I like to think of the mind as land.
Like land, whatever we plant, we will reap the harvest of that seed. Take a moment to ask yourself this question “what seeds do I plant into my mind daily? What thoughts and feelings am I nourishing right now?".
The reason why hypnotherapy is so powerful is that it deals with your subconscious mind. Did you know that by the time we are thirty-five we live 95% of our lives from it? The subconscious mind is like a vault that stores all your beliefs, memories, and internal programs. To change we must access the subconscious mind to deal with those hindering inner beliefs and rewrite redundant programs that unconsciously control our lives.
Reprograms your subconscious mind
Under Hypnosis we access a Theta brain wave which creates a perfect hypnotic trance. When under this suggestible state, we can create new neural pathways in the brain.
Regulates the nervous system
Activates the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting peace of mind and homeostasis.
The body has a network of intelligence that is connected to the mind, hypnosis can promote healing by using the power of suggestion to promote healing.
Research has proved that hypnosis can be highly beneficial for quitting smoking, gambling, alcoholism, and drug abuse. By dealing with the root cause of the addiction we can change the meaning behind the habit.
Hypnotherapy is not the theatrical form of hypnosis you see on stages, I certainly
cannot make you dance like a chicken ha!
Clinical hypnosis is much different, it has been approved for use by the British Medical Association since 1955. It is carried out in a therapeutic setting and the main aim is to bring about transformation in your life. It is a form of therapy which enables you to use your conscious and subconscious mind. Doing the inner work with the subconscious allows you to focus your attention internally, re-accessing the unconscious vault where your belief systems reside. Helping you to overcome your limiting beliefs and understand your patterns of thinking, assisting you in behaving in a better way.
How long are the sessions?The sessions last approximately around 60 minutes but if a client prefers a longer session this can be accommodated. A longer session would usually be appropriate when covering a highly emotional topic, where the client isn’t sound minded and centred after the hour has passed, or if the client requests longer. The sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, whatever suits your circumstances and the speed it takes to overcome your obstacles.
What is Therapeutic coaching?My therapeutic coaching is a form of coaching that takes an emotional approach to helping you live a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life. It involves aspects of talk therapy , mindfulness training and hypnotherapy. The aim is to help you to uncover the mental blocks that are holding you back from your full potential, as well as giving you advice and support in making them changes. The coaching also involves education on the mind and it’s functionings because I believe that understanding your brain gives you freeing power. This education will be centred around the area of your life that you want to work on.
What can I expect to gain from the coaching?Therapeutic Coaching doesn’t just help you get results, it is truly transformative. By using an inside out approach it helps you to understand yourself on a much deeper level, allowing you to thrive in all aspects of your life, relationships, career, and your emotional state. By helping you to underpin the root cause behind your behaviour, you can begin to breakdown old belief systems challenge your mental blockages. Every habit of action derives from a habit of thought. By tackling the programmed limiting beliefs/ thoughts, you are then able to take back your power, this in turn will give you more confidence, self belief and motivation to excel in all aspects of your life.
What will happen in the session?During each session we will recap on the actions set and review any changes in your emotional state since the previous session. We will explore all the progress and any changes you have noticed in your behaviour / thought processes . We will then set a ‘session goal’ to clearly get a good understanding of what you want to achieve by the end of the session. We then explore where you are at the moment with that particular goal; what you have tried; what has worked and any obstacles you have come across along the way.
Where does the coaching take place?The coaching will take place over the phone/ Via zoom usually, if the client prefers in person it can accommodated. The reason why phone calls tend to be preferred by clients is because they find it a convenient way to implement coaching into their busy lives. The best environment to be in when receiving your coaching call is somewhere quiet that has minimum distraction. This way you can totally focus on the conversation. Face to face coaching is available in person to those who live in the Leeds and surrounding area.
How is Therapeutic Coaching different from counselling?Coaching and counselling do have similarities in the sense that both counsellors and coaches will ask the you a variety of questions. The difference with my therapeutic coaching is that unlike a counsellor, I will give guidance and advice. Usually a counselling session will explore emotions and issues in the past affecting the present, therapeutic coaching will also the same but it is focussed on the future too. We explore why you may have been living in a record of the past, and I guide you into being defined by a vision of the future. Unlike counselling there are many educational aspects to my therapeutic coaching, I help you to understand your brain functions and teach you how to optimise them.
How will I feel under hypnosis?Have you ever been for a deep relaxation massage or to a guided meditation class? Similar to these, a hypnotic trance helps you to feel tranquil and calm. It is a peaceful feeling almost like when you are drifting off to sleep, all your bodily muscles are relaxed and you will be able to focus deeply on your thoughts/memories. You will become much more aware of your internal state therefore are able to access your subconscious mind.
Do I lose control of my mind?Not at all, It is absolutely safe you are still in one hundred percent control. If anything it’s the opposite, you are focused on your internal state at such a deep level that you are able to access a part of your mind that you probably didn’t think you had control over when fully conscious.
Can anybody be hypnotised?Yes, for sure. Anybody can achieve a state of deep relaxation in the right environment with the right guidance. Although, nobody can be hypnotised against their will, so if you resist it you will not be hypnotised. A key part to maximising the level of hypnosis is the practitioner you choose. It is important to have a comfortable and confidential relationship with your therapist.
Can I recall unconscious memories under hypnosis?Memories begin at twenty weeks of gestation, meaning technically we have the ability to remember being in our mothers womb. Crazy right, but it’s true, our subconscious mind is like a vault that stores all of our memories. We don’t need to remember everything, so this is why we don’t have every single memory in our conscious mind. Hypnosis allows access to the subconscious mind where these sometimes forgotten memories are stored. Under a hypnotic trance we are able to access them.
Is hypnosis safe?With the right practitioner you are absolutely in safe hands. The worst that could happen is you falling asleep during the session. Remember, you are in complete control of the whole experience. If anything, it is a transformational experience, and you will almost certainly understand yourself on a deeper level.
How long is the session and how many do I need?The session lasts anywhere between 90 mins - 2 hours, but can vary depending on the client. The session is catered to your personal needs, desires and areas of development so some clients may need a little longer than others. With RTT ( Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy) you usually only need one session, this form or hypnotherapy works with the root cause of issues you’re facing and tackles it effectively. Unlike traditional hypnotherapy/ talk therapy , there is usually no need for repeated sessions. On some occasions though a client may need 1-3 sessions but this is based on the depth of the issues they’re facing.
What will happen in the session?The session with begin with a fact finding conversation to discuss the area of your life that you want to work on. We will then begin the hypnosis process whereby I use a variety of relaxation techniques, this enables you to access a suggestible state. Then it’s time for regression. If you’re wondering what regression is, think of it as visiting the past. I will guide you in returning to the root, reason and cause for your sabotage. Once that’s established we work on overcoming the hindering belief systems / traumas, or the cause of your behaviour. After regression I will then record you a personalised hypnosis Tape, this will need to be listened to for 21 days minimum. This is how we rewrite subconscious programs and create new neural pathways in the Brain.
What is Zoom hypnosis?You will be offered the option to the session via zoom, this works in exactly the same way as in person. Zoom hypnosis is just as powerful as in person, you are still able to be hypnotised in the same way. Many prefer sessions via zoom when not living in the Leeds and surrounding areas.