What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that combines psychotherapy and the use of hypnosis to treat a wide range of issues. Hypnosis makes it especially effective because it can accesses your subconscious mind where ingrained belief systems are often stored.
Negative beliefs and patterns have a direct effect on 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 you are safely guided into a relaxed state. Your subconscious mind can then become open and receptive to positive suggestion. In this state you will be encouraged to develop confidence in your ability to really change for the better.
What happens during hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state that we enter into on a regular basis through daydreaming or walking in nature for example. Self-hypnosis can also be achieved by listening to my relaxation MP3 download.
In this state of relaxation, 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 more easily achieved when you keep an open mind and are fully engaged.
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. Most clients naturally return to conscious awareness feeling refreshed and revitalised.
Some people hear my voice during hypnosis, others enter into a deeper state of relaxation. Both of these responses are natural and will still allow you to access your subconscious mind so that positive changes can be more deeply embedded.
What is a hypnotherapy session like?
During your first FREE initial consultation session I will gather information from you to gain an understanding of where you are now and what you would like to achieve from your sessions. This will be reviewed regularly, as you progress forward.
I will then explain how the brain works and why this effects the way you 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 feel certain that you would like to work with me to achieve your aims.
I will also give you a FREE relaxation recording for you to use at home. This can increase your ability to really let go, relax and feel more confident and 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.