There is no such thing as a typical session, because everyone is unique there is no such thing as a typical client. That aside, there are a few things that are common within many sessions and I would like to tell you about these here, so you have a good idea of what sort of thing to expect before you see me.
All sessions start with a conversation about why you have come to see me, and what you would like to get from our meeting.
We will then probably move onto trying to pick apart the nature of the issue you would like to examine, and often we will discuss how getting a better understanding of the issue will remove barriers, and help to make the hypnosis even more effective.
If you have come to see me to stop smoking then this will be a much longer conversation than if you have come to see me for a phobia, and the conversation may last up to half an hour.
The hypnosis part of the session will start with some suggestibility testing. This is not to test how suggestible you are, it is to test which techniques you are most responsive to. There are no right or wrong responses, your honest responses will help me to tailor the hypnosis to you.
We will then move onto the hypnosis part, during which you will be fully conscious and aware at all times, in fact, you will be hyper-aware and super-focussed. You will not loose control and you will hear every word I say, and you will be able to accept or reject any suggestions of your own free will.
At the end of the session you will feel relaxed but alert and sharp, like you have awoken from a refreshing snooze.
Hopefully this gives you a good idea of what to expect and allays any concerns, but please feel free to call me with any questions, or consult my FAQ.