Hypnosis is an altered state of awareness during which the unconscious mind is more receptive to suggestion.
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis cannot be used to make someone do or believe anything they find unacceptable.
Yes - even those guys you see on stage clucking like chickens! The stage hypnotist carefully selects their 'subjects' for hypnotisability.
'A general personality trait common to volunteer performers is a degree of exhibitionism; the greater the degree, the more useful the subject.' - Michael Yapko
Can anyone be hypnotised?
In broad terms - yes.
Most people are capable of entering a deep enough trance for hypnotherapy to be a powerful tool for change.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is therapy conducted whilst the patient in a state of hypnosis.
It can be conducted 'content free' if required.
This means you don't have to know why you've developed a fear/habit/way of behaving. It can be dealt with without raking over the past or endless sessions of soul-searching.
Because of this Hypnotherapy can have much quicker results than traditional talking therapies.
'Healing in a trance state is one of the oldest of the medical arts. It was believed to be divinely inspired and that the miraculous cures which often resulted were religious in nature.’ - David Waxman
Where are you based and how much do you charge?
My consulting rooms are in Stone, Staffordshire. Stone is close to Stoke-on-trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford. However I also work online via Zoom.
Sessions cost £70 each whether face-to-face or online.
First sessions are from 60 to 90 minutes.
Subsequent sessions are around 50 to 60 minutes.
You should budget for three sessions, although sometimes it can take more and sometimes we can nail it in two.
Smoking cessation is one session of around 2 hours and costs £235.
Some private Health Cash Plans will reimburse Hypnotherapy from accredited therapists, but please be sure to check the details if you are planning to claim. See Useful Information.
Are you any good?
Why not give me a call and find out? If you like me we can book a session. I am fully trained, qualified, insured and registered with the appropriate organisations. I am hardworking and honest. I will do my very best to help you.
'I thought it was probably b*****ks, but it worked. I couldn't believe it.' I treated this gentleman initially for a nervous cough. He came back and we did general ego-strengthening work, which dealt with some old issues that had been holding him back professionally.
‘Lucy is approachable and empathetic. I am working with her on a number of issues and I’m starting to feel more optimistic and in control in lots of areas of my life.’ This lady felt insecure and lacking in direction following a bereavement.