How does Clinical Hypnosis work?
The subconscious mind is the source of many of our problems and self images. Our beliefs, habits and behaviours are stored as information. The subconscious is a tremendous reservoir of our unrecognised strengths and knowledge.
Hypnosis is a natural and effective technique for accessing the subconscious mind - the key to unleashing our potential, changing our unwanted habits and behaviours and finding solutions to our problems and concerns.
What happens in a hypnotherapy session?
At our first meeting we will discuss your medical history, your weight and your suitability for the Gastric Band Programme. As well as establishing a clinical record, the discussion contributes to building trust and confidence, as feeling safe, comfortable and secure with a therapist is an important part of the treatment.
Once the programme is underway, in each session you will be guided into a relaxed state of mind known as trance. There are many different ways of achieving trance state. Usually, you will sit or lie in a reclining chair or couch and I will ask you to imagine or visualise walking down a country lane, or stare at a fixed point in the room or simply just to listen to the sound of my voice. Suggestions for relaxation may also be given. To deepen the trance, I may count you down from 10 to 1 or ask you to imagine walking down a flight of stairs. You will feel very relaxed but still aware of your surroundings and in total control.
To return to full consciousness at the end of the session , which you can do all by yourself at any time, I will count up from 1 to 5.
The first session usually lasts one and a half hours with subsequent sessions between an hour and an hour and a half. Important things to remember are:
Nobody can ever be hypnotised against their will and even when hypnotised, people still remain in complete control of any suggestions given.
The whole object of clinical hypnosis is to take back control that has been lost and which has therefore resulted in the symptom or problem.
It is estimated that approximately 95% of people of all age groups will readily respond to hypnosis. It is a very enjoyable and relaxing experience.