Hypnotherapy uses various techniques such as relaxation, focused attention and awareness to bring about a trance-like state for the purpose of changing habits, thought patterns and behaviours.
Your trained hypnotherapist will guide you through these states in a safe and calm environment.
How does hypnotherapy work?
A typical session will start with a process which brings about a deep sense of relaxation. This will help you clear your mind and be more open to suggestions for the purpose of understanding your fears, problems and unwanted habits.
The hypnotherapist acts as a supporter and advisor during the session and will help you resolve issues in a positive way. Sometimes the therapist will incorporate cognitive behavioural techniques to understand and change negative habitual patterns.
The trance state will allow your awareness to come into sharper focus and may help you understand a problem more deeply and intimately.
Your therapist will help guide and reassure you throughout the session so that you feel safe and that no harm may come to you.
Hypnotherapy is well researched and has been proven to work in many clinical trials over the years.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy can be used as a stand-alone, or supplementary therapy in combination with other forms of therapy, partly because the hypnotic state allows for more openness and suggestiveness which can often provide a halo-like affect.
Hypnotherapy can be used for the following conditions:
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Grief or loss
Insomnia and sleeping disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Low confidence or self esteem
Pain relief or chronic pain conditions
Phobias and fears
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Trauma and abuse
And much more…
Note: if you are experiencing pain or physical illness, please consult with your GP first.
We have several hypnotherapists in Hackney, East London that operate at our centre and they can help with all of the above issues.
What happens during hypnotherapy?
Like therapy with a counsellor or psychotherapist, your first session will normally involve a discussion about what your goals are and what you would like to achieve from your time together.
Your hypnotherapist will then explain their way of working, ask questions that may help with subsequent sessions, explore some of the problems you may have presented, and answer any questions you may have.
They will then slowly lead you into a deep and relaxed state before working to help you towards your goals. Towards the end of the session you will gradually be taken out of the trance-like state and brought back into everyday awareness.
Should I be worried about being hypnotised?
Unlike the stereotypical stage performances, you will always be in control and if you do not want to follow any of the therapist’s suggestions or cues, then you will be free to decide yourself.
You will be fully awake and conscious throughout the session, remember everything that you want to remember, and you will also be able to bring yourself out of the hypnotic state.
Hypnosis does not cause you to lose control; you will be in complete control throughout.
If you decide that you do not want to be hypnotised, then you cannot be hypnotised.
Research has shown that most people are able to be hypnotised and only around 10% of the population are either impossible or very difficult to hypnotise.
How should I choose my hypnotherapist?
At Space To Be You we provide two ways to find a therapist:
1) Click our Find a Therapist button and fill out a simple form. We will then ask a therapist to contact you.
2) Visit our therapist directory page and browse our therapists profiles. You can then contact one directly and your therapist will book in a session in one of our therapy rooms.
It is also a good idea to check that your therapist is registered by an accredited UK body. At Space To Be You, our listed hypnotherapists in Hackney are registered with a professional body, such as The General Hypnotherapy Register, the National Council for Hypnotherapy and the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Please watch this video if you would like to learn more about how hypnotherapy works:
Psychotherapy and Counselling:
Massage and Complimentary Therapies:
NEED HELP CHOOSING A THERAPIST?
If you’d like to be matched with a therapist, please click below or contact one directly on our therapist directory page.