Hypnosis is a very powerful tool in making behavioural and lifestyle changes. A hypnosis session typically starts with talking to establish a clear understanding on what it is you want to achieve or change, followed by the hypnosis session. Most people find hypnosis very relaxing. During a therapeutic hypnosis session, you will remain awake and conscious during the session, while experiencing a feeling of trance.
Hypnosis works by creating neurological pathways in the brain that allow a new choice or behaviour by giving the brain a new program. The brain emits ‘waves’ – known as brain waves, and there are 5 frequencies – Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma and Theta. During hypnosis, the brain waves are slowed down to a frequency similar to the frequency that small children aged 2-6 are frequently in, which allows the brain to absorb suggestions and develop new neurological pathways.
People typically visit a hypnosis clinic to solve a problem. The problem may be physical or emotional. Examples of problems people seek treatment for include weight loss, quit smoking, anxiety, phobias, confidence in specific situations, addictions, compulsions, improved motivation, alcohol, fertility and trying to conceive.
Hypnosis can be very effective for many situations.
The best thing about hypnosis is that you choose your own solution during the preliminary consultation. Some hypnotherapists claim they can solve lifetime issues with a single 1 hour session, however I prefer to look at hypnosis as a ‘tuning’ exercise. The first session will bring dramatic change, and over time old patterns and behaviours may re-emerge, so repeating the sessions to deepen the new behaviours is important. Once a behaviour has been repeated consistently over time the hypnosis sessions will no longer need to be repeated as the new behaviour is deeply embedded.
Hypnosis is most effective when the recipient wants change. Sometimes people have secondary gains from a specific behaviour and it is important that the hypnotherapist is able to address these before performing the hypnosis. A hypnotherapist cannot make someone do something that they deep down do not want to do. This means that your loved ones need to make the choice to book a session for themselves.