Hypnosis has been practised for thousands of years. Ancient Sanskrit writings speak of the use of healing trance. Ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls tell of the use of sleeping temples and the use of trance inductions for healing. Every culture has used hypnosis in one form or another. In modern times, the uses of hypnosis are many and varied.
How does hypnotherapy work?
A hypnotherapist will use some relaxation techniques, to induce an altered state of mind very similar to daydreaming or meditation. In this state of mind, the hypnotherapist will work with your subconscious mind to find the best way to deal with your problem.
Hypnotherapy is an effective way of dealing with problems in the most natural way without using prescriptions drugs.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Generally yes, with a few exceptions of people with serious mental disorders or those with very low concentration level, but you need to cooperate and allow yourself to be hypnotized.
What happens at the first session?
The first session takes anything from one and half to two hours. We will focus to find out what would you like to change and achieve with hypnotherapy. I will then explain you all the process and answer any questions you may have. If it is required, I will also give you a recording of your therapy, which you will need to listen to at home to reinforce the therapy.
How many sessions will I need?
As the therapy is a client-centred, this will depend on what we are working with and on your commitment to the therapy. For example stopping smoking usually takes 1 to 2 sessions. However, if you need to build up your confidence, this can take more sessions. After the session, we will discuss your progress and the direction you want to take. You will be never asked to commit to long-term therapy that you do not need.
What is the success rate of hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy has a very high success rate. But as with any therapy there are no guarantees.
You need to remember that the key to success is YOU and your commitment to the therapy.
And remember you should always feel comfortable with your therapist!