How hypnotherapy works, for work


Adam Pearson from Newquay Hypnotherapy highlights how good conversation and reflective mental states can bring very positive benefits for people and businesses.

A lot of professional people are curious about hypnotherapy, and although more and more people I meet have “tried it” I’m often asked “So how does it work?” In a nutshell, it’s a combination of hypnosis – which literally means a state of sleep – and therapy – which means healing, in this context through talking. Good news – these are both things we all know how to do, and both can be applied for work.

If talking and sleeping are both really good for us, the combination of the two is even more so. Articulating and being heard, and in particular talking about positive things (which we mostly do in my practice) puts the brain in a super-charged state and gears it up for deep, effortless learning. Then, when we relax our conscious minds, the creative, less conscious parts really get to work.

It turns out that any time we relax, the brain gets busy, pruning and reinforcing pathways, powerfully building on our experiences and optimising our mental networks. In a hypnotherapy session clients practice this sort of ‘trance’ by lying down and not doing much – a welcome opportunity for most – but trance happens at work too. Perhaps you used to do it on the drive home or between meetings, but it can happen in the workplace, whenever you are absorbed in a task, engaged in conversation, taking a break or even just staring out the window.

When do you practise your own hypnotherapy at work? When do you talk with other people about positive things? When are you most relaxed, or in the flow? When do you make your best decisions, or have your greatest insights? Professionals and businesses are benefitting more and more from these skills and they are more relevant now than ever.

Find out more or get in touch at