Hypnosis has become far more acceptable in recent years as a method of changing unwanted behaviours, overcoming problems and to some extent help with medical conditions, however more recently hypnotherapy is being utilised by a growing population of Hollywood ‘A’ listers and some of the world’s most creative minds and industries.
It is also noted that Albert Einstein was a fan of Hypnosis! He would have regular afternoon session to help with his thought process, it was during one of these sessions that theory of relativity came to him –he would then use ‘trance states’ to further develop his ideas.
It’s not surprising when you begin to understand how the mind works that you would become more able to engage your creative mind during hypnosis.
We understand that the right side of the brain is more associated with creativity, dreaming and learning new patterns of behaviour and this is the part we utilise in Hypnosis!
As a therapist I see more clients now who simply use Hypnotherapy to boost creativity, increase clarity and motivation as well as being able to relax and refresh their minds in preparation for their business and heavy work schedules.
More recently I worked with a gentleman who was struggling to complete a piece of creative writing – infact the more he tried to write the less he was able to. I explained that Hypnotherapy would be an ideal way to overcome ‘writers block’ as it allowed the emotions around ‘not being able to do something’ to be processed and the arousal around them to be reduced, this would help to remove the frustration and anger that had been blocking his ability to write creatively and in turn restricting his creativity.
Emotion always comes before thought, and feelings such as anger can be described as ‘trance states’ so until you can deal effectively with the ‘anger’ then to some extent you will have inhibited logical and rational thinking capacity leaving you in somewhat of a vicious circle.
During our session we quickly removed the feelings of anger and frustration with Hypnosis and then once relaxed and calm, were able to engage his creative mind allowing him to do what he wasn’t able to before, in fact the client was eager to get his notepad immediately after the Hypnosis and franticlly scribbled down his ideas – in this case the results were fast and very effective, it’s really no wonder that more people are turning to natural and effective ways such as Hypnotherapy to overcome creative blocks, emotions, and to enhance their performance .
Hypnotherapy is not just for celebrities to gain the edge, but also some famous names that have used a hypnotherapist for many varying issues include, Tiger Woods, Kevin McBride, Lily Allen, Orlando Bloom, David Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Sophie Dahl, and even Mozart (1756-91) is said to have composed the famous opera “Cosi fan tutte” during Hypnosis!
Tim Houghton is a Hypnotherapist in Brighton and London offering Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy in the area of Harley Street, Chelsea, Westminster, Brighton and Hove.