Overview of a hypnotic process


At the start of any session rapport must be maintained between the clients that the therapist this is the responsibility of the coach. The role of the coach is to not only create the rapport but then maintain the rapport by using his expertise and experience, helping the client feel comfortable in sharing what is most important to them. The first stages are to find what the problems are that the client is facing and the outcomes that they would like to create in their life. After gathering information and answering any questions that the client may have, the session may begin.


A typical hypnotic session will begin after this first phase. It starts with getting the client focusing their attention and some kind of suggestions for relaxation to put you at peace of mind. The suggestions at this point open the doorway to further deepening of the hypnotic process. Next the level of relaxation is deepened by using metaphors such as a descending elevator, counting backwards or down from 10 down to 1. And also suggestions that the client being is relaxed.


After the deepening of the hypnotic process the therapist may use a number of approaches. A typical approach for an inexperienced may be to use direct suggestions. Direct suggestions are usually simple and to the point. They are not complicated and do not require the subject to think or use imagination to any significant degree. They are the opposite of indirect suggestions in which imagery plays an integral part. The most appropriate suggestions are given and success is how well the therapist builds rapport with the clients subconscious using language the ticks the right box for their subconscious mind.


After the use of suggestions that the client wants, the client is brought back from the hypnotic trance by being told to awaken, it is at this point that post hypnotic suggestions could be given. This is where suggestions to no longer have the habit
or to modify behaviour are given.

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch and Lee would be happy to answer your questions.

How can hypnosis help you?

Hypnosis can help you in many areas of your life by unleashing the full power of your mind. It can be used to help facilitate change emotionally, spiritually, mentally financially, physically, as well as helping you change habits, behaviours, patterns, and your perspective around things let go of the past or help you get the outcomes you want easier and faster.

You may also have some doubts about what hypnosis can do to you. Hypnosis is not harmful in any way it is completely natural state of mind that you take part in when driving a car, daydreaming, watching a movie or reading a book, however it is completely natural to have some reservations.

It is important that if you have any concerns regarding the process you share with your therapist as they will be able to put you at ease. It is vital that they put you at ease, if they are an expert at the process of helping people this is an easy process for them. If you do not feel comfortable with your coach or therapist, find another one. Regarding hypnosis there are many of the questions that could arise are born from seeing stage hypnosis.

Can you make me act like a chicken, Bark like a dog? The main meaning behind these words are can you be made to do something that is embarrassing, shocking, or irreversible? No, you will not do anything you do not think is acceptable. In other words you cannot be made to do anything that would violate your own values, or accepted patterns of behaviour.

One important factor to remember is that the trance state can be terminated at any point if you felt that it was not appropriate for you. If you were watching a movie and were totally engrossed in it, you would be enjoying a trance state which is similar to hypnosis, however if something was to happen on the television which contradicted your own most important values, you could in a moment, simply decide to switch the channel or terminate the programme, it is the same with hypnosis. If you were involved in a hypnotic session audio recording and the battery went, you would simply awaken when you realised that you were not being spoken to anymore, either that or you would drift into sleep before naturally waking up and returning to full consciousness.





What is hypnosis


Hypnosis is a state of consciousness that enables you to create empowering change and change your life. There are many misconceptions about what hypnosis is so I thought it may be useful to write some information on it.

If you were to imagine that there are two minds that make up the whole. The outer mind which is called the conscious mind and the inner mind which is commonly called the subconscious mind.

The conscious mind is the part of your brain that is analytical sequential and focuses in the given moment. The subconscious is the larger part that stores all the behaviours, patterns, behaviours values and beliefs of the person.

You will learn something like a handshake consciously, and then once you have learnt the behaviour you just do the behaviour without really having to do think about it. 

The same can be said for far more complicated behaviours such as driving a car you learn to do something consciously and then the meanings are locked away behind a barrier that is your consciousness.

The barrier to your subconscious is the rationalising and analytical interference that is your conscious mind, asking questions, generalising and checking, if we want to learn something, the easiest way is to be open to the information, hypnosis allows us to be more open to learning how to let go of our problems and install the new programs.

Hypnosis is a way of relaxing that barrier to enable us to be more open to positive change. You still hear all that is around you and you reactions are 100% under you will and command it is just that you are in a relaxed state.

This is similar to reading a book and being engrossed in it or watching a movie and being lost in it. Your subconscious continues to hear all that needs to be heard it is just that your mind is not subject to the same degree of rational conscious processing allowing your mind to be more open to the suggestions that are said. Once the altered state of consciousness is induced you will often be told stories, or a number of countdown techniques may be employed to help you relax. This process of relaxation is to enable the process of facilitating change easier and faster, by opening up those barriers to the inner wisdom of your mind. As  you are more relaxed the barriers to overanalyse or resist letting go of the problems is eased allowing you to let go of old problems patterns behaviours and create positive change.

It is vitally important to remember that this is a process and the transformation are based on the clarity of the coach understanding the problem, and using one of many cutting edge techniques to help you. Hypnosis is the doorway for transformation and is very powerful, but once you open the door, it is far more effective if an expert is guiding you through it and helping you to the other side. Hypnosis is process not a object, the level of skill of the therapist is crucial to the well formed outcome of the sessions.



Anxiety Help Me Understand What is Happening

Your subconscious mind is a powerful mind that is a meaning making machine, it stores a vast amount of knowledge. It helps you identify objects sounds and sensations at lightning speed.

When we are born we only have a couple of inbuilt responses, a fear of falling, a fear of sudden loud noises, and also a fear of abandonment. The rest of the responses to situation is learnt as you experience life.

As we learn more about things in life we make our own unique perception of things with  our meaning making machine (our brain) it makes generalisations so that we can make meanings faster when we see the stimuli, hear the stimuli, feel it smell it or taste it.

When the generalisations are helpful and empowering we seldom acknowledge them and just get on with our day. However when the brain is generalising in a way that doesn’t serve us positively a whole plethora of negative symptom’s can be created commonly called anxiety. How does this happen? The brain starts out with the mind needing quite a lot of information before it makes its generalisations, about situations or events.

As it learns more it may only need a small amount of information or a few clues and this can be enough for the subconscious to create a whole story and unique perception of the event.  It is then that you react to the story it has made. It may start to make huge meanings that don’t serve you and this is what is happening if you are experiencing anxiety.

It may start out that you are fearful of large groups when having to speak up, but before you know it, your brain makes a the same generalisation about a group meeting, normal meeting, and worse still it can start to fear the anticipatation of  the event. A simple email could trigger of the symptom’s even though consciously you know that this is not a real threatening situation.  The most important factor to realise that this is what your brain is currently doing is not fixed and you and your mind are the controller of it when you know what you are doing and you work with an expert, it is like being given the remote control back to your television. Yes when yoy havre the remote of your mind you can then decide the pictures and movies you want to run in your mind, and when you can decide you can decide on positive ones. The positive ones get you feeling more positive and you can decide to delete from the hard drive generalisations that create anxiety. Your mind can learn a new more positive way to be free. Pick up the phone and give us a call and allow me to share with you how you can change today.

What is unconditional happiness?

“Unconditional Happiness isnt that the goal?"

Many people think that they will be happy when they receive or get something. This places them in a state of object referral.

There happiness is dependent on something else, and everything else is external is an object in this context 

 Have you ever heard? “ I will be happy when…” “ As long as I work hard and get this amount of money I will be happy”  I will be happy when I retire”  I will be happy when I get a relationship.  STOP!

If you happiness is dependent on external situations you will always be on a
constant roller coster of emotions, and a slave to the world. It will rule you and you will not be in control of your emotional state of well being.

You can choose happiness right now.

Close your eyes right now if safe to do so, and feel the breath coming in and out of your lungs, be 100% present for a moment. You do not need anything to be happy, it is to do with the processing of information, the way you think in your head and the chatter in your head. STOP!

Be present for a moment, just like breath is a constant so is happiness is yours  if you decide
right now?

Think about it how many times have you kept thinking about things that hurt you,
or people that have done things you did not agree with or like.

This is a choice you can think about things that help you or think about things that don’t help you.

You can create beliefs that drive you forward, or create beliefs that hold you back.

Happiness does not have to be conditioned on any event thought or feeling it is rightfully yours just like the air you are entitled to it.

What if you suddenly knew in all parts of you that happiness is you, irrelevant of situation, irrelvent of events?

Decide today to appreciate life its self all of the things that are there for free,
the earth, the moon, the tide, the trees, and leaves all there for you for free.

You can decide right now to live a life that means you have a positive emotional state,
you think positive thoughts irrelevant of situations.
You decide to be happy no matter what external situations happen.

You can decide to own and have unconditional happiness cant you?

Choose to happy you will be glad you did of course it all belongs to you.

Feel stuck in life and want a change something feel free to  get in touch