WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
Hypnosis is a pleasant and natural state of mind. It is deeply relaxing and enhances a feeling of well-being, whilst putting you in charge of your own mind and positive outcomes. Hypnosis occurs when we allow our minds to relax, and happens to us automatically several times a day, often without us even realising.
Hypnosis for self-development works through the use of carefully worded suggestions prepared by your professional hypnotherapist based on information you have given them about the changes or improvement you wish to make in your life. You remain in control at all times and hear most, if not all of what is said to you. The common myth that people are unconscious or asleep during hypnosis is absolutely not true. Some people do go very deeply into relaxation during hypnosis, but the subconscious mind hears everything that is said, and acts upon those positive suggestions.
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic work carried out whilst you are in the relaxed state of hypnosis. As a professional hypnotherapist, I have mastered and perfected a range of techniques for helping you overcome issues which you feel are currently limiting your life in some way.
WHAT IS COGNITIVE HYPNOTHERAPY?
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is the use of several different techniques, including NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Education and Coaching, along with Hypnotherapy to help you work you way through issues that you feel are limiting you and preventing you from achieving your full potential.
Change your life by changing your mind
Our mind controls every aspect of our life. We constantly make complex decisions, take actions, form an entire belief system and maintain critical bodily functions by using our mind.
The conscious mind is used throughout the day to help us make decisions in the here and now, whilst the subconscious mind is our primary protector, and quietly governs our health and healing patterns.
The area where conscious crosses over into subconscious is called the Critical Factor. The main purpose of the Critical Factor is to maintain the equilibrium, or, to keep everything balanced and working autonomously. It does this primarily to protect us and to enable us to function on a daily basis.
On a conscious level we know that there are some parts of our programming that we would like to change, because they limit us from living the life we want, but the subconscious does as it is told, so in order to change the programs that limit us, we need to bypass the Critical Factor, and that is where hypnosis comes in.
We use hypnosis to get the mind into a very relaxed and aware state that allows us to bypass the Critical Factor. During hypnosis, you maintain 100% conscious control of this process. Your conscious mind will continue to sensor every suggestion made during hypnosis, and will say “Yes, I’d like to become a non-smoker / reduce my weight / be more motivated” or whatever the suggestion may be, and when that choice is made, the suggestions will go straight through to the subconscious mind without having to match up to existing information, because the Critical Factor is having a relaxing rest.
If you hear a suggestion that doesn’t fit with your values, your conscious mind will simply reject it and it will not pass through to your subconscious mind.
What Can Hypnosis Be Used For?
Change your life by changing your mind. Once you have chosen to change, a professional, qualified hypnotherapist can help you accomplish a wide variety of goals. Some of the most popular goals are:
- Manage stress and anxiety including panic attacks
- Fertility Issues - Both natural and assisted fertility
- Building confidence for childbirth - Hypnobirthing
- Becoming a non-smoker
- Overcome fears and phobias
- Achieve and manage your desired weight
- Overcome fears and phobias
- Improve your sleep
- Sexual Issues
- Increasing your confidence levels including fears of public speaking
- Increasing your ability to relax
- ...and many, many more...
How does hypnosis feel?
Since hypnosis is a natural state of mind, clients are often surprised when they hear every word. Unless one enters a deeper state, or at least a medium state, the client may not “feel” any different than when they are relaxing in their favourite easy chair with a good book or some beautiful music. You may feel quite mellow, and may feel light (or weightless), or very heavy, as if sinking into the chair. The feeling may be euphoric for some who enter a very deep state, almost like being intoxicated without the side effects. In a light state of hypnosis, it is entirely possible for a client to believe that he or she was not hypnotised. Amazingly, however, many clients have successfully achieved their goals without ever going deeper than a light trance.
The basic requirements for hypnosis to occur are the desire to be hypnotised and the ability to follow simple instructions. During hypnosis, you maintain 100% conscious control. Your conscious mind will sensor every suggestion made during hypnosis, and will say “Yes, I’d like to become a non-smoker / reduce my weight / be more motivated” or whatever the suggestion may be, and when that choice is made, the suggestions will go straight through to the subconscious mind. If you hear a suggestion that doesn’t fit with your values, your conscious mind will simply reject it and it will not pass through to your subconscious mind.
Can Anyone Be Hypnotised?
Yes. Anyone that wants to be hypnotised can be. We are often in hypnosis without even realising. Have you ever driven somewhere on automatic pilot, or been so engrossed in a book or television programme that you lose all track of what is going on around you? Then you have been in hypnosis. As you know, you are always in control in those situations, and can bring your attention back at any time you choose.
It is a common myth that hypnosis is something that someone else “does to you.” Hypnosis is actually a state of focus and concentration that cannot be forced upon you, meaning that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The power of our mind is incredibly strong, and no hypnotist in the world can hypnotise someone that doesn’t want to be hypnotised. Conversely, anyone who wants to be hypnotised can be. The hypnotist is simply guiding you through self-hypnosis, and when in hypnosis, using hypnotherapy to help you make the permanent positive changes to the areas of your life for which you are seeking hypnotherapy.
The basic requirements for hypnosis to occur are the desire to be hypnotised and the ability to follow simple instructions. Another common myth is that someone with an analytical mind cannot be hypnotised. This is not true, and often the sharper the mind, the more easily you will find it to focus, but this is where a skilled hypnotherapist, practicing diversified client-centred hypnotherapy will use a technique that is suited to that particular mind style.
During hypnosis, you maintain 100% conscious control. Your conscious mind will continue to sensor every suggestion made during hypnosis, and will say “Yes, I’d like to become a non-smoker / reduce my weight / be more motivated” or whatever the suggestion may be, and when that choice is made, the suggestions will go straight through to the subconscious mind. If you hear a suggestion that doesn’t fit with your values, your conscious mind will simply reject it and it will not pass through to your subconscious mind.
We are all different, and consequently, respond differently to different stimuli. As a professional hypnotherapist, I have learned several different techniques during my training, and the client-centred approach means that I will use the technique that is best suited to the your needs, creating the best possible foundation for a permanent positive outcome.
Client-centred techniques help you use the power of your own mind to change, while the hypnotherapist serves only as the guide or facilitator of such change.
Can I Get ‘Stuck’ In Hypnosis?
No you can’t. You will come out of hypnosis when instructed, just as you would come round from having a nice, lazy relax on the sofa.
A competent hypnotherapist will bring you back into full conscious awareness feeling relaxed and refreshed. You will be offered some water and have a few moments of quiet to come back to full, conscious awareness before continuing about your day.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions you will require depends on the type of therapy you are seeking as well as your own levels of motivation. Each client will need to fill out an intake form, in order for the professional hypnotherapist to understand the issue and gauge how many sessions will be required. It is recommended that you book a free consultation to discuss the potential number of sessions with the hypnotherapist.
How Long Does Each Session Take?
Each session takes between 50 and 60 minutes. The first session can take up to 90 minutes because I ask you lots of questions and we discuss your issue thoroughly in order to give you the best possible outcome for your needs. Smoking Cessation and Hypno-Gastric Band sessions take around two hours.
What Should I Do To Prepare Myself For My Session?
Avoid caffeine and alcohol in the few hours leading up to your session. Wear loose, comfortable clothing in order that you can relax easily in a chair. Be open to the experience and go with the flow.
My name is Franca and I am a qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Mind Coach with a particular interest in empowering my clients to achieve their best from within.
Each of my sessions is tailored entirely to your needs, and will typically include a variety of techniques, including Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Therapy and Counselling. I love to educate my clients, and believe that we benefit from knowing what our mind is doing!
I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and I offer a professional, confidential service and by guiding you to use the tools you already have, I can help you to make permanent positive changes to maximise your potential for well-being.
I initially trained as a Counsellor in the 1990's and went on to carry out my Foundation Level and Advanced Level Hypnosis training and qualifications with the Past Life Regression Academy (PLRA). I continued my training with theTransformations School of Clinical Hypnosis (Nottingham) before qualifying with a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Mind Coaching. I have also had extensive training in the areas of Fertility, Hypnosis for Childbirth and Psychosexual Dysfunction, and am a qualified Fertile Body Method therapist, a Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner, and a Psychosexual Dysfunction Specialist.
I believe that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and I use Client-Centred-Hypnotherapy to enable and encourage the best possible outcome for all of my clients. Life is a journey, and I am very honoured to share part of it with you.
“A bird sitting in a tree is not afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings.” Anon.
Contact me for a confidential and informal chat about hypnotherapy and how it can help you make the positive changes and permanent improvements you feel that you need to enhance your life. I offer a free consultation, where you will be able to ask any questions you have regarding hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
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Change your life by changing your mind
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Confidence / Self Esteem
- Fears & Phobias
- Fertility Issues
- Hair Pulling / Trichotillomania
- Hypnobirthing / Hypnosis for Childbirth
- Insomnia / Sleeplessness
- Psychosexual Dysfunction
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Sports Improvement
- Stop Smoking
- Stress Management
- Trauma / PTSD
- Teeth Grinding / Bruxism
- Weight Management