What is hypnosis?
Long gone are the days where hypnosis was seen as a mysterious domain of stage shows, waving watches and witches! Hypnosis is a very natural process that involves the client experiencing a sense of deep relaxation. It is an enhanced state of awareness where your attention is narrowed down to the suggestions made by the therapist. These suggestions help you make positive changes to your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviour. During a session, the client is always in control. A therapist is here to facilitate your experience and increase your feeling of empowerment.
How does it work?
Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the conscious left-hand side of the brain is inhibited, while the subconscious right-hand side is awoken. This is the part which needs to change for a person’s behaviour and physical state to change. Let’s say you want to overcome your fear of spiders or flying. You may try everything you can consciously, but as long as your subconscious mind holds on to this terror, it will stay.
How can I help you?
A session lasts about 90 mins, and each one is tailored in its own unique way to meet your needs. Depending on the issue, I can use a combination of tools which go hand in hand with hypnosis to help you find your way back to happiness, self-confidence, freedom from fear and relaxation.
These include the Time Line therapy and the Six-Step Reframe. I can also teach you some self-hypnosis methods and The Calm Switch relaxation technique which you can practise anytime on your own. I recommend that you book 3 sessions if you have been struggling with an unwanted behaviour or addiction for years, such as smoking, need to lose weight, drug abuse or a phobia.
Some common areas that I work with: