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HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION OUTLINE
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you enter our clinic you will be greeted by either Philip or Robyn and shown to the therapy room.
You will be seated in a comfortable chair so that you can relax and begin discussing the problem.
What hypnotherapy is and what it does will be fully explained.
We will take detailed notes and together will decide exactly what you would like the session outcome to be. Sometimes there is more than one problem but we just focus on one at a time.
Each session is designed to meet your personal needs to ensure the best possible outcome.
Now that you are comfortable and relaxed you are ready for us to commence the session.
1. You will go through a Progressive Muscle Relaxation.
2. You will be induced into an altered state of awareness as your brainwaves naturally change from Beta to Alpha.
3. The identified problem will be addressed and a post hypnotic suggestion will be given to the subconscious mind. This will be repeated after the session.
4. You will emerge from hypnosis wide awake and refreshed.
CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY and PSYCHOTHERAPY
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
Is a focused altered state of awareness used by doctors, licensed and trained individuals, for treating a psychological or physical problem.
Hypnosis definition: a mental state like sleep, in which a person's thoughts can be easily influenced by someone.
Source: Cambridge English Dictionary
Psychotherapy definition: The treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.
Source: Oxford Dictionary
Hypnotherapyis a type of complementary medicine in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions and guided imagery are used to help individuals with a variety of concerns and issues.
Psychotherapy (psychological therapy or talking therapy) is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction with adults, to help a person change behaviour and overcome problems in desired ways.
3 things you need to know about Hypnotherapy
It is NOT mind control
It is NOT daydreaming, imagining or visualising
It IS an altered focused state of awareness.
A hypnotherapist has complete control over you
You have to be in a deep state of trance for hypnosis to work
Nobody can control you; YOU are in complete control
It is normal to hear and remember everything in a hypnotherapy session
What can Hypnotherapy do?
Briefly stated: Hypnotherapy allows direct access to the subconscious mind. A state of hypnosis occurs as the person transitions from the Beta brainwave state (fully awake) into the Alpha brainwave state (deeply relaxed), a naturally occurring transition when you drift off to sleep and when you begin to wake from sleep.
The Subconscious mind
It records everything
Is always alert and awake
Controls 95% of our lives
Is built on habits and repetition
Has no verbal language
Speaks to you in dreams
Can perform a trillion tasks at once
Is not logical, it is a feeling mind
Is a million times more powerful than the conscious mind
Controls your body
Takes everything literally(doesn’t know the difference between what is real and what is imagined
This last point is what really matters when it comes to clinical hypnotherapy. Post-hypnotic suggestions that are planted in the subconscious mind during hypnotherapy are like seeds that germinate and grow, the subconscious believing that these suggestions are indeed fact.
Once the subconscious believes, it can act and direct suggested outcomes.
Why does it work?
The suggestibility takes place within the subconscious mind. Taking everything literally the subconscious doesn’t know the difference between what is real and what is imagined)