What happens during a clinical hypnotherapy session?

By Ian Geddes and Susan Chan

Our clients seem to be fascinated about the thought of being ‘hypnotised’. What happens during a session? We are clinical hypnotherapists using the subconscious mind to enable you to make the changes that you want to make. We are registered with the General Hypnotherapy Council and follow a code of professional practice. Do not confuse what we do with the stage show. There is nothing to be alarmed about. To understand the word, ‘hypnotherapy’, perhaps it may be helpful to think of you being in a stare of deep relaxation. At all times you remain aware of what is happening and your mind will keep you safe. You remain in control. So what happens? Once you have made an appointment with Susan or Ian, you will have time to establish rapport. We need to listen to what you are telling us. Often the initial phobia, confidence issue, addiction or concern will lead to deeper discussion and understanding. We note that you want to make that change. At this stage we discuss the possible programme. Hypnosis often combined with other modern psychological techniques (such as NLP/ Mindfulness/ CBT/EFT/EMS) is natural, quick and permanent. The number of sessions varies and is assessed accordingly and this will be agreed.

When you are in a state of deep relaxation, (a hypnotic state) the subconscious part of your brain is ready to be reprogrammed in a healthier or more desirable way. Remember, you choose to accept or reject the suggestions to allow that change to take place. It is your mind and you are always in control. There are several approached that we can use. We call upon all your senses. Sight. Taste. Touch.  Sound . Smell.  In the relaxed state you can visualise, imagine, look back, and look forward to the change in the future. You can break away from the old habits, addictions, tackle issues from insomnia to a lack of confidence and stress.

The power of the mind and the power of positive thinking, when reprogrammed can allow you to make the change that you want.  A session will come to a conclusion  by bringing you safely back from your state of deep relaxation. You will remember everything that happened and feel relaxed, so calm and good.

Sessions should not be dissected and over analysed by you. Hypnosis works. Usually you will be given some ‘homework’!

So if you want to make that change, take that decision to make the first step and act on it today by contacting us.

Posted in: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hynotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming
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