You can never be made to do something you don't want  to do!!!

Superconscious Mind:   This is the spiritual part of us. When we just have a 'gut feeling' or something that makes the hairs rise on the back of your neck….

Subconscious Mind:      This is the part of the mind that does all the heavy lifting and essentially makes us who we are. The subconscious mind is generally quite lazy but at the same time very accepting of information and suggestions that the conscious mind and critical factor allow in. This is where Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy goes to work and can help you make rapid and desirable change.

Conscious Mind:           Deals with the 'here and now'. It is argumentative and will debate information that is presented to it.

We enter this world with a brain that never stops absorbing information. Our brain is the physical organ that allows our minds to function. And our minds are  what make us who we are, or who we choose to be. Our minds operate on very different levels: The conscious level, subconscious / unconscious levels,  and the super-conscious or pre-conscious level.

There is no need to fear hypnosis as you will always be in control. You will not be able to be hypnotised unless you are willing. Anyone can be hypnotised if they want to. Those who choose to, and willingly allow the hypnosis process to happen, are able to take control and make real change happen. Even when you are in a very deep state of hypnosis (referred to as the somnambulistic state), you will never accept anything that is contrary to your moral or ethical determination. You will never be under the hypnotherapist's control. The hypnotherapist in actuality is merely the facilitator to your own self hypnosis session, and you are fully in control at all times.

The number one deterrent to hypnosis is fear, and fear may be present simply because of a lack of understanding. Everyone experiences hypnosis (trance) every day of their lives. The only difference with a hypnotherapist is that the therapist will guide your session. Hypnosis (or trance) is that moment when your mind is drifting and external stimuli (like the sounds around you) don't seem to register. You are in a sense 'day-dreaming' and your subconscious imagination is doing its thing. This often takes place during that moment between when you are awake and when you nod off to sleep.When you watch a movie or your favourite fictional TV show, you know its not real, but your imaginative subconscious mind has quickly been allowed to take over so that you can be immersed in the show without any aggravating conscious reality checks reminding you that its not real. You are wide awake and aware of everything around you, but you are subconsciously involved in the perceived reality of the show.

From birth, as the days and months and years pass, we learn to figure things out for ourselves. And as we progress through life we embed thoughts, behaviours and habits - some of which are desirable and others which are unwanted and downright detrimental to our health and wellbeing! It's these unwanted mindsets where hypnotherapy can help you make real, desired changes. The negatives are replaced with positives!

Critical Factor:  Part of the conscious mind. It behaves as the 'security guard' between the conscious and the subconscious minds in the sense that it will only allow/accept information that it perceives to be 'real'. The critical factor is there to protect you (and your sanity).

A typical hypnotherapy session will involve:

  • Pre-talk where you have the opportunity to discuss your situation with the hypnotherapist, who will use that information to design an appropriate session plan for you.
  • Induction and Deepening: Following the pre-talk you will be gently hypnotised by being guided through an induction and deepening process where your hypnotherapist will guide you through a relaxation 'journey' and where you will experience a wonderful mental and physical relaxation (this can be extremely therapeutic on its own).
  • Convincers and Testers: During the session your hypnotherapist will incorporate a convincer and a tester or two, to verify your level of hypnosis,, i.e. where the conscious mind and critical factor have in a sense been pushed to one side, and the subconscious mind has taken over and is actively engaged and available to receive suggestions.
  • Suggestions: Once your hypnotherapist is sure you have reached a satisfactory level of hypnosis, the script work (suggestions) will be incorporated - this is where the subconscious mind takes on board the changes you desire to ensure your success.
  • Post-hypnotic Suggestions: Your hypnotherapist may choose to incorporate one or more post-hypnotic suggestions so as to reinforce the good work you have done during the session.
  • Emergence: Finally you will be emerged from hypnosis, and will feel terrific!
sean walker