Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis
History has shown that both Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture have very powerful healing abilities. I have found by utilising them together or separately, I've had great results from minor to chronic illnesses, particularly where Western Medicine has been ineffective.
Hypnosis is a very effective therapy in assisting the body in healing itself from dis-ease, aches and pains, and a myriad of imbalances in the body.
Sessions are conducted individually in a relaxed environment. You just need to follow instructions given by the hypnotherapist. Healing suggestions are then given to your subconscious mind. You will be aware of your surroundings and it feels like a guided meditation.
Supportive Therapy For
Migraines / Headaches
Aches and pains
Joint pain / Arthritis
Skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, allergies)
Lack of confidence
Not feeling good enough
What Happens in the Sessions?
The hypnotherapy sessions are individually conducted. They are tailored specifically for each person, according to the current problems the person is seeking to resolve.
The hypnotherapist and the client will discuss the health, psychological, mental and emotional troubles, in order to understand some of the reasons and mechanisms that led the person to behave in a certain way.
Most hypnotherapy sessions will feel like a guided meditation. The hypnotherapist will give specific instructions to the person in order to achieve a trance state, and then give specific healing suggestions where appropriate.
Once the hypnotherapy session is finished, we discuss what the person visualised and felt, and reinforce the aims and progressions from there on. These are called post-hypnotic suggestions.
Critical Thinking in Hypnotherapy
Critical thinking can be defined as an objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement.
Why bypassing the critical thinking is so important in hypnosis? Because the way you see certain aspects of the world (your critical thinking) might not be producing the the best solutions, behaviours or outcomes to your life.
Although it is not vital to bypass the critical thinking, once the person chooses to bypass or overcome their habitual way of thinking, he or she can achieve phenomenal physical and emotional healing outcomes.
The person will still have healing outcomes if choosing to not bypass the critical thinking, but improving on a slower pace.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
You get noticeable benefits from every hypnotherapy session. Generally speaking, most people need at least 10 sessions to improve health and emotional imbalances. Some conditions take longer to improve and others get solved within a few sessions. The optimal treatment protocol is to consider seeing hypnotherapy and counselling as a long term goal. Just like we invest time and energy in taking care of our physical bodies, maybe we should consider doing the same for our mental and emotional health.
Generally speaking, our behaviour, emotional, mental, psychological issues and physiological imbalances evolve from multi-factorial events. Adding to that, we have the 'practicing' of those behaviours. The initiating events and the habitual practice of a behaviour are addressed in hypnotherapy.
How Long are the Sessions?
Initial sessions generally run from 1.5h to 2h each time. Subsequent sessions can be done from 1h to 1.5h.
Is Hypnotherapy the Same as Meditation?
Although most hypnotherapy sessions feel similar to guided meditation, the results are generally achieved much quicker. This is due to the techniques used in hypnotherapy, as the critical faculty or critical thinking is bypassed in hypnosis (Elman, 1964). What does this mean? Those mental barriers we create ourselves to overcome a problem or disease are bypassed, by the client's own choice. The hypnotherapist has no control over the client. The client will only accept suggestions that he or she agrees with. The client will only bypass the critical thinking if he or she wants to bypass it.
Will I Lose Control?
No. The client has 100% control over what they want changed in their lives and health. No matter what is said or suggested to the client, if that suggestion goes against the client's belief systems and morals, he or she will automatically reject the suggestion.
What is seen on TV shows is what is called 'Stage Hypnosis'. People behaving a duck or chicken are willing to do that. Notice that many people are sent back to their chairs once they do not conform to what the showman is trying to achieve for entertainment purposes. Those individuals are sent back either because they require more time to go into a deeper trance or they are not willing to engage on the show activities.