What is CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY ?
A state of relaxation and heightened awareness induced by suggestion
The leaflet below answers some commonly asked questions . . .
A completely safe therapeutic process. We all enter hypnosis many times throughout the day – when falling asleep, when waking, when daydreaming, when driving along on ‘autopilot’, when engrossed in a good book or tv programme. Many of our bodily functions are undertaken subconsciously – without us consciously thinking about them (heartrate, breathing for example) and many activities we do daily, we do without thinking about each step apart from when we are learning a process.
Hypnotherapy utilises a deeply relaxed state where the Client is not asleep, however, is fully conscious and able to respond to the therapist. During hypnotherapy a Client’s senses are 30% enhanced so they will be fully aware of all that is going on around them and are always in full control and able to exercise choice and are encouraged to do so during the session. Therefore, the Client can choose whether to accept any of the positive suggestions offered to achieve their desired outcome and will only accept suggestions in line with their values.
The subconscious is where we hold past experiences, thoughts and beliefs. It is possible, if the client is ready, to change negative or unwanted beliefs into positive ones, for instance this may help overcoming fears, phobias, unwanted habits and behaviours, addictions, emotional or even physical challenges.
Hypnotherapy is the most amazing tool for positively addressing stress levels and helping the Client to cope with life’s many challenges.
48 Hour Rule – If possible, please allow a couple of days for your therapy to bed in and take full effect before discussing it with others. Sometimes it takes up to a week for you to process the session. Like other therapies, hypnotherapy benefits may be quite subtle but over time can make a huge positive impact on your life.
Hayley is registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council with whom her training is accredited. The cost of a typical Clinical Hypnotherapy is £65. Smoking Cessation is a much longer and more involved session with some pre work to do so is priced accordingly.
Here are some comments from Clients who have experienced Clinical Hypnotherapy with Hayley. For confidentiality reasons, Client names have not been included :
“Chuffed to bits to be a non smoker after more than 2 decades of wasting my money and health. Having tried different strategies to quit . . . cold turkey, nicotine gum, patches, etc. I wish I’d have gone down the route of hypnotherapy years ago. To be honest I was unsure as to how effective my session was going to be, but the pre-session work helps a lot. The session itself is a relaxing experience and I felt completely at ease throughout. Three months after my session I go days/weeks without thinking about smoking. Becoming a non smoker isn’t easy, but with a hypnotherapist help is very very doable.”
“I want to thank Hayley from the bottom of the heart. From our consultation through to our zoom session, Hayley showed a calming and compassionate persona. I was sceptical it would work for me, but it’s been life changing for me, I have never been so calm, peaceful and confident as I am today, the smile I woke up with has never left me. So if like me you’re not sure if it will work for you, go into your session with an open mind, sit down, relax and enjoy it. You will be amazed. Two weeks later, I still feel like I have had the biggest hug ever. I look forward to our next session. Thank you, thank you, thank you. xx”
“I’ve had hypnotherapy previously, but never virtually. This time I wanted to concentrate on helping me cut down on my wine intake, which has definitely increased too much during lockdown! I can honestly say that it was a wonderful, relaxing experience (and would personally recommend using headphones to help). I’ve enjoyed a couple of sessions now and felt perfectly aware of what’s going on around me, and felt reassured that if at any time I wasn’t happy with anything I could ‘wake up’. After my sessions, I was really pleased to realise that my wine intake has reduced by 75% and hopefully this will get even better with Hayley’s fabulous help and soothing voice. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Zoom Hypnotherapy sessions – they really did work for me.”
“I’ve had other treatments with Hayley and trust her 100%. Hayley explained everything well and the session (on zoom) was informative and very relaxing. Hayley used information from our chat in the session so it was easy for me to visualize things.”
“Hayley is very approachable and I thoroughly enjoyed my first hypnotherapy session (on Zoom). Her voice is very positive and professional, and I felt completely at ease the entire time. The benefits were clear – my positivity improved, energy levels were buoyant, overall I felt better than I have in a while – and this continued into the weekend. Highly recommend Hayley, she made it seem effortless all round.”
“Thank you soooo much for your help. Couldn’t have done it without you.”
“When I heard Hayley was doing hypnotherapy I jumped at the chance of doing a course of hypnobirthing sessions. My main aim was to be calm during labour. The hypnotherapy sessions not only helped during labour but have also helped with anxiety and improved my sleep quality. I have used the techniques I have learned with Hayley in other situations too and will be able to use them again in the future. The sessions were done virtually and it didn’t affect the effectiveness of the therapy”
“I have found Hypnotherapy very helpful. I reach a dream like state of relaxation and have found out new things about myself. If you can switch off, Hypnotherapy is highly recommended. I work in a stressful environment and I know a least once a month I can totally relax.”
“I have been visiting Hayley for a long time now and can really recommend her to anyone. She has changed my life with her Chair Massage for my back and shoulders which always feel revived after it and my back and shoulders have dramatically improved with her magical hands. She has taught me how to relax with Reiki and that has helped calm me and help me through a very stressful time. Her Hypnotherapy is unbelievable. She has a gift with it. Hayley is one of the nicest, most friendly and calming people I’ve ever met. By the time your treatment has ended, you will be so relaxed and refreshed. She is amazing. I will be sad to leave her as I’m moving away. I would love to take her with me but she will always be with me in my thoughts after what she has taught me. Thank You Hayley. You are a truly beautiful person.”
“I have now had two Hypnotherapy Sessions and found both of them very relaxing and beneficial. I have not previously had any Hypnotherapy sessions and found Hayley’s initial explanation very useful and assuring and then her manner of carrying out the Hypnotherapy itself was very good indeed, her quietly spoken style soon had me in a relaxed state and my mind following her guidance and instructions to get the most benefit out of the session. This therapy may not be for everyone but I certainly found it beneficial and will be taking in more sessions.”