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What is Hypnotherapy?
This therapy utilises hypnosis, a progressive state of relaxation, which you allow yourself to enter. This enables the unconscious or subconscious part of your mind to learn alternative ways of achieving a desired outcome. The problem areas and the proposed therapy are discussed, and when you fully understand the procedures, the therapy begins.
In some sessions, you remain quiet during the state of relaxation. This promotes feelings of well being. In other sessions you may be asked to respond, and although you are always in control of what you say, this can be helpful for problem solving.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
This is mainly a talking therapy that utilises a large number of different coping strategies to problem solve or to create feelings of being more in control.
What can Hypnotherapy and NLP Treat?
Hypnotherapy (including Regression) and NLP can be used to help with the following problem areas:
- Smoking. Treated by One Session Stop Smoking (with 6 months free back up)
- Excess weight. Treated by the ‘Virtual Gastric Band’ Hypnosis program (4 x one hour sessions with 2 CDs/MP3s)
- Anxiety & Phobias including Panic Attacks
- Unhelpful / unhealthy habits
- Sleep Disorders
- Pregnancy & Delivery with Optimise Hypnobirthing
- Self Esteem & Confidence issues
- The contributory emotional causes for medical conditions eg cancer, MS
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What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of progressive relaxation.
Are you asleep?
No, you are not asleep but you feel totally relaxed which is often mistaken for sleep. Sometimes stage hypnotists refer to ‘putting people to sleep’ but this is wrong. If you are very tired and then allow yourself to relax, this can cause some people to fall asleep.
Can I be made to do or say anything against my will?
You cannot be made to do or say anything you do not want to. At the beginning of each session the proposed therapy is discussed in full and only when the client is happy and agrees with the therapy does the session continue. The therapist will explain all procedures so that the client does not become anxious or surprised.
Can anybody be hypnotised?
The only people who cannot be hypnotised are people with certain types of mental illness such as dementia. The important criteria for hypnosis are: to want to be hypnotised, to expect to be hypnotised & allow yourself to be hypnotised. You cannot be hypnotised against your will.
Do I lose control?
No, you could, if you wanted to, leave the room at any time, you do not need to be ‘de-hypnotised’. Should you at any time feel that you want to open your eyes– then you can.
Will I reveal any secrets?
No, you will not say anything that you do not wish to say – in fact many of the sessions do not require the client to talk and in the other sessions that require an interactive approach, the client is in complete control of what they say.
How many sessions will I need?
This is a difficult question as everyone is different and the problems can be complex but as a guideline I would expect to complete most problem areas between 1-4 sessions.
How often do I need to attend?
It is usual for the 1st and 2nd sessions to be 1 or 2 weeks apart. Then, if necessary, spaced apart to suit the therapy and the client’s pocket.