain greater control over your mind and body. By focusing intently you can learn to harness your mental resources towards a particular goal, like changing your attitude towards yourself or handling stress better.

What happens during a session?

During a session, you will close your eyes and the therapist will use prompts and visualisations to guide you into a relaxed and focused state (similar to meditation), and then teach you coping skills and provide suggestions for improving your health.

Will it work for me?

Hypnotherapy doesn’t work for everyone, and is not an instantaneous ‘cure’ for anything, despite the exaggerated claims by some people. Most people do see some benefit, but it’s achieve through actively practicing with the sessions, not by magic.