What can I expect during our session?
The hypnotherapy session lasts for 90 mins and consists of two parts: hypnosis and therapy.
1. Therapy is the part where we work with the conscious mind, our daily mind, the critical mind that handles our thoughts, and is the one that is associated with our desires.
This introductory part is formed of the next steps:
A. Establish the Goal: we will look at the behavior that you want to change, and then structure this change as a goal that you will want to achieve.
B. Examine the Current Reality: we will examine what is happening now in your life, considering your starting point
C. Explore the Options: next, we will determine what are all of the possible options for reaching your objective
D. Establish the Will: I will help you establish your will and boost your motivation for you to commit to specific actions to move forward toward your goal
2. Hypnosis is the part where we work with the subconscious mind, the mind that handles our emotions and motivation, the one that decides if it helps us or prevents us from fulfilling our desires depending on the stories that run there.
A. The Induction
The induction is the relaxation part of the process that leads to hypnosis. You will be aware of everything around you and will hear everything I am saying.
I will use techniques that are safe but may entail many different types of language to find out what works best for you.
The induction can happen fast or take up to 20 minutes. Everyone is unique.
After the induction is complete, I will ask a series of questions to determine the state of hypnosis you’re in.
B. The Session
During the actual therapeutic session, the work takes place. Led by your answers and responses you gave in the beginning, I will begin with the changes you want to make. The language used will be specific to the change you described.
You won’t want to run around the block without clothes on. You won’t have an urge to rob a bank. If you are seeking help to quit smoking, you won’t become a vegan when the session is over.
Those myths are some of the misconceptions people have about hypnosis. The truth is, I am a caring individual who is guiding you through your specific change process in your subconscious mind.
With your permission only, I will give you a post-hypnotic suggestion (PHS) that is a trigger that specifies an action after you leave. PHS is a benefit to you for when your session ends or to use between sessions to help make you change faster and deeper.
C. Transition to Awakeness
When I feel you explored your subconscious mind and completed your change work, I will start to bring you out of the trance. It will be a gentle and slow process.
I will be watching you closely to make sure you are coming out of the trance without any issue. Don’t worry, the issue we, as hypnotherapists encounter, is that the clients are so relaxed in a pleasant state they don’t want to come back! If this happens to you, I will gently help you with your process until you are fully out of the trance.
I will assess your mood and ask you some more questions. You will feel relaxed and the change work you did will start to manifest.
D. After the Session
I may suggest you schedule another session or I will provide you with more tools to use at home. I will explain what I did and the techniques I used so you feel safe and comfortable. You will get an MP3 recording of the session within 24 hours to listen to afterward.
It’s important to do any post-session work that I ask you to do or schedule another session if we will both agree that the pattern you want to change needs more work.