Hello I am Duncan Adams of Solihull Hypnotherapy. Even though I had been aware of hypnotherapy for a number of years, like many others I didn’t really fully understand what it was. All I had really seen up to then was those stage hypnotists getting people up on stage, to perform outrageous and daft things, such as pretending to be a chicken on stage in front of a laughing audience. No not for me I thought.
But then I developed an interest in complimentary therapies. Seeing at first hand how if someone truly believed that a certain therapy would help them, then it normally it did in some way. It then dawned on me that this was in part down to the power of the human mind. If you can change the way you think about something, then you can change the way you behave or react.
This led me to exploring hypnotherapy and I was truly blown away by how effective and simple it is. The client simply sits there very relaxed for a period of time subconsciously listening to the voice of the hypnotherapist. Afterwards on returning to a normal waking alertness, the client will automatically (in most cases) act upon the positive changes that the hypnotherapist as suggested.
It almost sounds to good to be true, but then I experienced it for myself. Following a Christmas and New Year celebrations I needed to lose some weight as my clothes were getting very tight and I was loathed to go out and buy bigger clothes, but I had difficulty in getting my mindset into the healthy eating mode. I sat down with a hypnotherapist for around 45 minutes, during which I experienced a very deep level of relaxation, which was pleasurable. I didn’t feel particularly different in myself, but as they say “actions speak louder than words” and then for the next ten weeks before I went on a planned family holiday, I found the motivation to diet which I stuck to. The only irony was that I had to still go and buy new clothes, but now of a smaller size, due to the weight I had lost!