Hypnotism is defined as an extension of concentration, in a state of deep relaxation, by-passing the critical factor of the conscious mind. It is the extraordinary power that ideas possess when they claim our complete attention. Such vitalized ideas are the suggestive ideas which are known as the power of suggestion.

Hypnosis is a 100% voluntary state or consent state. It is not possible to force a person into hypnosis, and while hypnotised, it is just as impossible to force someone to do something against his/her will. Deep relaxation is required for hypnosis. Tension, fear, nervousness and distractions keep the conscious mind active, and prevents a person from entering a hypnotic state. The slightest resistance will snap you out of hypnosis. Once hypnotised, you do not suddenly lose the ability to hear, remember or respond vocally. Instead, you have become even more acutely aware with your 5 senses going up 200 to 300 % more aware than before!

Today, hypnotism, in a state of advancement and achievement, is openly acclaimed and is practiced by both medical doctors and university professors. Hypnotism is now thoroughly recognized as a science throughout the world. Millions of people worldwide are convinced of the efficacy of hypnosis. They love it!

Hypnosis has been in use for thousands of years. There is a great deal of evidence to support the belief that Hypnosis was being used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans - for therapeutic benefit - as far back as about the fourth Century BC. Hypnosis - coming from the Greek word 'Hypnos' (meaning sleep) was so-called because while in the state of Hypnosis, a person is very, very relaxed. While a person is in this more relaxed state, they find it easier to accept beneficial suggestions (e.g. you are now a non-smoker) and their memory is enhanced.

There is absolutely no question of being controlled or manipulated, or even induced into a deep trance state. A person in hypnosis (often referred to as conscious hypnosis) is not 'asleep'; they are often more aware of what is taking place than usual and their senses function more efficiently than normal. It is unfortunate that most people's perception of Hypnosis is tainted by their reaction to watching television and stage hypnotists at work. The 'showmanship' and the dramatic reactions from the 'volunteers' often leaves a lasting impression in the back of the mind that Hypnosis is somehow 'magical' or involves 'mind control' - however, this understanding of Hypnosis couldn't be further from the truth....

The state of hypnosis, a totally natural phenomenon, is most pleasant and particularly relaxing, and a person can converse quite easily whilst within the state. It is inconceivable that any harm could befall them. Indeed, the centuries-old technique of hypnosis is being used increasingly as an adjunct to orthodox medicine, where it is proving a valuable alternative to drugs for anesthesia, accelerating healing, relieving stress and controlling pain. A good definition of hypnosis is: A state of relaxation and concentration at one with a heightened awareness induced by suggestion.

Hypnosis is commonly misunderstood by those who have not previously been aware of experiencing it. Hypnosis is a natural mind state that we all constantly experience, and mostly without realising it. A better description of hypnosis would be conscious relaxation. Self hypnosis can occur when we become engrossed in our reading, watching television, listening to music or driving our car for instances.

The hypnotherapist will use his/her voice to induce you into the state of hypnosis. Although you are unlikely to feel 'hypnotised' as such, you will probably experience a feeling of mental and physical relaxation and your memory may be enhanced. You will find that he/she is a caring professional person, with a reassuring manner to put you at ease and the expertise to help you with your problem.

The role of the hypnotherapist is to help the client to switch into this natural mind state rather than having it occurring by happenstance. Clients are often surprised or even disappointed at how natural they feel in hypnosis. Such reactions arise because hypnosis is a natural mind state. Some may expect to be 'zapped' or 'zonked' out, that somehow they will be unaware of what happens, or have no memory of the event following it.

During its presence they may expect to be told to pull themselves together, or for some 'magical' action to take place, whereas, in reality, only an experience of merely sitting with eyes closed, being fully conscious and feeling relaxed are experienced. Rather than the therapist in some commanding or dictatorial manner instructing his client on how to change, the therapist, only helps guide the client to his own resolution, based upon what that client seeks to achieve. In doing so the therapist will use his experience, understanding, encouragement, empathy and support to bring about change.

What is Hypnotherapy ?

HYPNOTHERAPY is the application of hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic changes. An external influence - the Therapist - assists in activating the inner resources of a person - the Client - in order to achieve realistic goals.

The problems that HYPNOTHERAPY is best placed to help, fall into the following broad classes:-

  • Thoughts and ideas
    People can suffer from thoughts of low self-esteem, or obsessive thoughts about someone or something. They may not be able, for example, to get out of their minds the idea that they are suffering from an illness, despite medical reassurance, or that a partner is unfaithful. HYPNOTHERAPY can help the client to change such ideas.

  • Phobias
    People often experience an irrational fear of a variety of insects, animals, objects or situations and HYPNOTHERAPY is particularly renowned for its effectiveness in assisting sufferers to overcome these distressing and inhibiting conditions.

  • Feelings
    People can suffer from a wide variety of distressing feelings such as panic attacks, anxiety, jealousy, guilt, anger or inadequacy. Whatever the problem feeling, HYPNOTHERAPY can deal with it more specifically than can a drug - and without harmful side effects.

  • Habits
    People can find themselves in the grip of many habits that they seem unable to control, from something like nail-biting or smoking to more deep-seated compulsions. HYPNOTHERAPY, using hypnotic techniques, can help to remove habits with precision and again, a total freedom from side effects.

What Can You Expect to Happen?

Perhaps the most important thing is that you can expect to feel comfortable and at ease with your Therapist. This is of particular importance in Hypnotherapy, in which the value of the treatment is greatly enhanced when you have confidence in the practitioner. For this reason we recommend that you book a single session at first and only afterwards decide if you want to proceed with more.

The next stage is that you will be asked about the problem and notes may be taken. The Therapist will need to find out certain necessary information both about the problem and about yourself.

The third stage is hypnosis itself. There is a certain personal variation among therapists and they will often use different approaches for different individuals, but most Hypnotherapy involves the following:-

You are led, by means of the Hypnotherapist's gently guiding voice, into a state where your body and mind are relaxed and nearly asleep. To an onlooker it might seem as if you were totally asleep but in fact, though you will normally feel very relaxed, you will remain awake enough to be aware. Also awake will be those parts of your mind which the Therapist is working with to induce beneficial changes. This may mean that you will be picturing, as in a daydream, the things which are being spoken of and that you may experience the associated pleasant feelings.

REMEMBER that if at any time you feel uncomfortable and want to terminate the session, then you will be perfectly capable of doing so!

The fourth stage, after the Hypnosis proper, is when you may discuss any experiences that you have had during the session. This is often an important part of the process. Finally, payment for the session is made and any further appointments are agreed.

Ms. Goh finds that over the years of practice, research and experimentation with other spiritual healing modalities, such as Reiki, Crystal Healing, Pranic Healing, Qi Qong, Meditation, Energy Healing, to name but a few; every one of them incorporates a subtle a form of hypnosis one way or other. She has then come out with her own powerful special blend of spiritual healing combining the best of these with Chakra-cleansing and assimilation of the Light to enhance the proven auto-suggestive science in her successful hypnotherapy sessions. An understanding of the human energy centers or Chakras can be useful to anyone whether or not you are going for a session. This knowledge is fundamental in any true healing especially if it is going to be turbo-charged with the art of auto-suggestion! Click here for a chart of the human chakra system:-

N.B.:- Fees can vary widely from one therapist or area, to another and it is therefore important to establish, in advance, precise fee levels and methods of payment.