Roger Gilbert


Hypnotherapy in Leeds

Hypnotherapy and Personal Development

...enhancing life choices in Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond

Roger Gilbert MA, MBSCH

07903 462 715 - 0113 285 7136

All Communication is Hypnosis!

All Communication is Hypnosis!

In the popular imagination hypnosis is something exotic and out of the ordinary. However, in reality, the truth is rather mundane. Hypnosis is the name given to those states when:

These states of focused attention are also known as a “trance”. You may recognise that you have experienced these states many times yourself, but also that you have can observe them in others on a daily basis.

Hypnotherapy is the name given to the process of using hypnosis or trance to help others gain new positive choices in the way they feel, think and behave. Since that is the aim of all therapy, coaching and education, you could say that ALL successful therapy, coaching, education - and in fact all successful communication - is an application of hypnosis!

So, if it is true that everyone can go into a trance, and does so frequently throughout the day, it follows that enabling someone to go into a trance is the easy bit of hypnotherapy: the interesting and challenging bit is knowing how to use it to help someone overcome a problem or achieve a goal. That will vary from person to person and will depend on what they want, their experiences, hopes, dreams, fears, habitual ways of thinking and the myriad other things which make us all unique.

People seek out hypnotherapy because there is something that they want to change about the way they feel, think, or behave - for example, to get over a fear or anxiety. Usually, hypnotherapists use their words, body language and voice to help their clients get into a relaxed state, because it is much easier to explore and imagine new ways of being when we are relaxed. However, the trance state in the consulting room does not have to be a relaxed one. It could equally be any positive state - like curiosity, excitement, determination, delight or humour.

Whenever I see a new client for a hypnotherapy session, I like to invite them to experience a relaxation learning trance early on in the consultation because it helps them to feel at ease for the rest of the session and to understand what hypnosis is and is not. People almost always find this a pleasant experience and are usually keen to have some more!

Hypnotherapy is helpful for many issues like:

You may be wondering how this all relates to stage hypnosis - where people are induced in minutes to eat an onion thinking it’s an apple, or to fall in love with a mop. Doesn’t that mean that any problem can be sorted out in a matter of minutes in a hypnotherapy session? Well, no it doesn’t! Stage hypnosis is a marvellous form of entertainment which uses a range of techniques to encourage people to behave in outrageous ways for an evening, but it is a totally different activity from hypnotherapy. Changing long standing habits, thoughts and behaviours in every day life is a lot more significant activity. If making positive changes were always easy, people would not seek help but would simply make the change!

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