HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY WORK?

The unconscious mind controls 95% of your programmes. By taking you into this brain wave state through the use of hypnotic language, you are able to create new patterns of thought, behaviour and emotional responses. It is also in this slow, safe, relaxed brain wave state that old memories and traumas can be processed.

CAN HYPNOTHERAPY GO WRONG?

Hypnotherapy is not the same as hypnosis that you see on stage. In a session of hypnotherapy, the hypnotic experience you have is the one you want to have – using the power of your own mind, combined with your imagination to create the future you that you want to be. You are fully in control at all times.

CAN HYPNOTHERAPY CHANGE YOUR PERSONALITY?

Only in a positive way. Say you were known for loosing your temper at work or being a real people pleaser – that’s not your personality as such. Instead those are unhelpful emotional responses and behaviours. Without them, you will still be you, but a happier version of yourself.

WHAT IS SOLUTION-FOCUSED PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Unlike many other talking therapies such as counselling, solution focused psychotherapy does not focus on the past; instead it moves you towards the present and the future. This is done through the use of solution focused questioning and identifying your strengths and resources to enable you to create change.

CAN I BE HYPNOTISED?

We all have an imagination, a dreaming brain a conscious, unconscious and superconscious mind and it is these human resources that we use to take you into a hypnotic state – so yes you can be hypnotised!

WHAT CAN HYPNOTHERAPY BE USED FOR?

Hypnotherapy is very effective at treating stress, anxiety, panic, phobias, unwanted habits and addictions (e.g. smoking, overeating, alcoholism), disrupted sleep patterns, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, fear of examinations and public speaking, allergies and skin disorders, fears and limiting beliefs.

What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Technique is from the world of Energy Psychology. EFT works by tapping on the acupressure points around the head and the hand to dissolve negative emotions.

WHAT CAN EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE BE USED ON?

As with hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques can be used in addressing all the same areas. Anything psychological, physical, emotional and mental can be addressed overcome through the use of EFT Tapping.

WILL I BE ABLE TO DRIVE AFTER HYPNOTHERAPY?

Hypnosis feels like being in a relaxed daydream. Any normal activities such as playing sport, driving, going to work etc can be done after a session of hypnotherapy. There are times when the session may have been more intense or emotional, and in such cases you may wish to rest after the session.

do you lose control during hypnosis?

Whilst you are in a very deep altered state of consciousness you always remain in control. Your body had its own in built survival system that never allows you to ‘lose’ control.
DO I NEED TO DECIDE IF I WANT EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES OR HYPNOTHERAPY IN ADVANCE?
We will suggest the best approach, treatment and technique to use. Often a session is a combined approach of Solution Focused Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, NLP techniques EFT and other modalities

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A SESSION?

In the first session we will gain clarity on your goals and what you wish to achieve. We will identify the memories and emotional blocks getting in the way and set about using hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP and more to dissolve these and set you on your path to freedom.

HOW MANY SESSIONS OF HYPNOTHERAPY OR EFT ARE NEEDED?

We find that the sweet spot for getting someone from where they are to where they need to be for long lasting change is 5 X 90 minute sessions

what days can i get an appointment?

Sessions are currently being run online via Zoom or Skype Monday to Thursday and some Saturdays

WHERE ARE SESSIONS HELD?

All sessions are currently being held via Zoom. Andy is still seeing people at home in Edinburgh.

how do i book a session?

Email sara@saramaudehypnotherapy.com or book an initial complementary consultant on line.