Most people find hypnosis a very relaxing, calming and enjoyable experience. It’s common to have increased awareness of pleasant feelings and sensations in your body.
Many experience a sense of comfortable heaviness, lightness or a floating sensation; although sometimes it feels just like relaxing or day dreaming with your eyes closed. While the majority of people are aware of and remember everything others will find they only have a vague memory of the session. Everyone is different and will experience hypnosis in their own unique way.
Most people find hypnosis leaves them with a deep sense of inner peace and harmony.
YES - at all times.
You may have seen Stage/TV hypnosis where people voluntarily engage in hypnosis by allowing themselves to take part – knowing it’s just for fun. Stage hypnosis uses trance and suggestions for entertainment. Clinical hypnotherapy, on the other hand, uses these to promote change. Both situations require that people WANT to be hypnotised.
Hypnotherapy requires engagement by the client. The relationship between the client and hypnotherapist is paramount, as there needs to be trust and rapport. That’s why I offer a free initial consultation so we can meet prior to any treatment.
It’s important to bear in mind that hypnosis is not something done to you. It’s a collaborative process in which the hypnotherapist is your guide and, using your imagination as suggested, you make it happen for yourself.
Anyone who can understand and follow simple guidance can benefit from hypnotherapy. No-one can be hypnotised against their will, but if you’re ready for change and approach hypnotherapy with an open mind and a positive expectation, then you’ll definitely experience hypnosis.
As a general rule, yes.
Hypnotherapy is not however advised for people with epilepsy or severe mental health issues, psychosis or certain types of personality disorders. You can check with your GP or Emma if you are unsure.
I have a Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma gained from Mindworks Therapy Training in Nottingham.
As part of my qualification I also undertake continuous profession development (CPD) courses through my accredited bodies the National Council of Psychotherapists and the General Hypnotherapy Register,
Most of my work is done ‘virtually’ using an online system called Zoom which I send you a link to.
I do also offer a limited number of face to face sessions in my home therapy room - Covid-19 dependant (not currently offering this service)
The number of sessions you require is difficult to gauge. Your responses to treatment will determine the length and direction our treatment course will take.
After our initial consultation I can give you an estimated number of sessions that you will require before any treatment plan is agreed upon.
Most clients get the results they want, but no hypnotherapist can guarantee a miracle cure. Every individual is different and some clients can take longer to respond to hypnotherapy than others.
Above all, you have to genuinely want to change for it to work and commit to the process.
Hypnotherapy is incredibly powerful and successful for changing habits like overeating or smoking. BUT you need to want to make that change. I don’t have a magic wand. But I do have the tools to work with your willing subconscious to help you make those wonderful changes.
Client confidentiality is maintained in compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to comply with the National Council of Hypnotherapy’s code of ethics on confidentiality.
Confidentiality would only be broken in the event of any concerns of the safety of the client, in which case their GP would be contacted.
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