Transform Your Life: How Hypnotherapy Works

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When interacting with my clients, I frequently encounter questions about hypnotherapy. In this article, I hope to provide responses that may assist you in considering hypnotherapy as an option to aid you!

If you’d like to explore what hypnotherapy can do for you, please get in touch.

Contact Chris

Does hypnotherapy work? and how the experience will look. 

In a hypnotherapy session, you start by discussing your goals and concerns with a therapist. They then use relaxation methods to help you reach a very relaxed state. In this state, you become more receptive to the therapist’s positive suggestions related to your goals. Sometimes, they might help you explore your feelings or memories. Afterwards, they gently guide you back to full awareness. It’s a calming and empowering experience aimed at helping you achieve positive changes. Follow-up sessions may be necessary to strengthen these changes.

The hypnotherapy experience can vary based on factors like individual susceptibility to hypnosis, the hypnotherapist’s skill, and the techniques used. Here’s a general rundown of what you might encounter during a typical session:

  1. Initial Consultation: Before the session, you’ll chat with the hypnotherapist (Chris) about your goals, concerns, and any relevant medical or psychological history. They’ll likely explain how hypnosis works and answer your questions.
  2. Induction: The session kicks off with an induction, where the therapist (Chris) guides you into a hypnotic state using relaxation techniques like deep breathing or visualization. This helps you reach a state of deep relaxation and heightened suggestibility.
  3. Trance State: Once you’re in a trance, you may feel deeply relaxed, calm, and focused. You become more open to the therapist’s (Chris) suggestions, although you’re still in control of your thoughts and actions.
  4. Suggestion Therapy: While in the trance state, the therapist (Chris) may offer tailored suggestions to address your goals, such as reducing anxiety or breaking unwanted habits.
  5. Exploration and Resolution: Sometimes, the therapist (Chris) may lead you through exploring subconscious thoughts or memories related to your concerns. This can help uncover underlying issues and promote resolution or healing.
  6. Awakening: At the end of the session, the therapist (Chris) gently brings you out of the trance and back to full wakefulness. You may feel refreshed and energized afterward.
  7. Follow-Up: Depending on your progress, you may schedule additional sessions to build on your work. These sessions can help solidify positive changes and address any lingering issues.

Overall, hypnotherapy aims to provide a relaxing and empowering experience, allowing individuals to access their subconscious mind for positive change and personal growth. Approaching hypnotherapy with an open mind and active participation is key to its success.

What happens after the session?

After a hypnotherapy session, people often feel a deep sense of relaxation and calm. They may also experience increased mental clarity and focus. Confidence can be boosted, and some may find they release pent-up emotions or memories. Positive changes in behaviour, such as reduced anxiety or improved sleep, are common. Some may feel energized or refreshed, afterwards the effects of a good night’s sleep will occur. Everyone’s experience is unique, but overall, hypnotherapy sessions aim to bring about positive changes and personal growth. It’s important to communicate any post-session experiences with the hypnotherapist (Chris) for continued support and progress.

How many hypnotherapy sessions will you need?

The number of hypnotherapy sessions you need depends on factors like your goals, the issue you’re addressing, and how well you respond to hypnosis. Some people see improvement after just a few sessions, while others might need more. Your hypnotherapist will assess your needs and suggest a plan that works for you. It’s important to have realistic expectations, and follow-up sessions may be needed to maintain progress and address any new concerns. In my experience, if its a deep routed issue between four to six sessions would be appropriate.

Hypnotherapy works best when certain conditions are met:

  1. Comfortable Environment: It’s important to be in a cozy and relaxing space, like a quiet room with comfortable seating, or a comfortable sofa or bed.
  2. Privacy: Sessions should be held in a private setting where you feel comfortable discussing personal matters.
  3. Few Distractions: Avoiding noise, interruptions, and bright lights helps maintain focus during hypnosis.
  4. Qualified Therapist: A trained and skilled hypnotherapist ensures a safe and tailored experience for your needs.
  5. Trust and Connection: Building a trusting relationship with your therapist is crucial for success.
  6. Openness to Change: Being open-minded and willing to participate actively enhances the effectiveness of hypnotherapy.
  7. A blanket to keep you warm: your core tempertaure may drop, a little like when you go to sleep.
  8. Headphones: This will enhance the experience, although its not always necessary.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

While many individuals can experience hypnosis to some extent, susceptibility varies from person to person. Factors such as openness, imagination, ability to focus, trust, relaxation, and experience can influence how easily someone can be hypnotized. Working with a skilled hypnotherapist can help enhance susceptibility and tailor the experience to individual needs.

80 precent of the world’s population are susceptible to hypnosis and if you’re lucky, you’ll be one of the few people who is highly susceptible to hypnotic suggestion (about 5 to 10 precent of the worlds population).

Can hypnosis help me?

Hypnosis can be helpful for many people in various ways. It’s often used to deal with things like anxiety, stress, quitting smoking, managing weight, and improving sleep. However, its effectiveness can vary from person to person. It’s important to approach it with an open mind and talk to a qualified hypnotherapist to see if it’s right for you and your specific goals. Overall, hypnosis has the potential to be a useful tool for personal growth and well-being.

The use of affirmations in hypnosis: Affirmations are positive statements or phrases that you repeat to yourself regularly. They’re like little pep talks that can help you feel more confident, motivated, and optimistic. Affirmations focus on what you want to achieve or how you want to feel, and they’re a way to train your mind to think positively. You can use affirmations in different areas of your life, like relationships, work, health, or personal growth. The key is to pick affirmations that resonate with you and say them often to reinforce positive thinking and beliefs.

It’s important to know, affirmations come from you and are used during hypnosis. In hypnosis, affirmations are positive statements that help change our beliefs and behaviours. They’re like little reminders that encourage us to think and act in more positive ways. During hypnosis, our minds are more open to these suggestions, making affirmations even more effective. They can boost our confidence, help us overcome challenges, and create lasting change in our lives. Overall, affirmations in hypnosis help us feel better and achieve our goals.

Examples could be as follows:

  1. “I have the ability to achieve anything I set my mind to.”
  2. “I deserve love, respect, and happiness in my life.”
  3. “I effortlessly attract abundance and prosperity into my life.”
  4. “I trust my intuition and make decisions with confidence.”
  5. “I embrace change and view challenges as opportunities to grow.”
  6. “I am grateful for the many blessings in my life.”
  7. “Confidence and strength flow through me in everything I do.”
  8. “Success and fulfilment are within my reach, and I deserve them.”
  9. “Positive energy surrounds me, and I am supported by those around me.”
  10. “I let go of the past and forgive myself, embracing a future filled with positivity.”

Will you remember anything after hypnosis?

After hypnosis, people may remember different things to different extents. Some might recall specific details of the session, while others might only remember feeling relaxed. Memory recall can be affected by factors like how deep the hypnosis was and individual differences. It’s normal for memory recall to vary among people after hypnosis, and it doesn’t necessarily reflect how effective the hypnosis was.

Does clinical hypnosis mean you act against your will?

In clinical hypnosis, you won’t be made to do anything against your will. Hypnosis is about focused attention and suggestion, but you remain in control of your actions and thoughts. It’s a collaborative process where suggestions made by the hypnotist align with your goals and values. You can reject any suggestion that doesn’t feel right to you, and you can’t be forced to do anything you don’t want to do. Overall, hypnosis is safe and respectful of your autonomy.

If you would like any further information please click on:

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If you would like to try and experience hypnosis, or you may have any questions, please get in touch.

Contact Chris


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