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What happens in a hypnotherapy session

Hypnotherapy is a partnership based on co-operation between therapist and client to achieve the changes you want. Everyone responds at different rates, but as a general rule, clients tend to see solid improvements towards their goals with between 3 - 5 sessions.

As it usually takes about 28 days to establish a new behaviour, a block of three sessions (£230) provides an optimum duration in which to get changes underway and refine them, based on your response.

The key points to remember about hypnosis and hypnotherapy are:

  • You are always in control of the session, and can snap out of the trance at any time, if you need to.
  • You cannot be made to say, do or reveal anything against your will.
  • You allow yourself to go into the trance, to the level you are comfortable with.
  • You are aware, and able to recall, what is said and done in the session, just as you would from an ordinary conversation

Before the session

It's best not to eat a large meal or drink strong coffee or alcohol before your session. We also advise you to wear comfortable clothing and, if you wear contact lenses, to be ready to remove them for the session.

Have a read of the FAQs for more about the experience of going into trance, including how you can tell you've been hypnotised.

If you can, do a bit of thinking about the issue/s you want to deal with and what you want to get out of hypnotherapy. For example, you could consider:

  • What do you want?
  • What stops you having it?
  • How would you know you had it?
  • When do you want it?
  • What's necessary to get it, and are you willing to do it?

In the session

Allow an hour and a half for your first session, as we will spend some time finding out about you and the issue/s you want to deal with. We'll focus briefly on the history of the issue, what you've a tried previously, what you've notice triggers or improves the condition, and what you'd like to achieve and how you would know you'd achieved it. We'll also consider how many sessions you're likely to need to achieve your goals.

I'll explain hypnosis and hypnotherapy in more detail, and answer any queries you may have about the process. And then, it's time to move into hypnosis to get your change underway.

You'll likely feel mentally and physically immersed, with a focused awareness of your experience. You should feel relaxed and positive after your session, and start to become aware of a growing confidence and calmness in the days and nights to come.

In follow up sessions, we'll discuss progress and any additional issues, and go into trance to carry on making the progress you want.

For more information about what happens in a hypnotherapy session, or to book an appointment, contact Sian on 07725 732810 or email.

...since the session, I've noticed a really dramatic change, especially with the tendency to pick & scratch my arms when I get anxious or nervous. It's like my hands just don't want to do it any more, instead they just glide over. It's a really amazing change!...
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...I found the sessions very useful, as I'm much more relaxed now and pulling my hair less and less. I was very nervous beforehand, but you put me at ease straight away. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at the results: I feel more in control, my scalp is looking much better, and I even have some new hair growing back!...
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...I cannot thank Sian enough for helping me overcome my fear of speaking French. This resulted in me being able to enjoy a great holiday, unmarred by any major worry about speaking the language when required. I never thought that would be possible!...
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...since our last session over 5 weeks ago, I have carried on with the success from the first session, with only 2 nights of disturbed sleep in this period. This is an unbelievable change from sleep walking and talking every night for almost 20 years!...
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...I have to say that my recent therapy achieved far more than my expectations. After only three sessions, I have managed to put some very negative past experiences behind me, and I can already see huge positive changes in my outlook and ability to cope with anxiety and stressful situations...
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