WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, intense concentration and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness, known to many people as trance. While in the trance state you can release, review and change thoughts, memories and perceptions that have held you back from making the changes in your life you have long desired.
Everyday ‘trance’ states are part of our common human experience, such as getting lost in a good book, driving down a familiar stretch of road with no conscious recollection, when in prayer or meditation, or when undertaking a monotonous or a creative activity. Our conscious awareness decreases allowing the power of our sub conscious minds to utilise our thoughts, feelings and imagination to take over, but one does not lose all outer awareness.
IS HYPNOTHERAPY MIND CONTROL?
Mind control can be defined as a coercive process to get an individual to think or act a certain way by impairing their ability to think independently. The idea is that it’s possible to manipulate an individual’s thinking, behavior, emotions or decisions through outside sources without their consent or intended cooperation. This is specifically achieved through indoctrination, removal of choices, physical confinement, drugs, etc.
Hypnosis is NOT “mind control” because it’s NOT a coercive process.
The hypnosis induction itself is a joint, cooperative effort between the hypnotherapist and the client. In other words, Hypnosis is a collaborative process. Hypnotic trance results from a volunteer who has free will working with a therapist to achieve their goals (i.e. lose weight, become more confident etc).
CAN ANYONE BE HYPNOTISED?
The answer is generally Yes. We all are unique, having a different view of the world around, different temperaments and belief systems. It's the role of the therapist to work with you to find the right methods of trance induction and therapies that suit you.
It is important that you have a strong need or desire to change before commencing the process.
WHAT DOES A HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION INVOLVE?
Our first session involves a general assessment, information on hypnotherapy and an opportunity to briefly experience hypnosis (this is a free session).
Other sessions usually include:
A catch up on your progress
A hypnotic induction (to make you relax)
A deepener (to allow you to go into the desired depth of hypnosis)
Therapeutic suggestions (to make those changes you desire)
Post hypnotic suggestion (to allow those changes to occur following the session)
An emerge or wake-up (to return you to a conscious and alert state)
A round up discussion of the session and setting goals