My name is Liz Hornby and I qualified as a Hypnotherapist in 2017 with top marks. I specialise in helping people overcome low self-esteem, low self-worth and low self-confidence, particularly overcoming such issues as stage fright or public speaking, as well as smoking cessation and weight reduction.
Unfortunately, hypnosis has received some negative press over the last few years which has damaged its reputation as a positive therapy.
However, Hypnotherapy is a proven technique which can help you overcome a particular issue you have by getting to the root of the problem and then gently suggesting ideas and lifestyle changes to you, meaning that you can come to terms with what happened in the past. By doing that, you are then able to move forward as the seeds of those suggestions and ideas are now firmly planted.
To be able to do this, the hypnotherapist deals with your sub-conscious mind – the non-analytical or intuitive part of your mind. For instance, if you have a fear of dentists and you tried everything to overcome come that fear but still failed; this is because the subconscious retains that fear, therefore preventing success in overcoming that fear. Hypnotherapy reprograms the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.
Hypnosis does not send you to sleep and you are aware of your surroundings at all times. What hypnosis does do, is to access the subconscious to ensure that the client is open to suggestions from the therapist which it is then able to accept.
How does Hypnosis work?
Our minds work on two levels, our Conscious and our Unconscious (sometimes also known as our Subconscious).
Our Conscious (logical) mind is the one that makes decisions every day, it controls the way we act and think. There are times when we want to change something but find it difficult to do so because, often, our Conscious and Unconscious don’t agree. It can be likened to arguing with yourself, e.g. you may say to yourself that you don’t want that bag of crisps which will then be followed by, “No I don’t”, “Yes I do”, “No I don’t”, “Yes I do” etc. So, a part of you wishes to change but another part of you doesn’t. By communicating, in hypnosis, directly with the two parts of your mind, the Conscious and Unconscious, we can change the way the Unconscious part of the mind communicates with the Unconscious so that they can come to an agreement. That then stops you from feeling as if you are arguing with yourself.
It’s easy to change habits of a lifetime because what you really want to do will come easy and natural.
How many sessions do I need?
Normally between 3 to 5 sessions for most conditions.
Can everyone be hypnotised?
Yes, so long as you are capable of following simple instruction. The only thing that could potentially stop you going into hypnosis would be fear; e.g. fear of the unknown. Time is then spent answering all your questions to ensure that you are totally comfortable with everything before we start.
Will I be asleep?
In a word, no. Hypnosis is the Greek word for sleep, but you will not go to sleep. Advanced Hypnotherapy is interactive and involves you working with your therapist. You are able to respond by talking and answering questions during the session which would not be possible if you were asleep.
Will I remember what is said?
Yes you will.
Will I lose control?
Again, in a word, No. You will be completely aware of everything during the session and you cannot be made to do something you do not want to do. Hypnosis is a very deep, relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Are there side effects?
No there are no side effects.
Initial Consultation (1/2 an hour), face-to-face or telephone Free
All issues except Weight Reduction and Smoking Cessation
1 Session £75
5 Sessions (payable in advance) £340
Sessions usually last up to 1 hour.
5 Sessions (payable in advance at 1st session) £350
Up to 3 Sessions (payable in advance at 1st session) £250
Payments can be made by cash or via bank transfer. Cheques are not accepted.
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