My Approach to Hypnosis is very direct where I treat the person sat in front of me, with my individual and very unique technique. I use a content free hypnosis technique, there is no need to revisit your past issues, or to relive past trauma, or to divulge anything you are not comfortable to talk about. I work directly with you’re subconscious and get it to let to release anything it needs to in order to heal.
I help people to access the power of their own mind, in a very natural way, through using these techniques and negotiate with your very powerful imagination and subconscious, where really 'if you can see it you can be it!'
I want my clients to leave their sessions to know that something fundamental has changed during the session and that those perfect positive lifestyle changes they have been seeking are now possible, and that they leave behind those negative thoughts feelings and emotions that have been holding them back, and can now move forward to a more positive future.
How I can help:
Although stress and anxiety can be related to specific problems like pressures, relationships, or work, sometimes it just feels like life in general, where the wonderful relaxation of hypnotherapy allows people to switch off for a moments rest, better than meditation and sleep, where I also work in a way to help people to balance life, to prevent feeling overwhelmed, or work with underlying fears, or relationship issues.
People often come to see me to get rid of the negative in life, they may be in physical or emotional pain, maybe because they have a fear or phobia, where any fear or phobia can be helped, or to kick a bad habit, such as nail biting, smoking or addictions. I provide an all- round support plan to help people battle weight loss, where we can look at learnt past patterns, healthy goals and identifying bad habits.
The therapy I offer is highly effective in enabling people to reach their goals, to overcome difficulties, or process past traumas. I work with people who even think change is not possible for them, with long- standing habits, who are shocked at the power of their own mind!! You can expect a warm, supportive and non- judgemental session, and I uphold the highest level of confidentiality possible.
Please feel free to contact me by phone, text or email for any further information.
Hypnosis is a state of altered awareness during which our subconscious mind is more open and receptive to suggestions that are given. We drift in and out of different levels of awareness many times a day, absorbing information on a subliminal level as well as a conscious one. Your hypnotherapist will work with your imagination to help you to achieve your goals.
Every person is unique and different. Some people say that their body feels like a lead weight, others say they feel as though they're floating away. Most people will agree that it's a lovely feeling because they are more relaxed that they have ever been before.
You will be aware of everything that is happening and being said the whole time, however you will be so deeply relaxed that you may find yourself drifting into different levels of awareness. Remember, your subconscious mind is active throughout and it is this that your therapist is working with.
That depends how deep in hypnosis you are, but generally most people do remember either everything or certain parts of the experience. You will find that suggestions which have been given to you in hypnosis will resurface in your conscious, thinking mind after your hypnosis session and these will be the thoughts that produce changes in your behaviour or way of thinking and feeling.
Not necessarily; different therapists have varied approaches, but if the cause of your problem is a repressed memory (one that you are unable to remember consciously), then bringing it back into conscious awareness can help you to view the problem from a different perspective and so feel differently about it. If you find the idea of revisiting old memories painful then your therapist can help you to dissociate from them so that you can remember the experience without experiencing the emotions associated to them.
No, you won't say or do anything at all that you don't want to. If you were given suggestions that you didn't morally agree with you would come out of hypnosis or disregard the suggestions.
No-one has ever remained in hypnosis indefinitely. Even if something were to happen to the hypnotherapist halfway through the session, you would still 'come out' of the trance state once rapport had been broken.
The only side effects are the beneficial ones of feeling more relaxed afterwards and feeling more positive about whatever it was you sought hypnotherapy for. Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state.
Anyone can resist hypnosis during a session and it won't work, however the question remains as to why someone would seek hypnotherapy if they didn't want it to help them. Hypnosis requires cooperation between two people - your therapist will show you the way and you can choose if you want to go there or not.
If you are not prepared to accept that hypnosis could benefit you then your best option would be to seek alternative treatment - (however - in my own experience - sceptics are very often the best subjects).
There is documented evidence however that some unscrupulous people can covertly hypnotize others into doing something they wouldn't normal dream of. They are not using hypnosis to help someone (they are only interested in helping themselves). Because they are using covert hypnosis they are extremely unlikely to be advertising their services as a qualified Hypnotherapist.
Hypnotherapists must belong to a professional association (e.g. The Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association) in order to be eligible for Professional Indemnity Insurance. Often you can check on their website to see if your Hypnotherapist is listed on their members page or use their contact form or telephone number to request verification.
The most common reason for failure to induce trance is lack of rapport. To overcome this problem, make a few free initial consultations with different therapists and choose one that you instinctively trust.
You can - if they are related issues, however because hypnosis requires a complete focus of attention it is far better to concentrate on one problem at a time. People wishing to stop smoking (for example) who are afraid of doing so in case they gain weight can be helped with the correct approach. This is because many of us experience 'symptom substitution' - we can substitute one addiction for another. Your therapist should have the skills to recognize if this is the case and deal with the issue at its core.