Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis
- the truth
In hypnotherapy, most people
are usually wide awake and therefore aware of being in total control
of the situation. During hypnotherapy, a subject will often lend
control to the hypnotherapist, but it can be taken back at any
time: a good
therapist will make no secret of this. Contrast this with a stage
hypnotist who tries to persuade people of the opposite.
There are many strange ideas about hypnosis,
some of which lean towards the realms of myth and magic. Hypnosis
is a natural state of relaxation which was misleadingly named: “hypno-sis” implies
being fast asleep which is usually not so.
The hypnotic levels of consciousness cover a
range of awareness states about halfway between full alertness
and sleep. So it's a perfectly natural state through which you
pass twice every day: when going to sleep and when waking up.
Over the years we have helped many people with
different problems. We are used to being a ''last resort'' when
other approaches have failed.
Whatever gets in your way hypnotherapy can
help. Susan Gale of the Beltain Centre
in Dorchester, works co-operatively with the subconscious mind
to help you break bad habits, gain confidence and also develop
a much more positive attitude. She has many ways to help you succeed,
even if previously you have failed.
Products and Prices
At Beltain we can supply very effective recorded stress busting therapies on cassette tape or CD (complete with explanations and instructions) for you to try for yourself at home.
A comprehensive Guide to Professional Hypnotherapy textbook by Roger Sleet is also available.
For more information about these and for our prices, please see the Prices page.
Why Natural Therapies?
The philosophy behind Natural Therapies like
hypnotherapy is that our own natural healing abilities should
be helped and encouraged
to enable us to throw off any illness, disease or other problem,
rather than suppressing them with drugs or attacking them by
invasive therapies as a matter of course.
At some time in our lives, we are all likely
to need therapeutic help. In some areas, the standard medical help
could not be bettered, particularly with physical injuries. However,
there is a growing concern about such things as the little time
many medical practitioners can spend with individual patients and
the apparent obsession in some areas with the use of drugs. Some
prescribed drugs are highly addictive. Many have unfortunate side
effects. You may be unhappy at the idea of continually taking drugs
to suppress symptoms instead of dealing with the underlying problems
once and for all.
These very real concerns, together with the need
to be treated as an individual, and the wish to take a more active
role in their recovery and ongoing good health, mean more and more
people are looking for an effective alternative, like hypnotherapy.
Natural therapies are being used to replace or
complement and support other treatments so recovery can be quicker
and more complete. Natural therapies take a more individual and
holistic (whole person) approach. Natural therapies work with our
own natural healing processes to produce a lasting result. This
means they can be used to sort out all aspects of the problem and
this leads to much more complete solutions, clearing any underlying
problems as well as the symptoms. Hypnotherapy is
a particularly effective way to do this.
Training as a Hypnotherapist
Perhaps you are thinking of a career as a hypnotherapist
and are wondering about where to get good training. Roger
M. Sleet has been training hypnotherapists for more
than twenty years. Most of his ex-students are now successful therapists
working in their
own centres, both overseas and in the U.K.
Training courses in hypnotherapy are personal and interactive. At the end of the course, students take the entrance examination for membership of the Institute of Natural Therapy. This is also a recognised qualification for membership of the General Hypnotherapy Register. See the Training page for more information.