Cognitive Hypnotherapy is not stage hypnosis, not even close. No I won’t be putting you to sleep, or making you do anything silly. Therapeutic hypnosis utilizes everyday light trance states to help facilitate the change you want. You will be completely in control and aware of what is going on at all times. A light trance is something you will already be familiar with, if you’ve ever been engaged in a good book or driven a car and found you couldn’t recall the journey from a – b and yet you didn’t run anyone over or go through a red light. Light trance states occur all the time and in fact the issue you are considering getting help with is likely to be one of many trance states you find yourself in on a day to day basis. We spend more time in a trance state than not, in therapy we simply re-direct those trance states towards what is going to help you achieve your outcome.
Is it safe?
Hypnosis is very safe as in the previous statement we experience trance like state naturally, throughout the day. However, there are some mental health conditions where it is advised that you do not undertake hypnotherapy or that we proceed with caution. If you have any history of mental illness, suspect you may be experiencing any form of mental illness or have been diagnosed with epilepsy then I advise that you disclose this information during your initial phone consultation to determine whether or not Cognitive Hypnotherapy is going to be suited to your needs.
How many sessions does it take?
The average person experiences positive change in around 6 sessions. Success is as much determined by your effort and engagement in the process as it is by the work that I do. I ask clients to be fully committed to the process and any tasks I may set them. So the numbers of sessions it may take to get the results you want will be based on the issue you want help with, your engagement in the process as well as the work that I do as your therapist. Therefore no guarantees can be offered with regard to your success or how long it will take, only that I am committed to helping you resolve your issue in the shortest, most appropriate time possible and paced to suit you as an individual.