To understand the relationship of the conscious mind as it relates to the subconscious mind I will use this analogy.
Imagine the captain of a submarine as the conscious mind. The captain is the one who makes all of the decisions in regards to destination and maneuvering. He is the only one who sees where he is going through the periscope. On the other hand, the large crew that are actually navigating the submarine would be similar to the subconscious mind. The crew react to all of the orders given by the Captain. Since they cannot see where they are going, they must rely completely on the decision making capabilities of the Captain. They are unable to make proper decisions on their own independently and their function is to simply react to the commands of the captain and follow his instructions.
This is how the mind works. The conscious mind is completely in charge and makes all the decisions. The purpose of the subconscious mind is to react immediately to the commands that are given to it from the conscious mind and rely on its decision making capabilities completely.
The subconscious mind is where the power comes from and without it the submarine will not function. The subconscious mind is subject to the conscious mind.
All hypnosis is self hypnosis, in other words a therapist is like a GPS. We will give you instructions and you as the driver follow these instructions, but remain in control at all times, meaning that you can bypass my instructions if you wish.
What people don’t realise is that every one of us experiences a hypnotic state on a daily basis. From the moment you wake up in the morning until you go to sleep, you would have passed through numerous hypnotic phases where your mind is so focused on one thing that you are unaware of your surroundings. Like being engrossed in a book and not hearing someone calling your name. Or perhaps waking up in the middle of the night, thirsty, but not getting up to drink water. Your mind is awake and telling you to drink water, but your body is asleep. It is at this point that you are in a natural hypnotic state.
At this point your subconscious is highly receptive to suggestions, but only those that are acceptable to you.
As a Hypnotherapist, we am here to guide and help you to improve your life for the better. If you have the desire but not the willpower to make changes in your life, hypnotherapy can help you to achieve positive results.
I found Ghitta to be consistently friendly and positive at every session.Each session was different. She worked behind the scenes to tailor make a programme for me each week coming up with new ideas and suggestions. I recommend her highly April 2018
PAIN MANAGEMENT & RELAXATION: I have been using hypnotherapy and self hypnosis since 1999 and have worked with a few different practictioners, including prestigious people in Harley Street and Kensington. Ghitta Basson has shown deeper insight, understanding, sympathy and a willingness to research my unique condition and situation than any of my previous therapists. I have made excellent progress with not only managing a life-threatening condition, improving my physical and mental health but also in my personal development. Conventional therapies are so excruciating for me to go through that I would rather have teeth pulled out yet Ghitta makes even notoriously difficult techniques bearable. I look forward to working with her more and I would not switch to somebody else. All I can say is Thank You.
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION: I had never tried hypnotherapy, in fact any kind of therapy before seeing Ghitta and it was the best decision I ever made. She has helped me so much already to deal with lots of different issues, and I know that still going to see her is something I will continue to do. She creates such a safe and open environment I would recommend her to anyone.
DRIVING ANXIETY: I can vouch for Ghitta Basson as she has given me techniques to cope with my anxiety when driving. Ghitta is professional, friendly and very approachable. She has made a huge difference to my life as my anxiety was affecting my daily routine and family life. I'm like a new woman!
STRESS: I was nervous about the idea of relaxing en masse but knew I needed to learn how to relax as my health was becoming affected by my levels of stress. I trusted Ghitta completely and was amazed by the level of safety she created. I remained a little resistant to the process as I was still nervous of 'letting go'. Ghitta understood this completely and gave me 'full permission' to remain slightly resistant. I felt in control at all times throughout the process but also realised 'something different had happened' and I did in fact deeply relax. Afterwards I felt completely exhausted. I interpreted this positively as allowing my self to feel my true feelings and not my usual state of 'coping'. Since I have listened to the tape Ghitta sent me and have re experienced deep relaxation. I feel much better now as I am spotting the signs of stress earlier and allowing them rather than resisting them. I thoroughly recommend Ghitta's sessions.
RELAXATION: The hypnotherapy turned out to be different to what I expected. It was a good experience and I found it interesting. I was surprised how relaxed my mind had become during the session. I would endeavor to do these sessions on a weekly basis going forward.
EXQUISITE EXPERIENCE: I went in for an initial hypnotherapy session with Ghitta so that I can just experience the idea and feeling it could create and to be honest I was quite doubtful about it and its positive effects. I was apprehensive at first but Ghitta soon made me feel at ease and very comfortable. I decided to take an open minded approach and allow Ghitta to take control and continue with the session. My experience was completely positive, I’ve never experienced a sensation over my whole body like this before. I felt pumped with adrenaline but at the same time relaxed and left the room feeling a calmness throughout my body that lasted at least 6 hours. I’ve only tried one session but I know I’ll be coming back for more, thanks Ghitta!
RELATIONSHIP ISSUES & ANXIETY: Ghitta is my lifeline. After my separation from my wife, the world came crashing in on me like a slow avalanche. She reached out to me and suggested I try hypnotherapy and I got out of my slump, little by little. I am eternally grateful for her caring soul.
STOP SNORING: “I have been a really bad snorer for many years. People who had the misfortune to have to share a room with me always complained about my snoring. It was so bad that when I knew that I would have to share a room with someone on a weekend away I would take earplugs with me so that I can offer it to my roommates. Once I also had a girlfriend buying me Breathright strips but that did not work either. Last year I met Ghitta and after she told me more about hypnotherapy we tried it for snoring. I can not say that I was immediately cured and still had a friend, who I shared a room with on a holiday, complaining about my snoring but then when I met a new lady in my live it seemed to have stopped. I believe the combination of the hypnotherapy with my desire not to disturb my partner at night was the solution to get me stop snoring without disturbing my sleep at all! And my new girlfriend does not even believe that I ever even had a snoring problem!”
RELAXATION: My first hypnotherapy experience – I have to admit that I was a sceptic and believed that I could not get hypnotised. One of the few occasions that I will admit, I was wrong. Ghitta’s voice was like butter on hot toast. I dosed off into a comfortable zen like state and before I knew it I woke up and time had simply slipped away. What an experience! Felt like I had been listening to Enya in a jacuzzi for an hour. Totally relaxed and rejuvenated I stepped outside with a freshly charged battery. I would recommend Ghitta with the utmost confidence to all that I know.
STOP SMOKING: I decided in late 2011 that my 30 birthday present to myself was going to be a hypnotherapy to stop smoking. I absolutely loved smoking but I knew it was time to face facts and give it up once and for all! I didn’t really know what to expect but when I arrived at my first session in January 2012 Ghitta immediately put me at ease and even though I was nervous I felt so completely calm. It is now 18 months later and I am proud to say I am still a non-smoker thanks to Ghitta! It was like I had a whole new lease on life! I immediately felt better within myself, happier, fitter, healthier. Even my clothes smelt better. 8 months later I ran my first half marathon!!! I don’t think I could have done it if I had still been smoking! I’ll thank Ghitta every day for the rest of my life for helping me overcome my worst and most loved habit! And by the prices of cigarettes these days im sure my purse will be thanking her too!!
SPORTS IMPROVEMENT: I started seeing Ghitta about 5 months ago to help me improve my golf. I have always wanted to become a Golf Professional, but somehow got stuck and never went further.Since my sessions with Ghitta I have had a major improvement! The last time I felt scared to hit a shot was before the first session with her. My confidence is through the roof. I all of a sudden believe in myself again. Every time I play it gets better and better. I can’t wait to get out there and play. Just like in the old days, only better. Enjoying it again and actually focused at the same time. The golf itself also improved 100% since the first session. Bad shots still happen, but I can regroup, forget about it instantly and pay full attention on the next shot. I can’t wait for the next session!”