What does the therapy process involve?
The therapy process tailored to the specific needs of the client. It would typically involve one-one sessions with a client providing a safe environment to explore areas of concerns and developing strategies to address them.
For counselling sessions this would take the form of regular talk therapy. As for hypnotherapy a client is brought to a state of deep relaxation which would enable them to work on more acute patterns of thought and emotions which may be affecting the client.
For Family Therapy sessions one or members of a family unit will be present in session. They will be given the space to express and explore the dynamics in their relationships and how they can improve them.
What form of therapy will work best for me?
The answer to this is dependent on two aspects. The first aspect is your preference. At Mind Wellness we believe in therapy as a collaborative process. Your therapist will be able to recommend therapy options however, your preferred approach is what will work best for you.
The second aspect is the nature of your problem. There are situations where one therapeutic intervention may be more suitable than others. In this case your therapist will advise you on the options available and will work with you on developing the most suitable treatment plan for you.
How many sessions does it take
The number of sessions is dependent on the nature of the problem as well as the therapeutic approach being used.
For the hypnotherapy process it would be between 4 to 6 sessions.
For the counselling process, a minimum of 6-8 sessions would be required to observe tangible changes. This may vary depending on the complexity of the problem and the desired objectives of a client.
Your therapist would be able to provide you with more information on the duration of therapy during the initial consultation.
How does Hypnotherapy Work?
Hypnotherapy involves therapeutic work in a state of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a state of focused attention. We are naturally in this state of mind daily just as we sleep and wake up in the morning.
In hypnotherapy we prolong a state of hypnosis to address specific patterns of thought, emotions and behaviours to resolve a client’s problem. Hypnotherapy involves direct suggestions, processing of emotions and resolving any internal conflicts.
Is Hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind like sleeping and being awake. It is a state you enter naturally at least 10 to 15 times a day.
Some examples of this are while watching TV you are so focused on a show that you don’t hear someone calling out to you, or you are so engrossed in driving that you miss an exit, or when you are so focused on finding your phone or keys that you don’t realise it’s right in front of you.
We are constantly drifting in and out of this state of focused attention daily. In therapy the only difference is, this state is prolonged to allow positive suggestions and therapeutic change to take place.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind between deep sleep and waking consciousness. As such if a person is left alone in a state of hypnosis long enough, they will either emerge on their own to a fully waking state or drift off into a nap from which they can be awakened.
Can a hypnotherapist do something to me in state of hypnosis?
Even when a person is in a state of hypnosis their basic protective mechanisms are always active. A hypnotherapist cannot make you accept a suggestion or make you do something that would cause you any harm or something that you are not fundamentally aligned to doing.
If for instance, in a state of hypnosis, if a therapist asked you hurt yourself or someone else or gave you any suggestion that you are fundamentally not inclined to, you will simply return to a state of full consciousness.
This is also a reason it is important for clients to have at least some degree of willingness to address their given issue, like any other form of therapy. This is due to the fact that any therapist cannot make a client do something they are not fundamentally aligned to do doing.
For family therapy can you help change one of my family member’s behaviour?
Family therapy is a systemic process where we work on the dynamics of your relationships. As such, for changes to start to become visible it would require changes on the part of all the individuals involved.
A relationship is a dynamic process between two individuals. As such, when it comes to the behaviours that surface, it is a result of the interactions between these individuals. For changes in behaviour to happen a change in dynamic is needed and this is best facilitated when both individuals are open to considering changes.
How long do sessions take?
Counselling or Coaching sessions 1 hour Family Therapy 1.5 hours Hypnotherapy 2 hours
Is counselling sessions mainly about talking about my problems?
Counselling sessions are about understanding your problems and exploring what causes them. Once we identify some of the underlying causes, we work on processing them so that you are able work through the problems that were initially identified.