What happens in a hypnotherapy session?
Free information sessions
No hypnosis takes place at these optional sessions which are ideal for those who are not yet sure if hypnotherapy is right for them, or who want to ask questions about hypnosis with no obligation to continue. Therapy is generally offered on a one-to-one basis, but if you would like to bring a friend or relative with you to an information session, you are welcome to do so.
You will not be put under any pressure to begin therapy following an information session. However, if we both feel that it's likely you can be helped by hypnotherapy, you will be able to arrange to return at another time for therapy to begin. If you want to purchase a CD at an information session, they are available for £5 and this amount will be deducted from the cost of your first session if you later book in for therapy.
Your first hypnotherapy session
You should allow up to two hours for your first appointment. Although I will have a general idea of what you want from hypnotherapy before this, much of the time is spent in taking a personal history, identifying your specific goals and deciding how to work towards them. If you have not previously had a free information session we'll include a chance for questions in this first meeting.
You will go into hypnosis during this session, and begin work on solving your problem.
You will be given a CD to use at home between sessions, and depending on why you're undertaking hypnotherapy there may be some other homework to do.
We'll begin by talking over how things have changed since the last session, set the goals for the session, then continue working in hypnosis.
At each session, there will be a chance for feedback, and to assess how well you are progressing. Most sessions last about an hour.
You do not need to bring anything with you to appointments unless you wear contact lenses. If you can sleep comfortably in your lenses, no problem. If not, it's best to remove them for hypnosis, so bring a container of solution to store them in.
You will feel quite alert enough to drive home or use public transport after the session.
It is not advisable to undergo hypnosis when you are under the influence of alcohol or 'recreational' drugs. You should, of course, continue to take any and all medication prescribed by your doctor.
To book your session simply phone 01977 678593 between 9 am and 9 pm. If you get the answerphone please leave a message and I'll ring you back.