Hypnotherapy – What to expect

Hypnosis is used during hypnotherapy to induce a calm, relaxed state of mind.

In a hypnotherapy session, after the initial introductions and questions take place, you’ll be asked to sit or recline in a comfortable chair.

While you sit in comfort, you will often be asked to close your eyes (this is to allow you to imagine things more clearly without being distracted by what you see in the room) and will then be asked to listen to the therapist as they begin to guide into a safe and controlled feeling of total relaxation.

The therapist will do this by asking you to imagine, or create a picture in your mind of exactly what they’re describing to you. The calming voice of a therapist may ask you to imagine each part of your body tensing up and then relaxing, or they may ask you to imagine yourself in your most favourite place. These things are the first part of the process to relax your mind.

Once your mind is relaxed, while still being fully aware of what is happening around you, it is more open to positive suggestions describing how you can change your existing behaviours or symptoms. Your relaxed mind is much less likely to panic or argue with the positive things the therapist is suggesting to you.

Clinical hypnosis (as cold and medical as it may sound) is quite simply a state of feeling very relaxed but also having a highly focused awareness in which your subconscious mind is more receptive to positive suggestions.

Most people describe it as the best relaxation they have ever had!

Can anyone be hypnotized?
Yes, if they want to be, though it is not advisable to try to hypnotise anyone who is intoxicated with alcohol or high on drugs. Also people who suffer from severe psychotic illnesses often do not respond well to hypnosis and should always consult their GP or medical consultant beforehand.

Mynd.works has helped many people who were worried that they might not be able to ‘let go’ and relax. By teaching you how to go into a safe, controlled and totally relaxed state of hypnosis, you will finally be able to relax, unwind and let the suggestions work.

Will I be asleep?
No, although you will be extremely relaxed and quite possibly feel that you have been asleep through the session. If listening to a mynd.works audio mp3 late at night or while you are feeling tired you may inadvertently drift off into natural sleep – but hypnosis continues to work by speaking to your subconscious mind while you sleep.

Will I be asked to divulge things or do things I don’t wish to do?
No, absolutely not. Regardless of how deeply a person may go into trance, you actually remain in full control of the situation. You will be fully able to speak during the hypnosis session. The audio products will not ask you to speak aloud.

In addition to the professional ethics mynd.works adheres to, details can be found here, your subconscious mind protects you at all times and you will never say or do anything under hypnosis that you do not choose to.

Will you have any control over my mind?
No, you are in complete control at all times. A clinical hypnotherapist acts as the catalyst for helping you to work things through in your own mind, enabling you to overcome your old habits and behaviours and to deal with issues in a more positive way.

How many sessions will I need to have?
When visiting a hypnotherapist you may be asked to return multiple times. Every case is different but normally hypnotherapy will run a program which will be structured to include between 2 – 4 sessions. Mynd.works usually leaves at least one week between sessions and provides you with a hypnosis mp3 or CD to listen to between sessions.

If you’re simply purchasing a mynd.works hypnosis MP3, you will be advised to listen to the product at least once per day for a period of 2-3 weeks or until symptoms cease.

Often issues are alleviated over  the first two weeks while other more severe situations may require more time. Either way – once you purchase the audio product you can listen to it as many times as you wish and if symptoms ever reappear, you simply return to listening to your product

Is hypnotherapy helpful for children?

  • Are bedtimes a source of conflict for you and your child?
  • Does your child have difficulty getting to sleep from nightmares or sleep disturbance?
  • Is a fear or phobia affecting your child?
  • Do you feel that your children are over-stimulated, anxious or lacking in confidence?
    If so, mynd.works can help!

See this article about helping my 11yr old  client ‘Rebekah’, featured in the National UK Press here.

Children often respond fantastically well to hypnosis products and they learn the self-hypnosis techniques very quickly and enthusiastically.

You may notice the way in which your child enjoys imaginative play, making up stories and drawing vivid pictures from imagination. Children are uninhibited about using the creativity of their subconscious minds and they tend to participate naturally and skilfully in the visualizations used by mynd.works hypnosis.

Audio products for children can also be used while they sleep.

Here are ten ways to find out whether you’#re hypnotisable or not.

Take action and start the process by arranging your FREE ‘Rapid Change’ 25 min Consultation.