IHYPNOSIS MENOPAUSE AND WELLBEING COMING SOON -
Sessions will be available online or face to face at my private practice.
I'm very excited to be introducing an additional service to my current practice very soon which will allow me to offer hypnotherapy, talking therapy, education, and support for women during perimenopause and menopause as a fully trained and accredited menopause awareness coach/therapist.
This can be a real starting point for many women who really don't know where to start, have been unsuccessful with their Gp, or have not been offered the opportunity to discuss how they are feeling.
We know that changing the things listed below will not stop these hormonal changes, but research tells us that changing our lifestyle really can have a positive effect on our mental and physical health. Our bodies are going through a major change so if need be, we need to change our lifestyles to support it.
This specialised therapy will include:
Education, understanding, and recognising these changes and your options
Diet and nutrition advice
Hypnotherapy and relaxation
Signposting to specialists if needed
Questions to ask your Gp!
Empowering Women to make important decisions regarding their health and future
Reducing alcohol intake - we know that consuming 2 or more glasses of wine a day can increase your risk of breast cancer.
Eating a healthy balanced diet.
We will discuss the options that are available to women today such as HRT, giving you the information, tools, and the confidence you may need in order to have that chat with your Gp or Woman's Health Specialist, or even your partner/family member!
Please note that I am not a Doctor, Nurse, Specialist, or claim to be and I am not qualified to prescribe any medication or intend on doing so and I am not medically trained.
I am a qualified Menopause Awareness Coach/ Therapist who can extend my current clinical hypnotherapy and psychotherapy practice to help and support women during this time by providing them with the knowledge and the expertise to do so.
If you would like to be placed on my waiting list or would like to know any more information then please contact me.
Prices to be confirmed.
What does hypnosis feel like?
I get asked this a lot and the answer is, that it’s different for everyone, and often different each time you enter the state of hypnosis. However, these are a few of the feelings clients report back to me after our sessions.
I try to manage every client’s expectations at the start of a session and enjoy the session however you feel. Once you are feeling relaxed then we can achieve the changes you want. Some clients also like to describe hypnosis as a feeling very similar to laying on a sunlounger, just gently relaxing, feeling so calm mentally and physically, but still aware of noises that are going on around you, noises that would alert you if needed, but you stay focused on what you are feeling, completely relaxed yet still in control, what a wonderful description!
Most importantly hypnosis is a very natural state of relaxation.
Most people are not aware that we naturally experience hypnosis around seven times a day, and that there is no specific 'feeling' associated with hypnotherapy, it is simply different for every individual. The most common feeling associated with this type of therapy is the feeling of complete relaxation. Clients report feelings of calm, stillness, comfort, and just complete and experience the feeling of letting go of any anxieties, stresses, and worries during the sessions.
It has also been described as 'daydreaming', that feeling where you are just still and, at the moment, not too sure what you are thinking, but you are aware of your surroundings. I like to describe it as 'Guided Meditation'.
As your hypnotherapist here in Basildon, Essex I will verbally help to guide you into a state of psychological and physical relaxation - to someone looking at you it may look as though you are sleeping; in actual fact, you are just feeling very relaxed yet fully aware of everything. Whilst you are in this state of relaxation I will work with your subconscious mind, which can be more open to positive suggestions and exploration, to help you to stimulate helpful changes.
Will I be in control in the session?
The simple answer is yes! The whole time.
Hypnotherapy is nothing like stage hypnosis that we see on the TV where members of the audience are invited, or should I say 'eager' to go on stage and behave in a certain way. This type of therapy is NOT what we do as clinical hypnotherapists and psychotherapists, the therapy we offer is always completely lead by the client and as therapists, we simply guide you through the sessions. You will experience complete relaxation but be able to come out of it at any one time, so you are always in full control.
What is cost per session?
Each session is 60 minutes - (Please allow this amount of time for each session).
Hypnotherapy Sessions can vary between 1-12 depending on the issue and the client's commitment.
All hypnotherapy sessions are 60 minutes so please allocate this time for our sessions - £60 per hour
Psychotherapy sessions - This type of talking therapy enables the client to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel the way they do. We work on this to bring a resolution on how to deal better with these feelings - sessions are 60 minutes - Price £60 per hour
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a type of therapy I use in order to help relieve emotional worries and anxieties.
This is referred to as talking therapy with me the therapist, and it allows us to talk about any issues that may relate to the client's past that we can focus on and really work on in order to make the present more pleasant.
Psychotherapy usually involves talking, and maybe some homework to take home to help clients make notes of any feelings or emotions that flag up that we can discuss in our next session.
Psychotherapy can help clients discuss feelings they have about themselves and other people, family, and friends also.
I often see clients weekly or fortnightly depending on what we agree will be more beneficial to the client.
Can a hypnotherapist guarantee results?
No! hypnotherapy is not a solution for every problem, but it may be an effective treatment for many problems where psychological factors are present. Just as a doctor could not make promises about the effectiveness of the prescribed medication, neither can a hypnotherapist guarantee results because everyone is different, and remember you have to want to change and feel better. I guess there is also no guarantee that an insurance company will payout!
Can anyone be hypnotised?
The vast majority of people can be hypnotised; the exceptions are those who are mentally subnormal, very young children, or those who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Everybody else can be hypnotised provided they want to be.
Also, certain health conditions or mental illnesses may not always benefit from having hypnotherapy and other therapies may be more beneficial, this would always need to be discussed with a GP first for medical guidance/support as we are not medically trained. This is always discussed during your initial consultation with me.
Those who tend to respond the best to hypnotherapy are people who have a strong mind, great concentration, imagination, and who are self-determined to achieve their goals! we can all imagine, can't we, just like are imagining now how you may feel during hypnosis! It uses the same part of your brain that recalls a memory, so if you can imagine, then you can be hypnotised.
Will I suddenly do or say silly things during my sessions?
Absolutely not! unless you want to of course!
We can only work with what you choose to want. The subconscious mind will not be open to anything that you disagree with or desire. Remember the subconscious mind works 24/7 and its purpose is to keep you safe, so it will only do what it thinks is best for you. Panic attacks, for example, happen in order to keep you safe from something you may have experienced before that made you feel uncomfortable, so it produces a panic attack in order to stop you, and slow you down as it thinks by doing that will keep you safe. This is a classic example of your subconscious mind in action.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
No, you can't get stuck in hypnosis, it is impossible, you can leave the hypnotic state yourself at any point simply by choosing to - simple.
What should I expect from my first visit?
Your first appointment with me is a full thorough 60-90 minute initial consultation - where we will discuss the problems you want to resolve and what might be the best type of therapy to help you, this can be face to face or online.
Once we have discussed whether this type of therapy is right for you and that you are happy for us to work together then we will schedule your first hypnotherapy session at my practice at Basildon, Essex.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
No, Just yourself, your commitment to the sessions and look forward to feeling relaxed!
Are the sessions confidential?
Here at iHypnosis Therapy Essex, I have a strict code of conduct that as a therapist I comply with at all times, plus I have received a recognised and accredited qualification that not only has taught me how to hypnotise and help people but also how to run my practice efficiently and ethically.
•I will keep brief notes after a session, which will be securely stored, in a locked cabinet. Nobody else will have access to those notes.
•I have password protection and encryption on all devices that use electronic data, such as a computer/phone/tablet. No one has access to those devices but me, so if we converse via any of those methods in the way of email or text, you can be assured of confidentiality.
•I only keep your details for as long as is necessary. Your client file, which contains brief notes about the work we do together, is held for a period (7 years) as set out by my insurer & as per GDPR.