Hypnotherapy

Life Coach

 

What is Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis?

First of all let me explain what hypnotherapy is not:

  • It is not the same as stage hypnosis.

 

  • It does not involve you carrying out any unusual or ridiculous actions.

 

  • It does not involve you doing anything against your will. In fact you will become so focused that you will hear every word I say to you during hypnosis, while at the same time blocking out everything else around you.

 

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique.

Hypnosis is where someone has a state of conscious that allows a heightened state of focus, attention and concentration, while blocking out sources of distraction. The person under hypnosis is then guided to find alternative possibilities in relation to their issues.

Throughout history people have used relaxed altered states of awareness to access great creativity and solve problems, including people like Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison.

The actual experience itself can vary from person to person. For example, some people may feel like they are not hypnotised as they can hear everything that is going on around them, when in reality they are in trance. It is completely natural to hear while you are under hypnosis. Other people may feel a sense of detachment and complete relaxation during hypnosis, which even on its own is a fantastic experience.

 

How safe is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is very good for you, mentally and physically.

You are in total control at all times.

Hypnosis is a safe and natural process that people experience on a daily basis without even realising it.

Have you ever daydreamt? Then you have experienced a hypnotic state!

Have you ever driven home and had no recollection of the previous several minutes, what route you took or what you saw? Then you have experienced a hypnotic state!

Have you ever been so engrossed in a TV program or a book that you were oblivious to your surroundings? Then you have experienced a hypnotic state!

Have you ever loved doing something so much that you had no comprehension of time? Then you have experienced a hypnotic state!

Have you ever played a video game and become completely oblivious to everything else out with the game, including time? Then you have experienced a hypnotic state!

When you experience hypnosis you become so relaxed that your mind can stop any negative self talk, becoming calm and quiet.

This allows your mind to completely focus on what the hypnotherapist is saying about the goals and dreams that you desire. You also may be surprised to find that more or less time has passed than you thought when you were in trance.

 

You have complete control when you are hypnotised.

The hypnotist / hypnotherapist does NOT have control over the person in trance state, and cannot make them do or say anything against their will.

The person who is under hypnosis is ALWAYS in control, deciding their level of participation in the process.

Now, you may be wondering how stage hypnotists are able to make people do bizarre and silly things. This works because the people who volunteer to be hypnotised on stage are already willing to do those kind of silly things in the first place, maybe they just see it as funny, in other words they are not doing anything against their will. The stage hypnotist then selects only those volunteers who are eager to perform in this way.

 

Can everyone be hypnotised?

Anyone who wants to be hypnotised can be hypnotised.

On the opposite side, if someone does not want to be hypnotised then they cannot be hypnotised. You cannot be hypnotised against your will.

People who get the most from hypnotherapy are the ones who:

  • Believe in it,

 

  • Are open to it,

 

  • Are genuinely ready for and desire the change.

 

In addition to this, once someone experiences hypnosis and its benefits for the first time, they generally enter into trance quicker and deeper during subsequent sessions.

It is worth noting that people with certain neurological conditions that diminish focus and concentration, cannot be hypnotised.

 

What if I have a strong mind?

That is perfectly fine, in fact it helps because you need the ability to concentrate, and you require motivation to change in order for hypnotherapy to have the most successful.

You do NOT require a weak mind, have little will power, or be gullible to be hypnotised.

 

Can you become stuck in a hypnotic state?

No, you will always ‘wake’ up no matter what happens.

Let’s say the hypnotist passed out, or worst case scenario passed away during a session. You would bring yourself back out of hypnosis safely in your own time. You may gradually emerge from hypnosis naturally, or you may drift into brief nap and then wake normally in the same way you do every morning.

Even if an emergency occurred, you would automatically recognise this and wake up.

 

When hypnosis is dangerous!

There are a couple of instances where being hypnotised can be dangerous.

A person who suffers from epileptic seizures should never be hypnotised, as it may trigger an epileptic fit.

In addition to this you should never be hypnotised when driving or operating machinery, or in any other situations where you could endanger yourself or others.

 

Are you are completely conscious during hypnosis?

Yes you are conscious. You are NOT asleep or unconscious at any point.

It may appear that someone under hypnosis is asleep but they are actually conscious and aware of their surroundings. They are just able to focus so strongly on what the hypnotherapist is saying that they can easily pay no attention to anything else around them.

When you are under hypnosis you will be able to hear and think at all times, you are simply in a state of heightened awareness.

 

What about people who say they were not hypnotised?

Some people come out of hypnosis and claim that they were not hypnotised, based on the fact that they could hear the hypnotherapist and / or noises around them, or they feel they could have opened their eyes at any point during the process.

Being in a state of hypnosis is not the same as being asleep. It is necessary for you to hear the voice of the hypnotherapist in order for the process to be effective. You will be relaxed but highly aware.

However, it is common for people to come out of hypnosis and only remember part of what the hypnotherapist said. This is due to the fact that you did not store what the hypnotherapist said in your ‘conscious’ mind, it is stored in your subconscious mind instead.

 

How long does each session last?

The first session can last up to 90 minutes as you will need to complete a form before we begin with hypnotherapy, and we will discuss our issue on depth to determine what will give you the maximum result.

Any sessions required thereafter can be between 30 – 60 minutes depending on what is required.

Each session is tailored specifically to the person, this gives maximum results for each person. I do not use the one size fits all approach.

 

How many sessions will I need?

This various depending in the issue to be resolved, again it is specific to the person and their needs.

This is something we would discuss and agree on together.

 

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