Hypnotherapy or hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy is becoming far more mainstream as a way of dealing with many issues such as anxiety, stress and confidence etc. Sometimes however, people are hesitant because they confuse stage hypnosis (the old scenario of getting someone to eat an onion but taste an apple, or to forget their own name) for entertainment, with hypnoTHERAPY, which uses the state of hypnosis to elicit change. The clue is in the name!
What do you think it feels like?
Everyone experiences it in their own way - some people think they remember everything I say; others can recall nothing... It doesn't matter either way because I am working with the Unconscious to make change.
If someone were to come into the room during the session whilst you were in hypnosis, you would simply look as if you were sleeping - but in fact you are very aware.
Hypnosis is a state of altered perception in which it is possible for the mind to be receptive to suggestion: you can take yourself to the most idyllic beach, forest or countryside...
Have you ever been reading a book, or watching a film, only to find that you have drifted off and have no recollection of the last 10 pages or previous ten minutes? You have experienced a trance-like state - not asleep, not awake, but able to respond immediately should an emergency occur...
I have worked with clients with everything from anxiety to bedwetting, fear of spiders to teeth grinding, weight issues, sleeplessness, self esteem and smoking. You can get some idea of the range of issues by having a look at the samples on the Reviews page.
The majority of my clients have Anxiety but I also work with the issues listed above and a lot more besides.
Also, relaxation through hypnosis enabling the client to "let go" is perfect for those who do not like/cannot have a physical massage.
Typically for issues such as Anxiety, I work with a client online for approximately 4 sessions over a 4-6 week period. Between sessions I may ask my clients to use a recording each day, focus on breathing techniques or keep a positive journal. The beginning of each subsequent session reviews progress to date so that I can tailor the session specific to the client.
How does it work on Zoom?
I used to offer Hypnotherapy in Beverley, our nearest town, where I was based in a GP Surgery, but now all of my sessions are online using Zoom. It's just as effective on Zoom as in person; you just need to be sitting in a supportive chair, with a laptop or tablet at a level where I can see your upper body, wearing headphones and with a good internet connection. We prepare before the session so that you know what to do if we lose connection.
So why choose me?
My training was with the Innervisions School of Hypnotherapy more than 13 years ago. Fully accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, I hold the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice and am listed on the General Hypnotherapy Register.
Additional training includes Stress Management (Certificate in Hypnotherapy for Stress), Hypnotherapy in the Workplace, Exam Performance and the Virtual Gastric Band weight management programme. Alongside my other qualifications I have also completed a 2 day training course on Mental Health First Aid, Understanding Autism, Insomnia, Covid-19 Psychological First Aid and lots more.
Click here for contact details or call today on 07910 407878 to book your consultation. We will use either phone or Zoom for this and it will take approximately 20 minutes.