About 25 minutes. This makes it achievable to find time every day for your sessions. The first 10 minutes are spent in deep relaxation and preparing you for hypnosis, the rest of the time is devoted to your particular subject.
Hypnosis is a deeply relaxed state but it is also a state of heightened awareness. Some people get so deeply relaxed they fall asleep, others hear every word and usually both think it hasn't worked because of this.
Hypnosis works either way. If you fall asleep (as I often do) it will still work because the subconscious mind never sleeps and is always listening, so in fact it works brilliantly when the conscious thinking mind is asleep. If you've heard every word that's fine too, you don't enter an altered state where you feel spaced out or anything like that, it is literally a heightened state of awareness. The experience is different for everyone.
Any time that you won't be disturbed is fine but from experience first thing in the morning when you've just woken up and just before bed are the most powerful. This is because you are still in the theta brain wave state when you just wake up so it is much easier to enter hypnosis and the recording will play through your subconscious mind throughout your day. When you listen just before bed, again you are already in a relaxed state (hopefully!) and the message is marinating in your subconscious mind overnight without interference from the conscious thinking mind.
Yes! I have had clients fidget and move around during a hypnotherapy session and STILL get the results they came in for. However, you give yourself a much better chance of success if you are able to relax prior and during your session and there are many things you can do to help yourself relax.
Simply send me a message through the contact page or give me a call (01803 445239) and we can arrange an initial consultation. This can be done in person, over the telephone or via Zoom / video call. This meeting takes approximately 20 minutes. During the meeting I will be able to answer any questions you may have, and I can explain exactly what to expect. We will discuss the reason you have sought hypnotherapy and based on that I will be able to outline how many sessions may be needed. Some issues can be resolved in just one session.
Once you are happy to proceed, we can then book you in for your first session which will take approximately 40-60 minutes. Payment is due 24 hours before your appointment. Sessions cost £60 and include audio hypnosis recordings for you to use at home.
Following our consultation I will design a deeply relaxing induction and deepener specifically suited to you to guide you to a heightened state of awareness. You remain in control at all times during hypnotherapy and cannot be made to do anything you don't want to.
This hypnotic state is completely natural, in fact we enter it several times a day without trying, for example if we are engrossed in a good book or film or when we do things on 'autopilot'.
From here, depending on your individual needs I will either offer positive suggestions or use regression or aversion techniques to help reframe your subconscious mind. I may also provide you with an anchor that you can use to re-create this feeling should you need it such as if you're experiencing a craving or fear.
It varies greatly depending on the individual and the issue they are wanting help with. In general, most phobias can be resolved in just one session. Any form of deep-rooted trauma and analysis can take three to four sessions. During consultation I will be able to give you a clear idea of how many sessions you may need.
Hypnotherapy can help with almost every human condition and problem. Here is a list of the most common problems that hypnotherapy has a very high success rate at helping.:
Yes but you have to want to be hypnotised for hypnotherapy to work and be open to it and not resistant. Some clients are referred by their GP for treatment or persuaded by well meaning family members or friends. This is often unsuccessful unless the client actually wants this for themselves.
No, hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness. That being said, sometimes clients do fall asleep during the induction to hypnosis as this is a deeply relaxing experience but even if the client remains asleep during hypnotherapy it is still effective as the subconscious mind is always alert and listening even when we sleep so it is able to hear and act of the positive suggestions it is receiving.