What is Hypnosis and how Can it Help?


When you hear the word hypnosis, what immediately comes to mind? Is it a dark figure with a goatee swinging a pocket watch back and forth in an attempt to take control over your mind and make you “cluck” like a chicken?

If so, then it's time to turn off that image and pay attention.

Have you ever been watching a movie and felt like you were actually there? Or perhaps pulled into a good book by the words of the author? Maybe you were driving down the motorway unaware that you had missed your junction.

If so, congratulations! You have been hypnotised!

Hypnosis is commonly defined as a relaxed and focused state of concentration. When you were watching the movie, reading the book and driving down the motorway, you were relaxed in your environment and completely focused and concentrating on only one thing.


Hypnosis can be helpful in many ways, from remembering people's names to changing your lifestyle. Many people use hypnosis to change habits, such as quitting smoking, and form new habits, like exercising daily, or eating healthier. However, by combining hypnosis with certain psychotherapy techniques “Hypnotherapy” becomes a powerful therapeutic tool that allows people to control anxiety, stress and depression, confidence and self-esteem, anger and behavioral issues at a deeper level. In my clinic I regularly see people with the above issues and many more, addictions, fears and phobias, performance and even pain management to name just a few.


Research even suggests that hypnosis may be able to make your body look younger by reprogramming new cells and instructing them to find the healthiest blueprint to develop.  


The relaxation is a key part of being hypnotised, having a professional to guide you is a great tool. A qualified hypnotherapist can also help with uncovering some of the innermost issues you might have and fix your problem on a deeper level.


If you have any questions, most hypnotherapists will allow a free consultation so you can get the feel of them and their space. The biggest thing to remember is you must feel comfortable and be open to their practices if you want to make a change.

Hypnosis depends totally on you. However, “change must be sought by the seeker” without your comfort and willingness, hypnosis will not work, no matter however you try.

At the Halifax Hypnotherapy Clinic, we offer a 1-hour Free initial consultation which will help you understand the workings of the conscious and subconscious mind and what hypnosis really is, so you can make an informed decision.

So, if you want to make a change for the better, please get in touch, what have you got to lose? (after all, hypnosis can't make you do something against your will!). Please contact J Lowson Hypnotherapy at the Halifax Hypnotherapy Clinic.