I am a hypnotherapist, not a hypnotist. My purpose is not to use a few magic gestures in order to solve a problem. While it is a brief therapy, we’ll need more than one or two sessions to bring deep and lasting change, especially if your past is complex. You’ll have to fully participate actively in our work together because hypnosis is not something that I do to you – and please note, if you are not open to my helping you go into hypnosis, there is nothing I can do to force it.
It is because hypnosis is, very simply put, a state of natural, ordinary relaxation, in which one can focus on a topic, a theme, an emotion… One loses track of time while staying perfectly conscious, or have the impression of slightly dozing. While it is not exactly the same thing, it looks a bit like meditation.
We all often are in a state of hypnosis, even several times a day: in front of the television, for instance, or in a car on a freeway. My work as a hypnotherapist, then, is not to magically put you in a trance. It’s simply to help you get into that natural state precisely when we are in a session. Why? Because in that state, if you so wish, your unconscious is more prone to accept and integrate the positive suggestions that I give you to achieve your goals. Through that reinforcement, you will be able to bring the changes that you are making.
I am a therapist who uses hypnosis as the main tool – in a way, imagination therapy – to put your visual mind to work for positive change.