What is hypnotherapy?
This is one of the FAQs at Emma Victoria Hypnotherapy. This kind of therapy combines psychotherapy and the use of hypnosis to treat a wide range of issues. Hypnosis makes it especially effective because it helps you access your subconscious mind where ingrained belief systems are often stored.
Negative beliefs directly effect our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Hypnotherapy can help you replace unhelpful ideas and behaviours with positive ones, even when they have been there for many years. This can free you up to really move on with your life and enjoy it.
During hypnosis, I use my skills as a hypnotherapist to safely guide you into a relaxed state. Your subconscious mind can then become open and receptive to positive suggestion. When you are in this state; I read specific scripts to help you develop confidence in your ability to change.
What happens during hypnosis?
Another one of the FAQs at Emma Victoria Hypnotherapy is in relation to hypnosis. Hypnosis is a natural trance state. We we enter into trance on a regular basis; when we are in the shower or walk in nature for example. Self-hypnosis can also be achieved when you listen to my relaxation download. Body relaxation techniques and visualisation are used. For example; imagining you are in beautiful woodland in Summer.
In this deeply relaxed state, where both mind and body are at ease, it is possible to transform limiting thoughts and behaviours into more positive ones. This process has the power to change your life.
Within the therapeutic setting, positive outcomes are easier to achieve when you keep an open mind and fully engage with the process.
Contrary to some public opinion, hypnosis does not mean that you are under the control of the hypnotherapist. You remain in full control throughout and it is your choice whether you follow any suggestions made or not. Because it is your mind, you choose whether you want to enter into a deep state of relaxation or not.
Hypnosis differs from sleep because it is a state of heightened concentration and focus, and, because you are so relaxed and at ease, it is usually a very enjoyable experience. Clients naturally return to conscious awareness; often feeling refreshed and revitalised.
Some people hear my voice during hypnosis, others drift off as they shift their awareness. Both of these responses are natural and will still allow you to access your subconscious mind. In this way; positive changes can be more deeply embedded.
What is a hypnotherapy session like?
During your initial consultation session at Emma Victoria Hypnotherapy, I will gather information from you to gain an understanding of where you are now and what you would like to achieve through hypnotherapy.
I will then explain how the brain works in terms of neuroplasticity and our potential to change the way we think, feel and behave. Linking in with this, I will describe how hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for creating positive, long lasting change.
This session does not include hypnosis and it gives you the opportunity to decide whether you would like to work with me to achieve your aims.
I will also give you a relaxation recording for you to use at home. This can increase your ability to relax and feel more empowered.
Following the initial consultation you will be given the option of booking further sessions with me. Consequent hypnotherapy sessions last around an hour. Feedback from clients about their sessions is very positive; where they often feel inspired and motivated towards taking positive action when they leave.