As I mentioned in my first post, I see a hypnotherapist. I have been in hypnotherapy for a few months now and I thought I would share with you what it’s like being in hypnotherapy.
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The hypnotherapy room is very similar to those at a doctors’ surgery. There is a small desk in the corner for clients’ files and an exam sofa, but this is used for people to lie down on if they wish, while they are being hypnotised, rather than for an examination. There are also two comfortable chairs, which is where the hypnotherapy sessions take place.
Hypnosis is a very strange treatment and no two sessions are the same. It is not like the stereotypical idea of hypnosis. Instead, it is more of a visualisation. I have several short sessions of hypnotherapy in the appointment, even though it is only an hour. These sessions are only a few minutes long and my hypnotherapist and I have a review in between the sessions to see what needs to be focused on. Although I have several sessions in my appointment, some people have one long session. My mind rejected this method and made my symptoms worse, so we changed our approach.
I have found hypnotherapy to be a game changer. I now look at my symptoms very differently and I am learning how to manage them better.
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