How many of these myths do you believe about change?
Most, if not all, of my clients report enjoying sessions and change usually happens quicker and easier than people expect.
What I Have Found to Be Most Helpful:
- An educational approach that is engaging and easy to understand.
- Sessions are conducted in a positive, upbeat mood because we learn better when we are feeling good rather than bad.
- The emphasis is always on the present moment and how you want your life to be now and going forward.
- Sessions are very practical and are aimed at giving you tools and understandings that you can take away and easily apply.
A typical session involves:
1) Discovery - learning about your specific situation. I use specific focusing questions to identify the key elements of the issue.
2) Discussion and guided exercises - discussions about how the mind and emotions work and exercises aimed at helping you to discover how to work with your own mind to think or feel differently. This section of the session is very practical and interactive.
3) Task setting (optional) - sessions may finish with some task setting for you to complete between the sessions.
A Mindset Coach is someone who coaches you to see something in a new way. Someone who helps you take on a different mindset in relation to something.
The way I look at human psychology is not that we get stuck because there is something inherently wrong with us, it is just that we don't have a way of making sense out of a certain thought or feeling, a certain event, person, or a certain situation in a helpful way.
My job as a Mindset Coach is to help teach you a certain way of viewing and relating to your situation which gives you a sense of calm and choice. I teach people a certain way of looking at how their thoughts and feelings work, and I also usually teach people a way of breathing that helps to regulate your emotions.
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnotic techniques to help someone make positive changes in their life.
Although I have done lots of hypnotherapy trainings, and I get very quick results that are similar to hypnotherapy, I actually don't use hypnotic inductions in a session very much unless it is really needed. Why? Because often hypnosis makes my process slower. But, it's a tool we have in the back-pocket if ever we need to use it.
If we do use hypnosis, it is not mind control. People undergoing hypnotic techniques don't usually report feeling out of control in anyway. People may feel very focused and relaxed and an element of trust is obviously involved, but people often report feeling positive and calm afterwards.
Hypnosis is very simple and works by asking people to focus their attention on different suggested ideas. For example, if you imagined biting into a lemon, you may find your mouth producing saliva or your nose wrinkling at the thought. Although this might not feel like hypnosis, this is how hypnosis works. The lemon is a suggested idea, and by focusing on it it may have produced a (albeit small) change in your experience. All hypnotic experiences work in this way.
I usually work with people from between 2 to 6 sessions depending on their issue.
Most people experience a significant improvement after 2 sessions.
I see clients both face-to-face and online. Most of my work is done online and my experience is that online sessions are just as effective as sessions conducted in person.