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I have been working as a therapist for over 20 years and in that time I have learned a range of approaches, including counselling, hypnosis, parts therapy, regression, fast phobia treatments and NLP. No one therapy suits every client, and my goal is to work with clients to find what works best for them. By doing this I can create a tailored solution that really works.
Opinions vary on the exact definition of this natural state of mind. First of all, contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance state or a sleep state even though a
person in hypnosis may appear to be sleeping.
Hypnosis is really a natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route, watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis.
Brain scans on people who are in hypnosis state show that brain wave activity moves from a Beta state to an Alpha state, and sometimes a Theta state. This is not dissimilar to the pattern of brain activity during meditation.
Hypnosis is a state of focus attention.
Do we give up control of our mind to someone else when we are reading a book or watching a film? In situations like this, you are in a hypnotic trance, although you still have the power to
emerge from that state if wished.
Whatever or whoever hypnotises you; you always have the power to stop at any point. You could open your eyes even if you choose not to, and choose instead to relax and enjoy the session. A hypnotherapist is a guide and helps you on a journey, but the change can only be made by you.
Often the realisation that you are in control, and that you can actually make changes yourself, is empowering.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind; people are often surprised that they hear every word and could get up and walk out of the room at any moment.
Unless you enter a deeper state, you may not seem any different, just very relaxed. It’s similar to drifting off to sleep at night, that stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, you may feel a sense of weightlessness or you may feel heaviness as all your muscles relax.
Everyone experiences it differently, and I will reassure you and help you relax and enjoy the experience.
Most people are surprised at just how relaxed they feel after a hypnosis session.
I will take relevant, confidential history. I only require information relating to the reason you are seeing me. Plus, you are free to tell me only what you are comfortable sharing.
I will then discuss your goal and what you would like to see or feel at the end of your sessions. Using a range of different techniques I will help you relax, make you feel comfortable and work with you towards achieving your goal.
After a session, you may feel uplifted, lighter and relaxed.
During and after the hypnosis session your subconscious will go to work, influencing your conscious mind so much so that you start to see improvements in your everyday life.
Other than the obvious, there is little difference between Skype and in-person hypnosis.
For effective Skype hypnosis, you will need a camera and microphone and be able to set these up so that I have a clear view of you.
As far as effectiveness goes, there is no difference between, online or in-person, it is really just down to personal preference and circumstances.
Talking about sex, in any form, is not the easiest of subjects for most.
Let me assure you though, I have been a therapist for many years and I'm comfortable listening to whatever the issue/interest.
It will be rare that I haven't heard something similar to your situation before, and even if I haven't, I'm here to help, not judge.
Often clients are able to talk about their situation but when it actually comes to having their session - awkwardness, embarrassment, or just general life pressures get in the way.
I understand completely, and I am happy to rebook appointments up to three times, to gave you a chance to get the help/experience, you want.