Hypnotherapy is the use of Hypnosis to access the subconscious mind where all the patterns, blocks, behaviours and beliefs are stored. Here, we are able to start to clear or dismantle the unhelpful 'programming' that we have absorbed from influences around us as we grew up. These influences are useful when it helps us feel good about ourselves, helps us create the lives we want or achieve the goals we aim for. When they instead become a 'story' that we align to as to explain why we can't do something, or erodes self belief, or sits beneath emotional outbursts or negative thought patterns, then they need to be explored. We can do this with a variety of modalities and Hypnotherapy is a very relaxing way to do this.
What does Hypnosis feel like?
I can only describe my own experiences, though most people feel it is something along these lines.... a state of relaxation in the body where I really can't be bothered to move though I know that I could should I need to, while the mind is alert and focused on what it is directed to. The more hypnosis you have the more relaxing and restorative it can feel. We move in and out of hypnosis (altered state)when we day dream, become engrossed in a good book or film; in fact we do it while we are driving- have you ever found that you were lost in your thoughts and didn't remember driving the car?
While in a hypnotic trance your mind is still on alert, so if I were to suggest something to you that did not sit with your core values, you would dismiss this; you are in control of the whole process, I am only guiding you to a natural state.
A Hypnotherapy session with me would last approximately 90 minutes; 40-60 minutes for the hypnotherapy and the remaining time would be focused on creating the right affirmations/suggestions for your desired outcome and for allowing you to come out of hypnosis gently and properly so that you are fit to drive afterwards (if this is relevant).
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation if you wish to discuss this further and to see if it is suitable for you.