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chris gelder hypnotherapy


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What to expect in a hypnotherapy session

When most people think of a hypnosis session they may have a perception of a hypnotist waving a clock around and telling them that they feel so sleepy, after which they plant suggestions to make you stop panicking or able to overcome some fear or phobia.

That all sounds simple and straightforward, but if it really was that simple then all you'd need to do is listen to a self hypnosis recording and you'd be done.

Hypnotherapy with me is about finding and clearing the real triggers that create the issues in your life.

To find out more, call me on 01772 439046, or email me by clicking here.

What happens on the first session?

Your initial session is designed to provide the foundation needed for you to be successful. It's very much aimed at getting an understanding of what's going on.

Even at this early stage we'll start to work towards finding, understanding and clearing the root cause of the unconscious triggers, so that you can begin to feel some immediate relief.

Throughout the process you are in control of the work we do, and so we only ever work at your pace and with your permission.

What happens at subsequent sessions?

Further sessions continue to lead us where the problem started. We then work with your unconscious mind to change the perception by releasing the triggers of what created the issue.

Once the triggers are released, you get to see things differently, you get a new insight as the memory is re-processed, at which point the behaviour changes as your unconscious mind realises that the reason it was created in the first place no longer exists.

All sessions are different and are based on what you're looking to resolve. The key to success is to be honest, open and ready to work with what comes up, because when you do, changes can occur quickly.

We work with the unconscious mind, and instead of trying to tell it to change or bully it into changing we treat it with respect.

So how do issues and problems develop? - The law of cause and effect, and unfinished business!

The universal law of cause and effect states that for every effect there is a cause, and it’s the same with the things that affect our lives. Be it a phobia, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions, IBS , low self esteem and a whole host of other issues.

When you boil it down, something happened to trigger that response, and unless it was sorted and processed at the time, it can still affect us years later.

The concept of unfinished business.

“Unfinished business” is a term used to describe unresolved memories that a person has unconsciously repressed or avoided dealing with because they were too overwhelming or traumatic at the time.

Since they are unresolved, they linger in the background like a super sensitive alarm system ready to alert us.

So from nowhere the sadness, grief, fear, anger, anxiety, jealousy, mistrust and a whole host of other emotions associated with these events can just appear without us consciously knowing why. And every time we avoid dealing with them, they get stronger.

The unfinished business in our lives really does control and limit our ability to do the things we want to do. From applying for a particular job, getting on a plane or train, go into a crowded area or any other number of issues.

Research has shown that unfinished business is associated with anxiety, depression, addictions and interpersonal problems.

As we grow we become very good at developing ways to cope or avoid our uncomfortable feelings. Typically these coping and avoidance techniques can be smoking, drinking, eating, shopping, drugs, gambling, shopping, partying, adrenaline fuelled activities and so on. But no amount of these distractions can help in the long term as they are simply distractions and can add more pressure.

So to move forward and be totally free, any unfinished and unresolved business has to be resolved.

Experts estimate that we have between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That's an average of 3,500 – 4,700 thoughts per waking hour. Wow! So it’s no wonder we can quickly become overwhelmed and lost in our thoughts.

What’s the answer, and how does hypnotherapy help?

But surely the past is the past!

Yes it’s true that something happened, and it’s in the past. But hearing, saying or thinking that rarely helps. To be free and clear we have to process these old memories and events.

When we access them we can fully process them and clear the false perceptions that were created at the time.

In effect, we have to complete the cycle, or close the circle. Have you ever had an app or computer program that locks up at the same point when you use it? In programming terms it’s described as no exit strategy, or stuck in a loop. Our minds can do the same with past memories and events.

Have you ever heard the term “if i knew then what I know now”?

Well through regression hypnotherapy we work to find the root cause to process these old incidents and memories which created these feelings. We work through the false perceptions and put in its place what we realise and know now to be true.

When we work through and emotionally clear the memories, we effectively close the loop and it doesn’t occur again.

The benefits of working with unfinished business.

By clearing and resolving unfinished business and events you basically get your life back. You can live free of the anxiety, depression, compulsions, trauma and feel more emotionally balanced and at peace and free to be yourself.

That makes sense, so whats the next step?

Is it time for you to take that first step to take back control? If so, then call me on 01772 439046, or email me by clicking here.

Chris Gelder hypnotherapist, natural treatment for depression

Chris Gelder Hypnotherapy
107 - 109 Towngate
PR25 2LQ