I have just finished an eight week stint of hypnotherapy with Sarah and cannot begin to explain how much I feel like a weight has been lifted and how much easier I find life now. I literally had no idea what to expect on my first visit and knew very little about hypnotherapy and how it would help.
At the first ‘taster’ session, the Initial Consultation, Sarah explained a bit about how the brain worked and explained the benefits of hypnotherapy and what I could expect over the weeks to follow. Each session followed the same format:
- an explanation of the brain and how to train the mind to stop negative thinking.
- a scaling of how I felt out to 10 followed by a discussion of what would be different if I was to wake up tomorrow feeling 0.5 better on the scale, e.g. a 6.5/10 rather than a 6/10.
- a session on the couch under a very cosy and lovely smelling blanket.
I think I expected to ‘go under’ like you see on the tv and was surprised when I didn’t. I was surprised that I was actually quite aware of everything that was going on.
After the first session, I felt really low and strangely felt like I had failed myself, as I was sure I was supposed to feel the positive benefits of the session. I text Sarah for reassurance and she called straight away and put me at ease, explaining that this was perfectly normal for some people, as it was the brain resisting change.
After the first few sessions, when I started to feel more at ease with Sarah and familiar with the hypnotherapy process, I began to find the sessions completely relaxing and enjoyable, and at the end of them I felt confident that I could cope in the future with the situations I had struggled with and felt a new renewed positivity towards life.
My friends have also noticed the changes in me and I would absolutely recommend Sarah to anybody who suffers from the struggles of anxiety, or feels they may be helped by hypnosis. Sarah took great interest in what I had to say, and was genuinely happy when I told her how much better I had started to feel about life. I have finished the sessions now, but know that the door is always open should I need help in the future… Thank you Sarah.