What Hypnosis is?
Hypnosis is similar to day-dreaming. It is a very normal state for the mind. We go into trance all the time whilst our minds process information. It is during this time that the body can repair itself. Hypnotherapy mimics this process. Usually clients can hear what is being said, while being in a very calm and relaxed state. It is more like a guided day-dream.
It brings together our conscious and subconscious minds into a trance state. It is a safe, powerful technique that creates a deeply relaxed state of the body and mind.
What Hypnosis is not?
Hypnotherapy is not the same as stage hypnosis, you are in full control of all you say and do.
Unlike the way Hypnosis can be portrayed in the media and in films or in stage shows, it does not involve the therapist controlling your mind!! You cannot be hypnotised against your will and you cannot be made to do anything that you don’t want to do. Our Subconscious is specifically designed to protect us, and it will not accept any suggestions that are not right for you.
What we do is underpinned by the latest Neuroscience research and during my free initial consultation I will go into this in more depth.
What can it treat?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help a wide range of issues. See Areas Helped. However, if you do have an issue and you don’t see it listed here, please contact me and I will see if I can help you.
Although I cannot guarantee outcomes, I do have excellent success rates in helping clients bring about changes in their personal and professional lives. See Testimonials.
What if I can’t wake up?
Again, this is not a feature of hypnotherapy. You are quite in control and apart from feeling so relaxed that you may snooze through part of it, you are not in any danger of not waking up or doing irreversible damage.
What does it feel like?
People will experience it differently. Some will find it deeply, physically relaxing, some will find it a creative and dreamy experience, some will feel quite ‘conscious’ during the session whilst some may slip into a state of light sleep. There is no right or wrong but most agree that it is one of the most deeply relaxing experiences imaginable.
How many sessions will it take?
The number of sessions required varies.
To address a phobia it usually take 4 sessions.
Smoking cessation is done in 1 session which can last up to two hours.
Other issues are largely dependent upon the client and the presenting issue, but generally treated in between 8-12 sessions.
How long before I notice change?
It depends from case to case but most people start feeling benefits immediately. Some people even notice positive change in areas of their life that they weren’t even expecting.
Is it confidential?
Yes. All data collected from clients is dealt with in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection act.
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