I’ve done guided meditations and relaxation exercises before, but Hypnotherapy was a very different experience and much more effective for me. I was more relaxed during the session than I’ve been in a long time, and the confidence building visualisation was really powerful. I came out of it really relaxed, but also feeling incredibly empowered, like I really could take on the world.
On reflection, I think the reason it was so effective was that it was very focused on my unique experience. Jess used names, places, and things I’d told her about my life throughout the Hypnotherapy session so when she spoke to me or gave me an exercise to do, it was all about my life and the challenges I was facing and therefore much more relatable. And because it was all about me and my life, my brain tuned in with a lot more focus.
The best thing about it, though, was that at no point did I feel out of control. Jess told me plainly that I could speak to her, ask questions, or stop the session at any time. I didn’t feel the need to do any of those things, but knowing I could was very important to me.
It was also a lot of fun. Jess has a really great energy about her, and came up with some really enjoyable exercises to do during the session, and I found myself smiling the whole way through, and giggling to myself quite a lot as I imagined different scenarios.