About Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis involves taking a person into an altered state of consciousness which really involves slowing down your brain waves. When we are awake we are in a Beta state, meaning our brainwaves are active and we feel alert.

If you were to close your eyes, take a couple deep breathes and relax, you would go into an Alpha state.

This is a place of   relaxation ,no worries, fears or frustrations, heightened intuition, inspiration, creativity, and Inner consciousness. It is a state where it feels as though there is limitless time and space where we have expanded awareness and where we learn more effectively. This is also a light hypnotic, or meditative, state

 

Some people may even enter into an even deeper Theta state which is familiar to people as it is the state you pass through right before you fall asleep where you know you are not asleep yet but you may feel as though you are dreaming.

In an Alpha or Theta state, we have access to the Subconscious mind. The subconscious mind contains all of our beliefs, our history and is the seat of our creativity and emotions. By accessing the subconscious mind we can determine the cause of a client's symptoms. By understanding the origins of the symptoms we can then address them. We can do this using imagery and symbolism, which speaks to the creative subconscious. We can also reframe experiences so that they no longer have a negative impact on the client.

 

Hypnotherapy, therefore, involves using a lowered brain wave state  to help a client to overcome a problem or achieve insight into an issue.

 

Using Hypnotherapy, a client is able to:

  •  Explore and change beliefs

  • Alter behaviors

  • Understand and change the imprint of past experiences

  • Gain insight into an issue

  • Tap into the creative mind and find solutions to problems that were previously elusive

  • Understand where emotions stem from and change how they respond to events

  • Be receptive to suggestions to enhance your well being and health.

My methods of using Hypnotherapy do not involve:

  • - Having a client relive any past experiences-Some therapists believe that in order to no longer feel emotion around a traumatic event that you must go over and over it until you feel nothing. This is NOT my approach. Instead, I look at how that event impacted on you and provide a different perspective to your subconscious so that we can remove the negative impact. 

  • -Reading impersonal scripts to a client- My students will be taught what I know works and reading a generic script to a passive client does not work.  You will learn to personalize the work you do, addressing the clients relevant history, using their language and motivation and adapting what you do to meet their needs and preferences

  • -The therapist having all the answers or solutions-  With my approach, I believe that the client has all of their answers within  and the job of the hypnotherapist is to help the client access those answers. It is not up to the hypnotherapist to provide solutions, answers or to "fix" the client. Rather, the hypnotherapist is a guide using the interventions and skills they have acquired to direct the client to access their own subconscious mind in order to get insight and clarity and make the changes they wish to make