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 your clients with?
What would your clients look like… a bit weird or alternative or even gullible?
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 are usually not alternative or hippie or weird.
During our session of hypnotherapy you will learn why you are the way you are and why you are habitually behaving that way. Then I will guide you into hypnosis to tap into mental resources to find more constructive ways to react to emotional ups and downs.
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 about hypnosis is the immense intelligence behind it.
Hypnosis and trance 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 your 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.
What happens in hypnosis?
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 may lose track of time or even what is being said.
Words and sounds gradually become more distant… but the positive suggestions continue to affect you, quietly and automatically.
The suggestions are individually structured to meet your needs. Most people tend to have several problems that bother them.
For example a smoker may also be suffering with bouts of stress or anxiety and smoke even more while having a few drinks. A nail biter could also have issues around being self conscious and nervous or have insecurity issues.
Appropriate suggestions in hypnosis create mental images; or deeper understandings; that tap into your inner healing resources to help you overcome lingering limitations, negativity or bad habits.
While you are in the hypnotic state you’ll be imagining yourself in your future life as if you have already reached your desired goals.
At the end of the session you re-alert, feeling refreshed and calm.
You’ve just been guided through a typical hypnotic experience…
At the time you may not yet be aware of all the improvements you will notice later, by remaining more calm and carefree, or frequently discovering that you are anxiety and stress free.
Hypnotherapy is a brief form of therapy. It is also a very effective way to help you identify and to shift the underlying emotions that are causing your emotional turmoil, stress and anxiety.
Hypnosis therapy not only helps you gain immediate relief, but you also learn ongoing skills to keep the stress at bay.
The individual results will be different from one person to the next. Although, the effects of the positive suggestions can remain with you long after the session is done.
If you would like to discuss your personal situation with me, I am Katherine Ferris a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, then please call me on (02) 9568 6801 or get in touch via the contact form.
Written by: Katherine Ferris