Before you start thinking of a pendulum swinging, leaving you standing on one foot and barking please be reassured that THAT is the onstage ‘entertainment’ form of hypnosis. What I am talking about here is hypnotherapy. Are you stressed and anxious? Do you want to lose weight or give up smoking? Do you have other issues that you want help with? It could be worth considering hypnotherapy.
In the past I have listened to Apps to help with any sleeping difficulties, or to relax before a stressful event, so I was interested to hear about the relaxation hypnotherapy session that Jane Clements provides and I decided to give it a try.
Jane initially agrees a 30min FREE consultation with a client on the phone or at The Body Junction, Bexhill to feel if a relationship can be established and to get an idea of the issues needing addressing. She talks about any of your ongoing medical treatments to ensure that nothing she does would compromise that. This preparation time is extremely important for building a rapport and trust, which is crucial. If the client feels at ease and wishes to continue then a ‘Try Before You Buy’ session is organised, a one-off paid session to see if you enjoy the therapy, before booking a course of 3 or 4 sessions. These follow-up sessions are booked in a block to show your commitment to making change and results are certainly better if done that way. (It is worth noting that not everyone needs more than one session, it depends on a client’s personal situation & goal.) After any block booking a FREE follow up session within 6 months for those who would benefit from it and often clients are given CDs to listen to either at the beginning or end of their sessions and this helps to reinforce what she does with them in their sessions.
"Sometimes our perceived problem isn’t the underlining problem" ~ Jane
Jane will be able to peel away those layers to get to the root cause.
With her relaxed nature Jane instantly put me at ease and was shown to a reclining chair and asked to put headphones on. The headphones are optional, but I would recommend them as it helps to shut off any noise outside. Jane speaks through to you via a microphone, accompanied with light background music, listening to Jane’s voice I soon found myself drifting into a light daze. Stage by stage I was taken into a deeper trance. It wasn’t long before I was aware that my hands tingled and felt numb, I remember how amused I felt about it.
I was fully aware of going into a day dreaming state. I wished I had fully inclined as I was conscious of my head drooping, this continued until I was blissfully in a fully relaxed state. Jane continued to speak to me softly, reassuring me and reframing. She kept reinforcing the positive.
We have a conscious mind that handles our day to day processes like eating and getting dressed. We also have a subconscious mind which is the part of the brain that a hypnotherapist taps into to give the messages that will help with the issues which needs addressing. It’s worth noting that this is a very safe therapy that you can bring yourself out of at any time, without any adverse effects.
Before I knew it, I was being counted back and I really didn’t want Jane to get to the number ‘5’ as I wanted to stay as I was! I left my session feeling light and relaxed in a positive state of mind ready to visit my next client. I will most definitely be booking future sessions.
If you are tempted but worried. I would like to stress that qualified hypnotherapists are bound by many rules and regulations; confidentiality is strict. This is certainly a therapy I could see myself learning more about!
I would love to hear about your experiences, or maybe you practice hypnotherapy and would like to add to what I have said here.