What happens in a typical hypnotherapy session?
A typical hypnotherapy session consists of a consultation, hypnosis, and reinforcement.
Consultation: Your therapist will ask you some questions about your personal and medical history. You will discuss the problem at hand, your concerns, and of course your goal. Whether it’s to stop smoking, lose weight, or eliminate panic attacks, your therapist will acquire the information necessary to make your session successful and enjoyable.
Hypnosis: You will be asked to sit down and relax while your therapist speaks to you. Typically you will be encouraged to focus your eyes on a fixed point as you listen intently to the therapist’s voice. Your therapist’s voice will gently guide you into a state of deep relaxation, at which point he or she will be able to access your subconscious mind – the part of the mind that determines our behaviour and feelings. At this point, your mind will be open to receiving the suggestions your therapist presents to you. After about thirty minutes you will be guided back to an alert, relaxed, and refreshed state.
Reinforcement: Some people experience perfect results after one session, whereas others need a bit more reinforcement. This will depend on the issue at hand. You will receive a personalised recording of your session, which can be used at home for positive reinforcement. Your hypnotherapist will address any questions you may have and make suggestions about how to make the most of your hypnotherapy sessions. Many clients have commented on the effectiveness of the system.