Hypnosis is one of the most controversial and least understood types of psychological treatment. Many people have seen hypnosis performed by “professionals” onstage and developed misconceptions about what it is and what it can accomplish. In fact, stage hypnosis has nothing to do with clinical hypnosis in Perth, which is a legitimate psychological phenomenon with valid uses in the mental health realm. Real hypnosis simply involves creating a state of concentration or focused attention, which leads to relaxation and enhanced suggestibility.

While “hypnotised”, clients receive positive suggestions from their therapists. These suggestions often have a lasting impact on the client because the hypnotic state makes people more receptive to what they hear. For example, you may not be open to a suggestion someone makes to you in a direct, upfront way, but you might be much more accepting of something your therapist says to you while you are in this state of heightened relaxation. The positive suggestions can take root in the back of your mind and lead to real psychological and behavioural changes.

Effective hypnotherapy training

Despite what you may have seen on TV or in comedy acts, people receiving clinical hypnotherapy training are in complete control of themselves and do not do things they would usually not. Also, it’s important to recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to therapy, and hypnotherapy is more effective for some people than for others. Some people appear to be more receptive to being hypnotised than others. People who find success through this method are typically those who choose to undergo the process and believe it can work.

Hypnotherapy may require more than one session to be effective and produce results that last. Therefore, clients often participate in multiple sessions to reinforce the positive suggestions they receive. People seek hypnotherapy in Perth for a variety of reasons including bad habits they want to break, remembering forgotten experiences, achieving better sleep, and addressing trauma and pain management, often achieving results after just one session.

Hypnotherapy provides tools and resources to help clients in trauma feel more in control of physiological responses, as well as working with subconscious beliefs about how and why traumatic events occurred. Hypnosis can help clients to process and release stored emotions/experiences related to trauma.

About Chelsea Psychology

At Chelsea Psychology, we offer hypnotherapy alongside a range of other treatment methods to address many issues. These include anxiety, depression, impulse control problems, anger management issues, grief and loss, chronic pain, substance abuse and other addictive behaviours, behavioural and attention problems, body image and weight concerns, eating disorders, parenting issues, couples’ conflicts, PTSD, social anxiety, and phobias. We also help with pain management and sports performance enhancement.

Our psychologists possess a diverse group of skills so that we can offer a wide variety of services in one convenient and welcoming location. We deliver compassionate and optimistic care to adolescents, adults, couples, and families using evidence-based approaches that include cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and somatic-based therapies.

We maintain the highest level of quality and professionalism at all times. Our years of combined experience and extensive qualifications allow us to work with each client in hopes of achieving the best possible outcome. Contact us here to find out how we may be able to help you achieve your mental health goals.