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Everyone can be hypnotised, other than those who have certain types of mental disability. Trance is a natural state and a very enjoyable one. Of course, some people go into trance more easily than others. A willingness from you to be hypnotised helps and speeds up the process. You are more likely to be hypnotised if you have a need to do so, want to do so and have trust in the person hypnotising you.
You cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do. You can hear everything being said. Following the session most people remember all that has happened. Short term memory is stored within the conscious mind, which is often very ‘sleepy’ during the session, but as the unconscious mind will have taken everything in, it is normal for memories of some parts to come back at a later stage. Your unconscious mind will allow your conscious mind to remember all that is necessary to achieve the changes you want to. Clinical hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach, completely different to that shown for entertainment such as stage hypnosis. In that situation people volunteer to go on stage and therefore have given permission to the hypnotist to suggest they undertake certain antics. No one can be made to do what they do not want to do.
Rest assured that confidentiality is maintained at all times. Everything which happens during a session is kept confidential to Hypnotherapy & Holistic Health. My ethical standards are very high. You will find a professional but friendly and empathetic setting.
Yes. I offer a number of online options. Ideally, you need a good internet connection, a room where you won’t be interrupted a few cushions and somewhere comfortable to relax. You may also benefit from using headphones. Many people conduct their sessions either from a bedroom or the living room.
Yes, I do. I am happy to talk to employers to discuss how they would like to use my services. Very often employers fund sessions for their staff.
Yes I do work with children, usually from age 8 upwards. Because I have a range of therapies, just as with adults, I am able to use the most suitable therapies for each child. I have some fantastic therapies which can help children with all sorts of issues such as bullying, exam anxiety, generalised anxiety, self esteem and self confidence to name a few. Youngsters tend to love my colour bottles and many enjoy attending sessions. As long as your child is willing to participate and be co-operative then we have a great basis for helping. If they are anxious about coming along, that’s fine, I will ensure they are at ease, comfortable and ready to proceed before we start the therapy.
Everyone comes out of hypnosis. Your conscious mind remains aware throughout. You could bring yourself out of trance at any point, but it is such a lovely place to be that it is very unlikely that you would want to. In most cases, I will count you back out of trance so that you return to normal waking consciousness gradually.
Hypnosis is a natural state of heightened inner awareness, the conscious mind quietens and allows access to the unconscious mind. The unconscious mind is like a huge, highly organised database of information which gathers information from the time we are in the womb. It works by association; hearing an old song, for example, can take us straight back to a situation years ago, or smelling a particular smell has the same effect. Our unconscious mind is highly efficient. From that database we develop our beliefs and habits, it is who we are, but as well as collecting good information, it also collects bad. The hypnotherapist talks to the client’s unconscious mind to facilitate the changes the client wishes to make. I help you to re-set your unconscious mind, to delete unwanted habits, beliefs and behaviours and replace them with the alternative methods of thinking, feeling and behaving which you are seeking to achieve. There are different levels of trance and it is not necessary to be in a very deep trance in order for the process to work.
Hypnosis will take you into an altered state of awareness, commonly known as trance. Trance is a natural state of deep relaxation and inner focus, those who meditate will recognise that experience. In a normal day we all go in and out of trance quite frequently. In trance the mind turns inwards, where it focuses on thoughts, memory, fantasy and other areas. It’s similar to daydreaming. Most people can relate to driving to your destination and realising that you have no recollection of getting there! That is the state of trance. People have different experiences of the trance state and go into trance at varying depths and because the conscious mind remains aware, some people are unsure as to whether they actually went into trance. It is quite common for people to believe that they were not properly hypnotised because they remember “thinking” during the session, and can remember much, or all, of what happened. You will remember everything that you want to remember. For those people it is likely that the went into a light trance, a very pleasant, relaxing and comfortable state where the desired outcome can still be achieved. People are often a little apprehensive in their first session and tend to remember everything from that session although they quite often lose track of time, often thinking they have been in trance for much less time than they actually were. Once you are more accustomed to being in trance, you might not remember all that has happened but that does not matter because your unconscious mind has heard every word and it is the unconscious mind that we are reaching out to.
All you need to do is come with the issue you wish to resolve and I will decide which therapies are appropriate. I will often combine therapies within a session but this can very subtle. I can teach you some therapies such as Emotional Freedom Technique giving you wonderful tools to use when you need them. I work on a very individual basis which means I do not have a set structure so each session is bepoke to the client. You are an individual and are treated as such.
Most of my clients are fine to drive straight after a session. If you do feel a little sleepy, you are welcome to sit in my waiting room until you feel ready to drive. I do allow some time after the hypnosis for you to return to a fully awakened state.
There are times when it will be necessary to wait a few weeks for an appointment due to the fact that I am very busy but I do try to keep waiting times to a minimum as I know you will be keen to get started.
No matter how deep you go into hypnosis, you will remain in control of the situation. You will be able to talk to the hypnotherapist throughout and bring yourself out of trance at any point. Most people enjoy the pleasant and relaxing state of trance so they have no desire to come out of it.
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