What is Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness so Hypnotherapy is the use of an altered state of consciousness for a therapeutic endpoint. This means that you are not treated with hypnosis but are treated in hypnosis.
All hypnotic states are characterised by a tremendously pleasant state of relaxation, which you allow yourself to enter so that desired, beneficial suggestions may be given directly to the part of the mind known as the subconscious.
Under hypnosis, the conscious, rational part of the brain is temporarily bypassed, making the subconscious part receptive to therapy. There is heightened concentration for the specific purpose of maximising potential, changing limiting beliefs and behaviours and gaining insight and wisdom.
What happens during an Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy session?
There is an initial consultation where we talk about what you want to achieve from the session and why.
You then recline on a therapy bed, close your eyes and I guide you into the receptive state where I help you work on what you want to achieve in your life at this moment.
At the end of the session we chat about your experience and if more sessions are required we discuss where we might go next.
Can you make me do anything I don’t want to do?
You are in complete control all the time and I cannot make you do anything that goes against your natural desires.
In hypnosis you are in a state of focused relaxation where your mind becomes more inwardly focused whilst your physical body is relaxed.
Meditation, day dreaming, being absorbed in a book or music or television, driving and arriving at your destination without recalling all the usual landmarks etc. are good examples of your subconscious during hypnosis.
Will I need more than one session?
If you are stopping smoking/vaping then normally a 2 hour session is all that is required.
Other issues quite often need 3 or more sessions but it really depends on yourself and what you want to work on.