Fiona Maule is a Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Glasgow, trained by London College of Clinical Hypnosis and an associate member of British Society for Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) and an accredited member of the Foundation for Infant Loss. Fiona works from Serenity Massage & Holistic Centre, Netherlee, Glasgow G44 3RA
What is Hypnosis ?
Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state that we all go through several times a day. When you are in a hypnotic state, you can hear everything that is going on around you, you are aware of what is happening, you will remember everything and you Could get up and walk out at anytime but you should feel like you can’t really be bothered. Hypnosis is not Sleep, it’s a lot like that feeling you get when you are just waking up, you know, that wonderful, warm, cosy state where you are neither asleep nor wide awake. It’s like the way you feel when you’ve been watching an open fire, flames flickering, sparks drifting in the air, coals glowing, enjoying the warmth. When you are in that state, your mind is much more susceptible to suggestion and your unconscious mind is much more willing to accept the suggestions but it will only accept the suggestions that are right for you.
Hypnotherapy has been widely researched and proved successful in the treatment of many conditions including anxiety, phobias, grief, fertility, weight management, pain management, insomnia, stopping smoking, performance enhancement, exam stress and many more.
Hypnotic or suggestive therapy is the oldest of all healing techniques. From the temples of Egypt through the histories of ancient Greece and Rome, some form of hypnosis has always been an intimate part of all cultures. Hypnotherapy is a form of induced relaxation in which the subconscious part of the mind is more open to suggestion. Once this is achieved, changes in long standing thoughts, feelings and behaviour become possible.