If you've been struggling with a fear, phobias, difficult feelings or low self esteem for more than a few years you have probably noticed that it has got worse over time. Unfortunately this is normal; a part of the brain that controls emotional responses is on the look out for the thing that we fear/ struggle with, and it collects all the data to back up our fear. As we get older there is more data to back up the belief that the fear / phobia/ feeling is justified.
When we use hypnosis we are instructing the subconscious mind (the part of the mind that holds all of the programming for habits, thoughts, behaviours and ways of being, including fears / phobias) to release the parts of the problem that are being held in place and to replace them with supportive ways of being or strategies or thoughts. This allows us to access our calm and 'safe-feeling' selves without effort.
Often the behaviour or pattern that we see as an issue, is actually a way to care for, love ourselves and keep us safe. With hypnosis we unhook that behaviour from the need and ask the mind to find other healthy ways to resolve the need / fear.
What to expect
When you come for Hypnotherapy Plus, we'll talk through your goals/aims and create some affirmations that we bring into the hypnosis work. I will also check to see if there is anything in your energy field that needs clearing to help the hypnotherapy to root more deeply and easily, so releasing you from this limiting way of being. Expect to be in hypnosis for approximately 1 hour.
When you are being put in to a hypnotic state, you'll have a comfy lounger to lay back in, with a blanket if that feels reassuring and my voice will relax you down into hypnosis.
Hypnosis tends to feel, for most people, very relaxing and yet at the same time, having a great awareness of the voice of the therapist. The body feels heavy and the mind focused. It's like being absorbed in a great book or film; you're gripped but if an emergency occurred you'd be in full attention instantly.
Within a few minutes of the end of the session you will be safe to drive.
Usually between 1 and 3 sessions are sufficient. If it isn't then the gap between sessions can be discussed between us.
What if I've never had hypnosis before?
That's ok. Going into a hypnotic state is like watching a really captivating film or being absorbed by a good book; it's a change of state, or awareness. What most people experience is that their body's become very relaxed, so much so that they can't be bothered to move. While your body and your nervous system rest, your mind, particularly your subconscious mind listens intently.
Can you make me do something I don't want to do?
There are many stories about people doing things that they wouldn't normally do, such as behaving like a chicken on stage. I want to reassure you that this won't happen to you, with me. Under hypnosis your subconscious will pay very close attention to what I say, and is making sure that any instructions or ideas that I may give you are in alignment with who you are and your core values.
I also want to reassure you, that I will not be putting any instructions in, that you are not in agreement with before the session starts. We are doing therapeutic work together, not stage hypnosis.
If, for instance, you went along to a hypnotist show, hoping for a good time, and don't mind pretending to be a chicken in front of people; you think it's fun and you like to make people laugh, then you will go along with that instruction, being the best chicken you can be, enjoying peoples laughter and feeling confident as you do it. But if that did not sit well with you, you know you'd feel humiliated or unsafe, then you wouldn't volunteer and your subconscious wouldn't take the instruction.
When you feel safe and what the therapist is saying fits with who you want to be and is in alignment with your values, then the subconscious will flourish in its work with your mind, helping you be the best version of yourself.
Similarly, if I ask you to remember a time where you felt confidence and in control and to bring those feelings back to you, your subconscious knows exactly where to take you to access those feelings, allows them to flood into your emotional body and helps you feel confident and capable. Working with the subconscious mind this way helps you access what's within, focus on what feels good for you and helps your confidence grow.
Before you book, you need to know:
Venue: my home, see here or if you're not local, on zoom
Duration: 2- 2.5 hours
Price: £130 per session. Expect to need between 1 and 3 sessions, however sometimes more sessions are needed, or perhaps a different way of working (see Energy Complete).
First visit: The first session will last 1 hour longer than the labelled time and costs £10 more; this is for the consultation.
Cancellation policy: There is a 24 hour cancellation notice requirement for all treatments, otherwise a 50% fee will be incurred, unless you are unwell with Covid symptoms.
How to pay:
In person sessions: payment can be made via Cash, Card or BACS. Receipts are given.
Online sessions: payment must be made upon booking, appointment is not confirmed until payment is received. Payments can be made via BACS- an invoice will be sent via email. The appointment slot will only be held for 24 hrs following the invoice being sent.
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