The first appointment begins with a consultation that enables the hypnotherapist to get to know you and your expectations from hypnotherapy. The hypnotherapy is performed by a licensed and well-trained therapist.
The hypnotherapist will ask questions to understand the nature of the issues you are seeking to overcome. The hypnotherapist will discuss the treatment in detail with you so you will feel comfortable proceeding. Once you and your therapist complete the consultation and you agree to treatment, the therapy begins.
During the hypnosis session, the hypnotherapist will assist you in attaining a highly relaxed state of consciousness using a gentle tone and by guiding you to the desired state of mind. The client will feel an intense sense of relaxation, but will be awake and aware of the process. The part of your mind, which is awake, will be working with the therapist to illicit change. In your mind’s eye, you will be visioning the things that are being spoken about, while the therapist guides you through a process of suggestive change, empowerment, and improvement. Many clients may feel as they are not hypnotized, but they are in fact are. There will not be any sensation or feeling that you will experience while being under hypnosis; it is so subtle, that it just happens. It is important to note that the client is able to terminate the session at any time, of his or her own volition. At the end of the session, the therapist discusses the session with the client.
The effects of the session may be realized in one visit or more may be necessary. Depending on the goals of the therapy, the hypnotherapist will outline a plan designed to effectively meet your expectations. It is recommended that you be up front with your therapist about what you are seeking from the therapy sessions and the timeframe you expect to accomplish your goals. Your therapist is your partner in the process of creating a better you.