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HYPNOTHERAPY

Clinical hypnotherapy is a scientifically researched discipline which is growing in popularity because it is a safe proven method of helping people to overcome a range of psychological, emotional problems and even psychosomatic diseases that arise in the subconscious mind. It works directly with the subconscious mind to unlock the key to our problems and change patterns of thought and behaviour.

  •   Addictions
  •   Anger Management
  •   Anxiety
  •   Assertiveness
  •   Attention Deficit Disorder
  •   Behaviour Problems
  •   Concentration
  •   Confidence and Self-Esteem
  •   Depression
  •   Eating Disorders
  •   Fear of Public Speaking
  •   Fear of Failure
  •   Grief Counselling
  •   Guilt
  •   Homosexuality
  •   Inner Peace
  •   Insomnia
  •   Life Purpose
  •   Molestation
  •   Memory
  •   Mood Swings
  •   Motivation
  •   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  •   Panic Attacks
  •   Pain Control
  •   Phobias
  •   Post Traumatic Stress
  •   Psychosomatic diseases
  •   Religious Problems
  •   Sexual Dysfunction
  •   Spiritual Problems
  •   Stress Management
  •   Stop Smoking
  •   Success in work, studying…
  •   Weight Loss

Jeanette Dreyer is an experienced and qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and is registered with South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis (SASCH)

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What is Hypnosis?

In the hypnotic state, you are totally awake, highly focussed, mentally alert and in control

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In the normal wakeful state we are aware of many things simultaneously.

Hypnosis is a slightly altered state of mind where our focus narrows to one specific thing and becomes very intense, to the extent that we are still aware of the environment in the background, e.g. sounds, but it doesn’t distract us.

It is a natural phenomenon we experience in our daily lives whenever we focus intensely, such as performing a demanding task at work, when engrossed in reading a book, watching a movie, painting, daydreaming, writing an exam, etc.

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You are always in control. Nobody can force you to be hypnotised. You have to comply with the suggestions and allow it to happen to you.

Hypnosis is not sleep; you are totally awake, mentally more alert and your body relaxed. Your brain is highly suggestible to positive suggestions.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HYPNOSIS

Is it difficult to awaken a hypnotised person? Will a hypnotised person remember afterwards what has occurred during hypnosis?

Clinical hypnotherapist, Jeanette Dreyer answers the most common questions about hypnotherapy.

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What is the difference between conventional psychotherapy and hypnotherapy?

In conventional psychotherapy the therapist only has access to the conscious reasoning mind, whereas the hypnotherapist has access to the conscious as well as the subconscious mind.

The conscious mind never has the problem. It only experiences the symptoms of the real underlying problem which is situated in the subconscious mind, e.g. an obese person consciously wants to be slim. It could be that the person is experiencing anxiety and is since childhood subconsciously programmed to eat whenever anxious. Thus, in order to lose weight, the original cause for the anxiety (which might be fear of rejection) must be removed from the subconscious and it must be re-programmed with new coping skills.

Every individual consciously wants to be happy, healthy and successful. What stands in their way to achieve this is always a faulty thought pattern in the subconscious mind. Psychotherapy can never successfully treat symptoms (e.g. techniques to cope with stress) unless the underlying cause has been dealt with.

The human mind can be compared to a computer. The subconscious mind is like the hard drive which contains the program — a thought pattern. This program determines what appears on the screen. The conscious mind can be compared to the screen and the keyboard. If you press the right keys and a fault keeps appearing on the screen, you know the programme is at fault and it will have to be repaired.

Through hypnotherapy this programme can be accessed and re-programmed, thus deleting underlying faulty thought patterns and replacing it with positive suggestions, which has often resulted in lasting relief for the client.

Why does hypnotherapy work so well?

It works directly with the subconscious mind to unlock the key to our problems and permanently change patterns of thought and behaviour. Our psychological and emotional problems begin in the subconscious; therefore it is logical that this is the best place to resolve them. Hypnotherapy is unique in having, through the natural medium of trance, the opportunity to address the subconscious mind, removing emotional blockages and thus freeing us of unwanted emotions, thoughts and behaviours that are negatively impacting on our lives.

Although hypnotherapy is powerful, it is extremely safe and the client is always in control. You will only make the changes you want to make.

Clinical hypnotherapy is a scientifically researched discipline which is growing in popularity because it is a safe proven method of helping people to overcome problems permanently.

Can anybody be hypnotised?

Anyone with an average or higher intelligence can be hypnotised if he or she is willing to comply with the suggestions.

What qualities are necessary to be hypnotised?

The ability to concentrate, visualise and relax are important. The hypnotic ability can be improved with practice.

Is it difficult to awaken a hypnotised person?

No. You can wake a person simply by saying “Wake up!”

Will a hypnotised person remember afterwards what has occurred during hypnosis?

In the lighter stages of hypnosis a person usually remembers everything that occurred. At times, in the deeper states, a person may have only partial remembrance, but if the suggestion is given that he/she will remember everything, they will.

Is it possible to induce criminal acts in hypnosis?

No. A person under hypnosis maintains his/her moral code at all times and will resist suggestions that are repugnant to him/her.

What is the difference between stage hypnosis and therapeutic hypnosis?

Stage hypnosis is designed to create the illusion that the hypnotist has complete control over the participants. When the stage hypnotist asks for volunteers to take part in his show, several people then normally go onto stage. The hypnotist does a short induction, watching the response of the participants closely. He then sends back most, leaving only a few people onstage. This creates the faulty impression that those sent back are not hypnotisable. The truth is that being hypnotised is an ability we all have, just like the ability to sing, run, etc. With every ability there is a small percentage of the population who has a talent in that ability, e.g. who become singers or athletes. It is the same with the ability to be hypnotised. A small percentage of the population has a hypnotic talent, i.e. the ability to enter into a hypnotic trance very quickly and very deeply. These are the people chosen by the stage hypnotist for his show. The volunteers comply with the suggestions of the hypnotist because they want to, not because they are being controlled. These are typically people who enjoy being the centre of attention. Stage hypnosis is used entirely for entertainment.

Hypnosis used for therapeutic reasons is called hypnotherapy. A hypnotherapist is a qualified psychologist who is also trained to use certain therapeutic methods while the patient is in a hypnotic trance. In South Africa the training of hypnotherapists is done by the South African Society for Clinical Hypnosis (SASCH). All members of SASCH are professional and include psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors and dentists. Hypnotherapy can bring about lasting relief from symptoms through adjustments on the subconscious level.

Is hypnotherapy in conflict with Christian values?

There are a number of fallacies about hypnosis caused by the magical sinister image created by the stage hypnotist about the hypnotic state. The main concern is the impression that the hypnotised person loses control and might be open to be possessed by evil spirits.

If it is considered that the hypnotic trance is just a state of intense concentration which we spontaneously enter into several times daily when concentrating on various tasks, we would then be subjected to being possessed by evil spirits while living our daily lives.

In the criticism against hypnosis it is in reality about the values, the competency and the trustworthiness of the hypnotherapist. It is in the best interest of the patient to be at ease with the therapist. This often comes from being referred by somebody who experienced the competency of and trusts the therapist; or by making sure the therapist you choose is registered, qualified and experienced.

Jeanette Dreyer is a SASCH registered Clinical Hypnotherapist at the Eureka Centre. Contact us for an appointment today for your own personal Eureka Experience. 

Please be advised:

At Eureka, we have many satisfied clients. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different.

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FEARS AND MYTHS ABOUT HYPNOSIS

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Jeanette Dreyer unpacks the fears and myths that surround the practice of hypnotherapy

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Many people fear that being hypnotised means becoming unconscious, losing control, having your mind taken over or being taken advantage of. The opposite is true, namely that hypnosis is a slightly altered state of mind, you are totally awake, highly focussed, mentally more alert and always in control.

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, because you allow yourself to be hypnotised. Nobody can force you. The hypnotised person complies at will and can come out of hypnosis whenever they want to. In no way are ordinary rules of human behaviour suspended, e.g. if a suggestion is given with which a person disagrees it will be rejected.

Some people fear that when in a trance, evil spirits or demons can enter their minds. If one considers that hypnosis is a natural phenomenon and is a natural part of our daily lives, it would then mean that evil spirits would be able to enter our minds while we concentrate intensely in various situations daily – something we know is untrue and which none of us fear.

Similarly, a common fear is that under hypnosis a person could be made to reveal personal details or secrets. If this was possible, the police would be the keenest students of hypnosis. The image of a trance created by the media is at fault, because people expect to become unconscious and robotic, not aware of what they are saying or doing. Reality is however that you remain in control, very conscious and aware.

THE HYPNOTHERAPY PROCESS

Have you booked a hypnotherapy session with us? Here’s some additional info to guide you on what to expect and how our sessions are structured.

Hypnotherapy can be very powerful in treating a wide range of psychological problems and psychosomatic diseases by uncovering and removing the underlying cause of the problem in the subconscious mind.

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Diagnosis

The first session of 70 minutes is spent to get to know the person and the nature of the presenting problem by working through a structured questionnaire. This gives the conscious information.

The person then sets goals for the therapy.

The second session is typically 120 minutes long and is spent obtaining the subconscious information about the problem: a test is done with the subconscious mind to determine the underlying cause of the presenting problem.

Hypnotherapy Counselling

Through hypnosis regressions are done to traumatic events in the past which are the underlying cause of the presenting problem.

The subconscious mind is de-programmed – faulty thought patterns are deleted and re-programmed – and then replaced by positive suggestions and new healthy coping mechanisms.

The above is all done in 90-120 minute sessions at a time. The intensity of the problem determines the length of the treatment.

We offer hypnotherapy for a wide range of problems:

  •   Addictions
  •   Anger Management
  •   Anxiety
  •   Assertiveness
  •   Attention Deficit Disorder
  •   Behaviour Problems
  •   Concentration
  •   Confidence and Self-Esteem
  •   Depression
  •   Eating Disorders
  •   Fear of Public Speaking
  •   Fear of Failure
  •   Grief Counselling
  •   Guilt
  •   Homosexuality
  •   Inner Peace
  •   Insomnia
  •   Life Purpose
  •   Molestation
  •   Memory
  •   Mood Swings
  •   Motivation
  •   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  •   Panic Attacks
  •   Pain Control
  •   Phobias
  •   Post Traumatic Stress
  •   Psychosomatic diseases
  •   Religious Problems
  •   Sexual Dysfunction
  •   Spiritual Problems
  •   Stress Management
  •   Stop Smoking
  •   Success in work, studying…
  •   Weight Loss

Please be advised:

At Eureka Centre we have a very experienced and gifted hypnotherapy counsellor, Jeanette Dreyer, who achieves excellent results, and we have many satisfied clients. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different.

TESTIMONIALS

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Testimonials found on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients, and what some of our clients have said about us. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. No compensation was provided for these testimonials.

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

I highly recommend hypnotherapy for weight loss. It helped me to find the subconscious reason for my comfort eating which related to a low self-image which was formed in my childhood.

Once my self-image improved I gained control over my eating habits and lost 13kg without a diet and have maintained it ever since without watching my diet.

Our 25 year old daughter had been having anger outbursts for the past three years. It was progressively getting worse. She was verbally abusing me and my wife, and attacking us physically. We tried everything – various forms of conventional psychology and psychiatric treatment, without any success. We were desperate. Hypnotherapy at Eureka Centre changed our lives. After a few hypnotherapy sessions she became calm and loving, as she has always been before. It is like a miracle. Hypnotherapy works!
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I was very depressed and often contemplated suicide. After hypnotherapy at Eureka Centre I am free from depression. I have a new enthusiasm for life. Hypnotherapy is the answer.
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Hypnotherapy for Depression

I was very depressed and often contemplated suicide. After hypnotherapy at Eureka Centre I am free from depression. I have a new enthusiasm for life. Hypnotherapy is the answer.

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