Information gathering, psychoeducation and case conceptualisation with your online hypnotherapist
What do I mean by this?
Our first session will concentrate on finding out what is troubling you and why you feel 'stuck' in dealing with it. The essential part is to find out what factors are maintaining your problem so you can choose to change these.
The origin of your problem isn't usually important; you probably learnt the unhelpful behaviour or way of thinking as a way of coping in the past. However, as you become more self-aware your learnt patterns are unhelpful for your current situation. We will work together to help you achieve your SMART* goal, using a progression of agreed daily 'homework' tasks/assignments.
There probably won't be time to teach you self-hypnosis in this session, but I like to teach a simple mindfulness/cognitive defusion technique for you to practice at home. Depending on the nature of your problem, you may also be asked to keep a daily record of when your problem occurs and how you behave/feel at the time.
We may need to adjust your goal and tasks at subsequent sessions, because different techniques suit different people. With CBH, I aim to teach you the skills to treat yourself long term, so that you don't need me in the future. (Yes, that really is my business model!)
*SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-bound)