What is trance

People often ask us ‘what actually is trance?’  ‘Can it help me to become a better Practitioner and make change within my clinic?’ and the answer quite simply, is yes?
Trance, hypnosis, meditation, call it what you will. When we are in a positively focused but relaxed state, we can make lasting change.

Couch time

Hypnosis is a normal, natural, trance like state. This allows the individual to have focused attention and is something which we move in and out of many times within the day. We can be in a form of trance, for example, when we are out walking the dog or even just daydreaming in front of the television.

Put simply, hypnosis is merely the natural harnessing of focused thought. It is what we focus on that provides us with an emotional response. Imagine lying on a sunny beach in your favourite holiday destination or winning a sporting event, both involve a trance state of some description therefore when this state is appropriately     placed in a therapeutic setting, it can be very helpful to the client.

When entering hypnosis on the therapists couch, you are in a relaxed, pleasant but concentrated state where you have very much heightened awareness. It is said that our brain is more active and alert at night when, for example, we are dreaming. Therefore, when replicating this ‘dream like’ state on the therapists couch, the subconscious mind is more susceptible to positive suggestion and therapeutic change.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern, scientifically researched therapy which helps to aid in a person’s positive change within their life. The key is in the name as it focuses on solutions to the problem by helping the client to look to their future, not by focusing on the origin of the problem or contemplating past memories which has brought about their search for change.

Within CPHT, you will learn very quickly, the ‘art’ of putting people into a trance.  You will learn about the therapeutic benefits of it and to foster a real confidences itheir yourself in using this wonderful, very natural technique, to help others aid in lasting positive change.

For more information or to join our next course starting in September 2015, please visit https://cphtedinburgh.co.uk

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