Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy


What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind. When under hypnosis you will feel very relaxed, just like that wonderful feeling when you are tired lying in your bed and you are so overcome with comfort that you wish the moment could last forever. Through simple hypnotic, relaxation techniques you can easily attain this state at which time it becomes easy, with the help of a trained hypnotherapist, to visualize yourself becoming healthier, happier, more confident, a non-smoker. Whatever it is that you want to improve in your life!

Can everybody be hypnotized?

Many people claim that they have never been hypnotized, but they do admit to having drifted off while thinking about a loved one, forgetting large chunks of a car journey (commonly known as highway hypnosis), or going somewhere else while reading a book. These are all examples of natural trance states. One of the great things about hypnosis is that in the hands of a reputable practitioner it is harmless and produces no damaging side effects, while providing positive therapeutic benefits.

What does hypnotherapy involve?

Hypnotherapy is a two way process between the therapist and the client, a professional partnership. A person cannot be hypnotized unless he or she agrees and co-operates - this cannot be stressed enough. Also while hypnotized, nobody can make you do anything which you do not want to do. Even those people on television eating raw onions and pretending to be Madonna are doing it because they want to! They have chosen to participate. It must be emphasized here that what hypnotherapists do is, by definition, therapeutic. Stage hypnosis is very different. It is a form of entertainment.

A hypnotherapist job is to help people:

The first stage of a hypnotherapy consultation will generally involve an informal chat and some questions from the hypnotherapist to ascertain the nature of the issue and the necessary route to overcoming or dealing with it.

Next you are led, by means of the hypnotherapist's gently guiding voice, into a state where your body and mind are relaxed. To an onlooker it might seem as if you were totally asleep but in fact, you will remain awake enough to be aware. Also awake will be those parts of your mind which the hypnotherapist is working with to induce beneficial changes. This may mean that you will be picturing, as in a daydream, the things which are being spoken of and that you may experience the associated pleasant feelings.

REMEMBER that if at any time you feel uncomfortable and want to terminate the session, then you will be perfectly capable of doing so.After this there is always time left at the end of the session for you to ask questions or to discuss any experiences you had while you were in the relaxed, hypnotic state.

Hopefully one day we will do away with the strange and mystical stereotype of the hypnotherapist once and for all. The magic is all in the mind of the person receiving hypnotherapy.The hypnotherapist merely helps you to use that incredible hidden power to achieve things in your life such as stopping smoking, losing weight, cutting down on stress, gaining in confidence and happiness, even excelling at your chosen sport.

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Life Changing Benefits of Hypnotherapy

The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith is a qualified hypnotherapist. In the latest in a series of articles, Mike looks at some of the life-changing benefits of hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is one of the most successful ways to stop smoking safely and easily. I had a recent client who has stopped smoking after ten years. The recent feedback he gave me was that he is now a non-smoker and feels proud to tell me people he no longer smokes. Hypnotherapy can help you stop smoking after just one session. A smoking cessation session costs £95. If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day you spend close to £3,000 a year on tobacco. Think what you could do with that money.
If you want to reduce your weight without dieting and feelings of deprival, hypnotherapy is a proven way of changing your eating habits. Hypnotherapy removes unwanted habits by addressing emotional eating, negative thoughts and feelings about your body and desire for unhealthy snacks. The power of your mind can help increase the desire for eating nourishing foods, water and exercise.
One of my clients has lost nearly two stones in just four months. To quote he said ‘Hypnotherapy has changed my outlook on food. I no longer have an inclination to eat chocolate just because it’s there. If you’re like me and are serious about losing weight – and nothing else has worked – try hypnotherapy. It really does work’
Like a drink but are wanting to cut back or even stop?  Hypnotherapy is a successful way to address this. Hypnosis is the most effective way of removing habits, unwanted behaviours and addictions that no longer serve you and is a quick, safe and natural method.
Struggling to cope with stress in your life? Stress can be a good thing but too much stress can have a serious impact on your life. Stress reduction with hypnosis is one of the easiest ways to achieve deep relaxation. It is a very effective way to enhance your health and well-being, leaving you feeling calmer, more positive and very refreshed.
Re-programme your mind to achieve success in your life whether at work or in relationships. If you are lacking the motivation, hypnotherapy can help improve your confidence and self-esteem and help you envisage your best possible future.
Fears and phobias can hold us back and restrict our lives. Our unconscious mind’s primary function is to protect us from emotional pain and physical harm which is why these problems arise. By taking you back to find the event, cause or experience that has caused this issue we can then resolve, release, and rewrite the past. One of my clients had an irrational fear of spiders. After a few sessions of hypnotherapy, she views the little creatures differently and they no longer frighten her.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful way of resolving the negative effects of IBS – so much so that it is now recommended by the NHS.
Anxiety and depression can be caused or exacerbated by harsh critical words we say to ourselves. We all have negative thoughts but when these take over our lives these can have a damaging effect. Hypnotherapy can help reframe negative thought patterns that keep us stuck where we don’t want to be and move us towards positive, empowering and life affirming thoughts and behaviours.
Hypnotherapy has been a proven success in fertility, doubling the chances of success when used with IVF. For women struggling with conceiving, this is a positive and effective way of removing any blocks that are unconsciously stopping you having a baby.
Every thought you think has a physical reaction in your body. Start using the power of your mind and heal your body. Hypnotherapy can change the way you feel and the way you view things that have a negative impact on your life. We have just one life – why not make the most of it?
 
The article above is based on a piece by Elaine Marsh, clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist 
http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2017/02/life-changing-benefits-of-hypnotherapy/

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"Tracy spent about 2 hours with me, talking to me about re framing my twin's upcoming birth. Even just talking everything through was reassuring before we did the hypnosis. She put me under easily and I have a 20 minute hypnosis to listen to until the big day. She is very easy and comfortable to confide in and I am approaching this birth with much more confidence than when I went in. I will recommend and return to Tracy for any big life event that I have reservations about. "

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"This was my first hypnosis of any type ever. I was a bit nervous at the beginning, as I didn't know what to expect. I had regression hypnosis done. It was very professional and very calming. I was taken back very professionally and got the answers I needed confirmation on. I would recommend them to anyone. It was a very good experience."

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Tracy has a rare gift, which she uses with great intelligence and passion. If you're looking for answers and your mind is open, she will help you.

Tracy was amazing. She really gives you more than Hypnotherapy; she also gives a nonjudgmental outsiders view on the situations that are affecting you and your life. She was great to talk to and easy to confide in. Her home was also very inviting and I will definitely be back.

Tracy spent about 2 hours with me, talking to me about re framing my twin's upcoming birth. Even just talking everything through was reassuring before we did the hypnosis. She put me under easily and I have a 20 minute hypnosis to listen to until the big day. She is very easy and comfortable to confide in and I am approaching this birth with much more confidence than when I went in. I will recommend and return to Tracy for any big life event that I have reservations about.

 This was my first hypnosis of any type ever. I was a bit nervous at the beginning, as I didn't know what to expect. I had regression hypnosis done. It was very professional and very calming. I was taken back very professionally and got the answers I needed confirmation on. I would recommend them to anyone. It was a very good experience.

Great place Tracy was so helpful.  Tracy was so understanding. She seemed to ask all the right questions. "

This is a great experience every time; even when I don't know what exactly I need, she digs to the root of the situation and we find the focus for the session! Respectful, non judgemental, and is genuine about her interest to help. She has helped me in a huge way in my journeys through life and can not thank her enough.
My hypnosis session with Tracey was great! She spent lots of time with me. I had a recording waiting for me in my inbox :-) would highly recommend her.

I was a previous shift worker and still like staying up late. But, it`s not healthy for me and has aided in weight gain. Prior personal issues influenced the "sleep pot" as well. One session has aided me in readjusting my sleep. Ms. Martin is obviously a very capable and easy to trust hypnotherapist, as well presenting as a very empathic person. Highly recommend!

My delivering doctor was amazed at the ease of delivery with my first child (he said he will recommend Hypnobirthing to all his patients in the future as a result) so my husband and I went in for a refresher. I also did a separate fear release to deal with some anxieties over the pending arrival of baby #2. It's amazing how in just one session I had such relief. She is highly recommended by me!!!"

Tracy is always very pleasant and approachable. My recent clinical hypnotherapy experience with Tracy was positive, as was my prior experience with positive affirmations and relaxation through hypnotherapy with Tracy. I have already recommended her and would do so again.

 Smoke Free Hypnotherapy - Tracy Martin was fantastic. Not only did she work with me on gaining an insight to my habit by encouraging me to talk about the roots of my emotions and choices, but she also worked with me about over-all control of my life. She has a lot of presence and is genuine about what she does. Not once did I feel that time was of importance, she was simply focused on me and where I wanted to be. It was an excellent and powerful experience and I definitely can see myself returning to her in the future.

Hypnotherapy chronic pain/weight management - I found Tracy Martin very professional and very easy to communicate with her despite some of my horrific past I have been trying to overcome. She made me feel very at easy and made me understand things I could never have done on my own. I believe she will help me get to where I should and need to be and thanks to Tracy, plus will see you again. Oh, I am buying an IPOD today and went swimming. 


Powerful, emotional and helpful - This was my first experience with guided hypnotherapy, but Tracy put me completely at ease. She encouraged me to "talk out" my anxieties in depth and at length - with no sense that the clock was ticking or the meter running. I felt that she truly wanted to dig to the root of my anxieties in order to tailor a session that was unique to my situation. Tracy has a very professional but warm and open manner, and I am so thankful for her services.

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Brain Ninja - Went to support a friend and walked away smoke free for life! It felt like I was at a spa all day, just refreshed and energized. My brain was massaged in just the right way that I truly believe and know that I do not and will not need to ever smoke again. 5 stars is what I give the whole experience.

Terrific - I really enjoyed my session with Tracy, finding it incredibly helpful and freeing. What a great experience!


Tracy is knowledgeable, friendly and effective. I wasn't sure I could be hypnotized, but she assured me I already was... Martin Hypno offered a relaxing setting and a quality, guided hypnosis that took as much time as I needed and came complete with an audio version of our session waiting in my inbox by the time I arrived home. Two thumbs up for this experience!
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Tracy really took the time to speak with me before the hypnosis and session was incredibly relaxing!

I decided to try this on a whim after listening to a hypnosis cd. Tracy is kind and caring woman, capable of putting you at ease and allowing you to really open up. I am glad to have taken this experience in and thankful to Tracy for her help and sincerity.

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My session with Tracy was fantastic! She was very professional and friendly. She was able to help me figure exactly what problems I wanted to address and ever since my session I have noticed a wonderful difference!

I recently had an appointment with Tracy to stop smoking. I've tried quitting in the past with no success. I'm pleased to say, that I have been smoke free for 4 days now, and not even a craving! Thanks!!

Tracy put me at ease, was caring, professional and effective. I felt different after one appointment and confident that the matter was dealt with something I've been carrying with me all my life. Excellent practitioner, would thoroughly recommend to others.
Emma B

I had been having multiple health problems for the past year and didn't really know what to target using hypnotherapy. Upon meeting Tracy, she was warm, welcoming and helped put me at ease. The session was not rushed and she really took the time to get to know me on a personal level. This way we chose to focus on my insomnia. Tracy helped me to realize just what my body IS capable of and not just what I thought it could do. An overall wonderful experience.
Jessica
Having never experienced being hypnotized I found it very relaxing, comfortable and helpful for the issues I was concerned about.
Marilyn S
I received more help in this one session than in hours of counseling. Tracy was very professional and made me very comfortable at our first meeting. I will be back for another few sessions.
J.T. 

Tracy is an absolutely warm and wonderful person that helped me soooo much. I wish she was available on a necklace, so that at a push of a button I could hear her strong, positive words. I recommend her 100% and do to life, I have had to put my issues on pause, however, I fully intend to see her again. 
Selina M

I found Tracy very kind and professional. She didn't promise that I would bounce out of her office and do a 5k run. She did promise a great feeling of relaxation and some positive messages sent to both my subconscious and conscious mind. This promise she delivered on and more! I appreciated the fact that we receive a recording of the session. I now can listen to Tracy anytime I want to feel deeply relaxed and pain free. Thanks Tracy!
Debra N
A very pleasant professional and a very pleasant experience. Evidence of success in behavior modification is already apparent. I am pleased.
Brian G

I had a session with Tracy and was not sure at first when I left if it would indeed work. Boy was I ever surprised! Ever since the day after my session I have felt like I can do anything and I can accomplish anything. She was very professional and the session was great. Thanks so much Tracy for helping ME to change MY life and for providing me with the tools to keep doing so! Onward and Upward from here!
Liza C

Tracy is great to work with and makes you feel very comfortable with the whole process-she explains everything from start to finish. It was a great experience and I would go through another session.
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 I never felt so good and free. i will do it again in the near future. it was an amazing, relaxing, experience that i feel a lots of torns that been there ever since i was a child was taken or blown powerfully away. I could shout: Thank you God for sending Tracy and setting me free. filling the space all by your light and Love. thanks too for the wonderful support of the PSI team and my husband. Love you all!so I highly recommend Tracy to everyone.time will spend. compassionate & understanding.
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Hank
 
I just wanted to thank you for the session on Saturday. It was fantastic meeting you. The flower was a lily. So if that is the case I may be seeing you for 3 more past lives. I think I found some answers. Like why today I am so afraid of large bodies of water, but I think the messages were the most important part. I think in those I found what I needed, when I have been trying to decide where to go now. Hopefully I am not reading the messages wrong. Any way it was a great experience. I thank you very much, for helping me open up these lives so far.

Take Care
Deanna R

I just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed your Self Hypnosis class. There were so many connections to things I already do (watching a flame) or I understood better why I was asked to do something a certain way (meditating looking up and inward at the 3rd eye).
Fantastic! Thanks,

CLM

I wanted to let you know that I very much enjoyed Saturday night. I definitely took away some very valuable information and feel I understand myself and some in my life much more clearly.
I also have had two straight nights and an afternoon nap's worth of past lives to view. My flood gates are open and they just keep coming. I'm gonna start a journal as I'm already forgetting some of it. Very cool! I don't know if this is normal for most people but it seems to be how my soul wants to do it.
So, thank you again.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I don't know what you did with that therapy session but my eating is totally under control. Its amazing. I lost 8 lbs already.
- Colleen F

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