During your first appointment, we will need to record your details and medical history. (All of which are treated strictly sensitively and confidentially).
From this first and most important, rapport-building consultation, I take the time to ensure that you fully understand everything about hypnotherapy, so that any misunderstandings or worries can be dispelled. This is paramount, in order for you to feel totally at ease and therefore confident in me as your chosen personal, clinical hypnotherapist.
We will discuss your needs and expectations and with my help, you will decide on your personal, realistic goals and we can then design your bespoke therapy plan together.
You will feel more relaxed and confident as you very soon realise that you are fully in control at all times.
In most cases, hypnotherapy will take place during that first session; following the discussion. Each subsequent session will begin with a discussion about how you feel you are doing and to monitor your progress and goals. Hypnotherapy will subsequently follow.
I adopt a person- centred; therefore flexible approach; implementing Ericksonian/ goal orientated therapies; along with incorporating NLP if the need arises.
I am supportive; not only during, but after therapy is complete, as I am contactable via email or telephone during normal working hours.
There are many misunderstandings, suspicions and even genuine fears about the use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis is a calm, natural state of trance that you actually experience every day. For example:
When you are totally absorbed in a book or a film.
When you are accessing hypnotherapy, you are intentionally doing so of your own will; with an explicit diligence and purpose in mind. It is nothing magical or bizarre and no two individuals experiences are ever precisely the same.
The potential therapeutic uses for hypnotherapy are limitless. Some common examples are:
Combatting life-restricting phobias & fears.
It truly has infinite advantages!
I am sure that you often picture and think about how your life would be if you no longer had anything restraining you; what it would look like, what you would hear, what it would actually feel like to be able to be free to start again and draw a line under past, unhelpful behaviours and limitations. This is what hypnotherapy can offer you in order to progress with your life.
Almost everyone can be hypnotised, if it is what they would like and if they are willing to relax and work with the therapist. As long as there is trust and confidence in the chosen, appropriately qualified hypnotherapist, results (goals) can be extremely successful.
The feelings of being hypnotised have a tendency to be reported very
differently by those who have experienced such. There are not any
specifics that can be listed that always, definitely occur every time
a patient is hypnotised.
A person cannot be hypnotised against their will. They must be an eager and willing subject as the hypnotherapist must have full cooperation at all times.
One cannot get stuck in a hypnotic state, because the patient is fully in control during hypnosis. When someone is hypnotised, they remain in total control over both mind and body. Sometimes, people feel so relaxed, calm and comfortable during hypnosis that they report feeling disappointed when they are told they are about to be woken. Even if the person has fallen asleep, an unassuming suggestion for awakening is all that is required by the experienced therapist in order to bring a patient back into the waking state. In any event, if the hypnotherapist stopped speaking, the person would soon awaken on their own.
Stage hypnosis is for entertainment purposes only, whereby willing volunteers will more than likely go along with the stage hypnotists suggestions. This is most definitely not the context of clinical hypnotherapy.
Just after the hypnotic state has taken effect; with the patients permission, access to the subconscious mind is gained. The skilled hypnotherapist can then offer suggestions in a language and form that the subconscious mind is able to accept. This will assist the patient in changing unwanted behaviours, feelings and thoughts that they wish to alter. The subconscious mind has the ability (actually the tendency) to accept what it imagines as reality. This can be hugely beneficial in order to reduce the felt stresses of changing unwanted, unhealthy habits to healthier habits.
Hypnosis is the method used by oneself or a therapist in order to access a relaxed state of consciousness that is common and can take place to everyone; every day. Hypnosis may be used for relaxation only, or to feel pleasant, or as a therapy to help change behaviour, etc.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis as a therapy to help people to progress with their lives; whether it be for general relaxation or for other medical or emotional concerns, such as helping people with pain reduction, helping to deal with unwanted habits and phobias, etc., or just general well-being.
For any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will respond to you just as soon as possible.
*Please remember that hypnotherapy is NOT a substitute for professional medical care, but rather a complement to it.
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