What is Hypnosis – Clinical hypnotherapy – NLP World
Hypnosis is a widely accepted method for helping people make changes. Clinical Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic process designed to create an altered state of consciousness which stimulates the relaxation response and enables the mind to become suggestible.
This allows the creative parts of the brain to play with the suggested images thus altering the visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and the intuitive perceptions which, in turn, stimulates change.
The effectiveness of hypnosis is directly related to the ability to influence or persuade the unconscious or subconscious mind.
Any process which relies on communicating and making changes using the unconscious mind is hypnotic in nature.
Milton Erikson made marvellous inroads with his work from 1930 to 1980. He took it from where it had become a sideshow and put it back where it belongs, recognised as a valuable intervention for problems not easily removed by other means.