The state of Hypnosis (Focused Relaxation) is has probably been with us since early humans began to evolve into more sentient beings. If you’ve ever sat and simply stared for a while into the fire or a carpet or the TV and even though your eyes are open, they’re not focused on anything specific, instead your thoughts are very much focused on something very specific… that’s self hypnosis. Our distant ancestors spent a lot of their time, just staring into the fire and thinking! And what about when you become really engrossed in a film and you’re asked a question you don’t hear, that’s self hypnosis, or the one that really worries most of us, you drive from A to B totally absorbed by some other deep thoughts. And you get to B remembering hardly any of the journey, again that’s a state of self hypnosis you slipped into during your very deep thoughts. Of course you drove with no issues what so ever because the subconscious part of your brain allowed you to, it knows from years of trial and error exactly how to drive the car without you having to think about it!
And the use of Hypnosis for therapeutic treatment (Hypnotherapy), has been used across multiple cultures and generations, by the recognised practitioners of those times, for the last 250 years or more. I myself as a Local Therapist have been qualified and practicing as a Clinical Hypnotherapist for over 10yrs now, assisting Clients with a whole range of psychological issues including:- Anxiety, Unwanted Behaviours, Addictions, Trauma/PTSD, Confidence, Sexual Issues, Stop Smoking and Weight Loss.