Types of Hypnotherapy offered at The Gut Centre:
What is Hypnosis?
The word hypnosis comes from the Greek work hypnos, meaning sleep, resulting from the physical appearance of one sleeping. It is however not sleep.
Hypnosis has multiple definitions, however the one we prefer is is involves an altered state of consciousness or awareness, not involving the ingestion of any substance or other physical treatments. It is also known to be called a ‘trance’ state.
We all experience altered states of consciousness in our day to day lives, in the form of daydreaming, focused attention, or deep concentration. It is even liken to meditation and prayer. All hypnosis is self hypnosis.
Hypnosis ultimately taps into the functioning of the unconscious mind. It is the unconscious mind that is like our central processing unit that communicates not only with our conscious mind, but also with our body.
There are a number of common myths about hypnosis, resulting from stage and television entertainers. For example, there is the belief that you might lose control while in under hypnosis.
With stage hypnosis, the performer relies heavily on the person’s willingness to act in amusing ways to entertain the crowds.
It is not possible to hypnotize anyone against their will. With hypnotherapy, you are totally aware of what is being said and at no time do you lose control.