How does Hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is a natural and effective technique for accessing the subconscious mind - the key to unleashing our potential, changing our unwanted habits and behaviours and finding solutions to our problems and concerns.  Beliefs, habits, behaviours and emotions are all stored within our subconscious mind and whilst it is a tremendous reservoir of our unrecognised strengths and knowledge, it can also be the source of many of our problems, enforcing bad habits and unwanted behaviour.

What will happen in my hypnotherapy sessions?

During our first online meeting we will discuss your medical history, your weight and your suitability for the Gastric Band Programme. I w​ill ask you what you want to achieve and what your timescale is, in return I will explain how I can help you and how hypnosis will work for you.  As well as establishing a confidential clinical record, the discussion contributes to building trust and confidence as feeling safe, comfortable and se​cure with a therapist is an important part of the treatment.

All sessions last approximately one hour and the programme consists of four online Zoom sessions.

Once the programme is underway, in each session you will be guided into a relaxed state of mind known as trance. There are many different ways of achieving trance state. Usually, you will sit or lie in a reclining chair or couch and I will ask you to imagine or visualise walking down a country lane, or stare at a fixed point in the room or simply just to listen to the sound of my voice. Suggestions for relaxation may also be given. To deepen the trance, I may count you down from 10 to 1 or ask you to imagine walking down a flight of stairs. You will feel very relaxed but still aware of your surroundings, being in trance is not being asleep,  you are in complete control the whole time. 

To return to full consciousness at the end of the session , which you can do all by yourself at any time should you so wish, I will count up from 1 to 5.

Nobody can ever be hypnotised against their will and even when hypnotised, people still remain in complete control of any suggestions given.

The whole object of hypnosis is to take back control that which has been lost and which has therefore resulted in the symptom or problem.

It is estimated that approximately 95% of people of all age groups will readily respond to hypnosis. It is a very enjoyable, safe and relaxing experience.