Following the charity training day, Louise sent us some great detailed information about herself, what a session would be like and as to how hypnotherapy could help following the loss of a baby. She says:
"I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist with almost fifteen years experience.
Most people who come for hypnotherapy with me have never experienced hypnosis before and one question they ask is 'will I know what is going on and will I still be in control?' The answer to both of those is yes. Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we all enter immediately before and after sleep, a bit like a day-dream. It is a natural, safe and pleasant experience.
When a session begins, I use gentle background music to create a relaxing environment. I ask you to close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Then I just talk, using whatever you have shared with me, to give you whatever you want. There is no touching and there is no requirement for you to speak once the hypnotherapy begins. I will only take you back to the past if you request it. For the first session, if all you would like is the experience of what hypnosis feels like, without sharing any personal information with me (besides what is required for safety), that is fine. I can offer you a simple relaxation session and nothing more.
There are many ways in which hypnosis can be used to help with the difficult emotions faced following the loss of a baby. For instance, it can offer the opportunity to say or do things that were not said or done at the time. Perhaps because the opportunity was not given or it wasn't the right time for you. Things that are vividly imagined and actual memories are stored in the mind in exactly the same way. Things that are repeatedly imagined can become more powerful than actual memories. In this way it is possible to change the way that events are remembered."
You can read more about Louise by clicking here.
Please note that if you wish to self fund, you can of course go ahead and book directly with Louise. If however you would like funding from the charity for a number of sessions, you must firstly complete an application form with either your bereavement midwife, chaplain or support group. Please read our FAQ's by clicking here and scrolling down.