Learn about the techniques used in my sessions
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy which uses the phenomenon of hypnosis. Scientifically and medically verified, it is an effective form of therapy that can promote accelerated human changes.
It can help you to create desired changes in behavior and encourage mental and physical well-being. Utilizing your natural altered trance state of being relaxed with heightened concentration and awareness, hypnotherapy help to bring out the desired changes in behavior – be it emotional, physical or psychological.
During this enjoyable state, suggestibility is amplified and you become more receptive to intended suggestion. In this relaxed yet highly focused state, suggestions are acted upon more powerfully than is possible under normal waking conditions.
Hypnosis is induced simply by listening to the therapist’s voice and focusing your attention on the words being delivered. There are many different techniques to induce a trance. What you see in movies of pendulums swinging or flashing of bright lights is merely part of show business. With me, you will get to experience serious therapeutic work combined with counseling and psychology – most importantly – IT WORKS!!
Safe, quick and cost-effective, hypnotherapy can sort many things in life such as anxiety, depression, phobias, skin problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), smoking addiction and hundreds of more symptoms and concerns.
MORE ABOUT HYPNOSIS
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that combines relaxation with a natural state of heightened awareness. It is a natural occurring state that is similar to when we sleep, meditate or even daydream. Some people refer to the state of hypnosis as trance, which helps you to make positive changes in your life.
Trance is a normal, relaxed state and it is a very useful state. You go into this trance state several times a day! For example, when you are immersed in an activity that requires all your conscious or subconscious concentration – driving a car in a routine journey, playing a game of chess, reading a book or even when you are drawn into the movie we are watching – our brain slips into hypnosis. This is TRANCE – just that you do not realize it!
In this state, you are more relaxed and focused.
EXAMPLES OF TRANCE STATES:
• Zoning out while driving and do not remember the journey or arrive at destination without knowing what happened along the way
• Being fully involved in watching a movie
• Zoning out inside a lift while looking at the numbers • Stepping out from the train with the sounds of the door closing
• Spaced out in a discussion with your friends or colleagues until someone nudges you and says, “Wake up! Where were you?”
These altered states of consciousness are trance-like states that confirm you are in a hypnotic trance state. These recognizable states are all trance-like states which are both normal and safe.
However, due to the exaggeration and popularization of hypnosis in the media, we have come to know hypnosis in another light altogether, something mysterious and even unethical or untrustworthy.
People who have experienced hypnosis described the hypnotic trance state as a relaxing yet pleasant and calming. And regardless of what state hypnosis may suggest, when one is in hypnosis, they are fully in control!
HYPNOTHERAPY CAN ASSIST IN:
• Goal Success (Achievement)
• Confidence Building
• Relationship Management
• Enhancing Self Worth
• Performance Anxiety (eg: Performance in Sport)
• Anxiety Disorder (eg: stage phobia)
• Physical & Emotional Healing
• Past Life Regression
• Habit Breaking (Nail Biting)
• Addiction (Drugs, Alcohol, Shopping, Gambling, Sex)
• Stress Related Illnesses
• Anger Management
• Smoking Cessation (Stop Smoking)
• Phobias (Removal)
• Panic Attacks
• Sexual Dysfunction
• Psychosexual Issues (Sexual Problems)
• Psychogenic Impotence
• Weigh Control / Loss / Management
• Pain Control / Management
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
If you have doubts, read this:
- Hypnosis is not sleep: although it is very much like sleep; the mind is very much awake
- The client & hypnotherapist works hand in hand, hypnotherapist 49%, client 51%
- You cannot be hypnotized against your will: all hypnosis is self hypnosis
- You are not under the control of the hypnotherapist: you can choose to wake up anytime you want as you are always in control
- You can hear everything the therapist says: your unconscious mind protects you from receiving unwanted suggestions. There is no need to be afraid that the therapist will plant suggestions of their own desire.
- Hypnosis is a natural relaxing state: most of the time it is so relaxing that the client will fall to asleep. As with natural sleep, one eventually wakes up naturally. So far, there has been no history of anyone getting “stuck” in hypnosis.
HOW DOES THERAPY HELP?
According to The British Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, during therapy the patient/client is experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with focus and attention narrowed down to the appropriate suggestions made by the therapist.
The therapist, merely a skilled and trained facilitator in the process of guiding the client, empowers the client towards making positive changes and improvements in his life. During the therapy, the conscious mind switched roles with the unconscious mind by taking on a secondary role while the unconscious mind’s role becomes primary.
With the unconscious mind becoming ‘alert’ and receptive, the therapist is able to input ideas, suggestions and lifestyle adaptations which will be firmly embedded into the client. This reprogramming of the client’s behavioral patterns will help to overcome unwanted emotions such as phobias, irrational fears, bad habits and negative thoughts.
The psychological, emotional and physical disorders that therapy can help overcome includes pain relief in surgery, dentistry and childbirth; overcoming addictions such as smoking and alcoholism; helping children conquer nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) and chronic asthma, and awkward social anxieties such as blushing and stammering.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, widely referred to as NLP, encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology (Neuro), language (Linguistic) and patterning (Programming). In its three component words lies its definition:
Neuro, as the name suggests, refers to the neural network (the working units of the brain used for sending, receiving and storing signals that translate to become information.
Linguistics refers to language of verbal and non-verbal nature the moves across the neural pathways.
Programming is the way the content or signal is manipulated to convert it into useful information. The brain may direct the signal, sequence it, change it based on our prior experience, or connect it to some other experience we have stored in our brain to convert it into thinking patterns and behaviors that are the essence of our experience of life.
NLP works on the assumption that everyone has within them the resources to make positive changes in their lives. The techniques used are helpful in establishing new patterns of behavior. NLP therapy tends to be fast, cost-effective and cost less than other traditional therapies.
Using a combination of basic behavioral and cognitive principles, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy originally designed to treat depression. CBT’s approach involves uncovering the root cause of the specific problem and selecting appropriate strategies to address the problem.
At the core of CBT’s methodology is to change the thinking or behavioral pattern behind one’s difficulties and thus the way he or she feels. By changing one’s attitude and behavior via a change in belief, attitude and thought, CBT techniques have the potential to treat a variety of conditions including disorders such as anxiety, personality, eating, sleeping and psychotic.
One of the key benefits of the problem solving nature of CBT is that the client will learn specific skills that he or she will be able to use for the rest of their lives. Some of the valuable skills of this present-focused, time-limited, problem-solving oriented technique are the ability to identify distorted thinking, modify unwanted behavior and changing behavioral patterns.
Aromachology studies the relation between psychology and scents. The word “aromachology” is derived from “aroma” and “physio-psychology. The practice of Aromachology involves using the influence of scents on human behavior.
The olfactory cortex, which processes the information on odors, is a primitive function which have been around since our ancestors needed to use the sense of smell for survival. When the olfactory pathways are activated by odors, it triggers the limbic system thus releasing neurotransmitters which affect the brain and mental state of the individual in a variety of ways.
Odors stimulate your sense of smell and plays a key role in regulating your feelings and emotional well-being. This influence is often subconscious in nature and involves a range of emotions which include relaxation, happiness, sensuality, happiness and self-confidence.