How does Hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy is simply a state of focused absorption and internal experience. The therapist guides you into a comfortable level of relaxation allowing you to pay attention to your internal reality instead of external distractions. In this very comfortable state the subconscious mind takes the lead and the conscious mind can take a rest.
When in this state of relaxed absorption your subconscious mind works to find solutions that suit your desired outcomes. The subconscious mind is a deep well of information and intuitive knowledge and when it is accessed profound insight and changes can take place. During Hypnotherapy you can address the physical, emotional and psychological issues that you need to improve in your life, in a gentle but powerful way.
What happens in a Hypnotherapy session?
In a hypnotherapy session the relaxation that evolves allows you to access a state of heightened awareness and insight. The normally busy thinking of your conscious mind is replaced by an expansive awareness and quiet centeredness in both mind and body, allowing you to access your own inner wisdom.
Is Hypnotherapy safe?
Yes, hypnotherapy is safe and you will naturally only take in helpful, positive suggestions that work to support your desired outcomes. You can easily reject anything that doesn’t fit with that. Hypnotherapy is not mind control. In hypnosis you cannot be made to do anything against your will or do something that is against your own standard of morality or ethics.
What is a Trance?
In a hypnotherapy session you experience a hypnotic or trance state. A trance is simply a state of internal focus and concentration. This is a very natural and commonly occurring state, one that we have all experienced many times, for example when we daydream, or when we drive on ‘auto pilot’, or when we do physical exercise and feel in the ‘zone’ or ‘flow’ from the rhythm of the activity. When we do something we enjoy like knitting or gardening, we often go into a trance state where time passes unnoticed as our activity carries us ‘away’ happily.
Will I Get Stuck in Hypnosis?
You cannot get stuck in hypnosis, and you can easily come out of the relaxed state at any time of your choosing. Hypnosis is not sleep. During hypnosis you are awake and aware of what is happening throughout.
Will I Remember Everything?
You will consciously remember everything you want or need to remember about the session. People are surprised at how differently time passes while in deep relaxation, but most are able to remember everything about a session. Anything not remembered is stored at the deep subconscious level where it is working for you ‘under the radar’.
Can Anyone Be Hypnotized?
Anyone who can concentrate and become intently absorbed in something can experience hypnotherapy. Some people find it easier to go into the various levels of relaxation faster than others, but nearly everyone is capable of reaching the states of relaxation and receptiveness required. Even light levels of trance can create powerful change on a subconscious level, and people often find that their experience of trance deepens over several sessions.
Is My Session Confidential?
Yes, your session is completely confidential, and my Duty of Care as a Certified Hypnotherapist requires that I maintain your records confidentially as set out by Professional Body guidelines.
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