What will happen in an hypnosis session?
Your hypnotherapist will take a detailed history and with some certain circumstances request permission from you to write to your doctor, to let them know your are participating in hypnotherapy. They will discuss your presenting issue, your goals and how you like to see or feel at the end of your session. Using various techniques the therapist will help you relax, make you comfortable and help you into a trance state, from there they will help you work towards your goal. After the session you will feel uplifted, calmer and more relaxed. Change can be subtle as the therapist has been working with your sub conscious mind. The whole experience will make you feel positive.
How does hypnosis feel?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind, you will be able to hear sounds around you, but hopefully you will be focused on the therapists voice. You will want to close your eyes and relax into a state which is similar to day dreaming. It can be like the stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, a point where you feel totally relaxed, where all your body relaxes. Everyone experiences hypnosis in a different way and there is no right way, it is down to how you will feel on the day. The therapist will guide you through the process, explain everything and help you relax and enjoy the whole experience. You might be very surprised in how relaxing hypnosis can be!
Will I lose control?
This is a myth, you are always in control, you can always hear what is going on. Hypnosis is a state of relaxed deep focus. You are fully in control and could at anytime wake yourself up and be fully awake, you can just count to yourself 1 2 3 and open your eyes.
Will I bark like a dog or cluck like a chicken?
Your own morals, beliefs and mind are all in your control whether you are hypnotised or not! You will not allow anything to happen to you that you wouldn’t agree with consciously. You may have seen a stage show or film or TV program on which the stage hypnotist has made people do things strange and funny. This is for entertainment only a hypnotherapist works in a different way, they work with the client to change a habit, pattern or behaviour. At Blue Sky Hypnotherapy we will make you feel safe and comfortable. We work with you, focus on your needs and tailor make the therapy to help you. So no you will not not cluck like a chicken or bark like a dog.
Can anyone experience trance?
Unless the person is suffering from brain trauma, dementia or has significant psychiatric illness the answer is YES. Anyone can allow themselves to experience trance to a greater or lesser extent. If you can imagine it, want it, it will happen. The therapist will use different techniques as everyone is different, even light levels of trance can effect powerful change on a sub conscious level. Often your trance experience will grow over several sessions. If you are already able to meditate or relax you will find it easier to achieve a trance state.
How do I choose a hypnotherapist?
Firstly find someone who you can relate to, a person who will listen to you and understand the issue that you are presenting. Secondly make sure that the therapist has a qualification in hypnotherapy which is state registered and that they are a member of a governing body such as the AHA (Australian Hypnotherapy Association). Also check that they have all the necessary insurances for their practice. At Blue Sky Hypnotherapy we cover all of the above, but at the end of the day it is about YOU. If you are not happy a good hypnotherapist will always refer you onto another reputable therapist.