"Once you chose hope, anything is possible" Christopher Reeve
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is something that you are already familiar with but probably have never realised! If you have driven your car and suddenly noticed that you didn't remember the journey, or read a book and imagined the story, or found yourself daydreaming, then you have experienced hypnosis. It is something that we do many times a day and is quite natural. During hypnotherapy that state of trance is contrived by the therapist. You are conscious the whole time. It is not "done to you" but with you. You never lose control of your situation and you cannot be made to do anything against your will. Hypnotherapy is a very pleasant and relaxing experience, leaving you feeling very calm. Some people feel that their bodies are lighter or heavier, others feel pins and needles, and some feel no differences. There is no right or wrong.
Solution focused hypnotherapy
At Libra Hypnotherapies I use solution focused hypnotherapy. This type of therapy does not focus on our problems, the past or what we don't want to be happening. Instead it focuses on how we would like our lives to be and the steps we can take to make that journey of change. When we take even one small step it can be the catalyst for much more change. You need not worry that you will have to spend time re-examining painful memories, or negative situations. Of course they will be acknowledged, but we focus on where you want your life to be. You will be in control of the process. However change will only happen of you are prepared to take the steps necessary to do it.
How many sessions will I need?
Usually sessions vary from client to client but generally most will need between 8 - 12 sessions and it is recommended that they take place once a week for the full benefit. Phobias are generally resolved after 4 sessions and giving up smoking can be achieved in a one off two hour session.