For your VERY personalized subconscious work, I will collect some data from you to use in your sessions. For instance, I will ask your favourite colour and use that colour as often as I can in your visualizations. I will ask your favourite wild animal and if possible or appropriate, will use that animal. For example, if you tell me your favourite animal is a dolphin, I may have you imagine swimming through the ocean (deep below the proverbial surface) with dolphins, to work out issues. If you tell me it is a wolf, I may have you walk through a forest with your wolf at your side, keeping you safe and honouring you as you process in hypnotherapy.
I will ask you to tell me 3 things you are good at, 3 things you enjoy and 3 things about yourself that makes you feel proud. If you tell me you are good at doing puzzles and you are coming to me about anxiety, I may say to you, while in that dreamy state of trance, "...and just like you know the truth, that you are good at doing puzzles, now find yourself in the truth of being really good at fitting together the pieces of inner calm, to build a beautiful picture of your life". I never really know where I will go with it. I DO NOT USE WRITTEN SCRIPTS. I keep your notes close to refer to, to make the session, so incredibly personalized, you will feel listened to and important and connected to your own words, spoken back to you.
Before the hypnotherapy, we will talk about self-hypnosis tools you have been using without knowing it and I will give you new tools in self-hypnosis, to use as often as you like. In the actual hypnotherapy session, I will work on your self-hypnosis tools and after your session, you will be given "homework" (support information,) to maintain and build on your self-hypnosis, so you can have success in fewer sessions. You will be shown how to apply these tools to other aspects of your life, which will give you a lot more control to change how you feel and respond in a variety of life's situations.
I use sounds to deepen your connection to the story within your hypnotherapy session. Whether online or in office, you will use headphones and I will have a microphone and sound system to enhance that feeling of really being there. People who worked with me years ago, who have recently come again, have said that it has made significant improvement to what was already a wonderful experience. If you are a horse person, you will deeply connect to the rhythm of the meandering steps of the horse's feet as you imagine riding through a field. If you like the ocean, the sounds of water gurgling in your ears, mixed with the clicks and squeaks of dolphins, will make it feel so real. A crackling fire is a wonderful way to process, releasing attachments to things from the past. For a 10-minute example of sounds in a video I made, that is attached to my faceook page, CLICK HERE.
Of course, the headphones and the leather recliner will have been thoroughly sanitized before your session, as outlined in Cleaning Precautions. If you prefer, you can bring in your own, plug-in style headphones.
BTW...That's me jumping from a rope swing at age 57. Who needs self-imposed limits? LOL