What to Expect
Hypnosis is a normal and natural method of altering someone’s state of consciousness. It is very pleasant and relaxing but at one with deep concentration. Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic change. Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety and this is done very simply through relaxation and visualisation, allowing you to focus on the positive aspects of your life that encourages a shift in perspective. Resolving unwelcome habits and thought patterns at a subconscious level means that hypnosis can help the parts that other approaches can’t reach! It is called a ‘brief’ therapy because it works incredibly quickly; most people suffering from anxiety and/or depression disorders can expect to be back to their real selves again within 8-12 sessions. Treatments of fears and phobias take 3 sessions and smoking cessation is a single 2 hour session*. Many people believe that Hypnotherapy is something that is “done” to them, that they explain their issue to the therapist who then simply hypnotises their problem away, as if by magic. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a much more collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen. The initial consultation is free of charge and is designed to assess what you want to achieve, how hypnotherapy can help you and how many sessions you are likely to need. Subsequent Hypnotherapy sessions involve much more than Hypnosis. During the first part of each session we’ll talk about the progress you have made and we will be encouraging you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems. We will help you to imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. We’ll then guide you into a relaxed state of Hypnosis so that we can consolidate what we have discussed.