Following an in-depth initial consultation to establish the clients’ needs, history and any other relevant information and to agree on what we want the session to achieve.
I then explain to the client what the session will entail -all clients are different as is the content of the session- but, the basic format is as follows:
The client is put in the most relaxing position possible, (sitting or lying) in order to minimize discomfort which may affect concentration.
A trance like condition is then induced, by the client concentrating entirely on my voice (tone) and suggestions of sleep and relaxation, but when in this trance like state the client is actually in an enhanced state of awareness.
In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious is revealed.
Breathing becomes slower and deeper, pulse rate drops and the metabolic rate falls. There are certain other signals that are not discussed until after the session as each client is different, which serve to confirm that indeed the client was hypnotized.
I am then able to suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle adaptations to the client, the seeds of which become firmly planted.
Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind therefore enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome.
At the end of the session the client is brought back to consciousness by counting and given time to adjust again to the conscious state. Finally, the next session (if necessary) is discussed and set.