What is Hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy isn’t like you see on the TV or stage. It’s a natural, altered state of consciousness where you have a chance to relax. During a session, a therapist can offer beneficial suggestions that help you make the changes you want to make. Nothing is ‘done to you’, it is a cooperative experience. You remain in complete control and nobody can take over your thinking or mind.
The number of sessions I recommend depends on the presenting issue, but we can discuss this at your first appointment. However, the average number of sessions usually ranges from 2-5 sessions.
I usually teach you self-hypnosis in the first session to enable you to feel in control of your own mind, thoughts, feelings, symptoms and behaviour outside of our sessions.
Hypnosis is an effective treatment choice for a range of problems including acute anxieties, sleep problems, confidence, fears and phobias, stress management, weight loss and smoking cessation.
Using Hypnotherapy is also useful in combination with CBT to embed the new insights you have been working on in a relaxed way.
Some common fears:
A person cannot be hypnotised without their knowledge or implicit consent. Neither is it possible for anyone to remain in a permanent hypnotic state.
Sadly, ‘stage hypnotism’ – so very different from the clinical hypnotherapy I practice – has given clinical hypnotherapy a bad name.
What actually is clinical hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of hypnosis for the treatment and relief of a variety of somatic (body) and psychological symptoms. During treatment the individual becomes physically relaxed but remains aware and can hear everything the therapist says. Treatment is pleasant, natural, safe and has no harmful side effects. Each session lasts up to one hour.
Hypnotherapy is acknowledged as being beneficial for the following: stopping smoking, nail biting, weight control, healthy eating, sporting performance, performance anxiety, exam nerves, learning, memory and concentration, self-confidence, phobias, compulsions and compulsive behavior, emotional problems, sleep problems, inhibitions, anxiety and panic, worries, stress reduction, blood pressure, self-image problems, stress related stomach problems, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), childbirth, skin problems, pain control, bed wetting, sexual problems – and many more besides.
To arrange a consulation with Anne Holve call:
020 7692 1818
11, Oakeshott Avenue, London, N6 6NT