What is Hypnotherapy ?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that combines psychotherapy and the use of hypnosis to treat a wide range of issues. It is especially effective because , through hypnosis, it accesses your subconscious mind where ingrained belief systems are stored. Negative beliefs and patterns have a direct effect on our feelings and behaviour. Hypnotherapy can help to replace these unhelpful ideas and behaviours with positive ones which will support your moving towards creating a happier, more fulfilled life.
During hypnosis ,when you are guided into a relaxed state, your subconscious mind will become open and receptive to positive suggestion and the reinforcement of how you can move forward in the ways you have envisaged for yourself. This enables the changes you make to become deeply ingrained so that they can be effective in the short and long term.
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 CD. In this state of relaxation, where both mind and body are at ease, it is possible to access the subconscious mind and transform limiting behaviours to more positive ones. This process has the power to change your life. In the therapeutic setting positive outcomes are made more readily achievable through an open attitude and willingness to fully commit to this process. Clients tell me that hypnosis is a very pleasurable and enlightening experience.
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 always choose whether you want to enter into hypnosis 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 a very enjoyable experience. Whether you are brought out of this altered state by the hypnotherapist or not, you will naturally return to conscious awareness feeling refreshed and revitalised.
Some Clients hear my voice during hypnosis, others enter into a deep 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 how you would like to move forward in your life.
I will then explain to you how the brain works and why this effects how 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 the outcomes you want. I will also give you a FREE Relaxation CD which you can use at home to begin the process of helping you feel less stressed, more confident and empowered to make positive changes.
Following the initial consultation you will be given the option of booking further sessions with me. Each session lasts around an hour. Feedback from Clients about their hypnotherapy sessions is very positive; where they feel relaxed, uplifted and motivated towards taking positive action when they leave.