The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning sleep. Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance.


A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily functions and psychological responses.

How does hypnosis work?

When something happens to us, we remember it and learn a particular behaviour in response to what happened. Each time
something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. This is how we build
beliefs. In some cases these reactions are unhealthy. In analytical hypnotherapy, a trained therapist guides you to remember
the event that led to the first reaction, separate the memory from the learned behavior, and replace unhealthy behaviors with
new, healthier ones.

During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease
physically yet be fully awake mentally it is at this point that your subconscious mind is able to show you what your "blockages"
are and where they came from. Your conscious mind becomes less alert and your subconscious mind becomes more focused.

There are several stages of hypnosis:-
• Becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist)
• Dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts)
• Reframing the problem
• Responding (complying with a hypnotherapist's suggestions)
• Returning to usual awareness
• Reflecting on the experience

What happens during a visit to the hypnotherapist?

During your first visit, you will be asked about what brought you in - what condition you would like to address. The
hypnotherapist will explain to you what hypnosis is and how it works. You will then be directed through relaxation techniques,
using a series of mental images and suggestions intended to change behaviours and relieve symptoms. For example, clients
suffering from stress may link it back to a memory of how the stress was formed, release the physiological and emotional
symptoms, re-frame the psychological and emotional memory and create a new belief based on what was learned and
experienced in the session. Therefore moving forward completely released from the original stress.
Any worries and concerns you are suffering at the moment, just call me.

Conditions eased by Hypnotherapy include;
*Fears and phobias including fear of spiders, fear of flying, heights,
water, birds, open spaces,
* enclosed spaces,
* emotional worries,
* depression,
* panic attacks,
* sexual abuse,
* mental abuse,
* discovering your life purpose,
* bereavment and loss,
* acting as a carer,
* pain and IBS,
* smoking cessation,
* Improving sporting performance,
* all addictions including smoking and alcohol,
* lack of confidence,
* lack of self-esteem,
*fear of public speaking,
*stress and anxiety,
or maybe you would just like to unburden yourself of an intimate problem.

Hypnotherapy is offered in my studio in Arona, Tenerife, Spain, or sessions may be accessed online via Zoom.

Remember; the first consultation is FREE...you have nothing to lose and much to gain.

or email info@charlottes-effective-therapies.com if you want to ask any questions.