Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to put you into a trance like state where your body is deeply relaxed but your mind is active.
We all go into such states of mind naturally in daily life. For example, when we daydream or concentrate deeply on something.
A hypnotherapist can use various methods to help you into this state. They may speak to you slowly and soothingly. Or they may ask you to look at a fixed object in front of you or at the edge of your field of vision. You might feel heavy or light, but will remain relaxed and in control at all times.
No one is sure how hypnotherapy works. One theory is that your conscious mind switches off while you are relaxed. So your unconscious mind is open to suggestions. While you are in this state, your hypnotherapist will suggest things that might help you to change your behaviour in a positive way or to relieve physical symptoms.
Remember that even if you are hypnotised, you don’t have to take on the therapist’s suggestions. No one can hypnotise you if you don’t want them to.
I go to Alan Wise – www.journeyintothemind.co.uk
We followed the work of Simonton (a man ahead of his time popularising mind-body health). We used his method of psychoneuroimmunology on the unconscious mind and used visualisation to change the chemistry of the cancer cells (i.e. colour) so that the immune system (T cells) would be able to identify them and destroy them.
Because the unconscious mind confirmed the cancer is genetic, on another appointment we went deeper into the unconscious. I visualised seeing a sculpture of a double helix containing my DNA, so I could look for my diseased genes. I then visualised removing the cancer genes and patching up the helix ensuring all the remaining genes were the healthy ones.
I continue to use these visualisations especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night.