Hypnotherapy Sessions in Lambton

Stones — Psychologist in Lambton, NSW
David Spiegel, Stanford University, describes Hypnosis as “a trance-like state during which a person has heightened focus and concentration.” It has been shown to help with brain control over sensation and behaviour and it has been used clinically to help manage pain, control stress and relieve anxiety (http://stanford.edu/news/2012).
Hypnosis is designed to induce relaxed feelings and provide a suggestible state of mind in patients. It can be an effective technique to ‘reprogram’ your subconscious mind to help you achieve positive change.
Hypnosis may be able to assist you reaching goals such as, wanting to quit smoking, overcome a fear of flying, stop biting your nails, sleep better, or become more self-confident.
The hypnotic state is like the feeling when you get lost in a movie or good book. It’s a feeling of drowsiness, only you’re aware of your surroundings and you remain in control. You cannot be hypnotised against your will to say or do anything you don’t wish to.
Some people can be more hypnotically responsive than others. If you have a good imagination, it’s often a strong indicator that hypnosis will hold positive outcomes for you.
Hypnosis Today - Looking Beyond the Media Portrayal, APA (http://www.apa.org/topics/hypnosis/media.aspx)

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Hypnosis For the Relief of Pain: Evidence regarding hypnosis in pain management, APA (http://www.apa.org/research/action/hypnosis.aspx)

Pain Management

As an adjunct to the above, Helen practises pain management strategies according to the principles of the ADAPT Program learnt on-site at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Hypnosis as a method for pain management may provide analgesia, relieve anxiety, reduce stress, improve mood and reduce the need for further medication. It may also enhance the effectiveness of other methods.
Not everyone is a candidate for hypnotherapy related to pain management—notably those experiencing untreated psychological disorders, hallucinations, and recreational users of alcohol or drugs.
Counselling — Psychologist in Lambton, NSW

Hypnotherapy Preparation

Preparing for your hypnotherapy session is easy. Wear comfortable clothing. Avoid any type of stimulants such as caffeine or cigarettes and make sure you’ve had adequate food and water beforehand. Silence your phone to eliminate distraction.
You’ll need to feel comfortable. If you aren’t relaxed, let us know so we can work with you to make that happen. Begin your session, breathinmg slowly and deeply. This enhances relaxation and allows you to get the most from your treatment.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you need. It’s vital that you understand what’s happening, so you can focus solely on the treatment ahead of you. We will be working together as a team and communication is of the utmost importance.
If at any point something makes you feel uncomfortable, or you are unsure what to do, simply speak up. Together, we will work toward a common goal.