What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy Explained! Many people will have seen the wonders of stage hypnosis. Hypnotherapy through one of our professional therapists at Chelmsford Therapy Rooms is a completely different experience. Clinical hypnotherapy is designed to heal, therefore it is a very positive experience. It does involve the induction of a trance-like state, but when in it, the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating on the hypnotherapist’s voice. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues from weight loss to phobias and has been gaining in popularity over the years mainly due to the number of people it has helped and the fact we now have enhanced access to information on hypnotherapy – making the perception of it less “weird”. Many a hypnotherapist will have heard the comment: “OMG you can HYPNOTISE people???” like we have magical powers. We don’t, hypnosis is a completely natural state – technically you are in a state of hypnosis every night before you drop off to sleep. Which answers the next question we get asked…”So…can ANYONE be hypnotised??” – YES. But the person has to want to be hypnotised.

Hypnotherapy is not a one stop shop cure all for everything. It is a therapeutic process just like any other form of therapy and there are many different schools and styles. At Chelmsford Therapy Rooms all of our hypnotherapists are vetted, provide proof of qualification, membership of a professional body and insurance. They also have Supervision just like all therapists. Just like with other psychological therapies like Counselling you will have an Initial Consultation / Assessment with your hypnotherapist which is where they look at the issues you wish to address and work on the style of hypnotherapy and how this is delivered to get an understanding of how you can gain the best possible results, and look at how long therapy is likely to take.

If you would like to have a further chat with someone see our Therapists page and call one of our hypnotherapists!

2 thoughts on “What is hypnotherapy?

  • March 15, 2018 at 12:07 am

    I have been recommended to you by Rob Fairhead Who suggested I approach you with a view to training in hypnotherapy and NLP.
    I would be very interested in engaging in this,as I currently work for a mental health trust,and would like to progress from clerical to clinical, psychotherapy and counselling.
    Kind regards

    • March 15, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      Dear Francesca,

      Thanks for your comment, I’m afraid we are not a training organisation. we are a therapy room rental service and networking organisation for trained therapists as well as providing a private therapy service for individuals. If you wish to train as a therapist it might help to contact the member organisations, such as the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming, The Hypnotherapy Society, the BACP or National Counselling Society for example who will be able to point you in the right direction.

      Good luck!

      Kindest regards,

      Chelmsford Therapy Rooms


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