Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create subconscious change in the patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings. It is a normal and natural method of altering someone's state of consciousness. It is very pleasant and relaxing and you will not experience any side effects. Generally, most people hear and remember most if not all of the what is said during the session.
Hypnotherapy is recognised as a safe and effective method to assist in alleviating a great many issues, and has been accepted by the British Medical Association as a valuable methodology since 1955.
Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety and this is done very simply through relaxation and visualisation, allowing you to focus on the positive aspects of your life that encourages a shift in perspective. Resolving unwelcome habits and thought patterns at a subconscious level means that hypnosis can help the parts that other approaches can't reach!
It is called a 'brief' therapy because it works incredibly quickly; most people suffering from anxiety and/or depression disorders can expect to be back to their real selves again within 8-12 sessions. Fears and phobias take 3 sessions and smoking cessation is a single two hour session.
Many people believe hypnotherapy is something that is "done" to them, however, it is something that requires a collaborative process. It is important to understand that change happens with solution focused hypnotherapy because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.
Jan is a solution-focused clinical hypnotherapist, and this means that the therapy is goal focused (what the client wants to achieve) as opposed to the more traditional problem focused approach (source).
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I lose consciousness whilst hypnotised?
No, solution-focused hypnotherapy is different to stage hypnosis. You will always be aware and in control and able to bring yourself out of your relaxed state.
Will I remember what happens during my sessions?
Yes, you will simply be in a relaxed state, so will always be aware and in control.
Will it make me bring up things I don't want to talk about?
No. Solution-focused hypnotherapy is not a talking therapy and is instead focused on the outcomes and future position you want to create.
We do not require intimate details at any stage during the therapy.
Do you have an example of a hypnotherapy session?
No, however press play on the audio player below to hear an extract of my CD, which will give you an idea of what to expect from a session.
Have any other questions?
Jan will be happy to answer any other questions you have over the phone or in an initial consultation, head over to her contact page to get her details.