What will Hypnosis be like?

I will guide you into hypnosis using my voice and although the experience is different for each person it will be relaxing. Anyone can be hypnotised if they want to be. Equally people cannot be hypnotised if they don't want to be. You remain relaxed and in control throughout. You are always in charge; I only facilitate this process. During hypnotherapy, you will not be made to do anything you do not want to do.

In this relaxed state, your critical, conscious mind becomes quietened and you become open to learning new positive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving to replace unwanted thoughts, feelings and ways of behaving. This learning takes place at the deep subconscious level and so as your mind accepts the suggestions I make for your benefit, permanent, positive change can follow.

Utilising the past for positive change

The state of hypnosis with its access to your subconscious mind also enables access to your past experiences which are stored within your subconscious. For example if someone has lost confidence in their ability to do something we can draw on the past to re-connect them to those lost abilities. If someone feels they have always lacked confidence we can explore the past to see what may have contributed to that.

You may have connected with your subconscious mind before when a particular smell or sound perhaps resulted in you spontaneously recalling some long forgotten event or memory? Hypnosis is a way of connecting more directly to those events and memories which makes accessing them easier.

Therapeutically this allows access to any past events that may be contributing to your current issue.

Issues hynotherapy can help with

Hypnotherapy can help with anxiety, stress, depression, lack of confidence, excessive worry, unwanted fears, weight problems, smoking, sleep problems including insomnia.

If you are thinking several of these apply to you do not worry, that's common and when we meet we can discuss a plan that addresses your individual needs.