What is hypnosis?
The hypnotic state or, more precisely, trance has nothing to do with myths as is often assumed. Trance is rather a natural state and each one of us is familiar with it from our everyday life. If, for example, we are reading a book or concentrating on an activity which makes us forget everything around us, then we are in a state of trance. We are in a state, where some particular thing forms the centre of our attention and for this moment everything irrelevant to this topic is faded out. By means of clinical hypnosis, you can learn to consciously use this state when dealing with problems in your everyday life.
Hypnosis can also be referred to as a ‘state of focused attention’ where one can use ones own potential – a potential of which one is often not even aware of – in order to achieve the changes desired.
Process of a hypnotherapeutic session
During hypnosis, the client retains control over the process; he or she experiences the hypnosis in a conscious way and has the possibility to leave the trance at any time. The therapist functions as a guide who focuses on the particular needs of the clients and supports them during this process.