I like to combine Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in a holistic way that brings about the best results for you. This means that, as well doing hypnosis, we will be exploring issues, debriefing, creating meaning and integrating what you have found out about yourself into your daily understanding. I may also have some practical techniques and strategies for you.
I would like to share with you some facts about hypnosis that may challenge what you think you know. (I will give you more comprehensive information about hypnosis at your first appointment.)
Fact 1: Hypnotherapy harmonises the conscious and subconscious minds. When the conscious and subconscious minds are not on the same page you can have behaviours and habits you don’t want. The subconscious mind is incredibly powerful. Ever heard of the phrase ‘mind over matter’? When you know how to work with the subconscious mind you can get wonderful results.
Fact 2: Hypnosis is a state of intense focused concentration. It’s a working state where you make the changes you want to make. You don’t go to sleep when you are hypnotised, and afterwards, you remember everything that happened while you were hypnotised.
Fact 3: All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is a 100% consent state, so no-one can make you do anything you don’t wish to. Yes! those people hypnotised in stage shows really are that playful and up for a laugh… and no! I can’t re-program your partner… or children… or parent! (That’s a joke, but I do get asked if it’s possible.)
ARE YOU READY FOR CHANGE?
Some people get great results from hypnosis and some people less so (just like all therapies). I find that the people that have the most success with hypnosis adopt the following attitudes…
- “I want to be hypnotised and I am going to succeed.”
- “I am going to apply myself, direct my attention and concentrate on the process.”
- “I am going to accept and relax into the process.”
Now, if you don’t have all of these attitudes when you turn up for your first appointment, it doesn’t mean that you will fail with hypnosis. It may just take a little more time, and a bit more practice.