What if I say something wrong or sound silly?
When you talk about how you are feeling, there is no wrong. It’s about how you feel and how you see your life being affected by those feelings. You will talk about what you are ready to talk about and as time goes on, you can open up to your feelings. Counselling is not a quick fix but it does give you the opportunity to explore where those feelings come from.
Do you take complete control of my mind?
No. This is a myth that is created by film makers and those who use it for entertainment. You remain in complete control and a Clinical Hypnotherapist will not ask you to do anything that you wouldn’t normally feel comfortable doing. Your subconscious mind will only accept suggestions that are right for you.
Can everyone be hypnotised?
Not everyone is comfortable at letting go to that level of relaxation. There are very few people who can’t be hypnotized to any degree but if people feel that it won’t work for them, then it’s usually because they don’t like the idea of losing control. I will always talk through hypnosis with my clients and work around their feelings and concerns to give the optimum effect of using hypnosis.
What if I don’t like the effect of feeling that relaxed?
You always remain in complete control. If you want to, you can simply open your eyes. Most people enjoy the feeling of relaxation and therefore don’t need to. Often, knowing that you have that level of control is enough to allow you to relax?
How does hypnosis feel?
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 your therapist will be able to reassure you and help you relax and enjoy the experience.
Most people are surprised at just how relaxing it is.
What can hypnosis be used to treat?
Hypnosis can be used to help treat a wide range of issues such as:
Fears and phobias
Physical conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin conditions and migraines
Anxiety and stress
Lack of confidence
It can also be used as a tool to:
Improve performance at work or in sport
Improve birth outcomes
Is there a risk that the therapist will plant false memories?
No. This is impossible with the particular techniques of Whole-Being Hypnotherapy. The therapist will never tell you what has happened in your life, nor will she use leading questions to steer your in certain directions. The therapist helps you open the door into your inner mind. Inside, you will find whatever your inner mind wants to give you. You do not need to tell therapist what memories come up for you. You are welcome to share what comes up, and that will be heard in complete confidence. But, if you prefer, you can keep the memories to yourself.
Will I have to divulge all my personal secrets?
No. If you want to volunteer information, then that’s fine – and it will be treated in absolute confidence. But Whole-Being Hypnotherapy does not require you to divulge anything that you want to keep to yourself. You are totally in control of the whole session, from beginning to end. This is built into the structure of the method. You are aware of what you are saying at the time, and you will remember what you have said afterwards. The therapist does not need to know your personal secrets and will not seek to get them out of you. Only you need to know them. Whole-Being Hypnotherapy is about empowering you to gain insights into your own inner mind, and giving you guidance to use those insights for your positive benefit.
Why does hypnotherapy work so well?
The subconscious mind is where we store everything that has ever happened in our lives. Therefore, it is much more efficient to do therapy while in the subconscious state, using hypnotherapy to access these moments in our lives that have impacted us. This results in greater awareness around one’s issues. With this awareness comes the ability to recognise the cause of behaviours that one desires to change.
Why would I choose Hypnotherapy over Counselling?
Hypnotherapy works by making changes within the subconscious mind. It can help to find and remove blocks, rewire old habits, change old negative ways of thinking for new positive ones and build confidence in your own ability to succeed. Counselling helps you to explore your thoughts and feelings and work through them to find your own solutions.
Can you guarantee to make me feel better?
There are no guarantees within therapy. I am there to help you through whatever the problem is and to find your own way forward. I use a variety of tools to help you focus on your own feelings and sometimes you may feel like it’s just too hard to go there, but within the safety of Counselling, we can work through together and when the time is right, move on through your problems and find your own solutions.
Do you give me the answers?
No, you will find your own answers or ways of dealing with your feelings as you go through. You need to find your own way forward in order to gain the benefit from therapy. Other people can’t tell you how to feel better within yourself.
And if I’m still not sure?
If you have any questions about either the type of therapy that you feel you need or about any other aspect of how I work, please contact me and we can have a chat and see how we can work together.
Can Hypnotherapy Help Me?
If you are ready to push through those invisible barriers that have stopped you getting where you really deserve to be, Hypnotherapy is a fantastic tool for helping your subconscious mind to catch up with your conscious thoughts and help you to achieve whatever you want to. It gives you the confidence to believe in yourself, no matter how many false starts you’ve had.
If you’re worried because you’ve seen programmes on TV where people are hypnotized and then told to do silly things to make people laugh, then please don’t worry. Those sorts of programmes are done purely for entertainment and the participants know exactly what they’re letting themselves in for and are very willing to take part.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is very different in that it is done as a means of creating change and you’ll only accept the suggestions which are right for you.
Hypnotherapy is simply deep relaxation which allows the client to open access to their subconscious mind and change their inner belief, old habits, release fears, gain confidence and create a whole new way of thinking and feeling about themselves. There are so many ways that it can help someone to change how they feel, think, act or are so if you’re not sure if it’s something that can help you, then give me a call and we can explore if it’s something that can help you.
Some areas that Hypnotherapy can help with include:
- Increasing your confidence
- Reducing stress
- Increasing your self-esteem
- Reducing Anxiety
- Dealing with phobias
- Taking control of your eating habits and weight-loss
- Stopping smoking
- coping with your driving test, exam and public speaking nerves
and much, much more