Hypnosis is nothing unusual in fact it’s a perfecly natural state.
We all slip into trance many times a day, like when we’re daydreaming, become engrossed in a good book or movie, driving to a familiar place, cycling, walking in nature or watching something mesmerising like this image…
Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. Hypnotherapy uses this focused attention to facilitate positive change.
In fact, simply by controlling your breath you’ll be able to induce yourself into a light trance in less than a minute, if you fancy it…
The following picture demonstrates how to breathe into your stomach (diaphragmatic breathing)
When you’ve got the hang of it, take 5 breaths in sync with the gif below…
You have now begun to ‘breathe manually’ and by taking control of your breath you will have slowed down your heart rate, reduced your blood pressure, reduced cortisol and adrenaline in your body and replaced it with some of your natural feelgood chemicals like endorphin, oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine.
We may not always be able to control what goes on around us, our environment, how other people behave or respond, but there is so much we can control within ourselves. And not just our emotional responses but to an impressive degree (as demonstrated) some physical ones too.
I never fail to be blown away by how simple it is to take control of some of our involuntary bodily functions just with the power of our mind.
So if we are able to control something as fundamental as our breathing, heart rate and blood pressure, imagine what wonders could lie ahead?
If you would like to know more about Clinical Hypnotherapy and how it can help you to change and improve your life, visit:
And remember… “A Beautiful Life Begins With a Beautiful Mind.”
Gail Marra D.Hyp MNCH (Acc) LAPHP is a GHR registered Clinical Hypnotherapist accredited by the National Council for Hypnotherapy, Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council
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