What is hypnotherapy?

Tanya offers hypnotherapy services for both children and adults in the Craighall area and surrounds.

Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses relaxation, extreme concentration, and intense attention to achieve a heightened state of consciousness. It places the individual into an altered state of awareness. In this altered state, it is easier to look deep within yourself to make changes or regain control in certain areas of your life. Hypnotherapy aims to create a positive change in an individual, while they are in a state of unconsciousness or slumber.

Hypnotherapy uses the mind to help reduce or alleviate a variety of issues, such as psychological distress, trauma, phobias, and unhealthy habits.

How does hypnotherapy work?

During hypnosis, you allow yourself to enter an altered state of consciousness called the hypnagogic state. The hypnagogic state is the state between being awake and being asleep. This relaxed state is the entry point into realising your full power and potential. A hypnotised person is completely aware of what is happening and always in control. As a hypnotherapist, Tanya simply acts as a guide.

When you are in a state of hypnosis, Tanya will make suggestions to focus your mind and help you relax even further. Hypnosis aids in the exploration of the deeper layers of your unconscious that are usually inaccessible during ordinary consciousness. At this point, you begin to uncover buried emotions and false perceptions to discover your true self.

The benefits of hypnotherapy

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Helps you recognise and disarm triggers that lead to destructive behaviour
  • Increases your concentration and focused attention
  • Improves your sleep and helps with insomnia
  • It helps you come to terms with trauma
  • Helps children cope better with learning challenges

Types of hypnotherapy

Tanya van der Walt uses the following types of hypnotherapy:

  • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: Ericksonian hypnotherapy is a type of hypnosis which uses indirect suggestion, metaphor and storytelling, as opposed to a direct type of suggestion.
  • Ego State Therapy: Ego state therapy is based on the notion that a person's psyche is a combination of several distinct people or egos. Ego state therapy is useful for those who want to understand themselves on a deeper level and establish inner harmony within themselves.

If you're interested in finding out more about the amazing effects of hypnotherapy, contact Tanya.