Hypnosis is often referred to as the fast track therapy as it gets you the results you want in the shortest time.
Most issues are improved in the first session and resolved in 3-6 sessions.
If you are:
- experiencing self-sabotaging behaviour?
- feeling anxious, in pain, blocked or stuck?
- feeling as if something is not quite right?
- despite your best efforts it's still not working?
You've come to the right place. Hypnosis utilises the power of the sub-conscious mind to break through all these issues. Most problems are relieved in 3-6 sessions and you should start to feel better after 1 session
- Stop habits or compulsions (quit smoking, moderate drinking, stop nail biting, hair pulling)
- Improve your confidence (pulic speaking, interviews, exams, relationships, driving)
- Manage fear, anxiety, worry or phobias
- Reduce stress and improve sleep
- Treat chronic illness or improve health
- Relieve or manage pain
- Achieve a personal goal
Thoughts produce feelings which are transmitted to the body, thus creating a physical experience and a connected belief in the mind, which when repeated over time form a habit, characteristic or attitude.
Our experiences, attitudes and beliefs directly influence our behaviour every day, contributing to our success or failure.
Hypnotherapy can help you with:
Nervous system / emotional: stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, panic attacks, PTSD and trauma -based issues, nervous tension, insomnia, stuttering, fears & phobias and most nervous-based behaviour.
Habits/ compulsions / addictions: quit smoking, quit or moderate drinking, gambling, nail biting, thumb sucking, skin-picking or biting, hair pulling, over-eating, or compulsive eating, sugar addiction.
Physical: Natural fertility and childbirth, pain control, promote healing, improve chronic health conditions, IBS, assist body to fight cancer or manage chronic illness, improve immune function, improve stress- related physical ailments or health fears & phobia's.
Self improvement: improve self-confidence, relationships, childhood wounds, coping with life transitions, public speaking, memory retention, focus, concentration, learn self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques, personal and business coaching.
Treatment duration depends on your goals, and associated issues. Usually you will see a difference after the first session, and continue to progress. Most single problems are treated in just 3 sessions. Re-evaluations will be done after 3 sessions to assess your progress and we will negotiate more sessions if needed. Most people need 3-6 sessions.
Hypnosis is a very pleasant feeling of natural, deep physical and mental relaxation. You certainly will not be asleep or unconscious. Hypnosis accesses natural low alpha-theta brainwave, a mental state that opens up enhanced awareness and imaging allowing for perception and understanding beyond the narrower spectrum we refer to as ‘ordinary’. Hypnotic brainwaves are in an awakened state, although some people lose track of the room completely, others, will remain aware of everything that is going on in the room. Often people describe the process as in and out of awareness.
Most of us are familiar with the mind triggering a physiological response such as the heart racing when hearing a police siren when driving slightly too fast, or mistaking a stick for a snake. Perhaps you have a fear or phobia which can be triggered by a memory or thought.
This is how it works- our emotional brain (limbic system) records and stores every experience from the womb through to adulthood either consciously or subconsciously. Family patterns and life experience positive or negative affect how we think, feel and respond now. Emotional responses are transmitted to the body the autonomic nervous system, which releases biochemical and electrical messages into the bloodstream.
Mind body interactions are circular in nature-each affecting the other in both directions. The lower brain stem control centres, which serve as relay stations of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems regulate our responses (fight or flight). This network of communication can increase blood pressure, control body temperature, regulate blood flow, increase or decrease salivation and gastrointestinal activity, cause bladder emptying and sexual orgasm. Therefore all organs can respond psychosomatic. Neuron pathways are created in the brain determined by emotional responses to life events and we develop learned patterns of behavior which we continually re enact. These patterns are held in memory; firmly held patterns create habits, and beliefs. Yet all firmly held beliefs where once a new idea, and doubt-able. Therefore all neuron pathways can be changed. Change your mind and change your bodily response.
The simple answer is yes – if you have the capacity to focus your mind and relax then you can be hypnotised. Most people need a little help in the form of a guided hypnosis session which is personalised to you and the issue you are wanting help with.
People sometimes worry that they won’t be hypnotised because of excessive mental chatter or an over-analytical mind. Successful hypnosis is more about shifting your focus. I often tell people that you should think of this like a radio or an Ipod. You want to turn up the volume on the relaxation experience, and turn down the volume of what is happening in your mind or the room. You can also set an intention that any extraneous sounds that you hear in the room, will take you deeper into the hypnotic process.
Sometimes people expect hypnosis to be or feel a certain way – often feeling as if they weren’t really hypnotised because they were aware of what was happening. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness but it is NOT sleep – so expect to be awake but more relaxed than usual.
Often people who aren’t visual may feel that nothing much happened. However, if you review your experience, you may find that many things actually happened just in non-visual ways. Did you smell anything? Feel anything in your body? Did you hear anything? Often people sense something or just know what is going on without seeing or experiencing anything directly.