“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
Many people misunderstand what hypnotherapy is, due to the misuse of it during entertainment acts that are broadcast.
Hypnosis is an altered state of mind, where the person is able to tap into his/her subconscious mind.
It is not a sleeping state, but is a nearly sleeping state, where the individual is in a very relaxed condition, and is able to tap into his/her subconscious mind.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A SESSION?
The therapist talks to you in a hypnotic tone, relaxing the person, then proceeds taking them through a series of assurance tests to make sure the person has reached a specific stage of hypnosis.
The individual on the other hand is aware of their environment and can get out of hypnosis any time they choose.
It’s a state almost like an individual who sits day dreaming and loses track of time, but is aware of everything around them.
WHAT COULD HYPNOTHERAPY HELP ME WITH?
Hypnotherapy works in different ways. It can be applied as part of stress management, relaxation, weight loss, sports specific focusing, as well as examination preparation, memory enhancement and anti smoking.
On a deeper level: emotional traumas since childhood where the individual is unable to remember, but the effects of an event may be affecting their lives to the present day may require regression work.
Regression is where the individual is taken deeper to tap into his subconscious mind. The person is asked to go back to certain times in their lives to recall specific events. Most events will have occurred at the ages of five or before, where the child’s perception of a situation may be much greater than a person’s perception of the same situation at the present moment. The individual is then given a cd to listen to at home so the work can be continued.
HOW MANY SESSIONS?
On average a maximum of six, but each individual is treated differently. Some may require fewer sessions, while others may require more.