We sometimes know that we would like to change in some way, but find ourselves unable to put our plans into action. Our conscious intention is interfered with by our subconscious.
Hypnotherapy uses a light trance to allow the mind and body to achieve a state of deep relaxation. During this relaxed state, the mind can let go of anxieties and enter a powerful solution-based mode, finding solutions and changing negative thought patterns to positive ones.
The therapist guides the client in focusing on the changes they would like to make in their lives, and during trance, the subconscious can be helped to find its own solutions. The subconscious mind becomes more receptive to new patterns of behaviour. Negative behaviour patterns can be replaced with positive patterns and unwanted habits changed.
The trance state is a very natural state of highly focused attention, similar to that experienced when absorbed in a good book, watching a film or daydreaming. No one can be forced to go into a trance against their will. The client remains in control at all times and is aware of everything going on around them.