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Hypnosis and hypnotherapy


Daniel Baines, M. OST, is an osteopath and hypnotherapist at J R & Associates and explains his take on how hypnotherapy works.


Hypnosis is a state of focused awareness, where you can reach into your creative imagination, push aside the judging, analysing part of your conscious mind and give yourself the space to think, feel and respond differently. If you were a car and your life was a road, hypnotherapy empowers you to climb back behind the steering wheel and realise that by simply clearing off the dusty windscreen you can see the road more clearly and from a wonderfully different perspective. Hypnotherapy quite simply makes it easy to change.

First of all let me explain that I believe everyone is going through their life in different states of ‘trance’, be it the ‘I need a cigarette to de-stress’ trance or the ‘I’m no good at socialising in large groups’ trance. Paradoxically, my role as a hypnotist is to de-hypnotise you and help you break these patterns and allow you to create your own ‘feel better‘ trance.

Hypnotherapy is not about fixing anything but, rather, waking up our own natural talents and creating new perspectives and possibilities. It is about challenging our learned and limiting beliefs, engrained habits and responses so we can re-learn to experience living to our full potential again.
Here are just a few of its more common uses, but there are more:

  1. Pain

  2. Anxiety and panic attacks

  3. Phobias

  4. Public speaking

  5. Sports performance

  6. Weight control

  7. Smoking

  8. Sleeping

  9. Confidence

  10. Pregnancy and birth

  11. Confidence




Hypnotherapy works, however you might be curious which kind of people it works really well for?
Despite appearances in stage shows, hypnosis is a collaborative effort between the hypnotist and you. The more engaged and empowered you are, the better the outcome. The people who it works best for are the people who are prepared to take an active role in the process. For people who are prepared to be honest with themselves about the things they need to work on, and who are committed to change, it works really well.

What can hypnotherapy help with?

Will hypnotherapy work for you?

Hypnosis demonstration of eye fixation induction, sleep click deepener and arm lock

Hypnosis demonstration of eye fixation induction, sleep click deepener and arm lock

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