Hypnotherapy is not how it is portrayed in the media. As a hypnotherapist I will not be putting you in a ‘trance’ or controlling your mind. In fact, I will be looking to help you come out of the ‘trance’ that you are in when experiencing the issue that is keeping you from reaching your full potential.
Trance is part of our everyday lives. Have you ever driven your car somewhere and not been able to remember part of the journey? Well that is a trance state, when the subconscious mind takes over and is a perfectly natural state of being that people go in and out of everyday. Sometimes though the subconscious makes a mistake in trying to protect you, so for example, making you want to run away when you need to give a presentation, viewing it as a ‘life or death’ situation that you must be protected from. Cognitive Hypnotherapy works to rectify that mistake and help you view the situation as it really is.
On the first session I will be finding out about the negative behaviour you would like to be free of, how you feel when you are experiencing it and what you would like your life to be like when the issue has gone. This is done in the form of a ‘history take’ to uncover the triggers behind the behaviour. This session can last between 1 – 1.5 hours.
Based on the answers I receive during the first session, I will then create a bespoke hypnotic download for you to listen to between sessions. This will help to reinforce the work we do during sessions and accelerate the changes you desire.
During subsequent sessions we will look at the changes you are experiencing and I will use different techniques to alter your response to the issue at hand.
I work in partnership with my clients so they have control of their own progress. I do not wave a magic wand and my clients improve, they need to do some work between sessions. Whether this is by listening to the download on a daily basis or practising techniques that I have taught them.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a ‘brief’ therapy. Some clients may need only three or four session whereas others require more.