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Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy

It is estimated that 85% of people will respond at some level to clinical hypnotherapy. It may even succeed where other more conventional methods of treatment have not produced the desired result.

Hypnotherapy is medically accepted to benefit the fear of dentistry and other phobias. For this reason, Ashton & Lonsdale Dental Practices Principal Dentist, Barry Rimmer has a special interest in using hypnotherapy to help patients manage their dental journey.

  • Anxious patients
  • Patients with a gagging reflex
  • Assist in the healing process
  • Relieve migraines
  • To help with sedation in place of anaesthetics and drugs

Barry has completed a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and became a member of The British Society of Medical & Dental Hypnosis and The British Society of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis. So you are in good hands! Contact the practice today and arrange a chat with Barry and the Team.

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What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the process of using the state of hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. It is a natural and safe with no harmful side effects. When carried out by a trained and qualified hypnotherapist, the benefits can be long lasting and often permanent.

Hypnotherapy makes use of the bicameral nature of the functioning brain and the conscious / unconscious processes therein. At its simplest level the unconscious mind becomes (through our life experience) the repository of our conditioned experience, while the conscious mind is the waking mind dealing with appraisal and decision making. In hypnotherapy the critical faculties of the conscious mind are sidestepped (through the hypnotic condition) and new ideas and ‘suggestions’ placed directly into the uncritical unconscious to effect beneficial changes when back in the waking state.

Clinical applications of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is medically accepted to benefit the following and more:

  • Fear of dentistry and other phobias
  • unwanted habits such as smoking, nail biting, bed wetting
  • weight control / healthy eating
  • boost self-confidence and achieving potential
  • sleep problems, worries, reduce stress
  • minor surgery and dentistry
    …and much more.