Hypnosis is a state of deep physical relaxation that allows your conscious mind
to temporarily switch off and allow communication directly with your unconscious mind, the place information that influences your actions is stored.
When in this focused mental state, you are more likely to accept and act on beneficial, life-changing suggestions.
When you experience hypnotherapy you'll find that you simply sit in a quiet place, close your eyes become very relaxed, aware and in control yet content to sit, listen and visualise positive changes.
Hypnotherapy may help with;
aid relaxation which can help reduce tension in muscles
help with many of the associated pain symptoms related to depression
find the root cause of the depression and help you alleviate it
75% of people with depression report pain-related symptoms
Pain symptoms related to depression include:
• Stomach pain
• Neck and back pain
• Unspecified pain
• Sleep disturbance
• Appetite disruption
Pain and depression are a concerning combination, clients with backaches and headaches have the highest likelihood of having major depression.
Individuals with persistent pain are 4x more likely to suffer depression
Guided imagery is similar to hypnosis in that you will be asked to imagine/visualise things that are suggested to you, this can be done with your eyes open or closed and you may become relaxed although you will still remain consciously aware at all times,
the main difference is that there is no direct therapeutic or change element.
The main objective is usually relaxation.
We may offer hypnotherapy or guided imagery as part of your creative therapy if felt beneficial to aid relaxation and tension release.
These can also be offered as stand-alone therapies although it may be beneficial to take a holistic approach combining therapy techniques.