It’s helpful to know what to expect when you come for a hypnotherapy session.
What can Hypnotherapy treat?
- Feeling stuck and lack of direction
- Decision making
- Fears and Phobias
- Confidence and Self esteem
- Feeling better and overcoming difficult emotions
- Stress and anxiety reduction
- Weight loss
- Smoking Cessation
- Health and wellbeing
- Exam anxiety and success
- Public speaking and presentations - Wedding speeches
- Driving Tests
- Memory and learning skills
- Health improvement
- Sales motivation
- Creative writing
- Athletic enhancement
And much more, please feel free to enquire.
I use a more analytical form of hypnotherapy that gets to the root of the issue.
As Carl Jung said "Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate".
I will help you dive deeply into your motivations, feelings and unconscious emotional habits to see why you are experiencing difficulties in your life.
You may simply need direction or to move past a fear or anxiety to step forward into a new way of being.
I use Future Progression techniques to tap into the kind of future you would prefer to experience, and help you discover your blocks that might be holding you back. I help to re-programme your subconscious with a new mindset for greater success and confidence.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is simply a state of relaxation and inner focus that you will be guided into.
It is a reliable and safe therapeutic technique.
You may just relax and listen, or you may take part in the session and talk with me whilst in hypnosis. You will be able to hear and remember what is said just like any other conversation. Hypnosis helps you to access your subconscious memories and imagination more effectively.
It is different from other therapies because it accesses the subconscious mind. It can reach those unconscious parts of you that otherwise may be difficult to reach.
What is it like to be hypnotised?
Hypnosis is a completely natural phenomenon that occurs to all of us every day. We enter a trance like state every time we are absorbed in a film or tv programme... or reading a book unaware of the amount of time passing. Have you ever driven somewhere and forgotten the journey you just made - this is commonly known as ‘highway hypnosis’.
Most clients describe it as extremely pleasant and deeply relaxing. The most common feelings reported include: deep relaxation, a tingly feeling, a feeling of heaviness or sensation of floating, a desire to swallow more, slight body twitches, eye fluttering, and a change in breathing pattern.
Generally clients hear and remember most of what is said during the session. Most people are actually more (not less) aware of what is going on when they are hypnotized. A very small number of people go so deeply into hypnosis that they have no memory of the session at all, but most hear and remember what went on.
Can I be hypnotised?
Some people are concerned that they may not be hypnotisable. An experienced hypnotherapist can use different techniques and find the best one to suit you. The best way to enter trance is just relax and feel a little curious... and let the hypnotherapist do the rest.
What hypnotherapy is not...
There are often misunderstandings surrounding hypnotherapy. Therapeutic Hypnotherapy is not like stage and TV hypnosis shows. Often people fear that they may be out of control or unconscious. Hypnosis can’t make a person do something they don’t want to do. Remember that stage hypnosis is form of entertainment rather than therapy. That does of course mean that you have to want to change and that you have to want to be hypnotised for me to help you. Hypnosis makes a person more inclined to do the things they want to do, but not things that go against their own belief systems.
You cannot get ‘stuck' in hypnosis - this is quite impossible. Hypnosis is not about being unconscious or asleep You can exit the hypnotic state whenever you wish to. If an alarm went off you would be able to get up and leave the room. REMEMBER that if at any time you feel uncomfortable and want to terminate the session, then you will be perfectly capable of doing so.
When is hypnotherapy unsuitable?
- Individuals suffering from dementia
- Very young children
- Anybody evidently under the influence of alcohol
- Anybody with severe comprehension difficulties.
If you suffer from epilepsy, schizophrenia, clinical depression (or suicidal tendencies), or a serious heart condition you should consult your GP before approaching a hypnotherapist.
I would highly recommend having hypnotherapy sessions with Jo. I was deeply impressed with Jo's heartfelt compassion and wise intuition in all aspects of her work whilst working on complex issues.
You will certainly feel safe, heard and understood with Jo and she will do all she possibly can to endeavour to assist you with total professionalism in whatever way is correct for you, to facilitate your full transformation and healing. Jo is passionate about helping you to manifest the best life possible by making the inner changes that make this a reality."