What Happens During a Hypnotherapy Session?
Sessions are offered online through Zoom. Each session consists of using hypnotherapeutic techniques such as suggestibility testing, progressive relaxation, direct suggestion and guided therapeutic imagery in order to tap into your subconscious awareness. Once in this deep, pleasant, relaxed state, one's subconscious becomes more receptive to new information.
Emotional blocks (acting as obstacles to achieving one’s goals and desires) can be released, and old habits and patterns can be transformed into new and constructive ones.
A session is usually an hour to an hour-and-a-half long and consists of the following components:
At the first session, we will discuss your presenting issues and goals, and determine together the number of sessions which may be appropriate for you and your particular situation. A series of 3-6 sessions is usually optimal for each presenting issue (however, each individual is unique, so you may experience significant and lasting results after just one session, or possibly benefit from more than 6 sessions). Hypnosis is introduced and experienced during the initial session which is usually about an hour and a half.
In follow-up sessions, we discuss what’s new and what has changed. The hypnotic session will be determined based on this information. Return sessions are approximately an hour to an hour and a half.
During the hypnosis part of the session, you can experience a deeply relaxing state that allows for subconscious learning. Techniques such as guided imagery, direct suggestions, metaphors and questions are used to help engage your unconscious abilities on behalf of what you want.
After the session, you will be brought back to wakefulness, feeling relaxed and refreshed, just as though you’ve had a deep rest.
Expectations of Hypnotherapy Sessions:
Each individual responds differently so I specifically plan your sessions to best match your needs using a strength-based, client-centered approach.
My goal is to help you to help yourself, by facilitating a deep awareness of what is troubling you and helping to empower yourself to make the appropriate changes. However, no guarantees as to the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for your particular issue are made or implied, as it is impossible to guarantee human behaviour or compliance. Therefore, no refunds for services are given. Hypnotherapy is not a quick fix or magic pill. A hypnotherapist is considered a guide or facilitator. You assume equal responsibility by making a commitment and allowing yourself to be guided into a state of hypnosis.
I may ask you to do homework in-between sessions and it is up to you to undertake these tasks in order to gain positive benefit and progression in your treatment.
It is my experience that the hypnotherapeutic approach can provide many beneficial effects; however, please remember that hypnosis is not a substitute for proper medical attention.