Jeff is also an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist., having trained at Rodney Street, Liverpool, he is fully insured and registered with the GHR.
Hypnosis and self hypnosis are generally regarded with negativity due to the misuse by stage hypnotists and misinformation from the media. But hypnosis happens everyday to all of us, each time you feel you are on automatic pilot, day dreaming or suddenly realising you’ve arrived somewhere but you cannot recall the journey! These are subtle forms of hypnosis. When you go to sleep at night you fall through the different phases of hypnosis.
Hypnosis is a form of deep relaxation; an altered state of awareness. It is guided imagery and suggestibility, allowing you to change habits reduce stress levels , anxieties and is good for regaining mental balance or events by recalling the event with the subconscious mind and then reprogramming the memories that have caused the unwanted feeling, thoughts, emotions, pain, fears or phobias.
The client remains in control the whole time they are in the session. The therapist does not control them, but guides them, allowing the subconscious mind to make the necessary changes of its own free will and power.
You cannot and will not leave in fear of being programmed to rob a bank or eat an onion! And just to allay another fear, you cannot be left in a hypnotic state, you would simply fall asleep and wake up as normal. All persons can be hypnotised; everyone can go to sleep or be relaxed! But there are people who consciously keep their conscious mind active usually because of a fear of hypnosis or the hypnotist.