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What is Hypnotherapy

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is completely safe, you are in complete control and you will only accept suggestions that are for your benefit.

 So what is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a super-relaxed state of mind, it’s that state of being which makes you feel so good, because you are both physically and mentally relaxed, it’s what’s known as an altered state of consciousness.  

It enables you to connect with your subconscious mind where you can recall memories, experiences, or events that have influenced your beliefs. It also enables you to take yourself to an inner place of centeredness, where ideas and suggestions are accepted as being true, there is no logical evaluation.  

Whilst in a hypnotic state, suggestions are communicated to your unconsious mind, which enable you to bring about the change that is right for you. You will accept these suggestions or ideas as being true because in this state you have turned off your inner chatter box, the voice that tells you what is and what is not possible.

Should I expect to feel hypnotised?

Every day for some part of the day, you daydream, eating breakfast, driving the car, these are very normal states which everyone experiences.  

People often come with the expectation that there is something different about being in a hypnotic state which is different from their normal state of consciousness. This is not the case; a light state of hypnosis is simply a feeling of deep relaxation. For example, have you ever been so focused on your internal thoughts, that you haven’t noticed what’s going on around you? eg driving to work… you arrive and can’t remember the journey.

Will I feel relaxed?

Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and with increased levels of relaxation, the greater your experience.

 Will I be in control?

You are in complete and absolute control, it’s really important that you understand that I can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do, we work collaboratively. Your unconscious mind will only accept suggestions for your higher good and will reject those suggestions that aren’t, just like your body rejects a splinter. 

Your unconscious mind has enormous power and wisdom and if you tap into it, it will enable you to achieve your goals.

Success Stories

Having experienced what seemed to have been a life time of unfortunate issues throughout my childhood and adult life I developed difficulty dealing with anger in certain situations. I had already dealt with alcohol addiction which I thought at first was the route cause of my uncontrollable outbursts of anger.  Despite not having drank alcohol for over ten years and was still experiencing the problem.

As Many of us do I had buried my head in the sand for some time and found it simpler to find other scape goats or reasons to justify my actions and behaviour.

I decided to look for alternative ways to help with the issue. Nicola had been recommended by one of her previous clients, and although nervous at first, I was soon made welcome feeling relaxed and confident that I may finally have found a route to solving the problem.

Anger Management

I was very fortunate to find Nicci through an online search. I contacted her via email and she promptly replied. She offered me an initial consultation (with no charge) which I found super helpful, to give us both a chance to meet and to see how I felt about opening up to her.

Within seconds (literally) of meeting I felt extremely comfortable in Nicci's presence and talked at ease. I left feeling really positive.

I quickly signed up to a 6 week course and it was one of the best things I've ever done. Each session allowed me to open up and to talk with ease. Nicci was caring and incredibly helpful in stopping my nail/skin picking habit, as well as offering so many more helpful tips to enable me to cope with the every day stresses of life as a working mum.

The hypnosis sessions were very relaxing and really helped me.

Thank you Nicci. 😊

Breaking Unhealthy Habits

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Tue, Fri: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday: Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Nicci Murphy

Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner

As Shakespeare once said,

"Thinking's never good or bad, it's thinking makes it so..."