What You'll Get
During a 60-minute session, a therapist aims to induce an altered level of awareness through the client’s subconscious. The technique focuses on thought processes in order to address eating habits, with an aim to help clients work towards their weight management goals. Patients can continue the treatment over the course of two further sessions, each separated by one week.
Groupon Asks Rob Hardy about the experience of being hypnotised and some common myths people often buy into.
G: What is a common misconception about hypnotherapy?
“There are many but the main myth is that hypnotherapy is a magical cure for every ailment. Other misconseptions include ideas that a hypnotist can somehow take control of their subject and make them do things that they don’t want to do. Some people imagine that hypnotherapy involves them going to ‘sleep’ and waking up cured without any personal input towards their goals.”
G: What about the ones we see on television?
“The things hypnotists do on TV or on stage is mainly showmanship. The reality of what is going on is very different.”
G: What would you say to someone who was nervous before a session?
“The main thing is to remember that they are in control at all times. If I were to suggest they do something they didn’t want to do, there is no way for me to compel them to do it – and that includes making the positive changes they’ve come to see me for. I would also invite a nervous client to reflect on what they’re really scared of – is it hypnotherapy? Or is it a fear of letting go of the problem that may have been the only constant in their life?”
G: What surprises people about the experience?
“They’re often surprised by how much time has passed; an hour in hypnotherapy can often feel like a few minutes. They’re also surprised by how relaxed they are. And people are genuinely surprised by the degree of change they can sometimes achieve in a session.”
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The Fine Print
Expires 120 days after purchase (excl. 18, 21 Apr 2014).
Purchase: Limit 1 per person. May buy 3 additional as gifts.
Booking: Required by phone. 48-hour cancellation policy.
Restrictions: Valid Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-2pm. New clients only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Full refund if found unsuitable. Therapist-client confidentiality privileges apply excluding intent to harm. Valid on option purchased only.
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