HYPNOTHERAPY and its close relative hypnotism have been grossly misrepresented in movies and popular culture, says Nick Cornish from Heal Yourself Hypnotherapy.
He says in the real world swinging pendulums aren’t used to induce a state of hypnosis and reprogram clients’ brains.
At his Hamilton Hill practice he uses a series of scientifically structured phrases and stories to treat patients.
Mr Cornish says he has successfully used hypnotherapy to treat issues like weight gain, smoking, anxiety and low self-esteem.
“Hypnotherapy creates deep psychological change in a very positive way…and releases a lot of negativity and stress from the mind,” he says.
“Hypnotherapy is an ancient practice that has been used for thousands of years to allow communities of people to heal each other.
“In the last few hundred years it has been somewhat lost.
“In the next 10 to 20 years it is going to be mainstream, one of the more popular forms of therapy”.
During his sessions clients are put into a “deep daydream”– a relaxed state in-between consciousness and sleep.
Whilst in this state, Mr Cornish establishes new patterns in the unconscious mind that help clients in the months and years ahead.
The treatment even includes a specialised “lap banding” session, where a lap band is placed around the client’s stomach while they are in an hypnotic state.
by ALEX MURFETT
Heal Yourself Hypnotherapy
156 Rockingham Road, Hamilton Hill
0451 644 109