What is hypnosis
Hypnosis is an ancient and natural mode of healing, widely acknowledged to be safe, effective and powerful. Our thoughts, beliefs and emotions exert a pervasive influence on our behaviours, our health and our bodily functions. We each have within us the capacity to uplift, inspire, heal and fulfil our potential. Hypnosis is a potent method which allows us to consciously choose the thoughts, beliefs and habits that govern our minds, and our lives, and to let go of any limiting beliefs, behaviours, habits or thought processes that obstruct us.
What happens during hypnosis
During hypnosis, we enter an enhanced state of attentiveness and receptivity to an idea or ideas. It is important to note that no-one can hypnotise you against your will – you need to be an active and willing participant in the process. Nor can anyone cause you to accept an idea or belief or perform a behaviour that in any way conflicts with your values. You are not under the control of the hypnotherapist. Instead, you willingly enter into a cooperative therapeutic alliance with the hypnotherapist in order to produce deep and lasting change.
What does a course of hypnotherapy look like?
I generally ask clients to commit to 3 sessions, which last up to 90 minutes each.
In session one, we explore your goals for hypnotherapy, discuss any questions or concerns that you might have, determine the suggestions (instructions to your unconscious mind) that you are comfortable with and provide you with an initial experience of the trance state. We also discuss any tasks or actions that you might need to perform in day to day life to ensure the best outcome from your hypnotherapy. For example, if your goal is to attain a healthy body weight, then your task might be to take note of the foods that you eat over the course of a week.
In session two, we confirm that these suggestions are appropriate and relevant to your goals, induce a trance state, and install these suggestions into your unconscious mind. We then emerge you from the trance state, and identify any additional tasks that you might need to perform to ensure success. For example, if your goal is to stop smoking, your task might be to deposit the money you previously spent on cigarettes into a savings account, and watch it accumulate. At the end of 12 months, your task is then to use that money for something you really want (eg a holiday).
Session three allows us to reinforce all the work that has taken place in the first two sessions, add any additional suggestions that might be needed to keep you on track, and explore any additional tasks that you might need to undertake to reach your goals. As an example, if your goal is to build up your own small business, tasks might be to undertake some marketing or advertising work, contact potential clients, or develop a website.
Myths, Misconceptions and Fears about hypnosis:
Myth: only the weak willed or gullible can be hypnotised
Fact: People of above average intelligence, those with strong powers of focus and concentration and those with vivid imaginations are the best subjects for hypnotherapy
Myth: people may reveal secrets, humiliate themselves, or do things they wouldn’t normally do under hypnosis
Fact: these myths all stem from a mistaken understanding of what hypnosis really is, and a fear that the hypnotherapist will have some kind of abnormal power or influence over them. In fact, the only ‘power’ lies in the mind of the client, because in hypnosis they actually have greater awareness, focus and concentration, and at all times retain their own power to make their own choices and decisions. You cannot be compelled to do or say anything in hypnosis that you would not do when you were not in hypnosis.
Myth: the hypnotherapist can take control of the clients mind
Fact: following on from the above, it is important to be clear that THE CLIENT REMAINS IN FULL CONTROL throughout the entire session. Any suggestions that are taken on by the unconscious mind are already acceptable to the client and in their highest interests. If any suggestion is not aligned with the clients values and highest good, the unconscious mind will simply reject that suggestion and the client will immediately come out of hypnosis.
Myth: I wasn’t hypnotised, because I still heard every word you said.
Fact: one of the barriers to hypnosis is a belief within the client that hypnosis is a type of sleep, or a form of unconsciousness, and therefore if any part of their conscious mind is aware and present during the session, it must not be working. In fact, the best results are achieved when the client retains a degree of conscious awareness, as we can then bring conscious and unconscious minds together to create powerful, effective, lasting changes. Hypnosis is a normal and natural state that we all experience every day. The only difference you might feel is that you are so much more relaxed, calm, comfortable and confident throughout the session. This state is one to enjoy, never one to fear.
I’m interested! What sort of things can you help me with?
Hypnotherapy is suitable for:
*achieving goals in your business, study, personal or professional life
*improving focus, motivation and concentration
How much does it cost?
Initial session $225, up to 90 minutes
Return session $225 up to 90 minutes, or $150 up to 60 minutes
How do I book?
To book your first session, please contact Lotus on 0242264740 or 0413290741 or
I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?
Of course! Call me on 0423 858 625 and we can explore how hypnotherapy can help you live your best life and achieve your goals.
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