There is more to hypnosis than solving crimes in TV series or committing crimes as depicted in the movie “Catch me if you can” starring Woody Harrelson and presently showing on Multichoice screens.

At a talk at Dune Ridge Country House on Thursday 17th May at 11:00am. Jenny Rayment, a hypnotherapist will discuss how to access the unconscious mind to transform habits, patterns and beliefs that need changing

Here is a brief bio on Jenny

I was a super fit, 40 year old Vegan.  I ran marathons, was working towards a black belt in Karate and was game for any extreme exercise.  I ran our businesses and had two small children.  Surprise, surprise when I collapsed in a heap and had to spend 20 out of every 24 hours on a bed.  Doctors were at a loss and after many invasive procedures came to the conclusion that I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  They shrugged their shoulders and sent me home.  I was so delighted that I wasn’t dying but had no idea that I was facing the biggest challenge of my life.

I turned to alternate therapies and tried them all.  Eventually five years down the line I discovered Hypnotherapy and it was the beginning of my healing. It is a misunderstood form of therapy.  It is a way to access the unconscious mind where our patterns, habits, belief systems and conditioning are stored.  By creating an awareness of these patterns we can change the way we deal with situations, react to people and be more realistic about our expectations.  We can transform habits and patterns that are keeping us stuck.

I was convinced from the start that I could help other people in the same way that I had been helped.  I studied and qualified with the South African Institute of Hypnosis.  It has opened the doors to many different forms of therapy.  I will share with you today how and why it helped me and why I believe it can be of assistance to you.

Kenny Rayment - Hynotherapist

An interesting clip from Wikipedia:

In 1892, the British Medical Association (BMA) commissioned a team of doctors to undertake an evaluation of the nature and effects of hypnotherapy;

The Committee, having completed such investigation of hypnotism as time permitted, have to report that they have satisfied themselves of the genuineness of the hypnotic state.[32]

The Committee are of opinion that as a therapeutic agent hypnotism is frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep, and alleviating many functional ailments [i.e., psycho-somatic complaints and anxiety disorders].[32]