Hypnosis is a state of relaxed, focused attention. All of us have experienced this state spontaneously on our own when we have been completely engrossed in something, while being simultaneously aware of our surroundings. It is like our attention swings back and forth between the two like a pendulum.
Hypnotherapy is when hypnosis is used for therapeutic purposes. The biggest myth is that hypnosis is about mind control, but that is absolutely false, no one can make you do anything you do not want to do. Stage hypnosis is responsible for a lot of myths about hypnosis, causing unnecessary fear in people.
Hypnotherapy is an extremely powerful method of harnessing the enormous power of your subconscious mind, which is where most of your programming and conditioning lies. Think of the tip of the iceberg analogy (your conscious mind), most of the iceberg lies underwater (your subconscious mind). Hypnotherapy can dissolve conditioning and beliefs that are no longer serving you and may be contributing to physical and emotional dis-ease in your life. Have a look at the powerful video below on healing dis-ease with hypnotherapy.
The answers are within you, my role is to draw them out. The therapeutic potential of hypnotherapy is almost endless. It can be used for weight loss, smoking, addictions, irritable bowel syndrome, panic attacks and trauma; which is my area of specialisation. I completed an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy from Irish Hypnosis in 2011.