“You Are Feeling Sleepy…..”

We have all seen these in the movies, where you find a patient lying comfortably in a couch with a therapist seated next to him or her with a pendulum in hand, swinging it above the patient’s face asking him or her to keep their eyes on the oscillating object. Once the therapist knows that his or patient has been put under his spell, you see the patient being asked to perform all manners of strange acts, which he or she does, apparently, very willingly. A snap of the therapists’ fingers and the spell is broken. Yes, you thought right. This is hypnosis in Perth.

I myself have been dabbling in hypnosis for a while now, and find that it is a favorite activity among many of my clients owing to the complete state of calm and tranquility that they arrive at. This is a mental state, and certainly not a spell that is cast upon anybody. But this is a useful technique in the process of mental therapies. By creating a relaxed state called a trance, this method helps in the treatment of physical and psychological problems.

Curiously, this is a method that has been practiced for many hundreds of years, in many countries across the world.

In my clinic, this induced trance is used as a part of the full psychological treatment process, and not as a singular treatment in itself. What I find most appealing about it is that my patients arrive at a complete sense of calm, which is always good, and very useful in then bringing out the descriptions of the reasons for their current mental statuses.

My trances are only performed on adults. I have found these to be useful in tackling problems associated with a range of issues. Anxiety, depression, the stresses of carrying out work and studies, stress that has been induced by professional sports and performance activities, anger management and in the drive to let go of the past.

A trance can be useful in helping to build confidence and self-esteem. Interestingly, this technique can also aid in remedying insomnia and other sleep disturbances. A good night’s sleep solves a lot of problems and if that sleep doesn’t come naturally, that is a problem.

If you feel that you are faced with any of the situations and symptoms described herein, perhaps you should explore the possibility of therapy in order to find out if something is really wrong, and if so, to move towards eliminating the problems thereby getting your life back on track. At the end of the day, a happy heart makes everything manageable.