Hypnotherapy Sessions…

All sessions are tailored to suit your needs and requirements. At the initial consultation we will discuss your requirements and I will talk you through what the Hypnotherapy session involve.

Hypnotherapy sessions can help:

  • Weight loss, gaining control over eating habits and weight management,
  • Gain confidence in public speaking, driving tests, exams and other ‘testing’ situations,
  • Building self esteem and personal/professional confidence,
  • Overcome anxiety, insomnia, stress and low mood/depression,
  • Addictions such as alcohol, binge eating, drug use, smoking, etc,
  • Phobias, such as flying, social environments, surfaces, and more,
  • Changing negative self sabotaging patterns to more helpful and useful ones,
  • Gaining control over negative thinking and thoughts.
  • Much more, which can be discussed in consultation.

What goes on (generally):

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep (though it can be relaxing). It does involve the induction of a trance-like condition, but when in it, the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the hypnotists voice. In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed, and the subconscious mind is revealed.

The therapist is able to suggest ideas, concepts, and lifestyle adaptations to the patient, the seeds of which become firmly planted.

The practice of promoting healing or positive development in any way is known as hypnotherapy. As such, hypnotherapy is a kind of psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome. As the body is released from conscious control during the relaxed trance-like state of hypnosis, breathing becomes slower and deeper, the pulse rate drops and the metabolic rate can fall. Similar changes along nervous pathways and hormonal channels enable the sensation of pain to become less acute, and the awareness of unpleasant symptoms such as nausea or indigestion, to be alleviated.

How does it work?

Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert. The conscious control of the mind in inhibited, and the subconscious mind is awoken. Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious min, this is the part which has to change for the patient’s behaviour and physical state to alter.

For example:

A patient who consciously wants to overcome their fear of spiders may try everything that consciously can do, but will still fail as long as their subconscious mind retains this terror and prevents the patient from succeeding. Progress can only be made by reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.

In a session the patient does not enter a deep sleep. They remain fully aware of their surroundings and situation, and are not vulnerable to the command of the therapist. The important thing is that the patient wants to change some behavioral habit or addiction and is highly motivated to do so. They have to want the treatment to work and must establish a good rapport with the therapist for this to happen. All sessions will be recorded and can be used outside the Hypnotherapy sessions for the patient/client to do at home when they can. Follow up sessions are advised but ideally this will be only 1-3 more depending on how successful the previous sessions are.

Sessions can be at Carnforth, North Lancashire or via zoom/skype.

For bookings and more information please contact me