Get relaxed and comfortable with the idea of hypnotherapy…
What is your immediate response to the idea of hypnotherapy? Would you decide it’s not for you to let someone else mess with your head, or would you be curious and hopeful that it could help you?
Some of our new clients are at first a little sceptical, they are often influenced by stage hypnotists and their subjects performing in discomforting ways in order to entertain their audiences.
Some clients are concerned that they will have no control within the process and will be completely under the influence of the hypnotherapist.
If you share any of these concerns it may help you to know that many of our clients experience these uncertainties; without exception to date, all of them from their first session have enjoyed the gentle and deeply calming, relaxing experience of guided relaxation known as trance.
Our BG&A practitioners are aware of our client’s initial qualms and have a gentle empathic approach. At the same time they will share with you the basis of the process and answer any questions you may have. You will be in full control throughout the whole of the procedure.
Clinical Hypnotherapy & NLP can facilitate state change instantaneously.
Hypnotherapy is a psychotherapeutic process by means of hypnosis to bring about fast positive change.
Hypnosis is a state of pleasurable relaxation, where the filter guarding the subconscious mind is bypassed, allowing direct communication with the SC(subconscious). Whilst in this relaxed state, often referred to as ‘trance’ the SC is receptive to suggestion and direct commands.
Commands are discussed and agreed with the client prior to the trance state. They are then relayed on behalf the client to the SC by the hypnotherapist.
When hypnosis is effective, it is in most cases instantaneous bringing about the required change immediately. One of the reasons for this speed is that the SC does not rationalise or question, it simply receives and actions the command directly.
What is the procedure?
Client consultation with BG&A will include counselling to discuss their issues in order to gain a clear understanding of their present situation and how they want to change. During the intake counselling the therapist will assess the client’s requirements and begin to structure the treatment plan.
Most importantly the therapist will facilitate their clients being able to imagine how their desired change will be realised, and what results they may expect to get from it. In this way the client may experience these changes and assess whether they are right for them.
Clients are then gently guided into a very pleasant state of relaxation. It is important to note that throughout the whole process the client is still consciously aware of everything, and in full control. Should they wish, they may become instantly fully alert and in their normal everyday waking state. However it is the norm for clients to enjoy the sense of deep relaxation and have no desire to disturb it.
Whilst in this relaxed trance state the therapist literally speaks to the client’s SC relaying what has been discussed and agreed. Very simply this may be in the form of a guided visualisation of how the client wants to change, or it may be an analytical process to gain from the SC what is causing negative issues, and then to facilitate the required change, alternatively a rapid state change NLP model maybe called for.
Once the work in trance is complete the therapist will gently guide the client back to a fully conscious and everyday waking state. As they do this they will offer post hypnotic suggestions and commands to further embed the directions to the SC. On waking the client will feel free and confident, relaxed but yet energised.
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