What is Hypnosis?


Def
 : ‘Hypnosis alters our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken’

Hypnosis has a dated, zany reputation, stemming from the turn of the century –  involving pendulums, out of body experiences, chicken impersonations and a ‘look into my eyes, look into my eyes’ analogy….

At the London Clinic of Hypnotherapy we want to eliminate all the myths and past associations.

It is recognised by the NHS as a complementary therapy and can help many problems from diabetic children with needle phobias to Company Directors crippled with the fear of presentations. It simply re programmes unwanted thought patterns to move forward the area of your life that needs attention. Change your thoughts to change your life.

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. We lull you into a deeply relaxed mode, gently allowing you to tune out of your conscious mind and daily routine. We can then access your subconscious mind, that is open to change. You have the power to do this also and we help you learn hypnotherapy techniques, suggestions and affirmations.

The conscious mind is in neutral and the subconscious mind is in gear. We suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle improvements to you, during the hypnotic state, after an in depth session to understand your individual needs. Everyone is unique.


For example, if you want to overcome a fear of flying, you may try everything consciously to do it, but will still fail as long as your subconscious mind retains this terror – therefore preventing you from succeeding solo.

Long term progress can be made by reprogramming your subconscious / unconscious landscape of the mind so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are challenged and therefore altered. You can remain fully awake and aware of your surroundings and situation, during hypnosis.

It is paramount you want to change your behavioural habit or addiction and are highly motivated to do so, you have to want the change for it to be fully effective.

Life is ever evolving and we need to move forward for positive outcomes. Our thoughts control our actions.

A survey of psychotherapy literature by Alfred Barios PHD revealed the following recovery rates:

PSYCHO ANALYSIS - after 600 sessions0%
CBT - after 28 sessions0%
HYPNOTHERAPY - after 6 sessions0%

IMPORTANT:

Please note that the effects of therapy may differ for different clients.No therapy can give you a 100% guarantee of a cure. All clients are required to complete a questionnaire form before undertaking hypnotherapy, in which you will be asked to disclose certain medical information.

Whilst clinical hypnotherapy is very safe, if you are epileptic, or undergoing psychiatric treatment, then you should obtain a letter from your medical practitioner to confirm that you may have hypnotherapy.

Our therapy

Lydia Johnson (BA Eng & Visual Arts, Midwifery trained, D. Hyp, NLP, GHR Reg. BATTH) – founder of London Clinic of Hypnotherapy – has undergone intensive, professional training in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Lydia is a contemporary, experienced Practitioner dealing with many issues and ailments including anxiety, low-esteem, childhood obstacles, sleep deprivation, hypno-birthing, relationship issues and depression – these can all be successfully treated with hypnotherapy.

She is qualified in teaching many useful techniques which quickly heal the symptoms – for positive, lasting change from minor to more deep-rooted conditions. Hypnosis is a safe way to open blocks, re-programme pathways and build confidence. Positive re-framing to uplift your thoughts and change your world, it is a supportive, effective transformational tool.

From a very early age, Lydia has been fascinated with the power of the mind and body connection. She has a compassionate and curious nature with a desire to help others. Lydia is very much solution focused in her therapy in a gentle and kind environment, using practical, modern and well researched techniques. These make significant, permanent changes in a relatively short amount of time.

It is important getting to know the client, using a holistic approach, looking at lifestyle and other areas that may be relevant – from diet and nutrition to stress levels and exercise.

Lydia is here to listen first and foremost and use her expertise to help you through challenging points in life. She feels natural empathy to all her clients. Lydia is mindful of the sensitive nature of each issue and sites confidentiality and discretion as imperative, along with the unique experience of each session.

The London Clinic of Hypnotherapy has two clinics, in Belsize Park North London and Shoreditch City/East London.

Please contact the clinic for a complimentary 20 minute consultation