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The mind is like an iceberg

Only a small part of an iceberg is visible above the surface of the water and this is similar to the Conscious mind; the part of the mind which is responsible for everyday thoughts, analysing information and making decisions.

Below the surface is the Subconscious mind; the much larger part of the mind which deals with memories, emotions and the autonomic nervous system. It is this part of the mind that controls all of the behaviours and responses which make us who we are.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural and safe state of mind in which you are aware of everything that you experience. Although often mistaken as a form of sleep, hypnosis is actually an altered state of awareness where the subconscious mind is very alert.

We all experience hypnosis, often several times a day. Examples you may be familiar with include daydreaming, travelling to work and not remembering the journey, or being deeply absorbed in a good book or film. 

During hypnosis, the subconscious mind becomes receptive to suggestion and hypnotherapy uses this process to suggest new thought or behaviour patterns and responses. There are no specific feelings associated with being in hypnosis, because everyone experiences it differently.

Hypnotherapy Sessions

Hypnotherapy is often very helpful for addressing specific issues such as fears and phobias, trauma, panic attacks, stopping smoking and losing weight. It involves working on a subconscious level and is often relatively rapid when compared with other talking therapies, with many issues requiring between 3 to 6 sessions, depending on you and your situation. I use a variety of hypnotherapy and NLP techniques including:

  • Suggestion Therapy
  • Hypnoanalysis
  • HypnoCBT
  • Timeline Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Rewind Technique

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Initial Consultation

An opportunity to discuss your situation, ask questions and discover how therapy sessions could help you

Hypnotherapy has been a fantastic experience for me and I would highly recommend it. I had 3 sessions with Vicki and it has made such a big difference to me.

CB, Leeds

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About Vicki

Vicki Crane

BA (Hons)  D.Hyp  Dip.Thyp  PNLP  MHS (Accred)

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Client Stories

Read what other people have to say about their experience of hypnotherapy, counselling and talking therapies in Leeds

Hypnotherapy, NLP and Talking Therapies have a good track record in helping people to make lasting changes, however everyone responds differently and therefore results may vary from person to person. Your motivation and participation are the key to success, so you need to play your part too.