Lighthouse Therapies is a hypnotherapy & regression therapy specialist on the Isle of Wight. We took pride in guiding our clients to activate their inner resources and rediscover themselves through hypnotherapy and regression therapy.
The portrayals of hypnosis in the entertainment and media industries have contributed to a wide misunderstanding of the true nature of hypnosis. The following information may help to address some of the more widely held misconceptions about hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy uses relaxation and positive visualisation to bring about changes that people wish to make and I have yet to meet a client who has not enjoyed the experience. Hypnotherapy relaxes the conscious mind to allow access to the subconscious mind where the (self limiting) beliefs are held. After the sessions, the client no longer needs to rely on will power alone to bring about the desired change, but will find that these changes happen naturally and effortlessly.
Hypnotherapy is used for changing certain habits as nail biting and smoking and weight management and is extremely beneficial in overcoming phobias (animals, situations or objects). Hypnotherapy is also effective for changing obsessive or reoccurring negative thoughts (such as low self esteem or confidence and insomnia) and distressing feelings like panic attacks, stress or anxiety. It is recognized by the medical profession as being beneficial in helping to relieve the symptoms of IBS, migraines or reducing blood pressure and it can increase sports performance. There are no side effects with hypnotherapy and results are often achieved within just a few sessions. The sessions are relaxing and 20 minutes of hypnosis is equal to three to four hours of sleep.
This very much depends on the issue and the desired outcome. We normally advise three sessions to bring about lasting changes per issue, but sometimes a single session is enough to achieve the desired outcome. Many clients find that the sessions are so enjoyable and beneficial that they opt to have further sessions to address other issues as well.
This depends on the client. Most clients will feel very relaxed and even though their mind is still alert, their body feels relaxed and comfortable. Many people fall asleep during the session but whether you do or don’t, it doesn’t matter for the effectiveness of the session. Some people find they enter into a deep trance quite easily whereas others maintain lighter levels of trance throughout. The level of trance achieved does not affect the effectiveness of the sessions, but most clients find that the more often they listen to the recordings or the more sessions they have, the deeper into trance they go.
You are likely to feel calm and relaxed after the session and you should be able to continue with your normal activities if you need to. Most of the hypnotherapy sessions are recorded (depending on the technique we use) and if so, we will ask you to listen to the recording at home every day if possible until your next session. The subconscious mind loves repetition and clients who listen to the sessions frequently tend to obtain the best results. Most clients just listen to the session before bedtime, so it doesn’t have to take time out of their day (and it helps them get better sleep as well).
No! Hypnotherapy is very far removed from stage hypnosis where people seemed to come under the spell of the hypnotist at the click of a finger and then made to bark like a dog. Hypnotherapy uses a gentle and relaxing induction (the first part of the session where trance is induced) and the client is in full control at all times. We can't make you give away any secrets, or make you do anything that you don't want to do, because if we did, you would simply come straight out of trance. If you wanted to open your eyes or visit the bathroom during the session, you can simply do so.
Everything in the universe is made up of energy and most of this we cannot see. We are affected by the energy that is around us - feeling the sun’s energy on our face can make us feel happy whereas walking into a room where someone has just had an argument can make us feel a little anxious. Spirit releasement addresses any problems that arise when we have been affected by external energies in such a way that it is detrimental to us and is done with love.
The hypno-gastric band allows the client to enjoy the benefits of having a much smaller stomach so they naturally reduce their intake of food significantly, and therefore speed up their weight loss. The client does not need to undergo invasive surgery, is not exposed to hospital bugs and enjoys full support both before and after the procedure. The hypno-gastric band is especially suitable for people who currently eat large portions of food. In order to ensure a smooth transition to a lower intake of food, the first few sessions are geared towards tackling the issue(s) that cause the client to be overweight, whether this is eating too quickly, emotional eating, sugar addiction, unhealthy snacking etc. Once the client is happy with their new eating habits, and has started losing weight, we will place the band over a series of two sessions. The band is subsequently tightened or loosened periodically until the client has reached their preferred weight, when the hypno-gastric band can easily be removed.
Regression therapy is powerful tool help for helping clients overcome trauma by healing the cause of it. When we experience trauma and are unable to comprehend it, we have no choice but to bury that pain and lock it away inside of us, so we almost don’t feel it anymore.These experiences, however, form the basis of our beliefs, keeping us stuck in the the time the trauma occurred, and keeping us focused on future prevention of the trauma, instead of reacting to what is happening right now.
Regression therapy is very effective where other therapies have failed as it approaches issues from a much wider perspective and trace them back to where they began. Seemingly irrational fears and unexplained pain, feelings or behaviours that don’t seem to be beneficial, are examples of this.
This very much depends on the issue and the desired outcome. One session is often enough to shed light and overcome a problem. However, as regression therapy doesn’t just tend to benefit the client him/herself but also their immediate family by advancing soul growth, many clients opt to continue sessions to get the most out of life and learn all there is to learn.
This is different for everyone and each session will be different, depending on what we are working on. Although we are working with events that happened a (very) long time ago, you are likely to experience them as if they are happening now. You may experience intense emotions and need to be prepared for that. By going through these intense experiences again in the safety of the session, however, we can leave that energy behind us and obtain the learnings from it.
This can vary between feeling really energized and positive and feelings as if pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place, to feeling a little vulnerable and needing some quiet time to reflect and process. Therefore we always advice to schedule a regression session at a time when you can take it easy for the next day or two, just in case you need a little time to digest the session. Should you not feel settled 48 hours after the session, please contact us so I can help you settle your energies or do further work with you if needed.
No! Neither the client nor the therapist needs to believe in past lives for regression therapy to work. Research by Helen Wambach indicates that clients could be freed from their phobias by experiencing their past lives, regardless of whether they (or the therapist) believed in reincarnation or not. Therefore, it doesn’t matter for the outcome of the session whether clients consider what they experience during the session to be an actual past life or a metaphor, a story their subconscious mind came up with to bring about healing.
A past life journey allows clients to discover a past life and get the learnings from it. This can be very interesting for those who are fascinated with a particular place or country, or a keen interest or hobby and it can help them remember skills they have once had. Clients who simply want to experience a past life can be taken back to a life that is most relevant to the issues they are experiencing in their current life. Hypnosis is used to guide the client back to the past life and the sessions generally focus on one past life in detail.
Life Between Lives offers a powerfully enlightening experience for clients who have experienced regression therapy before and who would like to understand more about themselves as spiritual beings to advance their soul growth. A deep hypnotic trance is induced to allow the client to travel beyond a past life and into personal soul memories in the spirit realm before this current life.
“Why Regression” - Documentary produced by EARTh which includes interviews with both clients who have experienced regression therapy and prominent therapists in this field
Spiritual Regression Therapy Association - an alliance of spiritual regression therapists all over the world who are united in a mission to heal and empower souls
Andy Tomlinson - Healing the eternal soul
Carol Bowman - Children’s past lives
Ian Lawton - the Wisdom of the Soul
Peter Jenkins & Toni Ann WInninger - How I died and what I did next
Dolores Cannon - Between death & life
Peter Mack - Healing Deep Hurt Within
Jim Tucker - Life Before Life
Sheela Jaganathan - Hello me!