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What Can I Expect From My Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Session?

During a typical session, we will start off by asking you about the time since your last session. This will help you to discuss what positive things have been going on, and whether you have noticed or made any changes in your life that are moving you nearer to your goals. Following this, we would revise and discuss the different aspects about how the brain works and how it relates to your experiences.

Discussions involving some solution focused questions and other techniques will then help you to consider and refine your solutions that can help you to move forward in your life. Depending on your circumstances, these discussions may also involve other elements of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) as appropriate.

After this, you’ll then be invited to quietly relax (usually in a chair or on a couch), whilst I would guide you gently into a relaxed state, where you can enjoy resting in a day-dream-like trance state.  This allows your mind to focus on and further absorb and reflect on the things that will have been discussed during the session.

During the session I will gauge how things are going, by using a GSR monitor (a small device which uses finger sensors to painlessly measure stress levels), or ask you to respond to items on various rating scales, that can highlight changes in how you are feeling as you progress through your sessions.