Foundation Session

Do you feel like the events of the past are holding you back from moving forward?

Do you feel like you keep recalling past events like they were yesterday?

Are you finding it hard to wind down, almost like you have your foot on the accelerator and the brake at the same time? Is relaxation just out of reach for you? Or perhaps do you have a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Chronic Stress, Chronic Fatigue, Anxiety or depression?
All of the above are symptoms of an unresolved past which ultimately lead to chronic stress. The great news is that you no longer need to put up with these symptoms. You can stop living in the your fearful past and start living the life that you truly want.

Chronic stress is our body’s way of telling us that something is not right.

It may result from periods of extreme stress that you believe you need to get through or some really difficult and traumatic event in your life which remains unresolved and unaddressed. Regardless of the situation, what tends to happen is that the body can remain in this high state of stress even though the actual event has passed which can lead to an unhealthy period of sustained anxiety.

Ultimately, there is no blanket rule for what extreme stress is because one person’s extreme stress is another person’s everyday life and vice versa. However, what is important to note is that to the individual, their stress level is very real and needs to be addressed accordingly. Chronic stress can present itself in many different forms. You may experience it in some of the following ways: physical ailments, flashbacks, indecision, panic attacks, depression, chronic pain, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed.

The event is over why am I still on edge?

Being constantly on edge is like being stuck in loop you can’t get out of because the prefrontal cortex of your brain has changed due to the fact that it still thinks it’s under threat. This is the part of the brain that affects your ability to focus, learn and remember things, socialise, make decisions and judge situations clearly.

Long term change can only happen when you can settle down all the stress activity so that you feel safe once again and bring the messaging in your brain back to standard functioning. During sessions and through therapeutic intervention, we reduce the cortisol damage and change the brain biochemistry so that you can feel calmer and more in control of your life and your life choices.

For further clarification, please check out the following video.

I don’t remember anything serious happening, but I still feel stressed.

We never forget anything that happens to us; every memory, every experience and every feeling is recorded deep into our long term memory. We can lose the link to that information however which stops us from being able to recall the memory. Sometimes this is done intentionally to help us move on, yet other times we simply learn to operate around it because we think it’s no big deal. Whether we remember certain memories or not, we create beliefs, patterns and behaviours around them. The great news is that we don’t need to go looking for these memories, we can simply identify and then change the programs, patterns, beliefs and behaviours that initially put them there. Once we do this, real change happens in all areas of our lives.

What happens during the session?

During the session, I will discuss the information that has been provided and we will do some coaching work. We will then go into formal and informal hypnosis to create the changes necessary within you. During hypnosis you may talk or be asked to nod your head or to speak in response to certain questions. You will be given a recording of your session which will help you to reinforce the changes at home. Post session you may also be given homework to further enhance your recovery.

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis feels different to everyone; in fact, human beings go into hypnosis several times a day. Any time you’ve been in the car and arrived at your destination without consciously realising, you have been in hypnosis. When you go to the movies and you’re engrossed in the movie, you’re in hypnosis. You don’t have to close your eyes to even be in hypnosis.

During hypnosis you will still know that you are in the room with me and you will always have the choice to follow what I am asking you to do. Even if you’re asked to speak, you will still remain in hypnosis. The way to get the best out of your session is to follow the instructions as best you can and to just let yourself go.

How many sessions do I need?

3 sessions are required.

How long is the session?

Sessions are around 1.5 hours each.

What should I do after the session?

Take some time out for yourself. Don’t rush to your next meeting. You may want to take an hour or so to reflect on the insights gained during the session.

How to get the best out of a foundation session?

It’s best to come with an open mind regarding what’s possible because the more open you are about the possibilities for you and your life, the better the outcome will be.