Karmatherapist - Jane Silver, Clinical Hypnotherapist - Manchester


What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis happens naturally whenever a person is inclined to accept outside suggestions. It makes ideas clearer and memories more real. It can help patients to heal more rapidly, change for the better or be more creative in their approaches to life.

How does it work?

Hypnosis can happen automatically anytime a person is highly focussed. It can happen when a person is driving, reading a book, daydreaming or just watching a movie. A professional hypnotherapist works with each individual client, devising relevant scripts and making positive suggestions in order to help the patient make positive changes in their life.

It can be used for virtually any situation but is especially used in the treatment of:-

• Stress reduction/management
• Anxiety
• Smoking Cessation
• Weight Loss, Eating and Weight Control Issues
• Insomnia
• Phobias
• Memory and Learning Skills
• Pain Management and Control
• Confidence and Self Esteem

Hypnosis used in a clinical context helps to provide a therapeutic service for many problems, providing a tool for change and aimed at improving the health and well-being of individuals.

What does hypnosis feel like?

Most patients describe it as extremely pleasant and deeply relaxing, giving them a feeling of calmness and well-being. Common reported feelings include:- deep relaxation, tingly sensations, a feeling of heaviness or a sensation of floating. Noticeably, to the therapist, there can be slight body twitches, changes in breathing pattern and eye fluttering. Patients can hear and remember most, if not all, that is being said during the session. They are completely aware of their own body and breathing, as well as the temperature and sound in the room. In fact more patients are more (not less) aware of what is going on around them. It is not necessary for patients to experience this deep hypnotic state in order for therapy to work. In most cases a light state is just as effective as a deep state.

Myths Expelled

1. Patients are not asleep or unconscious when hypnotised.
2. Hypnotherapy can help a person to do the things they want but they will not   go against their own belief systems, morals or values
3. Clients are in control during the session and can freely choose to disregard any suggestions that are made.