- Do you have a specific fear or phobia?
- Are you stressed about an upcoming exam?
- Need that extra motivation to stop smoking or eat healthier?
Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions whether they be psychological or psychosomatic, by using various techniques and suggestions that can change the way your subconscious mind has been running things. It often deals with conditions quite swiftly and is particularly effective when the techniques are continued with in your own time.
It can be used to complement any treatment you may already be using, or as your main method of treatment, depending on what works best for you.
Here are just some of the conditions it can help with:
- Driving exam nerves
- Exam nerves
- Fear of public speaking
- Increasing motivation
- Increasing athletic
- Nail biting
- Panic attacks
- Various phobias
- Self esteem boosting
- Stop smoking
- Weight loss
All cases are different
for everyone, and in some cases such as insomnia, a doctors referral
may be required so please do contact me to discuss further.
How Hypnotherapy works
Hypnotherapy put simply, is the use of the state of hypnosis within a therapy session.
During the state of hypnosis our conscious mind is bypassed until it is in a rested state, whilst our subconscious mind; the part of our minds that contains all of our habits and old patterns, takes centre stage and can accept any beneficial suggestions we offer it. The subconscious mind can only focus on one idea at a time, it is a very powerful part of our minds that is susceptible to suggestion, so whilst you are in hypnosis you are able to absorb whatever you need to, without the distraction of your conscious mind.
To illustrate how susceptible to suggestion the subconscious mind is, think about when you are engrossed in a film, especially in the cinema when all other distractions are muted in a dark and quiet environment. You might feel some of the emotions taking place within the story, you might even shed a tear or feel anger at a character, even though you know it’s not real, because your subconscious at that moment accepts it as real and reacts. That is a state of hypnosis.
In the same way it can accept positive suggestions that you require within a hypnotherapy session, and it can react to those too.
During hypnotherapy you are fully conscious and in control
Hypnosis treatment in your own home
All you need is a quiet space where we can work for at least an hour without interruption. During the session you can sit in a comfortable soft chair, sofa or bed, whatever feels more natural. The important thing here is that you feel at home and relaxed.
Once you are sitting comfortably you will just need to listen to my voice so that you can be guided into a relaxed hypnosis where a variety of visualisation and suggestion techniques will be used depending on the individual case.
The number of sessions needed depends entirely on how you progress, on the type of condition and on how much you want the change you seek.
Some sessions such as the stop smoking, can be done in 1 or 2 sessions, others in 3-6 sessions.
You will receive a dedicated and high level of help from me and you have the guarantee that you will only receive the number of sessions that you truly need.
I can also offer instruction on self-hypnosis so that you may continue the good work indefinitely.
Can hypnosis make me do things I don't want to do?
Absolutely not! The media has certainly contributed to the erroneous idea that you will be out of control and acting in a way you don't want to, however, what you see on stage and on screen tends to be either planned, or clever showmanship manipulating the knowledge that many people believe they will have no choice. Many hypnotists are also excellent at reading people so they know exactly who to select for maximum success in their performances. Belief and expectation are the key words here, the most effective hypnotherapy sessions with the best results tend to be the ones where you believe it will work and you expect great results, similarly, if an unsuspecting show participant believes they might be controlled, that part of the mind will probably go along with it.
During a hypnotherapy session you will be perfectly capable of opening your eyes at any time if you feel the need to, or of rejecting any of the suggestions given if you so choose.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
'All hypnosis is self-hypnosis'
A hypnotherapist is merely a guide, and the person 'being' hypnotised is basically hypnotising themselves. The processes occurring in the mind are your own and a hypnotherapist has no say in it other than to guide you into whatever you have asked for. A good analogy would be to imagine that you need a hand lifting something, you choose what needs lifting, where it is going and the hypnotherapist is just helping you to manage the weight and effort of it.
This is possible for almost everyone, minus those with any severe mental health issues or psychosis, where a more conventional form of medical assistance would be required.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
I was very skeptical about trying hypnotherapy but I'm so glad I did. Three sessions was all I needed and I felt great after each one! It's important to listen to your body and put into practice what you learn in the therapy sessions in your own time to maximise the effects. I would do it again in a heartbeat if the need occurs, thanks Ema.