The Hypnosis Session
After an initial consultation you will be invited to relax in an armchair and then guided into a deep physical and mental relaxation. This hypnotic state is a normal and natural state of being, and regardless of how deeply you go in hypnosis and however passive you appear to be you will remain in full control of situation and will be able to talk and can terminate session at any time.
At end of session, you will be gently returned to normal working state and will generally find experience deeply relaxing.
You will then have opportunity to talk through your experience with your therapist.
What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
Some individuals will experience a light floating sensation whilst others may report a feeling of heaviness in their limbs. . . think of it this way. If we gathered a group of individuals on beach and asked them to go into sea, we would see a wide variety of methods. Some would run into sea and swim out to horizon, others would dive underwater, whilst others would gently paddle along sea shore. The same is true with a group of people entering hypnosis. Some will jump right in and enjoy a deeper quality of relaxation than they have ever had before and others will just gently try out shallow waters.
Who can be hypnotised?
Most people can be hypnotised; speed, ease and depth of hypnosis depends upon individual’s willingness, strength of person’s need and their trust and confidence in client.
How Hypnosis works
The brain is an organ that can be seen and held. The mind is that ‘thing’ that is unseen and physically immeasurable, yet appears to be part of us that ‘runs everything’. The mind has two distinctive parts, which are referred to as conscious mind and subconscious mind. · Conscious Mind The conscious mind constitutes five percent of brain. In normal waking state, conscious mind is in control, it checks every input received by our senses, evaluates information and makes decisions while we are awake and thinking rationally. The conscious mind can drift into daydreaming, or become unaware of our reactions during monotonous routines or repetitive activity, and it abandons its responsibilities when we sleep.