Hypnotherapy is a process of putting positive and helpful thoughts and ideas into the subconscious mind when it is in its most relaxed state.
In a way it’s like reprograming; replacing negative thoughts and beliefs, with positivity.
Hypnotherapy can be a highly pleasurable experience. We are all a little apprehensive when embarking on anything new or unknown to us, but once clients have begun to relax into the session they soon begin to enjoy the experience and leave feeling lifted, stronger and keen to return for their next session.
Our minds are powerful tools. Hypnotherapy uses this tool to set us on a better path, leading to improvement and achievement. We all possess this power and with hypnotherapy we learn how to tap into our own strengths to bring about change.
I will have no control You are completely in control in hypnosis. The hypnotherapist has no power, they are simply helping you to tap into your own strengths and use your own power to overcome your problem.
Trance is a natural state of mind, which we all experience frequently, throughout the day, often without realising it. There is nothing magical about that unless we are all magicians!
Hypnotherapy is used therapeutically to help people with their problems and issues. It is always used respectfully and in a dignified way to benefit clients. Those antics are only to be seen in stage hypnosis where willing (clearly extrovert) audience participation is required.
If a client is happier keeping their eyes open that is absolutely fine. It is merely that most people find as they relax, they automatically rest their eyes and close them. It will not affect the success of the hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is not in itself a therapy, more it is a complementary tool, which can work very effectively alongside other therapies such as counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The first session offers a warm and friendly welcome. It is a valuable opportunity for us to meet and chat, to talk about your issue, the changes you would like to make and your hopes for the future. This first meeting is often very productive and establishes a good framework for me to formulate a programme of hypnotherapy tailored to the individual.
Clients often find that this initial meeting, in itself, can promote a real sense of comfort and optimism. They leave, often, with a feeling of either calm or excitement and very definitely with increased optimism. The following sessions will begin with a brief chat followed by your personalized hypnotherapy. I ensure you are completely relaxed and then work to change those negative behaviours, phobias, habits or beliefs.
We change our behaviour when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.
The session may last between an hour or an hour and a half. You are in control at all times and can awaken at any point if you wish to do so.
In my experience clients find the experience to be very soothing and enjoyable and feel eager to repeat it. As the session comes to a close clients may feel very calm and relaxed, while others are exhilarated, filled with a bubbly excitement and optimism for their future. A common physical response to hypnotherapy is a smile, which is quite difficult to stop such is the feeling of elation! It is thrilling to witness the changes that occur. Clients, who may on their first visit, appear visibly tortured and despondent, quickly experience signs of real change and leave feeling lifted and with a real spring in their step!
If you current image of hypnotherapy is what you have seen on TV shows, rest assured that bears very little similarity to the treatment that I offer. You will rest comfortably on a chair and I will help you to completely relax using images and breathing techniques until you achieve a state of semi-consciousness, which is very similar to daydreaming.
You will be in control at all times. I can then talk to your subconscious mind when it is at its most receptive state. Helping you to use your imagination to see and experience subliminal images, thoughts and feelings, which carry you on your path to healing.