Overview of Hypnotherapy and Treatment
Hypnotherapy focusses predominantly on the subconscious part of the brain. The subconscious cannot distinguish between a good habit and a bad habit; as such, we need to persuade the subconscious to change its behavioural patterns in order to overcome unwanted behaviours. Usually, unwanted behaviours are programmed into the subconscious from past experiences. In order to alter these behaviours, we need to discover the initial cause of them, and subsequently reprogram the subconscious.
A good example of an often unwanted, subconscious behaviour is smoking. A significant amount of smokers want to stop smoking, but find it extremely difficult. The underlying cause behind this difficulty is because smoking is a subconscious habit. When a smoker has their first ever cigarette it's unlikely they find it enjoyable, however they carry on practising until they become very proficient. Once you become a regular smoker, you no longer smoke at a conscious level; it has become a subconscious action. The conscious mind is no longer in control and so stopping smoking becomes extremely difficult, as the subconscious will continue the habit. Hypnotherapy has the ability to reprogram the subconscious so that smoking no longer occurs at that level. This can allow the conscious mind to regain control of the habit, and consequently stopping smoking can become far easier.
It is important to stress that you must be completely committed to giving up the unwanted behaviour in order for the therapy to work. If you are not completely willing to change this behaviour, then hypnotherapy is much less likely to work. I include a free consultation (see below), which gives you an opportunity to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have, and also allows me to assess whether your level of commitment is high enough for hypnotherapy to be effective for you. I have not yet had anybody at this stage who I have declined through lack of commitment and, as such, have a 100% success rate.
How many sessions?
Many hypnotherapists, when asked how many sessions are required, respond by saying that it's
impossible to say and that it will have to be a case of seeing what happens over the course of the
treatment. This could result in many sessions being needed at considerable expense to the client, even if each session, in itself, is considered inexpensive. The Modern Hypnotherapy that I practise means that the vast majority of clients can be successfully treated within two or three sessions. If you are concerned about the number of sessions which you may require, please do not hesitate to contact me (free of charge) in order to discuss this further.
How long are the sessions and how far apart?
Each treatment session lasts approximately one hour, except for the 'Stop Smoking' treatment which lasts up to an hour and three quarters. The length of time between sessions is generally one or two weeks, however this can vary depending on your particular, individual circumstances. I take a great deal of care to ensure that each session is specifically tailored to the specific needs of each individual, rather than just applying a standard 'one-size-fits-all' approach for treating each issue or condition. For example, every client seeking treatment for Weight Control will have eating habits that are unique to them and which need to be addressed accordingly. A generic approach will not go far enough.
If you feel hypnotherapy may be beneficial to you, please contact me for a free consultation in which we can confidentially discuss your issue, and decide whether hypnotherapy may be of help. You can contact me on 07594252132, leaving your name and telephone number, and I will respond to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, please feel free to email me at [email protected]
Putting somebody into hypnotic trance is relatively easy - for example, there are many YouTube videos in which this is explained and demonstrated. However, what you do when a person is in hypnosis is of paramount concern. Hypnotherapy should be a pleasant experience; you should leave the practice feeling relaxed, happy and comfortable, knowing that your therapy is what you want and that somebody is actually facilitating your road to recovery.
The practice is entirely focussed on the needs of the individual undergoing treatment. I tailor each therapy session to suit the individual needs and requirements of every client undergoing treatment. As such, clients experience the highest quality of care possible, enabling enjoyable, relaxing, and successful treatment.
Any therapy requires that
the client be committed to
change, with hypnotherapy being no different. In order to be effective, hypnotherapy requires complete
commitment from the individual to undertake that change.