There are lots of myths around what Hypnotherapy is, you may be very familiar with stage hypnosis on TV whereby there are very willing volunteers in the audience that are happy to be hypnotised and understand that they may well end up clucking as chicken, or doing some sort of crazy dancing and have no recollection of this in any way. That is fine for entertainment purposes. But you are not here to entertain me. You are here so I can help you overcome your concerns and achieve your goals.
A therapist who is properly trained and using hypnosis in an entirely different way and for different purposes would not and could not ever get you to do something you would not agree to. Many people would agree there is nothing nicer than spending some time in deep relaxation when there is nothing to think about other than how good it feels to be so relaxed! In the fast paced world that we all live in, the chance to do this gets less and less.
Going into a hypnotic state is a wonderful chance for the body and mind to relax and recharge. Just going on a journey to a favourite place where you feel really comfortable and able to relax. It can be a very interesting journey of discovery where your potential for any changes you want to happen can be discovered, tapped into and acted upon. We are all capable of being in a kind of self-hypnosis every day, this altered state awareness, of being deeply focused while deeply relaxed, is very natural. When you are watching TV, reading or driving your car you are relaxed yet focused this is very similar to being in hypnosis.
Many people are concerned that they will be out of control during hypnosis but nothing could be further from the truth, no one could make you do anything that you would not wish to do or that was against your will or your natural moral code. Hypnotherapy is not mind control. You are and will always be in control. You will not say or do anything that you do not want to. Hypnotherapy is all about getting to the bottom of your concern and understanding how your subconscious part of your mind is working and why it is making you have this concern.
Once you discover hypnosis it quickly becomes the favourite part of the time you spend with me and it is in this highly focused, relaxed state that real beneficial changes can really begin to happen.
Hypnotherapy can help in many ways. Most people will be unaware if they have been hypnotised within hypnotherapy. You will not feel any different. You may or may not have any recollection of the session. You may feel really relaxed after a session. Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy and can work alongside other therapies or it can just work on its own. Hypnotherapy is all about unlocking the subconscious part of your mind and helping it to reprogram about how you think and feel about a certain concern or habit. Like with any therapy there are no guarantees that it will work. But in order for you to get the most out of your therapy you need to be fully committed, motivated and open minded to give it the best chance to work.