Many new clients are naturally keen to understand the process of hypnosis and how it will affect them during the session and afterwards.
What is Hypnosis?
First of all, being in hypnosis is a completely natural state similar to when you are day-dreaming or when you awaken in the morning but ‘doze’ for a while before becoming fully awake. As in those cases, during hypnosis you are always in control and can become fully awake at any time if you choose to do so.
The process is very similar to guided mindfulness meditation, but incorporating positive suggestions that are carefully crafted to appeal to the deeper part of the mind, helping you to make the change(s) you require effortlessly.
Your sessions are designed for you to listen to privately in a place where you can be undisturbed for about 30 minutes – earbuds/headphones are best. Because you will be encouraged to close your eyes and relax, it is imperative you only listen where it is safe to do so – do not listen whilst driving.
What happens during the session?
Once I have all the information I need about your personal situation, I will record a hypnotherapy session specifically for you.
You will be invited to make yourself comfortable and I will simply give you instructions which when followed will help you to relax physically and mentally. As we progress, you will will become very pleasantly relaxed and are likely to experience a state of ‘well-being’. You will remain completely conscious throughout. As you become sufficiently relaxed, your mind becomes open to positive suggestions that are given to you relative to the reason for the hypnosis. For the session to be successful, we depend on you being comfortable with what is going on.