Is hypnotherapy real?

Is Hypnotherapy Real?

I hear this question from time to time, along with “Is hypnotherapy safe?” and “Is hypnotherapy a proven form of therapy?” so let’s have a look at the top 5 myths surrounding hypnotherapy.

Myth #1: Hypnotherapy is mind control

This is a common misconception about hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a state of deep relaxation, where the subconscious mind is more receptive to suggestion. It is not mind control, and the therapist cannot make you do anything that goes against your will or values. In fact, hypnotherapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client, where the client is always in control and can choose to come out of the hypnotic state at any time.

Myth #2: Hypnotherapy is only for entertainment

We’ve all seen the hypnosis shows on TV where participants are made to do silly things like cluck like a chicken or bark like a dog. However, hypnotherapy is a serious and effective therapeutic tool that has been used for decades to help people overcome a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, phobias, and stress.

Myth #3: Only weak-minded people can be hypnotized

This is simply not true. In fact, most people can be hypnotized to some degree. The ability to be hypnotized has more to do with a person’s willingness to participate and their ability to relax and focus. It is not a sign of weakness or susceptibility.

Myth #4: Hypnotherapy is expensive

Hypnotherapy can be an affordable form of therapy, with clients typically needing only a few sessions, compared to months of engaging in some other talk therapies such as CBT.  Furthermore, the benefits of hypnotherapy can be long-lasting, which can make it a cost-effective alternative to traditional forms of therapy. Goddess Transformations are committed to providing solutions for any budget and our weekly group classes for women cost only £14 for a one hour session (and there are concessions available too!)

Myth #5: Hypnotherapy is not a proven form of therapy

Wrong! Hypnotherapy is a recognized form of therapy in the UK and other countries. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which is the organization responsible for providing guidelines on the best clinical practices in the UK, recognizes hypnotherapy as a complementary therapy that can be used alongside other treatments for a variety of conditions, including anxiety and stress.

So what exactly is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy involves inducing a state of deep relaxation and increased focus, often referred to as a trance state, in which the therapist can suggest positive changes to a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. This can help individuals overcome limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns, which can contribute to anxiety and stress. It can help with issues in relationships and self-worth, and a range of disorders such as depression and phobias.

Goddess Transformations are committed to helping women feel beautiful, brave and bold. Our signature programme is designed to help women step out of the side lines and become the most beautiful version of themselves. The True Self Transformation programme of hypnotherapy and coaching will help you build your confidence, self- belief and inner strength so you get through difficult times and feel unstoppable.


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