Hypnotherapy – What IS it and how does it work?

hypnotherapy sheffield can answer your hypnosis questions todayHypnotherapy is an extremely interesting field. Also a little scary for those that only know a little.

As a hypnotherapist I am used to the same questions popping up about hypnotherapy and what I do for a living. People like you are almost always curious about the ins and outs of the process. Questions that often pop up are:

  • What IS hypnosis anyway?
  • What does it feel like to go into a hypnotic trance?
  • Will I get stuck in trance?

Click the link to read more information on what hypnosis is or read some of the common questions about hypnosis.

Is hypnosis safe?

This is the one question that concerns people the most. The quick answer is YES! In the past hypnotherapy was often tried as a last resort. There simply wasn’t enough good quality information around to help people to make an informed decision about seeing a hypnotherapist.

These days though that has all changed. There are thousands of websites that look at hypnotherapy and there are lots of websites that list practitioners to help you to find a professional hypnotherapist near you.

Are hypnotists and hypnotherapists the same thing?

The two terms are sometimes used interchangably but they technically have different definitions. A hypnotist is someone who uses hypnosis. This is often in a comedy or entertainment sense. A hypnotherapist is someone who uses hypnosis in a therapeutic way. Usually to help someone to achieve a personal goal.

Other information about hypnosis

As a professional hypnotherapist I have heard pretty much all the questions over the years and I have also helped some people to make some truly amazing changes to their lives (which has been a real honour!)

I have used the questions I have been asked and the experiences I have had working with people just like you to write a wide range of blog posts about hypnosis, hypnotherapy and hypnotists.

Below are all the blog posts about hypnotherapy that I have written. I am sure that they will give you a much deeper insight into hypnosis and what it could do for you in the future.

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New York smoking ban: 10 years on

Smoking bans are becoming more common around the world and New York has just got into double figures! It is great that smoking is becoming less socially acceptable.If governments were REALLY that concerned about protecting people's health surely they would just ban them. Unless they LIKE all the revenue that cigarettes generates for them??
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A hypnotherapist's view on Trance

"Danny Boyle's film feels 20 years out of date", says hypnotherapist Deborah Marshall-Warren, taking us right back to the cliché of the swinging watch."In the two decades I've worked as a hypnotherapist, the biggest myth I've encountered…
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Hypnotension CPD Review For Hypnotherapy Practitioners

"I have recently completed the Hypnotension Continuing Professional Development course and I am very impressed with the course and thought I would share my thoughts on it. wanted to write a short review of the Hypnotension course for all my followers out there who are hypnotherapists."
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World Hypertension Day 17th May

High blood pressure or hypertension as it is medically known is known as the 'silent killer' because people with high blood pressure rarely know they have it. This does not mean that just because they have knowledge of the problem that it isn't…
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Is Clinical Hypnotherapy Effective?

Clinical hypnotherapy is being used by Jeanne Safer, a psychologist in New York, to help her cope with the chemotherapy she is receiving for her rare but curable leukaemia. On her way to one of her chemo sessions she hypnotises herself in the…
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How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

This is one of those questions that I get asked over and over so I thought a page about it on my website would help.If you are short of time the quick answer is "yes, hypnotherapy does work" but there is a 'but'. Let me explain.Hypnosis…
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Derren Brown, Assassins & The CIA

Last night (21/10/11) Derren Brown showed how he took an average guy off the street and through hypnosis ALONE was able to turn him into an emotionless assassin, capable of murdering a person (Steven Fry) and to then have no knowledge of the…
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Is Obama Using Conversational Hypnosis?

The Tea Party movement have just re-hashed an article that appeared just after Obama was sworn in as president of the United States of America. The Tea Party website claim Obama is using conversational hypnosis to make the people of America…
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Hypnotherapy Could Save The NHS Millions

A report issued today by the The Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) has recommended that hypnotherapy be used more widely within the NHS. The RSM feel that this would help patients with issues…
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Did The Hypnotist REALLY Knock Himself Out?

The BBC recently reported on stage hypnotist David Days who supposedly knocked himself out live on stage leaving a number of people 'stuck' in trance on stage (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-13653944)The hypnotist is said by…
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Tobacco Displays Will Be Banned

Today is Wednesday 9th March and it is National No Smoking Day. In the news today is the story that the government will announce two ideas which are intended to reduce the number of smokers in the UK. The first idea is to ban displays of tobacco…
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Self-hypnosis May Help Tourette's Tics

For those with Tourette's syndrome life can be pretty tough but research suggests that children and young adults may be able to gain some degree of control over their involuntary tics through self hypnosis. The research is still at a very…
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Hypnotise Your Patients, Surgeons Told

Hypnosis has no negative side-effects. It makes operations quicker, as the patient is able to talk to the surgeon as the operation proceeds, and it is cheaper than conventional pain relief. Since it does not interfere with the workings of the body, the patient recovers faster, too.
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Reduce Hot Flushes Through Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has been found to be a very effective tool for women going through the menopause. The visualisation of cooling images and remembering being cold can reduce the severity and frequency of the hot flushes a new American study has found."This…