The actual experience of being hypnotised is very difficult to describe. Neither asleep nor awake. All hypnotic states are characterised by a tremendously pleasant state of relaxation, an altered state of consciousness into which you allow yourself to enter so that desired, beneficial suggestions may be given directly to the unconscious mind. During hypnosis you will go from the beta state (wide awake) and enter an alpha brainwave state, which is our optimal state of relaxation. If you have heard of the saying ‘mind awake, body asleep’, then this is the state that hypnotherapy refers to. It’s like a halfway house between sleep and awake, like a pleasant daydream.
Hypnotherapy can create positive changes and help to achieve your goals. Hypnotherapy is a natural and effective way of making contact with your inner (unconscious) self. The goal of therapy is to reach an alpha state, which is a deeply relaxed and benefical state where you can solve various problems and find a solution to issues which regular waking moments could not do.
Yes. There are no side effects. Hypnotherapy is a natural and safe therapeutic medium, recognised by the British Medical Association, the British Psychological Association, the American Medical Association and the US National Institiute of Health. Make sure your therapist is a fully qualified hypnotherapist that works to the code of ethics with a recognised board. Deborah is a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH), the most recognised board from the UK.
Each session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long.
During therapy you will be guided into hypnosis, that quickly facilitates a very deep relaxation. Positive suggestions or metaphors are key factors for lasting success. If issues are more deep-rooted, your hypnotherapist may consider to use careful regression or other analysis techniques to address the deep-seated issues. At the end of each session you will gradually be counted out of the deeply relaxed state and emerge feeling refreshed and energized.
To achieve results it is best to work on one issue at a time. However, sometimes when dealing with a specific issue, other subsequent issues may arise and have to be addressed one by one for therapy to be successful.
After each session you will feel deeply relaxed. During an altered state of awareness endorphin hormones are released which leads to a wonderful state of wellbeing. Most people report that hypnotherapy is a pleasant and uplifiting experience.
Deborah’s standard hypnotherapy sessions cost from $1,600. An intial consulation fee of $600 is also payable. However, Deborah does provide a free initial phone consultation.
No, never. You are in complete control throughout your therapy. In fact, if you choose to open your eyes and end the hypnotic session at any time, you may. All hypnosis, is actually self-hypnosis, the therapist gives you the tools and acts as the mediator between you and your higher self or desired goals.
It is estimated that approximately 85% of people of all age groups will readily respond to clinical hypnotherapy. It is often successful when other more conventional methods of treatment have failed.
When administered by a professionally trained and skilled hypnotherapist the benefits are long lasting and often permanent. After your initial therapy, if you require top-up sessions this can sometimes be of value for long term success but is not always necessary.
All treatments begin with a detailed medical history and goal plan, so that Deborah may tailor subsequent sessions precisely to your needs. It really depends on the issue being dealt with, some issues require one session, whilst other more deep-rooted issues may take a number of sessions. On average, 1-6 sessions of hypnotherapy can address underlying issues to create new changes.
Yes, if you would like to have your hynotherapy sessions in the comfort of your own home this is fine. Deborah is very accommodating to her clients needs.
Yes, during your phone consultation mention you are interested in working on a few issues or goals. Or bring it up at anytime during your sessions with Deborah.
No, it really is quite different! Most of us have a pre-conception of what hypnosis is from the TV or from Hollywood movies. During your treatment you are in full control and will not be made to do anything degrading, silly or counterproductive. Stage hypnosis is used for entertainment purposes. Clinical hypnotherapy is only ever used as a theurapeutic tool for variety of somatic and psychological symptoms. Clinical hypnotherapy is for medical purposes, as well as an aid for the resolution of many of our everyday problems.