"You know already that hypnosis is a form of relaxation. As the patient relaxes more and more, deeper and deeper, a feeling of euphoria is brought on - a feeling of well-being, of contentment- which the patient has, perhaps, never before known. As this feeling increases, he gets a greater sense of confidence in himself and the doctor. In this euphoric state it seems to the patient that all is right with the world and that anything within human reason is possible. He therefore accepts at face value - without criticism - any suggestion that appears reasonable and pleasing to him."
Dave Elman, p114, "Hypnotherapy", 1977.
Hypnosis is a way of accessing your subconscious mind. This part of your mind is the most powerful part of a human being, containing all your wisdom and intelligence, your intuition, instincts and perception. It is your untapped resource for creativity and imagination.
Your subconscious mind is the part of your brain that is responsible for all bodily functions (e.g. breathing, blood circulation, cell renewal, healing, etc.) and automatic behaviour (habits and learnt skills). The sub-conscious is also the source of your emotions and therefore directs nearly all your behaviour.
Hypnosis is a safe way of accessing your natural resources and by issuing new instructions you can literally reprogramme your mind to create seemingly miraculous and effortless changes in you, your behaviour and your body.
Hypnosis is the doorway to your inner world, the realms of your imagination and dreams. You can enter this world to improve your well-being and the quality of your life.
You already know what hypnosis feels like – you have already experienced natural hypnotic states everyday of your life. For example, watching TV, day dreaming, getting lost in a good book or driving on "automatic pilot". These are pleasant, dreamlike states when we "drift-off" and our sub-conscious mind takes over.
You can enter hypnosis with the help of a qualified Hypnotherapist, or by learning self-hypnosis.