“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung


When you hear “hypnosis” you might think of the traditional form of Hypnosis where a crazy, powerful, authoritative hypnotist implants suggestions in his subject, such as, “you are getting sleeeepy. Your eyelids are growing heavier and heavier. You will quit smoking,” …

A simple definition of hypnosis is a state of increased suggestibility and concentration. In this state, the conscious critical mind becomes an observer, and allows direct communication with the sub-conscious mind. This allows the hypnotherapist to assist my clients to make changes at the deep sub-conscious level needed for permanent change. Hypnosis is empowering and is simply the use of trance for therapeutic purposes.

Hypnotic trance exists in many different forms in every day life  but most of the time it goes unnoticed (daydreaming, working out at the gym, listening to music, getting a massage, irrational fears, etc). In fact, people live most of their lives in one trance or another.

I view hypnosis as a way to enable a person to intentionally enter a natural altered state of consciousness so that the unconscious mind can be utilized to achieve desired effects.  People vary in how easily or deeply they experience hypnotic trance. For most people it is a relaxing experience that is more similar to daydreaming or meditation than to sleep or being put under anesthesia.

Counselling Hypnotherapy FAQ

How can counselling hypnotherapy help me?

Counselling hypnotherapy can help provide you support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, PDSD, grief, pain, stress management, self-esteem issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselling hypnotherapy can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. I can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

• Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
• Developing skills for improving your relationships
• Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
• Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
• Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
• Improving communications and listening skills
• Changing old behaviour patterns and developing new ones
• Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
• Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

What happens during counselling hypnotherapy  session?

Each session is 90 minutes long. You relax into a comfortable chair or massage bed and express what is holding you back and what you want to change. We will begin your personal hypnotherapy session by trying to get you to breathe and reach a deep state of mind/body relaxation and calm conscious mind.
I will then facilitate your journey and you can let go and allow the mind to take you where it needs you to go. Most people don’t feel they are being “hypnotized” they just feel relaxed enough to access the subconscious mind and repressed memories.
Once the hypnotherapy session is complete we will have a 10 minute debrief and I will give you homework to complete before the next session. Most people leave the session having turned on your personal power, feel a sense of overall calmness and relief.

There is no judgement during our sessions together and everything is kept confidential.

If you would like to know about how counselling hypnotherapy may help you please contact me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation acunourish@gmail.com