What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis can be described as a highly focused attention which harnesses the power of the imagination. We all drift in and out of hypnotic trances several times a day; it's natural to all of us, and therefore we can all be hypnotised to some degree or other.
Hypnosis is NOT mind control; you will remain perfectly aware and in control throughout. It wouldn't be possible for me to hypnotise you against your will and you won't disclose any information that you don't want to. When you are in hypnosis you are not asleep, so you can bring yourself out of it at any time you choose - a little like when you are daydreaming.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Therapeutic hypnosis is a process that most people find incredibly relaxing. Everyone has a slightly different experience and there are no rights and wrongs when it comes to how you experience hypnosis. You may just get a 'sense' of what is being said to you; some people remember every word, others nothing at all. Your unconscious mind hears everything though, and that is how lasting and positive changes can be made.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a process which utilises hypnosis to create change in a person's thoughts, behaviours, feelings or perceptions.
In the session, I will ask you some questions about what your goals are, so that we can decide on the best approach for you.
Hypnotherapy is effective for a range of problems. My role is as a guide, to gently lead you into hypnosis and help you establish a line of communication with your unconscious mind - the place where all your deep-seated beliefs and memories reside. Hypnosis makes it possible for the unconscious to be given and accept suggestions that will alter unhelpful thoughts, feelings, emotions, behaviour or beliefs - ultimately creating the positive change that you need in your life.
Some problems can be resolved in just one session, others may require more.
What do I need for an Online Therapy session?
Online sessions are offered via Zoom and if you are not familiar with this technology, please let me know on the discover Hypnotherapy call and I can help walk you through this process.
All you need for your session is
a quiet, peaceful environment
a comfortable, supportive chair
a device with a camera and a stable internet connection
and a headset with an inbuilt microphone (optional)