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What is Hypnotherapy

Before looking at what is hypnotherapy, it’s very important to point out that in hypnosis, you will only be hypnotised if you want to be, and even if you want to be, the therapist cannot make you do anything you don’t want to, even if it’s good for you.  The subconscious mind is self-protecting of its own agenda, which always knows what is best for you.

So you can forget what you’ve seen in the movies and on TV, you are actually more in control of your mind & body during hypnosis than at any other time because your attention is focused.

Hypnotherapy is a naturally occurring state of consciousness that can bring you into a trance like, state of relaxation and at the same time, a heightened awareness.

Not dissimilar to when you are driving a car, you get from A to B, fully awake and fully aware and yet, you wonder how you got to your destination.

During our normal awake time, our brain is operating at Bata brain waves, fully conscious and aware. We call the conscious mind the censor, as it censors everything we see, hear, do and feel. At the same time, our subconscious mind is recording everything we see, hear, do and feel. The conscious mind will only action on episodes it feels of importance, and will only allow what it deems pertinent to access the subconscious mind. This is where the incongruence occurs, resulting in unresolved trauma, abuse, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictions and a host of other ailments.You can read David Ellis’ article The Incongruent mind.

In hypnotherapy, the therapist will distract the conscious mind into a state of relaxation, or non-censorship, while the subconscious mind moves into a heightened state of awareness. The objective of the therapist is to move the brain from Bata brain waves to Alpha or Theta brain waves. In that state, the mind becomes open to suggestibility.

The two main types of hypnotherapy are suggestion hypnotherapy and analytical hypnotherapy.

Suggestion therapy, as the name suggests, is about planting seeds, where the hypnotherapist has established from the client their goals or desires, such as performance enhancement or public speaking. Areas of enhancement where there is no root cause of the issue. These issues are usually treatable with 1 or 2 sessions.

Analytical Hypnotherapy works in conjunction with Counselling, where there is a root cause with areas of depression, anxiety, stress, etc., Analytical hypnotherapy with its conjunction with counselling, seeks to find the root cause of a problem, and deal with the underlying issue, rather than the presenting problem. This form of hypnotherapy usually requires much more commitment than suggestion therapy. However, once the root cause has been identified and dealt with, the results can be life changing.

It is also important to note, not everyone can be hypnotised.

All sessions with David encompass a range of modalities and therapies, which may include, Communication Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Stress Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Communing with Nature, Colour Therapy and CBT.

Treatable conditions using Hypnotherapy

  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Blushing
  • Anxiety
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Exam Study
  • Panic Attacks
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Bulimia
  • Fear of Flying
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Anorexia
  • Stammering
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • OCD
  • Self Confidence Sports Performance
  • Self-Image

You are in Control

Hypnotherapy is a wonderfully beneficial therapy that alleviates and treats these conditions and also many more. Most noteworthy is that the therapist cannot force the client to do anything that they do not wish to do. Therefore, trust is the key. Consequently, it can only be fully effective if you truly want it to be.


All Hypnotherapy sessions run for 1 hour. The session will include investigation talk therapy and can be followed by further talk therapies, hypnosis, outdoor nature connection, mindfulness, and a host of other modalities.

The cost of a session for is €40.00

“If I have no Honour or Integrity, then I have nothing.”

David Ellis

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