I have 8 years experience in my field. I do not have a specific focus on the types of people or obstacles I deal with, necessarily. I do have considerable experience working with people with disabilities. My work tends to focus on self development, sex and relationships.
I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):
Clients with Disabilities
Healthy Eating/Weight Loss
Life Purpose/Existential Crisis
Preparing for Vacation/Surgery/Life Events
If I have never been to hypnotherapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?
You’re not going to lose control. It’s actually about getting more control as we work on quieting the daily chatter of your mind. We will have a long informal chat where I’ll be observing all sorts of things to best assess how your brain works. That might sound a bit strange, but although I’ll be taking lots of notes, it shouldn’t feel like an assessment, just you telling me what’s going on and me asking questions.
At the end of the first appointment we will do an introductory bit of hypnosis, but it won’t feel like more than just me talking softly and you listening at this stage. The next few sessions will depend on what you want to change. The way we go about it will be based on my observations in the first session and may change as we get more insights from you during hypnosis.
You can expect to feel relaxed, expect me to talk to you a lot (you may or may not be talking back) and expect to have some relief, a plan, and see changes in your life for the better in a few sessions. Because we work in a way that’s similar to meditating or dreaming, we cover a lot more ground than talking, and you should feel better from sessions, not worse.
If you feel like there are a lot of things you need to vocalize to really talk it out and analyze, then hypnosis is probably not a good fit. That isn’t to say you won’t be heard or that I don’t work with highly analytical, insightful and talkative people. Quite the opposite. It’s simply that to get the most out of hypnosis, you need to be open to a different approach to working through things than you may be used to. If you have done a lot of that already, or really want to feel better and make changes in your daily life without worrying too much about how you get there, then this could be for you. You don’t have to believe it works for it to work. It’s not like on TV where you are either hypnotized or not. It’s much gentler, and it’s just a deep relaxation tool that helps you get the unfiltered truth and work on it under the surface.
I never work with anyone that I don’t feel would benefit, so you can always ask me for more information or tell me about your situation, and I will provide you with an honest opinion.
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