Hypnotherapy has always been treated with fear/worry. Images of strutting across a stage clucking like a chicken are usually at least thought about. Contrary to belief you cannot do anything you do not want to do whilst in trance and it is actually a very pleasant experience.
What does hypnotherapy feel like?
Entering hypnosis is similar to entering a daydream, that lovely floaty feeling as you imagine lying on a tropical beach with a tequila or walking through the woods on a bright and sunny day.
Certain terminology and speech patterns are used to help the body and mind relax as fully as possible. Usually progressive muscle relaxation is used to relax the body; tense and relax the toes , calves etc then moving on to using the imagination to visualise numbers or steps, then using various patterns of my speech to deepen that relaxation. The work can then begin.
How does hypnotherapy work?
Usually the subconscious part of the mind understands directions better using imagery. Imagery can take the form of a baby toy for motherhood or a photo of you laughing, symbolising a more relaxed focus to life. The subconscious effortlessly provides this image to the relaxed hypnotised mind so don’t worry about having to think one up beforehand.
How does hypnotherapy help with fertility or other issues?
It is always interesting that when I ask clients to think of what they desire most in life mostly it is not an image for ‘baby’ that comes to mind but an image for ‘ family’. Family shows a longing for the love to be shared by another or by many different generations.
I can do work to help with negative self talk: “it’s never going to happen” or to address problems with changing diet, reducing the rubbish, cutting down on caffeine or alcohol, trying to unearth why we are using them as crutches in our lives, is it for energy or as a reward after a long, hard day.
Sometimes clients ask for help with reducing fears of hospitals, Worries with injections or the vulnerability of invasive procedures. Inevitably help is needed with the dreaded two week wait, trying to place the correct mind set and help with moving the days as easily as possible.
Having a particularly difficult time?
Finding your resilience can be hard, difficulties around certain times of the year: Christmas, Mother’s Day or the date your baby was due.
Life is tough. Everyone is so good at putting on the mask, the smile and sometimes it takes incredible amounts of energy to do that. Nobody knows except yourself how hard it can be to just step outside the front door.
Sometimes it’s OK to ask for help. help to just make life a little easier.
Please get in touch for a chat and to find out how I can help smooth out some of the bumps.