Hypnotherapy is a completely natural process and doesn’t involve pixie dust or dancing around like a chicken…!
What is Hypnotherapy?
So really, what is hypnotherapy; or hypnosis? Hypnotherapy is a concentrated and relaxed state that allows the focus of a particular idea, concept or lifestyle adaptation.
Did you know it is also a sensation you naturally experience twice a day …when you are drifting off or waking up from sleep. Most clients describe the feeling as comparable to that drifty feeling between sleeping and waking fully, a ‘you know you’re not asleep but also know you’re not awake’ and are too comfy to care.
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Hypnotherapy works by accessing the subconscious mind (see diagram below). Our subconscious mind makes up around 88% of our complete mind, the conscious mind is actually only around 12% and so when we want to understand, heal or reprogramme our emotional brain it is important to focus our work at this much deeper level for long term results.
While our conscious mind analyses, thinks and plans and holds our short term memory (around 7 thoughts at one time)- our subconscious is responsible for long term memory,emotions and feelings, habits, relationship patterns, addictions, involuntary body functions, creativity,developmental stages, spiritual connection and intuition.
So in short our subconscious mind holds all of the information that is responsible for forming our behaviours, hypnotherapy allows us direct access to this powerful part of the brain.
A trained hypnotherapist can guide a client into this relaxed state and can comminuicate directly to the subconscious mind with suggestions and ideas reprogramming it.
While relaxed the person may appear asleep, but is actually far more open to sensations such as taste, smell, feeling, hearing. you are fully able to communicate and have total control of yourself throughout the hypnosis. You will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable with, as your conscious mind would kick in and bring you out of this relaxed state.
What are the different types of Hypnotherapy?
Suggestion therapy involves the hypnotherapist giving an individuals unconscious mind a series of suggestions. Suggestion therapy is often used when there is no root cause that needs to be considered, such as a nerves for a wedding speech or exams.
Hypnoanalysis is effective in considering deeper issues and involves psychotherapy using hypnosis. It seeks to find the root or roots of the concern and deal with the issues to move forward.
Can anyone be hypnotised? Is there anyone who shouldn’t be hypnotised?
How long is a Hypnotherapy session and what should I expect in length of sessions required?
Hypnotherapy sessions last around 60 minutes (other than smoking cessetion which is 2-2.5 hours) and cost £60 per session/ smoking cessetion (stop smoking) is £120. Where relevant if the hypnosis used in session is beneficial to the client it will also be prerecorded for you to use at home after the session. All hypnotherapy scripts are written by and legally protected to The Green Room Therapy through Copyright and so cannot be shared or reissued without permission.
Our Hypnotherapy sessions are based near Norwich, Norfolk and are offered as an individual session or as a part of a deeper healing programme, this is discussed in the initial consultation where we will decide together what feels most helpful for your aspirations of the work, please know also I only work with clients who authentically want to make change happen for themselves- I bring the tools and you bring the motivation.
I work within a strict code of ethics governed by all of the professional bodies I represent and so please feel confident that I will always keep the sessions required to the minimum amount needed for a complete piece of work to be achieved for the long term benefit of all of my clients.