What To Expect From Hypnosis?
The Mind The Brain The Difference!
To start with, the client usually tells me why they have come to seek out help with an issue. It could be something that blights their everyday experience of life, e.g. anxiety, stress or depression. It could also be a problem in a relationship or a series of them, e.g. family, partner, career or self-esteem, self-worth or confidence etc. Alternatively, life could be quite good, until they have to book a flight or go in an elevator or to the Dr, then the wheels fall off the trolley!
So, the initial meeting aims to get clarity on exactly what the issues at hand are. Once we have done that, the search for a solution (intervention) begins. Invariably, we take a look at childhood and memories because so often, this is where some, if not most, of the roots to issues lay. As sessions progress, variations of these processes ebb and flow as a consequence of the way our brain makes associations relating to the discussion. And in essence, the process of therapy evolves out of the way the client and therapist explore the client's experiences and how they appear to be encoded in emotional various memory systems. Sometimes sessions feel like a series of starting points and there is often a lot more to it than one could ever imagine!
Therapy aims to get an understanding of all the dynamics of each clients life experience and, from there, look for good and workable solutions (interventions), that will help the client move towards what they want.
However, like all therapists, I am continually researching, predominantly on the function of the brain and how it weaves its way into deeper parts of our memories. And, subsequently, changes the ways memories express themselves and often alter our behaviour. The aim of my research is to discover new ways to explain the way we behave the way we do. For example, to willingly do things we know we shouldn't or don't want to or being compelled to do something, yet knowing we shouldn't. Some examples are alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, fried or sugary foods etc.
Having continually been in private practice for over 21 years, I have amassed over 22,000 hours of clinical experience and my intention is to keep learning and keep evolving, just the way life does!
First, I give a one-hour Free Consultation, sometimes a little longer. I do this because some, in fact, most, clients have a lot to share. Sometimes, just the act of talking things out with someone can be of benefit. It also helps me to get a better understanding of both the perceptive problem, as well as some possible underlying issues that could be involved.
Second, my sessions are longer than most, 90 minutes (minimum) as opposed to the norm of 60 minutes (which appears to be the Holy Grail of the therapeutic timeframe). Again, this evolved as time went on because I would often find myself having to cut a session short because of unsubstantiated time limits imposed by, well, no one appears to know the answer to that! This did not sit well with me, so I decided to allow the session to reach a natural endpoint, within certain limits, of course.
Third, my fees are per session, not per hour, so the extra time could actually make my therapy better value for money over the long run?
You can find me at #03-17 Suite 7 Sultan Plaza, 100 Jalan Sultan Singapore 199001. Or you can get detailed directions to my practice at this - link (Practice Directions)
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