Our minds work on two levels, the conscious and the unconscious. Your unconscious mind is extraordinarily powerful and stores your memories. This includes rituals - patterns of behaviour and thoughts that belong in the past. Every time a thought or behaviour is repeated, it is reinforced.
We make decisions, think and act with our conscious mind which is all reason and logic. The unconscious mind runs purely on emotion and has no concept of time. Were the problems just in your conscious mind you could deal with them this minute.
Hypnotherapy is effective because it can access the unconscious mind and empower you to make changes. You may experience feelings that are out of date and belong to a different time and place but the unconscious mind does not take account of this.
It’s triggered to prompt thoughts and behaviours that make you react the same the way you always have in certain situations. The purpose of hypnotherapy is to change limiting patterns which are no longer relevant to your life today.
I don’t promise any magic. I use a realistic approach and we both work at this together. That said, you may well be surprised at how quickly this can work and sometimes the smallest changes can make a massive difference.