Is Hypnotherapy Safe?

You may be asking “Is hypnotherapy safe?” Hypnosis is a completely natural state. We all experience hypnosis on a daily basis – for example, when our conscious mind is diverted from our subconscious – such as day dreaming, doing activities without paying attention such as driving, taking a shower, driving a car – when we automatically do things without thinking about it and maybe getting from A to B without remembering the route. (this has been labelled “highway hypnosis”). A skilled hypnotherapist can deepen hypnotic states and apply their skills to make positive changes for clients. During an initial consultation I will ask you if you have any medical conditions and if there is any reason why you may not have hypnotherapy, I shall ask you to check with your GP.

What happens during hypnosis?

During hypnosis scientists have shown that there is different activity taking place in the brain, including slower brainwaves: Hypnosis is a state of highly focussed attention, and this is what leads to psychological and physical changes. Psychological issues such as pain control, trauma and additions can be helped with hypnosis and physiological changes such as lowering blood pressure and increasing immunity, for example.

Hypnotherapy & the medical profession

Hypnotherapy became accepted by the British Medical Association back in 1955, and the American Medical Association in 1958. Today, hypnotherapy is being used to treat a wide variety of problems with medics more widely using hypnosis or referring patients for treatment with a qualified hypnotherapist.