Hypnotherapy has become one of the most recognised forms of complementary therapy available and, as a result, a question I get asked frequently is ‘what is hypnotherapy?’

I am Jo Cook from Bright Butterfly Hypnotherapy, in Staffordshire,  I am a qualified and registered Hypnotherapist and Coach based in Congleton in Cheshire and Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire. I am here to spread a bit of light on this foggy subject.

Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy in simple terms hypnotherapy is basically the use of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

During hypnotherapy Staffordshire I aim to relax the conscious part of the mind, as well as simultaneously stimulating and focusing the subconscious part of the mind. This process results in a heightened state of awareness by using skills of relaxation techniques, which allows me to then make appropriate suggestions.

Hypnotherapy is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, such as hypnotherapy for weightloss also for stress related issues and for a range of long term conditions, such as hypnotherapy for confidence. In recent years hypnotherapy has been gaining a lot of credibility in the medical world with a recommendation from the national institute for health and care excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

While more concrete evidence is needed to support the use of hypnosis in additional areas as an alternative to conventional medicine, many have found the process has been incredibly effective either when used in tandem with traditional treatment or when used independently after other avenues have been exhausted.

Hypnotherapy staffordshire can help you overcome any patterns, anxieties or problems that are affecting your everyday life. I specialise in using hypnosis for weight loss and hypnosis for confidence. It can be used to treat various emotional or physiological conditions and can also help unlock potential and boost self confidence.

Hypnotherapy can help you bring about the permanent change so that you can be in control of your life.

Areas that hypnotherapy is helpful

Skin conditions – some studies suggest that hypnotherapy can be beneficial for childhood eczema. It may also be useful for other minor skin conditions, especially those made worse by stress, if used alongside medicine.

Losing weight and quitting smoking – hypnotherapy may help some people to lose weight and to quit smoking

Anxiety, pregnancy and birth – hypnotherapy is widely promoted as a treatment for anxiety, it has shown some promise in preventing anxiety in pregnancy and relieving pain in labour and childbirth.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – some research studies have suggested that hypnotherapy may help with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome such as abdominal pain.

Is hypnotherapy safe?

Hypnosis is completely safe and is a highly beneficial procedure when facilitated by an ethical and trained professional. As with all therapies, it is important to to chose a therapist that has been properly trained and one that you feel you can relate to and build up a rapport with.

Hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind. Contrary to many myths, you can not be made to do something that is against your morals and ethics whilst under hypnotherapy and you always have control and are able to return to full working state at any time if you wanted or needed to. The number one job of the subconscious mind is to protect you.

As a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist providing hypnotherapy in Staffordshire, I am here to help you make permanent changes and to overcome a problem that you may have been affecting you for years.

Try our free hypnosis downloads for hypnotherapy for weightloss or hypnosis for confidence.

Bright Butterfly helps women to gain control of their eating, so they can start to lose weight, regain their ‘inner sparkle’ and feel great about themselves again.

Book in for a hypnotherapy consultation in Stoke-on-Trent or Congleton to find out more.