Releasing Subconscious Blocks
Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to change unwanted thought patterns, habits and behaviors held in the subconscious.
With hypnotherapy, we are digging into the source of the issue. Like weeds in a garden, we are excavating the root of what is holding you back. Often when we set goals, we do this at a conscious level. This can be like simply cutting off the top of the weed.
Hypnotherapy is going deep to dig out the root, to remove the issue once and for all.
Hypnotherapy is similar to experiencing a guided meditation, except in a deeper state of relaxation. 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. As the conscious mind is not present in hypnosis, the subconscious can be open to receiving new suggestions,that serve to remove negative thought patterns and replace them with positive thoughts. Hypnotherapy is an effective way to release these blocks, 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 do I do in between sessions?
In between sessions, you are encouraged to practice your own self-hypnosis daily if possible (especially in the beginning). Rachel will teach you how to do self-hypnosis. You will also be provided with various writing tools to work on as part of the coaching portion of behavior modifications and goal-setting. You will be given a link to listen to guided hypnotherapy meditations Rachel provides you as well.
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 (one-time sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes). The bulk of the hypnotherapy session is centered on coaching, behavior modifications and goal-setting - for about 50 minutes. The actual hypnotherapy portion (induction) lasts for about 20-25 minutes, leaving some time at the end for you to process the hypnosis and set action steps.
Can't I just listen to self-hypnosis recordings and not see a hypnotherapist?
Yes of course! This might help to a certain extent. However, hypnosis recordings on their own are not proven to be as effective as working with a hypnotherapist. Part of our work together involves behavior modification plans, goal-setting, strategies around stress reduction and mindfulness, accountability, encouragement and support. Rachel also provides additional writing tools to process and work through the subconscious limiting beliefs at a more conscious level. In addition, over a period of weeks, you work through various issues/blocks and then move onto new areas of growth. Hypnotherapists create new scripts tailored specifically to you each time you meet.
Is there a guarantee? How will I know if it worked?
I offer no guarantee. However, you can read for yourself about how it has transformed lives for others. 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!