Releasing Subconscious Blocks
Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to change unwanted thought patterns, habits and behaviors held in the subconscious.
Hypnotherapy is similar to experiencing a guided meditation, except in a deeper state of relaxation. The advantages to hypnotherapy are that the conscious mind is not present, so the subconscious can be open to receiving new affirmations, or suggestions, that serve to remove negative thought patterns and replace them with positive, lasting thoughts.
I have chosen to integrate hypnotherapy into my practice to help clients in a deeper and more effective way. Many of us set goals and intentions for what we seek, but we find it difficult to follow through. This is often because of the limiting beliefs, or self-defeating thoughts, held deep in the subconscious. Hypnotherapy is an incredibly effective way to resolve and release these blocks, often permanently, replacing them with new, positive thoughts and associations. We essentially are re-programming the subconscious for your soul growth!
Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnotherapy
How does hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy feels like a really relaxing guided meditation. Guided imagery and suggestions are used to bring you into a deep state of relaxation and concentration. It is in this state that the conscious mind moves aside so any deep-seated feelings or fears can be accessed by the subconscious. The hypnotherapist then gently uses suggestions to create new positive associations and remove the negative thought patterns.
What does a session look like?
The beginning of each session feels like a traditional coaching/therapy session. We explore what specific habits/thoughts/fears you wish to release and your goal for seeking hypnotherapy. I learn about you, your life as pertaining to what you are experiencing. We also discuss what types of relaxation and imagery you enjoy, including positive affirmations, so that I can incorporate these into the hypnotherapy itself.
What happens when I am in hypnosis?
Your body feels relaxed and heavy. While you are fully aware of what is happening, you ebb in and out of different states of relaxation. Sometimes I like to describe the state of hypnosis as feeling like the “twilight” time right before you are about to fall asleep. Some people remember everything that occurred during hypnosis, some do not. Everyone is different!
Is this some sort of mind control?
No. You are fully in control at all times. Your subconscious mind will not do anything that it does not already want to do in a conscious state. You can freely move your body if you choose and get up and move around if you like (although you probably will not want to!).
What if I cannot be hypnotized?
Almost everyone can be! We experience light hypnosis all the time – while driving, watching TV, etc.
How often should sessions be done? How many sessions will I need?
This varies from person to person. Generally, I recommend between 4-7 sessions, although you could find that you might benefit from just 2-3 or maybe you will need 8-9. I like to have the first two sessions occur within a week of each other, and then the following sessions ideally between 1-2 weeks apart, but this can be adjusted depending on your schedule and budget.
How long is each session?
My sessions are about 1 hour and 15 minutes, with the hypnosis portion lasting for about 30-40 minutes.
Is there a guarantee? How will I know if it worked?
I offer no guarantee. Part of the hypnotherapy includes behavior modifications and coaching tools you agree to work on in between each session and self-hypnosis. We will work together on your goals and come up with a plan for you!