What is hypnosis?
Every person can develop a natural state of awareness called hypnosis or trance. Hypnosis is a normal experience, which anyone can have, in the right circumstances and with the right hypnotherapist. In a hypnotic state an individual gains a greater awareness of their needs and capabilities. A person can be freed from mistaken beliefs, false assumptions, self-doubts and fears which stand in the way of their fullest participation in life.
What does it feel like to be hypnotised?
In hypnosis, an individual experiences an extraordinary quality of mental, physical and emotional relaxation as anxiety and worries dissolve. In fact, hypnosis almost feels like taking a nap. The main difference is the guided experience. There are many effects that hypnosis can have on an individual such as deep and slow breathing, muscle relaxation, eyelids flickering and greater awareness; none of which can cause you any harm or pain.
Is it safe?
Completely. Hypnosis does not work if you do not want to be hypnotized. You are fully in control and if you wish to, you can bring yourself out of the hypnotic state at any time.
How does hypnosis work?
As an idea reaches the mind through the five physical senses it is first processed by the conscious mind. This analyzing part of the mind can change, weaken, or inhibit the incoming suggestion. Our education, prejudices and misinformation can alter incoming suggestions. By the time the suggestion is filtered through this critical factor and reaches the subconscious it is often substantially changed in intensity and content.
In hypnosis, as the conscious mind temporarily diminishes, the subconscious mind comes forward. Consciousness never disappears in hypnosis and hypnosis is never equated with unconsciousness. When the deeper states of trance are induced, the conscious mind relaxes, agreeably relinquishes control and stands aside as an onlooker and can intervene whenever necessary.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Yes, but co-operation by each individual is key to induce the hypnotic state.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy combining trance induction of hypnosis with individualized techniques by each hypnotherapist. Every hypnotherapist has specialized tools, techniques and backgrounds specifically directed to their field. Hypnotherapy encompasses a holistic approach to health and healing and the person’s total well-being. Hypnotherapy is a dramatic rapid intervention system which reshapes the client’s feelings of competence and capability. Within the sessions of hypnotherapy, one may discover hidden memories, latent creativity, new insights, feelings of competence, release of fears or touch a deep emotion.
How can hypnotherapy help me?
Through the use of hypnotherapy we can create a positive present by recreating the past. Our present experiences are influenced by past memories contained in our subconscious mind. When we change the emotional remembrance of these events, we also change our current attitudes, beliefs and motivations toward our present reality.
We can manifest a creative and successful present and future by re-programming the past stored in our subconscious minds. As a child we could not choose the belief structure or conditioning we received from our parents, peers and environment. As adults, we can re-program or re-write any inhibiting past scripts and the role being played in the present. Re-creation is a dynamic therapy process which works simply and gently to help one manifest a limitless future.
Can a hypnotherapist control me and make me do or say something while in hypnosis?
No. An individual always retains control in trance and can accept or reject anything a hypnotherapist suggests.
Is it possible to get stuck in a hypnotic state?
No. You always have the ability to terminate the trance at any stage and return to normal awareness.
What can I expect from the hypnotherapy sessions?
Each session lasts for around 1 hour 30 mins. Each therapeutic session is tailored to the individual. In a typical 3 block session, you can expect the following:
- Session 1: Initial consultation to determine goals and for the hypnotherapist to understand the deeper nature of the change(s) being sought. To address any concerns about hypnotherapy and depending on client needs, an experience of a hypnotic trance. Within 48 hours following, a client can expect to receive a personalised mp3 recording (typically lasting between 15-20 mins) to be listened to in their own time each day. Each recording is specifically tailored and unique to the client to help bring about the desired changes.
- Session 2: Review of changes following session 1 and further use of therapeutic tools (e.g. clinical hypnotherapy) for each individual. An updated recording is provided, if required.
- Session 3: Review of changes following session 2 and use of advanced therapeutic tools (e.g. analytical hypnotherapy and/or age regression) for change.
In some cases and depending on the complexity of a clients’ desired change(s), self-hypnosis may also be taught.
If you would like further information about hypnotherapy or would like to book a free 30 minute consultation, please call him on 020 7971 7975 or make an enquiry and he’ll get back to you.