Hypnotherapy is a very powerful tool using positive suggestions to assist your subconscious mind in becoming aligned with your conscious mind to treat conditions or change habits. Fears, phobias, unwanted thought patterns and stress can be debilitating factors that hinder our daily lives.
Trance is a completely natural state to be in. In fact, we all enter trance several times a day, such as when we're daydreaming, reading a book or focused on a task so that we're not immediately aware of other distractions like someone calling our name. It's completely safe because you are all in control like meditating. You can open your eyes anytime you want but you may find yourself drifting off as the therapist talks to you as soon as you start to relax. You hear everything that has been said and your subconscious mind will only accept the suggestion that both have agreed to be included in the hypnoses session. The therapist will not do anything that goes against the client's belief systems.
Contrary to popular belief, you are not asleep or unconscious when in a hypnotic trance. By going into a relaxed state where your conscious mind is in the background, your subconscious mind can be reprogrammed to know that it no longer needs to protect you from situations that no longer serve you such as a fear of heights or public speaking. In much the same way we upgrade our computers, we can also do this with our minds as Hypnosis enables a person to be more inclined to do the things they want to overcome.
Here are some common treatments Hypnosis can help you with:
Phobia and Fear
Stress and Anxiety
Confidence and Motivation
What to expect
The therapeutic session is based on leading the client into a deeply relaxed state working towards on stabilisation of the mind and body with agreed methods to help the clients reaching their goals, for example, suggesting that they don't want to carry out certain habits and gradually bringing them out of a trance. We work with the issue to make the change in the subconscious and finally, the maintenance of the change, which include goal setting and homework. The hypnosis sessions might take at least 3 to 6 sessions (50 minutes each session) depending on each individual problem to reach its goal.
Smoking cessation treatment usually takes only one session with 2 hours duration. Still, I prefer to prepare the client with stabilisation, the session itself and a follow-up over the phone or in-person a month after the session. In total, 4 hours.
I don't use hypnotherapy if a client has psychosis or have certain types of personality disorder, it could make their condition worse. Please check with your GP first.
I am an Affiliate Member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH), and I am continuing my training with the London College of Clinical Hypnoses (LCCH), abiding by their strict code of practice and ethics.