Hypnotherapy is an incredibly effective tool, to eliminate unwanted thoughts and behaviours, whilst refocusing the mind to embrace new challenges and more effective ways of thinking.
Hypnosenses specialises in accessing parts of the mind, other therapies can't reach, and draws on skills from psychology, counselling and mental health training, to offer tailor-made therapeutic solutions, so that you can stop smoking, control your weight, or just feel better.
End "yo-yo" dieting, deal with cravings, make healthier choices and distinguish between real and emotional hunger. Hypnosis helps you stop obsessing about food, and maintain a healthy weight.
What is Hypnosis?
One of the first things to know about hypnosis, is that it affects how we pay attention to things. Whether it be for entertainment or clinical therapy, when people are hypnotized, their attention is focused on their inner experiences, so much so, that they don’t pay attention to the environment around them, unless directed to do so. In some ways, this focused state of attention is a bit like how it feels to get lost in a good book or film – you're so absorbed that everything else simply drifts away.
The second big thing to know about hypnosis, is that it affects how you respond to suggestion. Whilst under hypnosis, suggestions are absorbed in such a way, that they are unquestionably accepted, without interference from the conscious mind.
Differing from stage shows and entertainment, Hypnotherapy is the clinical use of hypnosis for medical and therapeutic resolutions. Many doctors, dentists, psychologists, and other health professionals, use hypnosis to help their patients. Hypnosis is not actually a therapy in its own right, but is better thought of as a set of techniques that a skilled therapist can use to help bring about change. Just like a mechanic should know how to fix cars before getting to work with a wrench, a hypnotherapist should have at least a medical or psychology degree to practice hypnosis.
Because hypnosis is not a toy! Medically phrasing, it is a neuro-catatonic state of focused attention, and reduced peripheral awareness, characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion. This altered state of consciousness is often referred to as a “trance state”.
Doctors, Psychologists and other healthcare professional have been using hypnosis for nearly 200 years. In the 1840’s, pioneer surgeon James Braid incorporated hypnosis, in place of anaesthesia during surgical procedures. Braid’s techniques were revolutionary and contributed to the advancement of medical hypnotic anaesthesia and pain relief.
By the early 20th Century, renowned Psychiatrist Milton Erickson was successfully treating patients with hypnosis, for a variety of medical and psychological conditions. Erickson first became interested hypnosis at an early age, when a traveling entertainer visited his town. He later described that hypnosis was “too powerful of a tool to be left to entertainers”, and decided the only responsible thing to do, was to further understand how hypnosis could be used in a medical context.
Throughout his professional career, Erickson collaborated with a series of colleagues and field experts, who recognised the uniqueness and effectiveness of Erickson’s approaches. Erickson developed a method of communicating directly with the unconscious mind (a term first coined by Sigmund Freud a hundred years earlier), which produced long-lasting and stable success, with his patients.
By 1973, Erickson’s fame and reputation, exceeded far beyond the medical community, and following his death in 1980, Erickson’s research and case studies were amassed into volumes, and his clinical innovations in the use of hypnosis, are credited with techniques and models used in psychiatry, psychology and hypnosis, still used today.
Hypnosis (in terms of its medical application and use), is a powerful tool to change how you think, feel and behave, so that you can live happier, healthier and with a renewed optimism for what’s to come.
Is hypnotherapy right for me?
Hypnosenses now offers a free consultation in clinic or online, to help you decide whether hypnotherapy is right for you.
This is all about getting to know you better and really understanding how you are feeling and the impact your issues have on your life. Your consultation will include a detailed history, therapy mapping and gives you an opportunity to ask questions you may have about your treatment plan.
What if I'm isolating because of Covid-19?
No problem! Hypnosenses also runs an online treatment service. You will be asked to download Zoom (a free app on any Google or Android device), and be given a Meeting ID and password. Simply log in at your appointment time, and enjoy all the benefits of hypnotherapy, from the comfort of your own home.
One of the main reasons online hypnotherapy is so popular, is because it offers the same personal approach to self development and understanding as face-to-face sessions, without restrictions on where you live.
Hypnosis is an all-natural approach, that doesn’t rely on the therapist to be in the same room as you.
As long as you can see and hear them, you’ll experience exactly the same benefits you would with a face-to-face session. Many clients prefer to work online because it allows you to remain in familiar surroundings throughout your treatment, without the added stress and uncertainty of leaving the house, during the lock-down and social distancing measures.
So if you’re struggling to quit smoking, control your weight, or feel you’re not coping with anxiety, online hypnotherapy, could be a fantastic option to explore. And the best bit…your online consultation is completely free!
Complete the contact form and see how hypnosis can help you feel better.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still have hypnotherapy in lock-down?
Yes! For those who are self-isolating, Hypnosenses offers an online service, delivering all the benefits of hypnotherapy, from the comfort of your own home.
All patients attending clinical sessions, will be required to wear a mask upon arrival, which should be worn in all communal areas. Once you are comfortable in the therapy room, you may remove your mask. We also kindly request you adhere to the two meter distance rule in reception, to protect other patients and practitioners.
Extra time is allocated to cleaning therapy rooms between patients.
What happens when I book a session?
When you've decided it's time to make a change, you will be invited to a free consultation, to discuss your problem and learn how the treatment works. This usually lasts 30-45 minutes.
If you decide to go ahead, a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required, prior to your first session. Your first session would usually be the following week, allowing time to create tailor-made therapy, as unique as you are.
If you prefer online hypnotherapy, you will be required to download Zoom (free app), and create a space in your home, which is quiet, comfortable, and free from interuption.
Will I be asleep?
No! Hypnosis is not sleep. Trance is an altered state of consciousness, characterised by deep relaxation and extreme focused attention. You will be aware of your surroundings, although you will chose not to pay attention to them.
Although uncommon, abreactions such as; crying or muscle spasms, do occasionally occur with during hypnosis. These tend to happen during the hypnotic induction and are caused by a sudden "letting go" of the conscious mind; a cathartic release of emotions. If this happens, recognise what you're experiencing is nothing to be frightened off, and for some, can be a normal occurrence in hypnosis.
How many sessions will I need?
Weight loss hypnotherapy is designed as a program to address the unconscious processes behind your weight gain, stop emotional eating, and place blocks and anchors around food, allowing you to eat slowly and mindfully, so that you can recognise when you're full, and stop eating. How much time spent on each aspect of therapy, will be discussed during your consultation, to decide which is the most suitable for your needs.
Hypnotherapy for stress and anxiety can achieve lasting change, in as little as one session or can be designed as a program, uncovering and freeing you from the unconscious processes holding you back. How many sessions you need, will depend on your current emotional state and how you respond in therapy.
Smoke Free is carried out in over 3 sessions, of which you can attend one, two, or all three sessions, to support your individual stop smoking journey.
What are the fees and how long do the sessions last?
Because everyone responds differently in hypnosis, and no two trance states are the same, prices are charged by the session, rather than by the hour. Typically, sessions last between 45-60 minutes, but may overrun in some circumstances.
Individual Sessions: £70
Four Sessions: £250 | Six Sessions: £360 (payment required at first session)
Individual Sessions: £70
Four Sessions: £250 | Six Sessions: £360 (payment required at first session)
Fee: £300 - Three sessions, which can be taken anytime within 4 months of the date of the first session. (subject to availability, payment required at first session)
What is your cancellation policy?
Your consultation is free, and if you decide to proceed with treatment, a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required, prior to your first session.
We understand that you may occasionally need to cancel or amend your appointment, and will do our best to accommodate you where possible.
In respect of this, we kindly request you give as much notice as possible, but not less than 48 hours before your appointment time. This should be done by contacting 07845 447 945, or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missed appointments, cancellations or amendments (with less than 48 hours notice), will result in the loss of the session. Additional or missed consultations will incur a charge of £20.
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Changing minds for over 10 years
In 2005 I graduated with a BSc in Psychology and Criminology. I have extensive training in mental health services, and I am also a trained counsellor. In 2009 I completed my HNd (Diploma) in Clinical Hypnotherapy. And in the 10 years between certification and setting up Hypnosenses in 2018, I have worked in the mental health sector, various advisory rolls, HR and mental health forensics.
In short, I know how to hack heads…to see deeper inside people, than they can often see themselves. I know how to read people, and I know how to fix them, which means you can be confident of receiving the highest possible standards of clinical care.