Explaining what Hypnotherapy is and challenging some of the myths
The dictionary definition of ‘the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique’ really does not help much in describing Hypnotherapy.
Perhaps a more accurate description would be that a professional hypnotherapist uses the power of positive suggestion to facilitate sub-conscious changes to thoughts, behaviour and feelings.
An increased awareness is how many people describe the sensation and it is this that allows the therapist to make positive suggestions to the subconscious mind.
Old wives tales.
There are plenty and it would take too long to list them all and debunk them, but here’s probably the most important.
The hypnotist or hypnotherapist is not in control. That’s right, you are in control. All hypnosis is self hypnosis and as such, you can come out of it at anytime.
When people ask me about the stage shows and “clucking like a chicken”, I explain that this is no more or less than a person would do after a few drinks. If the person didn’t want to “cluck, sing, dance, or sleep” they wouldn’t.
A quick word about Power
You will notice that we use the words power and powerful throughout our website. Hypnotherapy is indeed powerful but the power lies entirely with the client, never the practitioner. We can show you the keys but it is always you that unlocks the potential, at no point are you ‘out of control’ or vulnerable to any negative or harmful suggestion
Treatments are relaxing and non-invasive and every Kimnosis consultation is recorded with a single version given to patients upon request for referral and complete peace of mind.
How does hypnotherapy work?
Every new consultation begins with a conversation, we need to know exactly what you expect from your treatment, we then discuss the type of treatment that would be most appropriate to your requirements.
As you will see from this website, there are various styles and techniques at our disposal including traditional or suggestion based hypnotherapy, NLP and cognitive therapies and timeline procedures. Whichever style that you and your practitioner decide is most effective you will, always feel relaxed and in complete control.
This is because all techniques rely on an open-minded approach, the setting of achievable and appropriate goals and complete trust in one another.
What recollection will I have of my session?
Complete, there will be no ‘hazy or fuzzy bits’ and as every session is recorded you are able to listen to a timed recording at any time just in case your memory fails (we can help with that too!)
How Many Sessions will I need?
The one question that sadly we cannot answer straight away, no reputable therapist could possibly tell you before an initial consultation.
What we can say with complete authority is that many of the more common challenges such as fears and phobias can be treated with a single session whilst other, deeper set conditions may require a short series. Your therapist will be able to give you a clear idea once you have had the opportunity to meet.