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The therapy session

    During your first visit we will determine if and how the somatic hypnotherapy can help you achieve what you want to accomplish.

Then, for the smooth running of your therapy, I will reassure myself that you clearly understand the complex nature of human emotions and the major differences between the psychological treatments that are based on the concept that negative feelings stem from harmful thoughts and the concept of somatic hypnotherapy which is based on the neurological model according to which, feelings often precedes the cognitive content of emotions.

In other words, the concepts on which the practice of somatic hypnotherapy is based, postulates that in real life you won't really "think" about whether you're in love or you're terrified of something. You feel it and you trust your feelings. First you'll feel the pinch in your heart and then your brain will tell you if it is a pinch of love or fear. This is the reason why we will focus during your therapy on your feelings and not about what you think. Therefore, the factual details of your past are not necessarily of great interest for a somatic hypnotherapist, as they are not essential for him in order to help you.

Once we have identified the problems you are facing, defined your therapeutic goals and clarified the conceptual basis of my holistic approach, the therapy session can begin. After the induction of the hypnotic state of mind, you'll feel comfortably relaxed, you will be inward focused and you'll remain aware all the time during the session. In this induced hypnotic state, you will remain seated on a chair. Like any other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. Your conscious mind becomes less critical and your subconscious mind becomes more focused. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically, yet fully awake mentally.

During the entire therapy session your mind will be wide awaken; you'll always be in control of the situation, master of your state of mind. We will interact all the time, you’ll talk almost as much as me, and you will do a good part of the required work! My role is primarily to guide you will identify your own resources of healing. Although, most probably we'll be working out complex emotional issues, we’ll use a simple language that your subconscious mind understands well. Thus, we'll decompose complex emotions and cognitive concepts to simple basic feelings that the subconscious mind understands. You'll identify, quantify the intensity and you'll body map your unpleasant or painful feelings. Then, I'll guide you through the process of clearing all your unwanted negative feelings and behaviour.

You don't “think” your emotions that arise against your will ; you assess them through the cognitive component as "emotions" and you feel them through the somatic component as "feelings" which manifest themselves as physical sensations in your body. Your body is reflecting your feelings like a mirror and this is how you are able to identify and body-map each of your feelings and emotions. The perceptions of these sensations transcend cultural boundaries and are consistently similar all around the world. So, going through an appraisal process of your negative feelings before and after your therapy, you can assess the exact effectiveness of each of your sessions.

During your therapy, I’ll help you identify and body-map your pain and unwanted feelings. Then we’ll ease, winnow away or, hopefully, completely reset each of your pain or negative feelings. We’ll work out your issues and once your therapy session is over, we’ll re-evaluate your feelings with regard to the issues we have worked out. Most probably, you'll just feel that the painful or negative feelings we've previously identified will no longer be there anymore!

This way you'll know that what you experienced has already started the process of change, the way you wanted. You'll feel that inside of you something has already changed, or is about to change the way you asked for and have allowed changing. You'll just feel like the issues you've come to work out in therapy are gone, are not there anymore! However, somatic hypnotherapy does not interfere with your future ability to feel new pain or any other emotion.

You will keep memories of all that has happened, of all that has been said and exchanged during your session of somatic hypnotherapy. After the therapy, you’ll be issued explanations that will allow you to better understand what has happened already and eventually what remains to be done. The healing process that is triggered during the therapy will continue long after your session ends. You'll be issued advice on how to protect the good work we've done together and what to do in the future in order to complete your healing.

Hypnosis is safe, you are in control at all times, and you can terminate the hypnotic state at any time. The hypnotherapist never has control over you. A person will never do under hypnosis things that are against his/her values and will.

A session of hypnotherapy takes about 45 minutes to one and a half hours, the time for you to be part of one of the most exciting experiences of your life.

The "No Cure - No Pay" principle applies to all my therapies.

Contact me and book your appointment today! Let this be the most exciting experience of your life, and I will be happy to help you on your journey.

Disclaimer: The above content is intended for general informational purposes and does not constitute any psychological or other medical professional advice. I don't diagnose conditions, nor do I interfere with any treatments given by your medical professional.

*The results may vary from person to person.

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