What is Hypnotherapy? A story of two minds
Kathy and Lara have to speak in front of all their colleagues for an important event at work.
Kathy is fine with it. She sees the whole presentation going perfectly, in fact she is so looking forward to it she feels a sparkly feeling in her chest when she thinks about it and can’t wait til the event.
Lara, however, is freaking out! When she thinks about the presentation, she feels a dark knot in her stomach and keeps imagining her boss and colleagues making fun of her behind her back. As a result, she pictures herself losing her job and begging on a street corner for pennies.
Lara’s reaction is being triggered by a memory from her past which has been wired into her brain as a threat. When she was six she recited a poem for her classmates at school. Her friends started giggling at a picture on the wall behind her and she thought they were laughing at her. She then became nervous and when her teacher shouted at her for forgetting the words and felt sad and embarrassed.
Lara’s interpretation of that past situation became wired into her subconscious mind in this negative way to stop her from ever doing anything that could lead her to experience the pain and humiliation she felt that day again. Thirty years later, adult Lara has looked for evidence throughout her life to justify the belief that public speaking is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
Her thought pattern is different to Kathy’s because no one person’s perception of reality is reality itself. Our thoughts are filtered through the lens of our past memories, experiences, and beliefs. Only by uncovering the cause of the problem, understanding it, and releasing it can the behaviour can be changed.
Your memories will remain, but the emotion attached will vanish and you will soon you begin to notice the changes in yourself after our sessions. If you feel that something is getting in your way, then together we can reconnect you to experiences (that without you even knowing) are forming your decisions.
Is Hypnosis dangerous?
Absolutely not! When used therapeutically, Hypnotherapy is very different to the theatrical hypnotists and mind control misuses perpetuated in the movies. To the disappointment of my friends, I don’t own a swinging watch or say “look into my eyes” in a creepy voice.
Hypnosis is simply a state where the mind is focused, the nervous system is relaxed, and you are exceptionally suggestible. It is similar to that moment in bed just before you fall asleep and you finally have some time to listen to the thoughts in your head with pictures and emotion. As approximately 90% of our behaviour is unconsciously programmed, this is the state in which we need to make changes.
Throughout the process I will monitor you, to ensure you are where you are supposed to be. You may drift in and out of different trains of thought, but I cannot make you do anything that you don’t want to do. Deepness of trance is not relevant in achieving results–what really matters is that your unconscious mind is absorbing the message and coming to new understandings. It’s possible you may experience strong emotion, but you can trust that I am trained to the highest level and you are in very safe hands.
Anything and everything you disclose is in complete therapist-client confidence. I am simply guiding you through this state to find the feelings, thoughts, memory patterns and, solutions you are looking for to reboot your mental software and put you back in control.
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