What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis, often referred to as a trance, is a completely natural state that most individuals experience multiple times a day, depending on their activities. It’s not a sleep state, rather, think about those moments when you’re engrossed in a captivating film, taking a leisurely walk, or driving to a destination, only to realise you can’t recollect the journey itself!
Hypnosis is essentially a state of profound relaxation that encompasses the body, mind, and emotions. It’s an inner state of focused attention. During sessions, it proves remarkably beneficial because your brain operates at both its most restful and productive state. Both the conscious and subconscious facets of your mind converge on the same objective, allowing positive and advantageous suggestions to take root. This empowers me to work alongside you in making positive life changes.
Is it safe?
Indeed, it is safe. No one can be hypnotized against their will, nor can you be compelled to do anything you’re unwilling to do. Contrary to some misconceptions, hypnosis is not imposed upon you; your brain naturally rejects any suggestion you disagree with. You retain control over everything you say and do at all times, with the capacity to make changes solely at your discretion.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy, often referred to as ‘talking therapy,’ is employed to assist individuals dealing with emotional issues or stress. The specific form of psychotherapy I practice is Solution Focused. We concentrate on envisioning the future and finding positive solutions, as opposed to dwelling on past problems.
In our sessions, we follow this path:
Acknowledge your current state.
Identify where you aim to be.
Help you implement the necessary changes.
As long as you’re committed to engaging in the sessions and altering your thought processes, this therapy can be highly effective in helping you to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required varies and will be discussed during your Initial Consultation. Phobias typically demand four sessions, while quitting smoking can be achieved in a single session lasting up to two hours. The number of sessions for other issues depends on the client and the specific concern. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has proven effective, with many clients noticing significant changes after 4-8 sessions.
What happens during the Initial Consultation?
The Initial Consultation, a 50-minute appointment, involves gathering your details, discussing your objectives and concerns, and answering any questions you may have. I’ll discuss how hypnosis works and also provide insights into the workings of the brain and how we can employ that knowledge to overcome any current issues. While this session doesn’t include hypnosis, you will receive a copy of my MP3 download for nightly relaxation and recovery.
What happens in subsequent sessions?
Subsequent sessions usually last 50 minutes. We start with positive reflections and accomplishments, followed by a series of solution-focused questions to encourage small but positive changes. I will introduce various techniques to help you focus, explore solutions, and set goals. The latter part of the session incorporates a soothing hypnosis session, allowing your mind to absorb our discussions and concentrate on your objectives.
How does hypnotherapy work online?
Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of online hypnotherapy, which simulates an in-person experience using modern technology. It allows me to work with clients across the UK and worldwide. I utilise Zoom, a user-friendly platform, and all you need is a stable internet connection, a camera-equipped device, and a quiet, comfortable space. Many clients have found online sessions to be time-saving, private, and particularly beneficial for those with mobility or health-related constraints.
For those clients that prefer to come to me for face-to-face sessions, I also have a peaceful and spacious clinic space.
If you’re ready to embark on a journey of change, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.