ONE ON ONE SESSIONS
BEFORE, DURING & AFTER
• Centre: A walk before the session can be nice, or you can just sit still for a little while before the session. To focus all your attention on this moment you've taken for yourself.
• Caffeine: Avoid any excessive amounts of caffeine, and if you are not used to it, avoid it all together.
• Alcohol and drugs: Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs at least 24 hours before your session.
• Clothes: Wear comfortable clothes that you feel relaxed in.
Platform: get used to Google Meet and prepare your equipment before the session.
• Check devices: enough battery, stable internet connection, phone on silent, etc.
• Where: place the device next to yourself, e.g., on a table to the side, in a stable position so there is no risk that the computer will fall over during the session.
• Camera: place and angle the camera so I can clearly see your face and upper body area.
• Position: find a comfortable, relaxing position, which may be relaxing on a sofa, sitting comfortably in an armchair, lying in a bed, etc.
• Headphones: use headphones as this helps us communicate better.
Allow yourself to move from being the sender to the receiver. When we try and want to send out information, etc., we are sending.
In hypnosis, we instead allow ourselves to be the receiver; we just take it in and allow the process to happen.
The more we try to get into hypnosis and push, the more we make it harder for ourselves. Thus, just relax to the best of your ability and follow the guidance, and you'll soon drift into a wonderful state of hypnosis that is calm, relaxed, and safe.
• Practise these exercises before the session, as it will help you get as much as possible from the session.
Place yourself in a relaxed, comfortable position and follow the guidance.
NOTE: Do not listen while driving or operating machinery. Only listen in a place where you can relax and let go.
DURING THE SESSION
• Hypnosis: Follow the instructions, and you will be on your way to a wonderful, relaxing, calming state. Once here, I will continue to guide you to meaningful moments and emotions. The experience of the hypnotic state is individual and can be different for each session.
• Expectations: People often expect or want their hypnosis session to be like one in a movie. Please know that the experience is very individual, and there is no given "rule" on what will bring the best result for you.
Instead, a simple impression can be the start of providing the key message. It could provide more of an emotional and knowing feeling.
It is about allowing first impressions to be expressed, and through retelling impressions as they appear, the whole picture and experience unfold.
• Avoid Editing or Analysis: Give an unedited, unanalysed stream of consciousness of what you actually experience, whatever that may be. Just tell me simply what comes up, as it comes up, and follow the spirit of instructions and questions.
• Fantasy or Reality?: Everything we have experienced is stored inside of us. Allow yourself to be involved in what's happening, and don't pay attention if it feels real or like a fantasy. When impressions come from the inside, they come through our senses, and that's what fantasies do too.
So, let go of the thoughts, whether they are fantasies or previous memories, and this will help you get out the full possibilities of the session.
• Communication: When you start to share impressions of what you see, hear, feel, or sense, I will guide you into important and meaningful moments. Trust that your subconscious provides everything you need. The more trust we bring in and let go of the conscious, analytical, and rational mind, the more we open up to meaningful moments.
You always have an open invitation to speak at any time, even if I haven't asked you a question. This won't disturb your state; it will help you go deeper. I will ask you questions, and you will be able to reply.
• Time: Give yourself time to absorb and integrate the session before you start doing things that require your full attention.
• Eat and Drink: It's advised to drink plenty of water after a session and to take in a meal afterwards; this helps to ground yourself again.
• Write: For many, it can be a wonderful way to absorb the session more deeply through writing or creating in general.
• Post Practises: If you have been given a practise, keep practising.