What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a myriad of issues including, but not limited to; anxiety, tobacco use or phobias, hypnotherapy can also be used to improve sleep quality, heal relationship issues, improve communication and treat a learning disorder. A clinical hypnotherapist can also help with pain management, digestive disorders, skin problems and issues associated with pregnancy (digestion) and chemotherapy. Dentists also often use hypnosis to treat patients with dental fears or who chronically grind their teeth.
We will start off by defining what exactly hypnotherapy is. Hypnotherapy is a guided hypnosis, or a trance-like state that is achieved with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist. Hypnosis is a form of therapy. The hypnotherapist guides you through using focus and concentration
The trance-like state is created by a professional hypnotherapist, which is similar to being completed focused on a book or movie or even on your personal thoughts during a meditation. Hypnosis allows the individual to turn completely inwards to truly focus on finding and utilizing the natural resources that are found within them that can help the individual take control of or make changes in certain areas of their lives
Hypnosis is an altered state of awareness, which we experience every day, naturally. It happens automatically anytime you become deeply relaxed or highly focussed. You’ve been in a hypnotic state if you’ve ever been absorbed in a great film, lost in a good book, or simply daydreaming about something which happened twenty years ago. The active mind becomes quiet and there is a slight shift in consciousness. Hypnosis simply takes you deeper into that shift in awareness, through techniques such as a guided visualisation or progressive relaxation. In this altered state, you can access your subconscious mind, in order to heal or release old fears, belief systems, patterns of thought and behaviour that do not serve you anymore, or are holding you back in your current life. At this level, real change is possible.
How does Hypnosis work?
Our subconscious mind holds the memories and perceptions of everything that we have ever experienced, even though we may not be aware of this consciously. This may include the events and experiences from our current life as well as those of previous incarnations. As the unresolved past continues to negatively influence our thoughts, behaviour and everyday life on an unconscious level, we may not understand why we feel or react as we do to certain situations or why the same unexplained symptoms or circumstances just keep repeating themselves. Often this prevents us from moving forward in our lives.
In the state of hypnosis, the subconscious mind can be accessed to release these memories, emotions and unhealthy patterns of behaviour and can be reprogrammed to respond in healthy, balanced ways of being.
Anxiety, panic attacks, anger, fear, phobias, obsessions, addictions, relationship issues, low confidence, nightmares, repeating patterns or inexplicable, recurring physical pain are all ways in which our unresolved past may be affecting our current selves.
Will I lose control in Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is simply a state of altered awareness. There is a dual awareness, where you are aware of everything that is going on around you and you are in complete control; yet at the same time you are able to access your subconscious mind, which holds all the memories of your lives. Most people find being in hypnosis a very relaxing and restful experience.
Can everyone be hypnotised?
Most people can be hypnotised if they want to be and if they have the ability to relax. The more you are able to relax, the easier it will be. This is not stage hypnosis. You cannot be hypnotised against your will, or be made to do anything that you don’t want to.
What can I expect during a session?
We will initially discuss your issues, how hypnotherapy can help you and agree on a plan. You will then be guided into hypnosis, which is pleasant and relaxing. The initial session is 2 hours long. Subsequent sessions are usually 1-1½ hours long.
How many Hypnotherapy sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required depends on the type of issue you are seeking help for, as well as the intensity of the problem.
A single session is useful for general stress reduction, aura clearing, cord cutting or inner child healing. For long-standing issues, more sessions are usually required. Often, as few as three or four sessions can make a significant difference.
Hypnotherapy Sessions are also used for:
Aura Clearing is a hypnotic process to clear attachments from your energy field. An attachment can be described as an external energy that is not yours, which enters your energy field (aura) and has an impact on you. Attachments occur when we are more susceptible and vulnerable: during an illness, when we are in a highly emotional state, during accidents, trauma, surgery, hospitalisations, under stress, after a shock, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
We live in a world of energy, an electro-magnetic field which permeates us and surrounds us. As we go about our daily lives and interact with people, we often pick up and absorb external energies. These energies attach to our aura and create an impact on us, weighing us down. Some of the symptoms are feeling drained, poor quality of sleep, feelings of anxiety and discomfort, self-limiting beliefs, fears or phobias and a detrimental impact on our physical health.
An aura clearing can have a profound impact on you, as you release these external energies and reclaim your own, leaving you with an overall sense of lightness and well-being. Some people literally feel as though a weight has been lifted from them and they are free to move on.
In hypnosis, attachments can usually be cleared in one session, however additional sessions may be recommended to address related underlying issues, so that the aura is fully cleared and rebalanced. During the session, or subsequent sessions, you will also be taught techniques to seal your aura and prevent recurrences in future.
Aura clearing is a safe and comfortable process. A session usually lasts between 1½-2 hours.
We live in a world of energy. In our daily lives we interact with so many people and there is a constant exchange of energy taking place. We all have energetic cords connecting us to most aspects of our lives. Cords connect us to our family, friends, lovers, colleagues and even situations and places. Cords act as energy pathways and transmit energy back and forth feeding or in some cases draining us. Cords can be healthy or unhealthy. Cord cutting is necessary and very helpful when a relationship is causing you to be drained and the other person’s energy affects us negatively. It can be used in acrimonious or challenging relationships, or even when a relationship we have been in has ended, but we still feel it affecting us.
Cord Cutting can also help with severing emotional ties to a place or situation which seems to still be bothering you, regardless of your intent to move on. If there is a lot of emotion, anger, hurt etc. present it is best to do Cord Cutting with a practitioner who can assist you in navigating your emotions while getting the cords cut. Cord cutting is most effective when done with gratitude for whomever you are cutting cords with. Cord Cutting sessions typically take 1-1½ hours. Usually one session is required. Depending on the intensity of the problem, sometimes additional sessions may be recommended.
Inner Child Therapy
During our childhood, we are influenced greatly by our environment, both at a conscious and an unconscious level. Depending on how we perceive our experiences and interactions, we assign meaning to them and associate them with emotions like joy, sadness, fear, love. Our experiences cause us to develop core beliefs about ourselves; often these beliefs are negative and self-limiting. As we become adults and live adult lives, the same ‘meanings’ or beliefs we took on in childhood often remain unchanged. We may not even be consciously aware of them. Yet they continue to control and affect our lives profoundly.
Many of the internal beliefs and patterns we develop in childhood are based on what we have been told about ourselves and the world. As children, we may be influenced by our parents, family, teachers, friends, or others. Unfortunately, the subconscious mind cannot tell the difference from what is real or what the child imagines or perceives to be true. This is how we develop certain beliefs about ourselves or the world, which may not necessarily be true at all, but which can deeply affect the rest of our life and our relationships, if not dealt with.
Some examples of core beliefs and patterns that we adopt as children are, “I am not good enough”, “I am not worthy”, “I am not lovable”, and so on. If we are not shown love or feel that we are abandoned or not deserving of attention, then we may grow up thinking these ‘truths’ about ourselves. Insensitive remarks from people that we are no good, stupid or worthless, can cause us to actually believe that we are no good and stupid. Similarly, physical or psychological abuse can scar us and lead us to subconsciously believe that we deserve it. When we only believe we are worthy of abusive partners or friends, we may attract these into our lives.
Inner Child Therapy recognises that as adults we all relate to this Inner Child aspect within. Our Inner Child may still be in need of attention, nurturing or healing and until this is resolved we continue to live with these painful “truths” that we adopted as children. This could impact any area of our life: self-confidence, self-worth, work, family, love, relationships, health and more.
Inner Child Therapy aims at identifying and healing these unresolved experiences from our childhood, so that we can release them and move forward to achieve our full potential. Inner Child Therapy is a simple and safe process which often results in powerful life-changing transformations.
Often even one session can result in a noticeable shift for many clients. However, sometimes more sessions may be required. Sessions typically take 1½-2 hours. Most people notice a significant and positive change in as little as two to three sessions.
PAST LIFE REGRESSION
Past Life Regression is a transformational therapy that can improve your current life in many ways.
A little bit about Past Lives
Many spiritual traditions believe that we reincarnate over several lifetimes so that our souls can learn, grow, evolve and have the opportunity to become more spiritually evolved with each life we live. Research has shown that we reincarnate in each lifetime with the same groups of souls, taking on different roles or relationships each time around. The unresolved issues that we work through with these souls provide the ideal opportunity for our soul’s development.
In each lifetime, we agree before birth to take on a specific learning task. Our guides call this assignment our “soul contract,” “blueprint,” or “life plan.” Every individual has his or her own plan. Life plans are agreed before we incarnate in physical form and our Guides will do everything in their power to ensure we complete our incarnation successfully. When we’ve completed our life plan, we leave Earth.
How does Past Life Regression work?
We all carry unconscious memories from these past lifetimes into our current lives. These memories carry energetic charges which continue to affect us in the present. They can affect our relationships, behaviour, accomplishments, even our physical bodies, our health and our overall sense of well-being.
In Past Life Regression, the therapist uses hypnotherapy to go back to the root cause of a problem and to bring healing to the situation. Past lives reveal patterns and contain healing lessons that are often carried over from several lifetimes. This learning is often profound and is always relevant to our current life issues. As a result, Past Life Regression therapy offers you the opportunity to release old fears, belief systems, patterns of thought and behaviour that do not serve you anymore, or are holding you back in your current life.
Are Past Lives Real?
There can be other possible explanations for what is perceived as a ‘past life’ memory. Some believe that we tap into the ‘collective unconscious’ when we access a past life memory. Some people believe that the mind uses its own imagination to create an experience to deal with challenging issues and to gain resolution and heal. For many others, reincarnation is real. It is important to understand that all beliefs are valid from the perspective of the believer. It does not matter what is real or not. Simply put, as long as you are able to resolve your issue and heal, moving forward with your life, it does not matter.
Past Life Regression Therapy can be a transformative and liberating process for you, whether you believe in past lives or not. Just by surrendering and allowing the experience to unfold, most people who experience Past Life Regression find resolution, healing and insight in ways that they had not expected and have never experienced before.
What can Past Life Regression Therapy be used for?
Past Life Regression Therapy can be used to heal physical issues, emotional patterns, relationships and even for spiritual growth as we gain a deeper understanding into our life lessons and experience the immortality of our soul. Our subconscious mind is like a storehouse that contains all the memories that our soul has ever experienced. By accessing these memories in the right way, profound wisdom and deep insight is revealed, which can have hugely life-changing results. Past Life Regression Therapy can be used to:
Identify and address the root cause of current issues
Understand and resolve karmic patterns
Gain insight into your life challenges
Overcome fears or phobias
Heal emotional or physical pain from past trauma
Understand relationships and recognize soul mates
Clear blocks that hinder our progress
Understand the “bigger picture” of your life
Reduce the fear of death
During a Past Life Regression session you will always be in control. You will be aware of what is happening and you will be able to control or stop the process if you like.