Clinical hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis unfortunately share the same name hypnosis, which means peoples perception is often based on stage hypnosis.
Hypnosis is derived from hypnos being the Greek term for sleep James Braid coined “hypnosis” around 1840,the Greeks having used sleep temples back in 4000 BC.
Relaxation of the conscious mind would have been a more accurate description.
So whilst undergoing hypnotherapy many clients may assume they are in a state of “sleep” and undergoing “therapy” all at the same time. Very few if any smokers undertake “therapy” for stop smoking
However hypnotherapy does realign feelings, which stem form the subconscious to a more positive state, and gives an all-important edge when it comes to becoming a non-smoker or breaking a habit.
So the name hypnosis is really a misnomer.
Stage hypnosis is based on entertainment, suggestibility and illusion. An impression is thereby given it is an external state, which is the opposite of what it really is an internalised state. Therefore people can be wary of hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is a process whereby you are working with a person to help instil a superior form of physical and mental relaxation to help realign the all powerful emotions to a more positive go forward state.
This is referred to as trance state, by bypassing the conscious mind and critical faculty. We do this every day when driving a car, reading a book of if we come emotional. Difference is hypnotherapy is a process, which undertakes this state in a controlled setting with a fee-paying results expectant client.
As hypnotherapy is a powerful process working with the subconscious/right side of the brain we refer to it as “right brain coaching”. This is a more accurate description of the work that we do.
Technique and not mystique in keeping the no nonsense AAHGroup ethos and brand.
Hypnotherapy has many other uses aside from stop smoking one of them being weight loss and here is why hypnotherapy is so effective
Weight loss for some can be eternal. Why? Each new diet or new re-cycled diet offers the same. If you look a word diet first 3 letters are DIE.
Unfortunately all these diets work on the starvation principle of some sort, and drastically reduced calories. Or by eating solid protein, to living off a boring liquid diet. None of them address the relationship to food, which is a lifetime one.
Diets slow down the metabolism after 4 days the body shuts down and goes into starvation made protecting the very calories you are trying to loose.
Metabolism slows right down. When you start eating again the weight piles back on and with an almost wrecked metabolism the pounds pile back on.
Anybody been there before?
Dieticians and so called experts do not tell you that the body likes and needs good old fat, it serves a useful propose. Supplies us with a food store in times of starvation and keeps us warm. Unlike muscle, which is cosmetic, and burns off calories.
The subconscious mind still acts as if we were in the cave.
Diets do not address this in any way shape or form. The key is to work with the body. The body will accept weight loss of 2lbs a week. Any more is fluid and muscle tissue. If the weight is lost slowly it will stay off. Therefore no more yo-yo effect.
And another cycle of dieting with the latest wonder diet.
Working with the body is the key.
Everybody knows what he or she should and should not eat. The key is feeling good about going it.
Unfortunately we live in an age of easy and instant with miracle diets offering absurd amounts of weight loss in a matter of days or weeks. We have helped clients to lose weight who have tried every diet under the sun. Always the same.
Hypnotherapy is a process whereby you can work with the body and feel good about doing the things that you know you should be doing. Once you are into a rhythm the weight comes off, slowly and naturally and safely and stays off.
Psychologically you feel good, as long lost confidence in your ability to lose weight returns as you have finally found something that works
You lose weight once not a hundred times!!