Clinical hypnosis is a research based method of therapy that is underpinned by the science of psychoneuroimmunology, or PNI, which is the connection between the physiological and psychological person.
Hypnosis is a completely normal state that occurs in everyone when certain physiological and psychological conditions are in place. This can happen naturally several times a day, as in daydreaming or reverie, but when brought about deliberately with the aid of a hypnotherapist it can be used to achieve specific goals, indeed it is possible to influence and direct changes in feelings and belief systems and therefore ultimately behaviour.
Hypnosis induces a deeply relaxed but fully conscious cognitive state which allows heightened awareness, creativity and the absorption of beneficial suggestion and learning.
Hypnosis may be successfully used to address problems originating from past or present trauma; the stresses and anxieties caused by contemporary life; or to overcome unwanted habits or create desired new ones, for example:
Hypnosis is not something done to you, it is a completely natural and safe mammalian state, the hypnotherapist simply guides you to your desired outcome. Nobody can be hypnotised against their will, nor made to do anything they do not want to do, the hypnotised person is always in control.
Following a degree in philosophy and psychology and with a keen interest in psychology and understanding the human condition, Fiona attained training and a post graduate certificate in clinical hypnosis awarded by the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. She lives on the outskirts of Canterbury with her husband, dogs, horses, and various other animals!