A day in the life of a hypnotherapist… Sydney Hypnotherapist Katherine Ferris
What do you imagine your day would be like if you were a hypnotherapist? Would you be swinging a watch to put someone in a trance? Would you be making someone cluck like a chicken?
What kind of unusual issues would you help clients with? What would your clients look like… a bit weird or alternative?
A day in the life of a clinical hypnotherapist is nothing like the above. The people I work with are very much like you and me. People who function well and are successful, but they need assistance in some areas of their life, such as stress at work, public speaking, weight management or gambling. People seeking hypnotherapy treatment are very intelligent and usually not alternative or hippie or weird.
Do I swing a watch to put someone in a trance?
Funnily enough, no, I don’t swing a watch to put someone in a trance or make them do weird things.
The true reality of hypnosis is the immense intelligence behind it.
Hypnosis is a natural phenomena we come in and out of daily without even realising we are doing so. A simple example is driving a car; arriving at the destination and not recalling the best part of the trip. It’s like an auto-pilot took over; steering became automatic; an inbuilt GPS was directing the way; turning corners automatically.
Hypnosis involves, more than anything else, changes in a person’s focus and concentration. During a session you will be aware of everything that goes on while you are in the hypnotic state, although, you may relax so much that you drift off and lose track of what is being said.
You sit in a comfortable chair, with your eyes closed, listening to my voice guiding you. While you steadily drift into the hypnotic state, you remain aware of everything around you, although you lose track of time or what is being said. Words and sounds gradually become more distant… but the positive suggestions continue to affect you, quietly and automatically. At the time you may not even be aware of all the improvements you will notice later. You’ve just been guided through a typical hypnotic experience. The effects of the positive suggestions remain with you long after the session is done. At the end of the session you re-alert, feeling refreshed and calm.
If you would like to discuss your personal situation with me, I’m Katherine Ferris a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, then please call me on (02) 9568 6801 or get in touch by email via the contact form.
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The Sydney Wellbeing Hypnotherapy Practice is conveniently located at Suite 26, Level 5/193 Macquarie Street, Sydney.
written by Katherine Ferris