Can you be too anxious for hypnotherapy to work?

Has somebody told you that you have to relax for hypnotherapy to work? Or have you tried it with somebody who didn’t realise that you can’t be too anxious for hypnotherapy to work?

Hypnosis is not about relaxing, although that is a commonly used method to attain a trance state. However, it is a fallacy that you need to be able to relax in order to benefit from hypnotherapy.

There are many ways to get into trance and one of my favourites for people who are afraid of ‘letting go’ or using relaxation is a combination of EFT and NLP where you are always awake and aware.

Having said that, relaxation is obviously a very useful skill to learn for anxiety!

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by Gayle Joubert

Hypnotherapy & NLP

Hypnotherapy can help you to get rid of unwanted habits, fears and phobias; help you to control weight; handle stress; boost self-esteem; overcome depression and many other problems that are of an emotional or psychological nature. It is a completely safe, relaxing and nurturing technique.

Contrary to popular belief, a Hypnotherapist cannot control you or make you do things against your will – neither would we want to! In Hypnotherapy you remain awake, aware and in control. You are fully able to see, hear, talk and remember. In order to benefit from hypnotherapy, you need to be in a natural state of mind, which utilises the power of your focussed attention and imagination to help provide beneficial change.

Hypnosis goes deep, to the inner store-house of our beliefs and learned responses, which is why it has found wide acceptance in treating disorders such as over-eating and smoking. By getting where the addiction lies hypnosis can suppress the addiction and replace it with positive behaviour

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do. Your therapist may use NLP techniques while talking to you in ordinary conversation, or ask you to do short and effective exercises.

Using unique trance language and processes, NLP helps you to change behaviours and overcome trauma. It is a method that gives you the ability to choose your mental, emotional, and physical states of well-being.With NLP, you learn how to grow from every single life experience, thus increasing your ability to create a better quality of life.

Our NLP Practitioners:

Gayle Joubert

Kay Cooke