The next part of the equation is in understanding what hypnosis actually is. Generally if my prospective client is a driver, then I use the explanation of doing the same journey every day for months on end, and sometimes not remembering doing it at all. You still arrive safely at your destination but your conscious mind is somewhere else, your sub conscious mind is doing all the work for you. This is effectively a self induced trance. However, if someone ran out in front of your car, then your attention would be immediately back in the conscious state and you would react appropriately.
People achieve different levels of hypnotic relaxation. Some go so deeply they feel as if they have just gone to sleep, drifting in and out during the session, not hearing anything the Therapist has said, but when they leave they feel more focussed, positive and happier. Some people remember everything and leave with their control intact but still leave feeling somehow calmer, happier and more focussed. There is no right or wrong way, only your way. You should feel comfortable enough with your therapist that you can relax without worrying about ‘being made to do something you don’t want’.
The fact of the matter is (and yes I am going to use the old cliché) ALL HYPNOSIS IS SELF HYPNOSIS. If you don’t want to relax then you won’t, and believe me I have had people who do not relax for several sessions, or are so analytical that they question everything. This is part of their own personal journey. Even in the lightest form of hypnosis good work can be done to help you to move forward with your life.
Now, I am a Therapist who has a number of ‘tools’ to use, hypnosis is only one of them and may not always be the best, or most appropriate tool for the client, so if someone is uncomfortable with hypnosis then we can work differently to achieve the results required. This is why you should interview your Therapist (most will offer a free consultation or a chat on the phone). Make sure they are professional and have your interests at heart, not theirs.
I have heard the same horror stories as everyone else, such as when someone pays money and then does not have any recollection of what happened, the session is not discussed with them and they leave feeling ‘odd’. Or even that they have had their money taken and then are sat down to listen to a recording whilst the ‘Therapist’ leaves the room. All sessions should be discussed with you in order that you are receiving the help you need at that time. The session should always be about what you need and not what is dealt out to everyone.
I hope that this has helped you to understand hypnosis a bit more, and perhaps if it is something you are considering it will help to feel more confident about interviewing your prospective Therapist.
Why not give me a call today and arrange to come along for your FREE consultation to chat through any questions you may have.
Call Cherie on 07900 352324