What is hypnotherapy?
Simply speaking, hypnotherapy works with the subconscious part of your mind – where we store our memories. In order to do this I will use relaxation techniques to by-pass your conscious mind in order to access the subconscious mind, where the subconscious will be open for suggestion.
What happens in a hypnotherapy session?
Having already conducted a consultation with the client, I will confirm the details that were taken at the consultation stage to ensure that the details are still the same before the hypnotherapy session begins.
The hypnotherapy session consists of four stages:
- Induction – where the client enters relaxation
- Deepener – the client will go into a state of hypnosis
- Suggestion – where the client is assisted to ‘relearn’ something from the subconscious mind
- Reorientation – the client is brought around from hypnosis
Will I be in control?
Absolutely, 100% yes, you will be in control during hypnosis and will be aware of what is happening. I will work collaboratively with you; think of me as merely guiding you as you engage in the hypnotherapy process.
Will hypnotherapy work on me?
Hypnotherapy will work on anyone who is willing to participate and follow instructions – no one can be hypnotised against their will. If you don’t believe that hypnotherapy will work on you then it won’t. However, if you come to the sessions with the belief that it will work then hey presto it will! My advice for those who aren’t sure is to come to the sessions with an open mind.
How long will it take to get the required results?
This really does depend on the individual and the type of hypnotherapy that the client is engaged in. As an example, when it comes to smoking cessation, we are looking at one session. Weight loss is between 6-8 sessions. This is because we either smoke or we don’t but we do have to eat therefore, hypnosis will be ‘relearning’ the client’s subconscious mind to make healthier choices. The number of sessions really does depend on different circumstances and this will be discussed at the consultation stage.