You will start with an initial consultation which will not involve hypnosis: rather we shall talk over what it is you want to address and achieve, and then we shall look at how the brain works in relation to this, so that it will become clear exactly what we have to do to get you where you want to be. Subsequent sessions will be designed to help you imagine, and then take steps to reach, what you want to achieve, by thinking and acting more positively. I shall then guide you into a relaxed state of hypnosis so that you can consolidate what what you have learned, and tap into answers and solutions produced by your unconscious mind, thereby retraining/rewiring your brain.
In cases where Dynamic Imagery is employed, where suitable I teach clients self-hypnosis so that they can work intensively between sessions to effect beneficial and welcome change.
Significantly, you don’t have to believe that change in your life is possible, you just have to want it. Obviously, hypnotherapy does not work by magic. You have to commit to putting the necessary work in. Then, when you start to reap the benefits, and feel so much better, you will feel encouraged to engage in the process all the more.
Our expectations of hypnotherapy benefit greatly from the ‘neuroscience revolution’, particularly with the development of fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and EEG (electroencephalography). Now we can actually see how hypnotherapy affects brain activity and neurogenesis. For instance, this EEG reading, from a subject experiencing a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy trance, showing delta and alpha brainwave activity, denotes that the subject is relaxed, positive, visualising, and engaged in problem-solving,
whereas this next EEG image, taken at the end of a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy session, and showing intense delta and theta brainwave activity, with little alpha and beta activity, indicates that the subject is now calm, relaxed and engaged in reprogramming the brain in line with their intuition and true beliefs.