About Hypnosis

Clinical Hypnotherapy means using hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. It is estimated that 85% of people will readily respond to clinical hypnotherapy. It may even succeed where other, more conventional methods of treatment have not produced the desired results. When carried out by a professionally trained and skilled hypnotherapist, the benefits can be long lasting and often permanent. It is completely natural and safe, with no harmful side effects.

The actual experience of being hypnotised is very difficult to describe, neither asleep nor awake. All hypnotic states are characterised by a tremendously pleasant state of relaxation, an altered state of consciousness into which individuals allow themselves to enter so that the desired, beneficial suggestions may be given directly to the unconscious mind. Thus, hypnosis is a natural, effective way of making contact with the inner (unconscious) self, a tremendous reservoir of unrecognised potential strength and knowledge.

Nobody can ever be hypnotised against their will and, even hypnotised, people can still reject any of the suggestions given if they are not appropriate. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and concentration, combined with a sense of heightened awareness, induced by suggestion. Recent research has shown modern clinical hypnotherapy to be a very powerful therapeutic tool. Positive changes can occur in our behavior and attitudes at the deepest level - our subconscious. Often, if you are experiencing emotional or performance problems, it is because you are using 'negative self-hypnosis'.

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind, a state where the conscious mind is by-passed and the sub-conscious mind can be accessed. Sometimes it is described as focussed awareness. Some people mistakenly think that being in trance is like being asleep, however, it is more that the body is asleep but the mind is very much awake. In fact, the mind is much more alert than normal.


Bernadette Musker

UKCP Registered
Integrative Psychotherapist
Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist

Member College of
Sexual & Relationship Therapists

Tel: 07952 658 494

07952 658 494