Modern hypnotherapy is a gentle but effective art which pools skills from various psychotherapy schools - Behavioural, Freudian, Jungian, Gestalt, Solution Focused, Neurolinguistic Programming and Counselling to name only the most prominent. This, combined with skills developed over the thousands of years of informal use, has led to a series of techniques which are becoming increasingly popular. This popularity is based on a combination of speed and effectiveness: getting results quickly keeps costs under control and allows for the demands of modern life.
The list of issues hypnotherapy can help over come is a long one. The most common issues are Phobia, Panic attacks, Stop smoking and weight loss. In recent years however hypnotherapy has made great leaps in treatments from Hypno gastric bands, to breast enhancement, Hypno Botox to IVF and Hypno birthing. If you have any questions please feel free to call me to discuss you needs.
Commonly asked questions about hypnosis
What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is a state of trance, one in which the the body is deeply relaxed and yet the mind is very much awake. In this it is very different to sleep. A lot of people compare it to sunbathing or that state of sleep when you are just waking up but so relaxed that you do not move; in fact this is known as the hypnopompic state. Very mild hypnosis actually occurs to most people several times a day. Day dreaming, watching tv, reading a book and remembering past events can both lead to hypnotic states.
Can you make me do a thing which I do not want to do? Put simply 'No'. It is possible that you have seen 'stage' hypnotists getting people to do silly things under the influence of hypnosis, but the reality of the situation is that the people on stage want to be there. In hypnosis you accept the suggestions you want and reject the ones you don't.
Will this be done in one session? Some treatments only take a single session, others take longer, please check the list of workable conditions for guidance and please keep in mind that these are only for guidance purposes. I work up to the point you feel you have done enough.
Can I be hypnotised? Studies at Stanford University found that ninety percent of people can enter hypnosis with the help of a hypnotist. Many hypnotists feel that this study was somewhat limited; it employed only a small number of techniques and with the greater number of techniques available to the modern hypnotherapist trance is more accessible. The only people who do not go into hypnosis are those who, for any number of reasons do not want to. You cannot be hypnotised against your will.
Will I remember it? Amnesia is a common hypnotic phenomena and can happen spontaneously. Generally the client retains as much recollection as is required for improvement.
Will I go back into my past? Not necessarily, regression is a technique employed by most hypnotherapists but not automatically; not all treatments require regression.
Charges. Normal session rate is £45.00 per hour of part of. Gastric Banding min 6 sessions £55.00 Stop smoking single session 90mins approx £150.00