What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a psychological state of consciousness that is achieved when our brain experiences a focused sense of calm and relaxation. In this state of mind, usually between the Alpha and Theta state (see image below), we can bypass the highly analytical but limited conscious mind to access the more powerful and resourceful subconscious mind. 

How the mind works…

All day long, we consciously analyse and process information through our 5 senses at rapid speed to make decisions that align with our “belief system” to keep us safe and happy.

To make these decisions, we consciously send information to our subconscious mind; which is the library of our life experiences. In this library, the books can be viewed as our “beliefs” and so our subconscious mind guides us on what decision to make based on previous life experiences – or our “belief system” – which keeps us safe, results in a positive outcome or simply makes us “feel good”.

For example; consciously you know exactly how many sugars you like in your morning coffee based on years and years of experience or learned behaviour. 

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the process of using hypnosis as a tool for therapeutic purposes. 

For example; using hypnosis can help change an indoctrinated “belief” that 2 sugars in your morning coffee is the best decision for you, by suggesting that no sugar at all in your coffee is a far healthier and therefore better decision for you!


As we know, the mind is an extremely complex system full of childhood memories, life experiences, learned behaviours and conditioned expectations. How often do you “tidy up” your mind though? Have you spent time sifting through all of your life experiences to upgrade some of the out of date or unwanted beliefs that make up your belief system? Well, not to worry because that is what I am here for!

"Your mind is a garden.
Your thoughts are the seeds.
You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds"

Hypnotherapy can help with just about anything because our mindset is the foundation for how we experience something and how we then respond to that experience. The following is just a small list of physical and emotional conditions that hypnotherapy can help with: 

  • Stress
  • Anxiety (all forms)
  • Addictions including smoking, alcohol consumption etc
  • Grief
  • Food and weight management
  • Fears and phobias
  • Pain management
  • Bad habits and obsessive tendencies 
  • much, much more…