Hypnotherapy is not a magic show.
You remember everything that happens.
You are fully in control throughout the entire session.
No one can make you do, what you do not want to do.
You go into a natural state of hypnosis on a daily basis, when you meditate, reading a good book, driving on autopilot, just before you fall asleep. During this relaxed state, our conscious mind goes into the background, and your unconscious steps forward. This is the more honest part of our brain that we want to be working with for effective treatment.
Everyone enters a state of hypnosis on a daily basis. However, people’s ability to go deep varies greatly, which is often affected by experience. For example, those who regularly meditate find it a lot easier to go into a deep hypnotic state. After a few sessions in therapy, clients find it a lot easier to go deep in a short amount of time, giving more time for the therapy itself. It is beneficial to be in a deep hypnotic state when doing therapy, however it is not necessary and results are achieved without it.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy. This means that it is used alongside other therapies and treatments for best effect. It uses the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
The aim of the process is to alter our state of consciousness. This is done by relaxing the conscious part of the mind, while stimulating and focussing the subconscious part of the brain. This heightened state of awareness, which is achieved through relaxation techniques, allows the therapist to make appropriate suggestions. It is then up to the client, to accept or reject theses suggestions. As the therapist is working with the subconscious mind, it is a lot easier to make long-lasting changes to the clients life.
What to expect?
Initially, you will have a free 30-minute consultation with me. During this session, you will have time to ask any questions you may have about the therapy, how it works and what to expect. I will also ask you about what you hope to achieve from your sessions, and we can discuss options of treatment. If you are happy with this, then we can book an appointment for a therapy session.
Your first session: In your first session you will need to fill out a form with your medical history, so that I can give you the best treatment possible. In rare cases, it may be necessary to work alongside other professionals such as a doctor, or a therapist in another field. If this is the case, it will be discussed with you. After the form, I will explain to you what intervention we will be doing during that session and what the plan is going ahead. Once you have full understanding of everything going forward and are comfortable we will move forward with the therapy.
Remember that you are completely and utterly in control. How deep you go into a hypnotic stage, what you say to me, and what you choose to accept/ reject from what I say during the session is all completely up to you.
What can Hypnotherapy help you with?
- Stop Smoking
- Weight Loss
- Exam Stress
- Sports Psychology
- Dance Performance
- Anxiety & Stress
- Public Speaking
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Pain Management
- Nail Biting
Techniques I am trained in as an Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma Therapist (ADCH):
There are many techniques therapists use. Some therapists choose to specialize in one area, and only use that one specific technique. Others, like me, prefer to use a combination of techniques. This gives us much more freedom to work in the way that you the client, would like to work. I also love combining my Hypnotherapy expertise, with Reiki, where appropriate.
Neuro Linguistic Programming Plus (NLPP)
This is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy.
Emotional Freedom Technique Level 2 (EFT)
This is a form of counselling intervention that is based on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, NLP and energy medicine.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Plus (EMDR)
Form of psychotherapy which uses eye movements to assist a client in processing distressing memories.
Time Line Therapy
Applies a therapeutic process to the concept that we store our memories in a linear manner.
“Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living.” (Peterson, 2008)
Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT)
SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.