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What is Hypnosis

Hypnosis, also known as trance, is a process that can occur naturally and can be brought on, induced, purposely. We spend all of our time in states of natural hypnosis. This is at different levels, from when we first wake up to the autopilot when at work and then when we finally get to sleep.

The easiest way to understand hypnosis is to see it as a feeling that can lead to other feelings.

Which of these examples of natural hypnosis do you experience and feel each day:

When you first wake up and think your dreams where real?

Arriving at work and wondering how you drove their so quickly?

Day dreaming during a meeting or conversation?

Watching a film and becoming so engrossed that you don’t hear the conversations around you?

Reading a book and having to reread the page numerous times as you keep losing focus?

The most common levels of natural hypnosis are when we are learning something new, carrying out tasks we have previously learnt and enter autopilot, or when something out of the ordinary happens.

When hypnosis is purposely induced, it is usually by a qualified hypnotherapist to help a person resolve emotional issues or break habits.

It happens because a certain part of the brain can be bypassed which puts the individual in a place of deep hypnosis.

Hypnosis is a feeling, just like a feeling of happiness, a feeling of change, it is a natural part of life, yet can also be brought on by a qualified and professional hypnotist.

The Brain & Hypnosis
  • Activity in the dorsal anterior cingulate (ACC) which controls heart rate, slows down which leaves you feeling more relaxed
  • Connections increase between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) which operates memory, planning and crucial functions, and the insular, which represents the body within the brain. This means that the in deep hypnosis its much easier to feel and change feelings in the body linked to emotions in the brain.
  • Connections decrease between the DLPFC and the default mode network of the brain. This makes it easier for you to change how you view yourself in terms of your identity and beliefs.
  1. Conscious Mind
  1. Critical Factor aka the Reticular Activating System (RAS)
  1. Non-Conscious Mind
  1. Primitive Mind

Why Hypnosis Works

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What Can Be Treated

Hypnosis can be used for a vast range of issues.

Most issues can be felt physically in your body. The feeling of anxiety in your stomach, stress across your shoulders or the gripping reaction your body makes when encountered with a phobia. All of these feelings can be changed, modified, reduced or controlled with hypnosis.

Even if your issue is rare or not felt physically it can be treated.

Most commonly people use hypnosis for Anxiety, Habits and Phobias. Phil can treat these alongside many other issues.

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What Makes up Your Mind

Every thought you have triggers an emotional response or feeling in your body. Think of emotion as energy-in-motion, and our thoughts are the sparks. The stimuli your 5 senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch act as signals that enter your brain and trigger a response from your habits, behaviours and experiences to make you feel a certain way. Your mind is split in 3:

Concsious Mind

Stores your short term memory and can answer basic questions. If you try to focus on more than 5 or 6 things at once, this part of your mind gets over loaded leading you to feeling confusion, anxiety or tension


Non- Concsious Mind

This is the powerful computer inside your mind which holds memories, habits and responses in addition to all the things you do automatically like movement. It takes over from your concious mind and is where hypnosis aims for


Flight or Fight Mind

Also known as the ‘primitive brain’ this is the place that your mind goes to in extreme moments of stress and tension such as when you experience road rage. People with anxiety spend time with their thoughts trapped here 


Does hypnosis work?

Yes as hypnosis is a feeling that we are constantly experiencing

Our minds live in a suggestive state: thats how we learn. Hypnotherapy is about your mind learning new ways to adapt to problems

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