What is hypnotherapy?
Would you like the beliefs that you hold to bring about wonderful changes in your life? Wouldn't it be great if your habits worked for you rather than against?
Hypnotherapy is an altered state of consciousness, a state of deep relaxation where the client is always in control. From birth a person will start creating beliefs and forming habits about every part of their life. These beliefs can be instilled in them from life experiences, parents, friends or anybody who is influential in the person's life and are stored in the unconscious part of the person's mind.
There is no one feeling that everyone will feel or should feel during hypnosis, whatever you feel is right for you. All you need to do is to listen to what the hypnotherapist is saying and they will guide you in and out of this natural trance state.
Using hypnotherapy these beliefs and habits can be changed to have a positive effect. Hypnotherapy bypasses the person's conscious mind to access the unconscious and make positive, fantastic changes in the person's life.
What is hypnotherapy not?
It's not the hypnotherapist being in control of you, you are not under the hypnotherapist's spell.
You will not be put to sleep.
You will not feel as if you have been 'out of it' or 'under' at the end of a session.
You will not be unconscious.
It is not possible to become stuck in a hypnotic trance.
The hypnotherapist is not able to make you do anything that you do not want to do, if it goes against your wishes and beliefs your subconscious mind would not accept it anyway, not allow it.
A lot of clients come to a hypnotherapy session having seen a stage act where people bark like a dog or cluck like a chicken. The work we will do together has nothing to do with that.
What to expect during a hypnotherapy session
In most cases an initial consultation will be booked in preparation for the hypnotherapy sessions. During the initial consultation we will discuss your reasons and motivations for choosing hypnotherapy and what you hope to gain from the sessions.
The number of hypnotherapy sessions will depend on the nature and severity of the issue. The hypnotherapy session is where we will be begin therapy and treatment will commence based on the treatment plan developed following our initial consultation. The treatment plan is not set in stone and we will begin each session with a discussion of how you are progressing and make any tweaks to the treatment plan if necessary. In some cases it will be necessary to contact your GP prior to any treatment.