Hypnosis is a natural state of mind which can be induced by concentration on a single idea or focus. In a therapeutic setting Hypnosis provides a powerful tool to access subconscious thought patterns and behaviours and resolve issues that are beyond the capabilities of the conscious mind.
The deep state of relaxation and solution focused awareness offers a perspective for new insights and understandings to develop with the skilful help and support of the Hypnotherapist. Beneficial changes are often achieved relatively quickly.
Modern Hypnotherapy utilises the techniques of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills, amongst others, and combines them with the trance state to assist people in making significant positive and beneficial changes, helping to resolve unwanted habits and thought patterns at a subconscious level.
What will I feel During Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is not sleep, it is a trance like state that you may be surprised to learn we experience several times a day. Perhaps you have driven along a familiar road and not remembered parts of the journey, or maybe you have been engrossed in a book or a film and haven’t noticed when someone has called your name. If so, you were in a trance like state at the time!
During Hypnosis you will feel extremely relaxed and calm and aware of everything around you. It is an extremely pleasant and enjoyable state which is very similar to daydreaming.
A Hypnotherapist cannot make a person do anything they do not want to or that they morally object to. You cannot get stuck in Hypnosis and you can leave the state whenever you wish. You are in complete control at all times.
What to expect during the Initial Consultation and Subsequent Sessions
The Initial Consultation lasts up to an hour and is traditionally free of charge. It provides an opportunity for us to meet to discuss your issue. I will gather information about you and explain how the brain works in relation to your problem and symptoms which most people find enlightening.
Please note the Smoking Cessation Session lasts up to two hours and the Initial Consultation is included as part of this session.
I will explain the Hypnotherapy process and how it can help and we will agree your proposed treatment plan. I will also give you a complementary relaxation CD to listen to in between the sessions.
All subsequent sessions last up to an hour and begin with Solution Focused techniques followed by Hypnotherapy.
Willpower is required and for the truly committed, Hypnosis may be an effective way to help you achieve your goals.
Clinical Hypnotherapists at The Bath Practice
- Melanie Cook HPD, DHP, SFBT, AFSFH(Reg), CNHC
Solution Focused Psychotherapist
- Initial Consultation – £30 (1 Hour)
- Follow Up Sessions – £60.00 (Up to 1 Hour)
- Smoking Cessation Therapy – £150 (Up to 2 Hours)
- Self Hypnosis for Childbirth – £60.00 (4/5 Sessions over duration of pregnancy)