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- Dr Bruce Lipton
"One of the few ways of reprogramming your subconscious is hypnosis"
Research has shown that we create imprints in our early life’s and sometimes even in the womb and how these imprints are linked to our emotions of feelings such as sad, happy, jealous and angry. We then in turn develop a certain attitude towards these feelings and this attitude then affects our behaviour.
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
When thinking of the conscious and unconscious mind I would like you to think of an “Iceberg Metaphor” where everything above the water, the tip of the iceberg exhibits to conscious mind awareness whereas everything below the water exhibits the subconscious mind.
The mind is like an iceberg which consists of two parts:-
The tip of the iceberg – that is the conscious mind which helps us with daily decision making and also assists us in new situations where we have to apply rational thinking to fathom out what to do and how to do it.
The hidden depths of the iceberg – the subconscious mind, which works on auto-pilot and deals with a variety of tasks such as the emotions, imagination, memories and the autonomic nervous system. It is the part of you that has logged everything that has ever happened to you in the past. Most of the issues that we have today have come from somewhere in the past so what hypnotherapy can do is use the subconscious to access whatever the issue is to bring it up and release whatever feelings are there.
Habits are developed and cover up our unconscious wishes and this can adversely affects the development of the personality. We all carry positive and negative memory traces with us, which come from past experiences, and we react to any given situation according to these memories.
However we still often experience the same feeling that went with the original event as soon as we encounter a similar situation later in life. For example we may have forgotten that we were bitten by a dog, stung by a bee, were traumatized at school but our sub-conscious will remind us of the incident indirectly by emitting a feeling of fear whenever we see this. Hypnosis can help to uncover the original, triggering event and thereby helps to break the pattern of negative responses we may have to certain events, people or situations.
Hypnotherapy works by accessing your powerful subconscious mind and creating a state of relaxation where the conscious mind becomes less active and when this occurs the subconscious mind becomes open and receptive to positive suggestions. Hypnosis takes place when the client goes into Alpha and Theta brainwaves as seen in ECG’s.
By releasing the feelings we can change the imprint or the program or the belief and that makes us more conscious and aware. Clients can decide how they want to act and not to just react. Reactions come from the sub-conscious so that by working on the sub-conscious and getting rid of the feelings we no longer react and we start to feel empowered and act and we just do this naturally.
MY ROLE AS A HYPNOTHERAPIST
It is my priority during any session to listen to the clients concerns, advise them of positive and helpful alternatives and to help them achieve their goals and dreams and for their therapy session to be beautifully relaxing and positive in an absolutely safe environment and to give the sub-conscious mind new, clear and powerful preferences.
I am able to provide personalised therapy sessions with the use of hypnosis to help clients lead a more balanced and harmonious life as it is based on the understanding that each individual has the natural ability to heal and resolve what troubles them. My role of the hypnotherapist is to facilitate this process by working with the client’s innate power to transform themselves in a safe and comfortable environment with using positive thought patterns and behaviours and using techniques that will stay with you and can be used throughout your life.
HOW I WILL BRING THE BENEFITS OF HYPNOTHERAPY?
I discuss with the client what they hope to achieve with hypnotherapy and any concerns that they might have about how hypnosis works together with the process. I then will ask a number of questions about the client’s history and we will address any medical queries. The client will be asked to sign a Consent Form before any treatment begins. I will guide the client into a relaxed state of mind and prepare a script tailored to the client’s individual needs so that it is entirely personalised to the client using various relaxation techniques to guide the client into a hypnotic state. The body becomes more relaxed and the mind more responsive to suggestions.
Hypnotherapy can help target unwanted or unhealthy habits and replace them with healthier behaviours, as with anxiety to adjusting negative thought patterns that could be worsening depression symptoms to enhance an overall sense of well being, lift mood and boost feelings of hopefulness. Hypnotherapy can also be used to treat a number of conditions including: -
Confidence and Self Esteem
Overcoming Fears and Phobias
Achieving your Dreams and Goals
And many more – Please see the Treatment List
WHAT MAY I EXPERIENCE DURING HYPNOTHERAPY?
Pleasant tingling in the arms and or legs
A heaviness/lightness and relaxation
Reluctant to move
Feeling like you have become one with the chair
CAN A PERSON BE MADE TO DO OR SAY ANYTHING WHILE IN THE STATE OF HYPNOSIS?
The client is never under the control of the hypnotherapist, and will never go against their moral principles. They have the will and power to reject any disharmonious suggestions, and will never commit a crime or a illegal act as they are in control.
DO I NEED TO BE IN A DEEP HYPNOSIS?
A Client can greatly benefit from effective suggestion delivery while in a light state of hypnosis and clients in a light to medium trance remember what is said during the hypnotic state. A client does not need to be in a deep hypnosis state however in a very deep state the subconscious mind can make changes, but the conscious mind may not remember what was said. It is the unconscious mind, however, that listens and remembers in any level of trance and is making the changes, so it is not necessary for the client to consciously remember what was said.
Once the client has reached the hypnotic state where she or he is in a state of focused attention, deep relaxation and a curiously detached parallel awareness, the hypnotherapist is ready to deliver the therapy by accessing the subject’s subconscious brain and thus their learned behaviour pattern-making system, setting aside the conscious brain. In this state, the client is most suggestible to desired changes. What is important is the transformation of the suggestion into action and it happens at the subconscious level of the mind.
If you are struggling to keep out negative thoughts, anxieties, and issues of any kind relating to a previous time in your life, try the power of hypnosis. It can help free you of unwanted thoughts and behaviours and release you to really enjoy your life.
CAN ANYONE BE HYPNOTIZED?
Studies have shown that 90% of people are capable of being successfully hypnotized.
WILL REPRESSED MEMORIES ALWAYS EMERGE?
While hypnosis can be used to uncover repressed memories, it does not bring memories to consciousness by default as the subconscious mind protects you and will never reveal anything to you that you are not ready to see.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Many issues can be resolved in as few as 1-3 sessions however certain topics sometimes need more sessions in order to fully and completely resolve the issues and these are equally rewarding to the growth of the client and a free 15 minute phone consultation is offered to discuss whether Hypnotherapy is suitable for you. A typical hypnotherapy session will last for around an hour.
The hypnotic state is not dangerous, but people with severe depression, psychosis or epilepsy should consult their doctor before seeing a hypnotherapist.
WHAT WILL I FEEL?
Have you ever been looking out a window in a daydream or reading a book or watching TV and get so absorbed you forget where you are or driving along and wonder where the time has gone. If you can relate to any of the above then you have been in hypnosis as this is when your sub-conscious has taken over only you would not call it hypnosis in everyday terms and you may call it “daydreaming” but this is an experience of a light hypnosis.
IS HYPNOSIS THE SAME AS MEDITATION?
Hypnosis is different than meditation although relaxation is part of both processes. Meditation is the focus on breath and absence of thought. Hypnosis is most effective when listening to the therapists voice and thinking about what is suggested.
Lorraine is committed to helping you achieve your goals and helping the individual find the change you're looking for. Success in not guaranteed and a client commitment and participation is necessary. All information is strictly confidential.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?
Please contact Lorraine by email or telephone 07968 449353 and we can arrange a convenient time for you to have your initial consultation.
HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?
You are able to pay for this service via bank transfer. Payments are made 24 hours before a session begins.
“Until we make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung
“Hypnosis is an excellent way to modify unwanted behaviour and enhance desired behaviour. Many people, including notables in history, have had much success with hypnosis. Hypnosis has become an accepted and acknowledged form of healing and transformation.”