What is Hypnotherapy?

What is it?

Hypnotherapy is an effective way to tap into the power of the mind to overcome many kinds of conditions.  It works by making changes to people’s beliefs and behaviours.  It is a skilled verbal communication which helps direct a persons imagination in such a way as to bring about intended changes. Common uses of Hypnosis may include:

  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Anxiety
  • IBS (Irritable Bowl Syndrome)
  • Phobias
  • Exam preparation
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • PTSD
  • Sports & Motivational Training

Hypnosis works directly with the unconscious mind.  To really understand the process of Hypnosis you need to have a good understanding of ‘How the mind works’.

How Does The Mind Work?

Put simply you have two different minds

  • The Conscious Mind
  • And The Unconscious Mind (Sometimes referred to as the Subconscious Mind)

Both have very different roles:-

Your Conscious Mind which is where as adults we spend most of our time has several functions:

  1. Identifies – incoming information into our 6 senses (sight, sound, touch, feelings, smell, taste) continually observing and classifying what is going on around you.
  2. Comparing – On receiving information into the Conscious mind it is compared with all of your previously stored information and experiences
  3. Will Power – How long you commit to something or a change
  4. Temporary Memory – Holds all surface information such as family names or your home address
  5. Analytical Thought Process – This part looks at a problem, analyses it and finds a solution. It makes many decisions daily. Your conscious mind functions very much like a binary computer, performing two functions: It accepts or rejects data in making choices and decisions. It can deal with only one thought at a time, positive or negative, “yes” or “no.”
  6. Rational Thinking (deciding) – Gives us the reasoning why we do what we do, in order for us to remain well-balanced we must be able to rationalise our behaviour – it have to make sense to us.

So what are the differences between the Conscious Mind and the Unconscious Mind?  Well the Conscious Mind as previously illustrated uses LOGICAL THINKING.  However the REAL YOU lies beneath within the Unconscious Mind which holds:

HABITS – Both good and bad such as brushing your teeth twice a day, nail biting or teeth grinding.

EMOTIONS – Love, Anger, Sadness, Fear etc. Our logical Conscious Mind has no control over our emotions which can cause problems when they surface through our behaviours. If we have two conflicting emotions the strongest one will always win.

PERMENANT MEMORY – Here sits ALL our life memories and with the support of hypnotic regression you can relive any sights, sounds or feelings from a particular time even if you don’t remember this consciously.

CONTROLS BODILY FUNCTIONS – keeping a check on the body to keep it in balance so that we are not too hot or cold it tells us when we need to eat, drink go to the toilet and protects us by monitoring our immune system and sympathetic nervous system it contracts and relaxes our muscle when we move without even have to think about it.

SECURITY & PROTECTION – the most important responsibility of the Unconscious Mind

THE GOAL GETTER – Your Conscious Mind may set goals but it’s the Unconscious Mind which gets those goals. The unconscious mind will direct energy to were ever it is told to this which could have a positive or negative effect on the outcome because the unconscious mind does not have a way to know which is which it just chooses the easiest way to possible to direct the energy. It carries out orders without thinking about it so make sure you align your thinking.

The language of the Unconscious Mind is IMAGINATION not LOGIC.

The Unconscious Mind cannot tell the difference between what is ‘real’ or ‘true’ and what is ‘unreal’ and ‘untrue’. Therefore everything is ‘real’ to the imagination.

IMAGINATION wins over LOGIC every time


The Conscious Mind is moved aside in a way that allows it to relax the permitting for positive suggestions to bypass the critical faculty to create change. Hypnosis is a natural, normal state which we all experience on a daily basis. We allow the critical faculty to disappear when in our hypnotic state.

These new suggestions enter the unconscious mind and create changes at a deeper, g lasting level, greatly effecting our beliefs, thoughts, habits and behaviours. Overall having a positive effect on our health and lifestyle.

What Will I Learn?

Our teaching objective is to integrate the use of Hypnosis, NLP and Time Line Therapy™ so you can develop safely and skilfully as a Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Coach.   The NLP Practitioner course is a practical, hands on learning opportunity, so that when you come to see your first clients you really will know how to run a full therapy session and get the results you both want.

Assessment throughout the course will be continual and is made upon depth of understanding, and above all the ability to demonstrate practical clinical hypnotherapy/NLP techniques.   Student learning, support and supervision are integral throughout the training. So continual support will be given to ensure you successfully achieve your certification.

The Hypnotherapy Certification Training covers (Included within The NLP Practitioner Training):

  • History of Hypnosis
  • Hypnotic Patterns
  • How To Induce Trance
  • Suggestibility Tests
  • How to create effective suggestions to use in hypnosis
  • Ericksonian Inductions
  • How to create powerful motivation
  • How to reduce stress
  • Pendulum Work
  • Deepening and awakening Techniques
  • Post-Hypnotic Suggestions
  • Contraindications for Hypnosis
  • How to use hypnosis to legally and ethically create change