What is hypnotherapy? Hypnosis is a safe and natural altered state of the mind where the conscious mind is relaxed so that positive suggestions can be given to the subconscious to effect positive changes in a person’s thinking and behavior. In hypnotherapy, we work on the subconscious mind because this is where many negative patterns and traumas reside.
Hypnosis has the capacity to work for the majority of individuals but some are more susceptible to suggestions than others. The most important thing to remember is that you must be fully committed to the process and feel that you can place your trust in your hypnotherapist. It’s also important to keep an open mind, as any scepticism may subconsciously dampen your susceptibility.
What to expect on your first visit?
A typical hypnotherapy session lasts 90 minutes. In the beginning of the session, we will ask specific questions to better understand the scope of the issue that you are seeking to overcome. We will then take you through two brief hypnotic exercises prior to starting full hypnotherapy. The reasons for these “pre-hypnosis exercises” include:
- They let us know how best to work with you. People process information visually, auditorily or kinesthetically, and knowing this helps us determine which hypnotic techniques will work best for you.
- The exercises also help us evaluate how well you will take in suggestions, which is a key factor and the basis for this work.
- It offers you a brief experience of hypnosis before being guided fully into the hypnotic state.
- No client can do this wrong.
Ensuring you are comfortable.
We take time to listen and to address any fears, concerns or reservations you may have about going into hypnosis. We will answer your questions and ensure you are comfortable with the process. This facilitates the best result possible.
When you are feeling comfortable and your goal has been discussed, we will gently guide you into hypnosis and begin the process of transformation. Hypnotherapy is cumulative and progressive. Each suggestion, affirmation and image paves the way for the next. Hypnotherapy is not a panacea, but it is extremely effective in transforming negative emotions and eliminating destructive or defeating behaviors that so many struggle with on a daily basis.
How many sessions?
We will estimate how many sessions you will need based upon the complexity of the issue. Everyone is different and while some clients successfully clear an issue in as little as one session, others can take up to six sessions or more.
What can hypnosis and hypnotherapy help with?
Building Self Esteem
Lack of confidence
Stuttering / Stammering
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Bed Wetting in Children
Hypnosis for Childbirth
Fears and Phobias
Emetophobia (the fear of being sick)
Poor Self Image
Fear of Intimacy
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Addictions such as gambling
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Hypnosis for Weight Loss
Social Anxiety / Fear of being on the Spot
At Soho-Wellness Debbie works with a group of Hypnotherapists all trained at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, here in Tampa. The only school to be licensed by the Florida Department of Education.
Hypnosis is a co-operative partnership between the client and the facilitator to create change in both the conscious and subconscious space. Debbie is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, not a Licensed Medical Doctor or Mental Health Professional. As such, hypnosis services performed are non-therapeutic and not intended to take the place of professional counseling, medical, or psychological care and should not be used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment of any condition. I do not work on pain or diagnosed mental or physical conditions without the referral from a licensed practitioner of the healing arts per Florida Statues Section 485. If you are under the care of a medical professional for any condition for which you are seeking hypnosis support, please obtain a signed, written referral from your provider prior to engaging me and moving forward with related sessions.
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