WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
Hypnosis is the bypass of the critical factor of the conscious mind and the acceptance of suggestions of change in the subconscious mind.
It is an altered stated of consciousness. It has nothing to do with sleep, It is a natural state.
We all are aware of a time when we have driven our car over a familiar route and have arrived at our destination with no memory of the actual journey because we were so absorbed with our thoughts (narrowed, focused attention) ..
Or while watching some thrilling movie and being so much into it, that we don’t hear people are speaking to us…If however some incident had occurred (for example someone screaming out loud or fire drill starting) then full attention would return instantly..
We all experience similar trance states every night, even if only briefly, while falling asleep. Most people don’t even notice this when it happens, but everyone knows how good it feels. A trance is a very simple and natural state of being, the state entered when the physical body goes to sleep while the mind stays awake.
The therapist leads the patient to positive change using suggestions and guiding through some experiences while the patient is deeply relaxed in a state of heightened suggestibility called trance. Hypnosis enables a person to experience thoughts and images as though they are real..
Hypnosis can be used efficiently in may circumstances. Examples of use include:
- fears and phobias;
- Insomnia and sleep disorders
- Sexual disorders;
- Smoking and other addictions;
- Weight and control, bulimia and other eating disorders;
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder);
- Learning difficulties;
- Allergies and asthma.
Hypnotherapy is also very effective in addressing different emotional traumas:
- PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder);
- Loss and Grief
- Broken heart;
- Pain management,
Hypnosis is also widely used to develop and enhance self- motivation and self-actualization drive and alignment which helps to set up and reach different personal goals:
- In sport coaching;
- For academical, business progress and other spheres where fulfilment of one’s one potential is desired;
- Self-management and Positive thinking.
What to expect at a Hypnotherapy Session
A hypnotic session can be compared with guided daydreaming: a form of relaxed concentration. The body relaxed first, and second, the conscious mind.
During any hypnotic state there’s a narrowing down of one’s focus of attention at a given trigger, a feeling of “time disappearing”. The individual becomes inwardly absorbed as the imagination becomes more “real” than external reality.
Hypnotherapy is not a passive process where the client just sits in a comfy chair, chills-out, and lets the therapist “re-wire” his/her mind. The reality is that hypnotherapy is a collaborative experience where the client is ALWAYS fully in CONTROL and always decides whether to cooperate with suggestions or not.
I believe that all my clients should be active participants in the process to get the benefit of the therapy.
During our sessions my clients gain confidence that even if challenges spring up in the future, they have all the tools and techniques to help themselves and get back on track.
I often give my clients some tasks to do before our next session together. This could be answering a questionnaire, doing some EFT rounds (Emotional Freedom Tanique), filling in a thought diary, doing self-hypnosis to strengthen a new suggestion/behavior, or practicing a technique or exercise they have learned.
I’m also always happy to hear back from my clients and happy to provide telephone and email support for many months afterwards.
I use evidence based techniques and principles of Hypnotherapy, Transactional Analysis, NLP and Emotional Intelligence Coaching to make each session with me unique, fun and totally transformational..
How I work?
I’m happy to provide my clients with the tools and skills needed to finally start living life freely, without the struggles and constant worries of a modern lifestyle. Quite simply, “to help you be who you want to be.”