How Hypnotherapy Can help
Hypnotherapy is a form of deep and pleasant relaxation but it is not the same as sleep or stage hypnosis.
It is used to help people make changes, gain control over undesired behaviours or problems, and suggest new and more desirable behaviours.
Many people confuse hypnotherapy with the type of hypnosis they have seen on the TV, However, it is important to know that although you are open to positive suggestions during hypnotherapy, you maintain full control at all times.
- Addiction (including Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, and Sex Addiction)
- Anger Management
- Bad habits
- Bad memories
- Eating disorders
- Exam nerves
- Fears and Phobias
- Grief and (long term) bereavement
- Interview nerves
- Lack of confidence
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Pain management
- Panic Attacks
- Public speaking
- PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
- Weight loss
- Plus much more
Once you have made the decision to have hypnotherapy, your therapist will contact you to discuss what you want to achieve from your sessions. You will be asked what you are seeking hypnotherapy for and explore your goals. The therapist will also take this time to sign their paperwork with you, explaining their contract and policies.
During your initial appointment, the therapist will explain what hypnotherapy is and how it works, taking time to answer any questions you may have. At this point, the therapist may perform a suggestibility test to establish how susceptible you are to deep relaxation and hypnosis. This will help the therapist decide which method they will use to put you into a hypnotic state.
By using the power of suggestion, the therapist will conduct their hypnotherapy session with you.
To end this hypnotic state, the therapist will use an awakening technique. Ensuring that you are completely awake and alert.
The amount of sessions needed varies for different people, some only need one or two sessions, whereas others use hypnotherapy over a period of time.
If subsequent sessions are needed, these sessions will be used to reflect, discuss, and then conduct further hypnotherapy techniques.
During your final session, the therapist will discuss with you your progress, thoughts, and feelings. At this stage, the therapist can provide you with techniques and tasks you can use to help sustain the progress you have made in sessions.