Hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind. We move in and out of hypnosis many times during the day – when we are driving, watching a movie or absorbed in our favourite activity. It feels a bit like day dreaming and is enjoyable and refreshing. You can hear everything that is being said – your mind may wander for a time and that is fine – and are in complete control throughout.
Whilst in hypnosis, your conscious mind (the mind you are reading and thinking with now) is temporarily bypassed and your unconscious mind is directly accessed. With hypnotherapy, your unconscious mind becomes very responsive to all highly positive and beneficial ideas and suggestions, essentially becoming re-educated at a deep level. It is important to note that you will only accept suggestions that are appropriate for you, whether mentally, physically or emotionally.
The Initial Consultation
Prior to the therapy sessions you have the option of attending an initial consultation. This is an opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations and set a path for positive change. During our consultation I will explain how the mind works and how our thoughts and negative associations are formed and why we feel and act in the way we do.
I will then explain the hypnotherapy process and how it can help you in relation to what you are hoping to resolve. I will be able to assess the number of sessions you may need and you are under no obligation to continue with therapy if you decide it isn’t for you. No hypnosis treatment takes place during this appointment. You will be given a free relaxation audio download which you are encouraged to listen to every night as part of therapy to get you off to a great start.
Subsequent Hypnotherapy Sessions
These are more than just hypnotherapy. The first part is a discussion on the positive moments and progress of the previous week, encouraging you to express yourself looking forward in a positive way. You will probably be surprised how far you have come in a short space of time.
The process of hypnotherapy is very pleasant and calming – it uses relaxation and visualisation methods (don’t be put off if you think you can’t visualise) which helps to reduce your anxiety and allows you to focus on the positive aspects of your life, helps to identify and see potential goals, helps you to change your perspective and give you confidence with your own abilities and resources. After a relaxing and rejuvenating session, we think about some ideas for change for the next one.
After only a few sessions, you will feel much clearer about your personal issue, be able to handle problems in a more relaxed way and have a positive mindset to help you cope. Provided you are willing to make these changes to the way you think, you will find yourself concentrating on what you want in life, and no longer focused on the worries of the past. As your confidence and self-esteem grows, progress becomes much easier.
Contact me today to arrange an initial consultation to discuss whether hypnotherapy is the right solution for you.