Hypnotherapy Explained

Fast and effective help using hypnotherapy in Liverpool.

Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of hypnosis to help people change for the better.

Hypnosis is a very natural state of pleasant deep relaxation. During hypnosis you are not asleep, you are in a state of heightened awareness, where the mind remains clear, alert and focused on something.

Hypnosis may feel as if you are daydreaming which many people experience on a daily basis. For example, if you have ever been so absorbed in a book or a film it has felt as if you are actually there, that is a form of hypnosis.

You always remain in control. You cannot do or say anything contrary to your conscious wishes, behaviour or morality. For most people there is actually no such thing as a ‘hypnotised feeling’ only a feeling of calmness, possibly the most relaxed feeling you can achieve without actually being asleep.


Most symptoms result from conflict between the conscious and subconscious parts of our mind. During hypnosis, the active conscious part of your mind is completely relaxed. This allows you to tune into your subconscious so that therapy can work at a deeper level. This can facilitate the successful treatment of conflicts.

Hypnotherapy combines hypnosis with either suggestion or analytical techniques to help resolve any emotional issues that may be having a negative effect on your life in some way.

Once in a state of relaxation the subconscious mind is open and very receptive to positive suggestions in the case of suggestion therapy. For those clients requiring hypnoanalysis to resolve their issues, the relaxed state of hypnosis enables them to work with me to discover and resolve the cause of their problem and their symptoms improve as a result.

I use two different types of hypnotherapy:
Suggestion Therapy and Hypnoanalysis

What is Suggestion therapy?

Suggestion therapy is also known as Clinical Hypnotherapy, Suggestion Hypnosis or Clinical Hypnosis.

Suggestion therapy makes use of beneficial suggestions for simple problems such as smoking, nail biting, pre-test nerves, relaxation, confidence boosting etc, and which require one or two sessions. Suggestion therapy is successful because it works with the individual’s own will power by making strong, positive suggestions about something the individual would like to achieve or be, in preference to their present situation.

Once the client is in a relaxed state I use a series of positive, very specifically worded suggestions to help the client change the habit or behaviour they wish to resolve.

At the end of the session, the client feels very refreshed and relaxed.


What is Hypnoanalysis?

Analytical Therapy is based on the theory of “cause and effect”. In other words, when someone has a symptom (the effect) then there must be something that is creating that symptom and it is the original problem (the cause) that needs to be discovered. Hypnoanalysis combines hypnosis with psychotherapy. This helps with particularly emotional problems, by dealing with the underlying causes of a person’s difficulties.

Hypnoanalysis treats the emotional root cause, not just the symptom. As a result, clients are able to resolve the cause of their symptoms and the client becomes free of the symptoms that were having such a negative effect on their life, giving fast, effective, empowering and long term change.

Hypnoanalysis is the gentlest, most effective form of hypnotherapy for the resolution of personal, emotional and psychological problems such as fears, phobias, anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, addictions and many other symptoms.

Most clients usually take about 4 – 6 sessions for a good result. This is totally individual and confidential.

Client’s who have experienced this therapy find:

  • They not only resolve their particular problem, but afterwards typically feel more relaxed, calmer, more resilient to stress and they feel happier
  • They feel like a huge weight has been lifted from their shoulders
  • They cope better using their own resources
  • They feel more emotionally balanced and more confident
  • They feel re-energised and empowered so they are able to move forward in life with new levels of understanding and self awareness


I offer caring and professional help for the treatment of emotional and psychological discomfort through a combination of hypnotherapy and counselling.

For more information or to make an appointment please call 0800 035 2708
email: info@crosbyhypnotherapy.co.uk

Hypnotherapy is approved by the British Medical Association and the American Medical Association. 


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