What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is literally ‘therapy’ while under a state of ‘hypnosis’. It uses guided relaxation and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness.
During hypnosis, the subconscious mind is more receptive to new ideas, positive suggestions and visualisations. It is in this state that we can better understand why and how habits, beliefs and patterns were formed and how they are affecting your life.
This understanding provides a liberating freedom from your struggles as we can then re-frame your beliefs around these issues.
Our subconscious mind holds all of our memories and is responsible for our belief systems and behaviour patterns. In a deep, focussed state of hypnosis, your critical mind is quiet and we can talk directly to the subconscious mind.
Your subconscious mind knows exactly where the root of your issues came from. Therefore, while your critical conscious mind is ‘asleep’ during hypnosis, we can erase the beliefs that no longer serve you.
Then I use powerful words to excite your imagination giving you ‘suggestions’ for powerful new beliefs that are in line with what you want to achieve and how you want to live your life.
Without the critical mind and its annoying voice trying to sabotage your thoughts with negativity, the suggestions I give you can be absorbed into your fertile subconscious mind and that’s when the magic happens!
How long does it take?
Each Rapid Transformational Therapy session lasts between 90 minutes to 2 hours. For that reason, we ask you block off a full 2 hours in your calendar to make sure you’re not rushed.
What does hypnosis feel like?
The experience feels different for different people. Some people feel a floating sensation, some do not. Others may feel sleepy, some do not. Most people feel relaxed and at ease. What’s most important is to know that how you feel isn’t an indicator of how effective it is. Regardless of what it feels like – it’s working. I promise.
Can I get “stuck” in a hypnotic state?
No! That’s an old wive’s tale. You have complete control the whole time. You can talk, move your body, get a tissue, even get up and leave (I’ve had clients who had to stop to pee before!). During online Zoom or Skype sessions, if our call gets disconnected you may drift into sleep if you’re really relaxed, but eventually you’ll notice that you’re not hearing my voice and open your eyes.
Will I lose control of my actions and do something silly?
Hypnosis is nothing like what you might have seen on TV or the movies. It cannot make you act against your will and people under hypnosis are in total control of themselves.
How does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis is not magic – it’s science!
Simply put, it is a state of highly focussed concentration.
It works by creating a burst of brain waves that are the same as when you’re in REM (Alpha Brain Waves). That’s what allows you to access the subconscious mind.
It’s very easy and anyone can do it, you’ll see for yourself when you do it too!
What if I don’t “go deep” enough?
Don’t worry about how deep you go. I want you to forget all about that. It’s really not important. The depth of trance is not linked to results at all. So don’t get stuck on “Am I deep enough?” Just tell yourself the truth – “This is working” and it will absolutely work. Just know that it is effective.
What if I think I already know the reasons behind my issue?
What makes RTT amazing is that even if you think you know the reason, you see it in a COMPLETELY new way. That’s what allows you to change the meaning and ultimately, change your beliefs. And for many clients they go back to scenes that are totally different than what they expected. Just relax and trust that your subconscious mind will show you exactly what you need to see.
What if I go back to scenes that are painful or scary?
If you go back to scenes from your life that are related to things like sexual or physical abuse, or other trauma, it’s important to remember that you are not reliving that scene, you are simply reviewing it and that you are safe. I will support you and create a safe space for you to express your emotions and heal – you’ll be OK.
When will I start to see changes?
There are 3 types of change from Rapid Transformational Therapy – every person is different:
- Immediate: You feel a massive shift right away – immediate changes in your physiology, thoughts and behaviours right in the session.
- Incremental: You see consistent shifts every day, or over time.
- Retroactive: You don’t see the shifts right away and then one day you suddenly look back and see all of the things that are different in your life.
What if I need or want another session?
RTT is designed to give you a powerful breakthrough and create big changes in your life. Some clients may need more than one RTT session on a particular issue, depending on how deep it is it can take up to 3. Most people want to keep doing sessions to work on other areas of their life and receive coaching to integrate the new beliefs and build new habits and behaviours. For these reasons I offer a few different packages. So you can choose the best option for you during our discovery call.
What if I miss or cancel an appointment?
I understand that ‘life happens’ and sometimes we need to reschedule things. If you do need to reschedule then please let me know as soon as possible. If you cancel within 48 hours of our scheduled appointment, you will be charged 30% of the session cost. If you cancel within 24 hours of our scheduled appointment you will be charged 50% of the session cost.
How much is a private session?
For more information about packages and pricing, please schedule a free 20-minute consultation. From there we can determine which package will fit your needs and budget.