Hypnotherapy is a term used to represent a technique that utilizes hypnosis as a tool to achieve state of focused awareness and concentration with the help of clinical hypnotherapist. To throw some more clarity on this aspect, we can refer to the statement of an expert hypnotherapist Diane Zimberoff, who says “we can compare our unconscious mind to a computer’s file system.
Our certified and experienced clinical hypnotherapist are genuinely interested to help you improve your life situation and manage your struggles to provide clarity, peace, and happiness.
Hypnotherapy refers to a technique where an individual is guided by a clinical hypnotherapist into a trance-like state to achieve a state of focused awareness and concentration. Expert hypnotherapist, Diane Zimberoff, compares our subconscious mind to a computer’s hard drive system where we store each emotion, thought, and experience we have had.
Issues we can help with:
- Alcohol Use
- Anger Management
- Antisocial Personality
- Behavioural Issues
- Career Guidance
- Child or Adolescent
- Coping Skills
- Domestic Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Emotional Disturbance
- Family Conflict
- Internet Addiction
- Life Coaching
- Life Transitions
- Men’s Issues
- Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
- Peer Relationships
- Racial Identity
- Relationship Issues
- School Issues
- Self Esteem
- Sex Therapy
- Sexual Addiction
- Testing and Evaluation
- Video Game Addiction
- Weight Loss
Affordable hypnosis and hypnotherapy service
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy helps healing as a natural, powerful and quick intervention for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety, and mood disorders. It helps to break free from old problems, habits and phobias. Clinical Hypnotherapy is endorsed by international psychological associations like American Psychological Association
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis as a tool and can be useful for changing behaviours (e.g., quit smoking, adopt healthy exercise habits), reducing chronic and acute pain (e.g., childbirth), and alleviating mental conditions such as anxiety and mood disorders. Clinical Hypnotherapy is endorsed by international psychological associations like American Psychological Association
It is especially noteworthy to mention that Hypnotherapy helps
- To experience rapid change and effective results
- To bridge our conscious and subconscious mind
- To relax deeply and communicate directly with the subconscious
- To open new perspectives leading to changes
Why You Need it?
Stress impacts you both physically and mentally, affecting your health adversely. You may be experiencing work or emotional stress. If you are experiencing any of these stress symptoms, then they could be the warning signs you shouldn’t ignore:
Stress impacts you both at the physical and mental level, and this could affect your health adversely. You may experience work or emotional stress. However, stress may be experienced in the form of symptoms such as:
- Exam Anxiety
- Stress Management
- Fears and Phobias
- Quit Habits like Smoking
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Confidence Building
- Positive Self-esteem
- Exam Nerves
- Performance Anxiety
- Public Speaking Fears
- Physical ailments including Pain Management
If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is highly recommended you seek interventions for stress.
How can Rogerian Psychology Singapore Help You?
Hypnosis can offer long-lasting desired changes because it talks directly to our subconscious mind. With hypnotherapy, our conscious and unconscious are able to agree with each other’s viewpoints. As a result, the changes reflected are multifold. In the hands of a trained hypnotherapist, it is safe and empowering. Insightful in singapore can help you work on your issues as mentioned above like fears, phobias, self-empowerment, coping with anxiety, breaking a habit, quitting to smoke, with our trained clinical hypnotherapist.
Hypnosis is the process of shifting back and forth between the conscious and the subconscious mind. Studies show that humans experience this shifting between 80-90% of the day. The Conscious Mind helps us to process our daily activities, thinking, problem-solving, and communication. Surprisingly, the conscious mind takes up only 10% of the total capacity of the mind. The remaining 90% of our mind is taken up by the subconscious. The subconscious controls all the activities that the conscious mind is largely unaware of. Our subconscious mind is likened to our hard drive which stores data files in our computer (conscious mind). This hard drive consists of single experiences, thoughts and emotions that are not easily accessed by the conscious mind. Instead, the conscious mind only contains current information, but is very limited in tracing back information from the hard drive.
Our unconscious is like our hard drive, where we store every experience, emotion and thought we have had. In a relaxed-hyper focused state of hypnosis, under the guidance of hypnotherapist, we can run a google search on our unconscious, pulling up repressed memories and buried emotions at the root of our mental health challenges”.
In a relaxed-hyper focused state of hypnosis, we can run a search engine like Google on our subconscious mind, revealing repressed memories and buried emotions at the root of our mental health challenges. We can also identify patterns that have developed which are key areas to target change. These could be related to unhealthy behaviours like smoking, overeating and excessive drinking. With the guidance of a certified hypnotherapist, our client can join us on an internal search through the archives of the subconscious mind to trace back the experiences and subconscious decisions that were made in the past that have led to these unhealthy behaviours. This can help discover subconscious patterns that trigger the development of poor behaviours and effectively change them.
Hypnosis can be explained as a trance like state in which a person’s attention is detached from his immediate environment and is absorbed by inner experiences such as feelings, cognition, and imagery. A hypnotic reality is created by the therapist and the client by use and acceptance of suggestion. A study conducted by American Psychiatry Association 2005, showed that every living being experienced the state of hypnosis in one way or the other. Day dreaming is considered a way of experiencing light trance. There are two more levels of experiencing trance, medium and deep level trance. In medium level trance the person feels as if he has fallen asleep, but he is still awake.Hypnosis can be explained as a trance-like state in which a person’s attention is detached from his immediate environment and is absorbed by inner experiences such as feelings, thoughts, and imagery. A hypnotic reality is created by the therapist and the client by giving them suggestions that may or may not achieve desired results. A study conducted by the American Psychiatry Association in 2005, showed that humans experience the state of hypnosis in one way or the other. There are three levels of experience trance. The first, light trance, can consist of daydreaming. In medium level trance, the person feels as if he has fallen asleep, but he is still awake. In deep level trance, the mind and body is totally relaxed and the mind is “blank” with no thoughts. This state is most effective for introducing suggestions.
Some of the characteristics of medium level trance are:
- Body sinking into the chair.
- Relaxed jaws
- Flattened facial features.
- Eye catalepsy
- Heaviness in limbs
Deep trance or somnambulistic state can be characterized by:
- Out of body feeling (depersonalization)
- Full anaesthesia to the extent that the person can get surgery performed without any pain.
Medium trance is the most effective state for hypnotherapy.
Every client who undergoes hypnosis need not necessarily feel the same way or experience the trance phenomenon in a similar manner. Some people may feel dramatic results while others may just feel relaxed. Some of the effects that people may feel are:
Some clients can recall everything and can even have a conversation under hypnosis. They are fully aware during the entire experience. Other clients experience a deep state of relaxation to the extent that they feel detached from what is happening.
Under hypnosis the client may hear surrounding noises, but it does not interfere with the focus on the problem or the challenge the client wants to deal with.
Under hypnosis, the client may be aware of the surrounding environment and noises, but it does not interfere with their focus on the problem or challenge that the client wants to deal with.
The client conscious mind is not active which in turn leads to the activation of unconscious mind. This makes him calmer and therefore more receptive to facing their problems or fears. (Jensen et al 2005, 2015)
The client’s subconscious mind overrides the conscious mind. This makes him calmer and therefore more receptive to facing their problems or fears. (Jensen et al 2005, 2015)
The hypnotic trance is a tool to solve various mental and physical problems. Research suggests that some possible applications include (Hauser et al, 2016)
- Accessing the mind-body link to relieve chronic pain and acute pain, including during childbirth and surgery.
- Effective for irritable bowel syndrome and dermatological conditions
- Helping people quit smoking and deal with eating disorders by suggesting healthier behaviours.
- Diving deep into the subconscious to treat mental health issues like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction.
In 2009 an article in health psychology (vol.28 No.3), Montgomery and colleagues reported a study which found that a combination of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy could reduce fatigue for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Montgomery further says, “hypnosis helps patient to reduce their distress and have positive expectations about the outcome of surgery”.The acceptance of hypnosis as a mode of treatment in field of mental health and medicine is increasing because of methodical and empirical work of many research pioneers.
An article published in the Health Psychology Journal (vol.28 No.3) in 2009 featured Montgomery and colleagues who reported a study which found that a combination of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy effectively reduced fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Hypnosis also helped reduce distress among patients and develop positive expectations about the outcome of surgery. The increasing acceptance of hypnosis as a mode of treatment in the field of mental health and medicine has been mainly attributed to the success of methodical and empirical work of many research pioneers.
How can Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy be helpful?
Moving away from the pop-mumbo jumbo about hypnosis or hypnotherapy, the clinical applications for hypnosis is useful for smoking cessation, pain management, stress and anxiety management, addiction? To know more about how hypnotherapy can be helpful, reach out to us for a free 15 minute consultation!
Hypnosis has useful clinical applications for changing unhealthy behaviours (i.e., smoking cessation, alcohol management, addiction), pain management, stress, and anxiety management. To know more about how hypnotherapy can be helpful, reach out to us for a free 15 minute consultation!
Sarah-El Low graduated with a Masters (MSc) with distinction in Health Psychology in 2001. She is also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Singapore Psychological Society (SPS). She also has a Diploma in Human Nutrition, and Certification as a Consultant in Weight Management. She is specially trained in managing the body-mind connection, behavioural medicine for chronic diseases and health related issues, therapy for children, and elderly (with their caregivers), weight management, stress management, therapy and prevention for depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues. As a health psychologist, she practices a unique combination of psychological therapies and food nutrition and/or supplementation to help with various conditions.
She is also a Certified Master Practitioner for Hypnotherapy, NeuroLinguist Programming (NLP), and TimeLine Therapy (TLT), endorsed by the American Board of Hypnotherapy, NLP and TLT.. Her treatment plan is highly customised, according to the unique needs of the individuals.
She was formerly a psychologist in the Health Promotion Board; specialised in therapy with children and teens (with their parents) in the Student Health Center (SHC) for weight management and various behavioural and psychological issues. She was also involved in the watershed project, where her team revamped the Trim-And-Fit (TAF – 2003) Club to the current school-based physical education programme today. In addition, she was also involved in the counseling and management of pregnant teenagers (under 16 years old). Under the special projects department in HPB, she conducted training, organised events, developed programmes, and undertook various frontline projects, one of which was research work for SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – 2003), had first-hand information and data on SARS, and researched on the psychological effects of the outbreak.
To know more about what Sarah-El can help you with, reach out to us for more information.
A typical hypnotherapy session will last between 1 to 2 hours.
This article uses material from WebMD and other useful references for migrant issues. The article is for use of reference and information only, for specific diagnoses and treatment, please reach out to our licensed and/or certified professionals.