Haran Rasalingam BA(Hons) DipCHyp HPD NLP Prac MNCH

Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Trance, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has been used in various forms for many centuries to help people to unblock unconscious limitations and to enable growth towards happiness and full potential.

Most people can recognise that they have at various stages in their lives encountered a conflict between what they want to do and what they actually do, whether it be wanting to stop smoking but not being able to, wanting to lose weight but finding it difficult to change their eating routine or to exercise regularly, wanting to give presentations confidently but finding themselves overcome with nerves, wanting to perform well at a sport but folding under pressure. All these dilemmas can be successfully addressed with hypnotherapy.

Trance is a naturally-occurring state in all human beings, one which we all go in and out of throughout the day. Typically, it is experienced as daydreaming or 'drifting off' or 'being miles away'. Whenever you are sitting in a meeting at work or in a lecture at college and suddenly realise that you haven't heard a word that has been said for the last ten minutes, that is trance! Being engrossed in a book or a film is also a trance state as is driving home and realising that you have arrived having barely been aware of the journey.

These states of mind are absolutely familiar to everyone and we are all able to 'snap out' of them if we wish. Hypnosis is the technique of guiding someone (or yourself) into a trance state. Hypnotherapy is the use of the technique of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes.