Hypnosis is a very useful tool to help us relax. It can help us be focused and help us change how we feel.
Most hypnosis exercises contain very positive and helpful suggestions. They aim to be soothing and comforting; to provide a place of emotional calm and safety. Often they focus on a ‘special place’ of relaxation.
There are several ways of looking at hypnosis and there is not really one clear, agreed-upon definition. The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BACAH) is the society for members of the health professions using hypnosis.
The leaflet 'Introducing Hypnosis' describes hypnosis in more detail.
There are two hypnosis tracks here:
The first is a short track which gives an introduction to hypnosis and relaxation
The second is a longer track which guides you into relaxation by imagining the sights and sounds on a beach*
*Acknowledgement to Jacky Owen, BSCAH