What Exactly is Hypnotherapy?



When many of us hear the word hypnosis, images of stage hypnotists and pocket watches may come to mind. 


Hypnotherapy is something very different, it utilizes the powerful mind state of hypnosis, which simply means a highly focused and suggestible state, to create positive and powerful therapeutic changes. It firstly allows you at the deepest level to identify the destructive subconscious beliefs, personas and patterns and change them.  These unconscious patterns of being in relationship, career, finances, health  keep you away from your true potential and creating deep happiness and meaningful success. The second major feature of Hypnotherapy is that it acts as a bridge that connects you to your potential and capacity to manifest your goals and desires.


Hypnotherapy utilizes a wide range of techniques and therapies to allow you to work with the sub-psyche, to work with the parts of you may have been unaware of or even walked away from a long time ago, out of pain or hurt. It goes to the places where it seemed no light or hope can reach and it touches it with understanding  and compassion.


Hypnotherapy helps you explore and access the all important subconscious mind and discover your inner wellspring of creativity and emotion and thought-belief structures.


During this exploration you are able to uncover the unconscious patterns and beliefs that run on auto pilot that are holding you back in one way or another from achieving your conscious goals. 


Once these patterns are identified in the hypnotic state you can come to understand why they are running and can change that at the deepest level of mind and out of potential of your mind plant positive seeds of change. Once these changes are made we reinforce through cognitive work the changes you wish to make and the conscious and subconscious mind create a positive feedback loop. 


How Does a Hypnosis Session Work?



During a session with me, my first goal is to deeply understand the perspective and story of my client. This means immersing myself in the emotions, experiences and turning points that brought them this far. It is vital that I deeply understand where my client is coming from to map a way forward. 


Once this space is created we can then both search deeply for the kinds of outcomes that would be most important and meaningful to my client. We can then begin to develop a roadmap forward, which will of course change along the way, as the client changes. This roadmap will include goal states, emotional states and beliefs that the client would like to consciously and subconsciously cultivate through our work together. This entire process is collaborative and any way forward is decided together and around the comfort of the client.


Hypnosis is a state that we access several times a day, when engrossed in a movie, when daydreaming or the dream like state when we first wake in the morning. This state exists just under conscious awareness and is the realm of the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the storehouse of your memories, deeply held belief systems, emotions, personas, automated behaviors and bodily functions, drives and desires. This powerful part of your mind informs all your conscious waking decisions and is the source of all your potential for complete transformation.


The hypnosis session which is the second part of the session has four distinct parts:


  1. Progressive Relaxation: The Hypnotherapist guides the client to relax the entire body from the feet to the head, while practicing deep breathing. As the client becomes more and more relaxed the hypnotherapist will further lead the client into a hypnotic state with suggestions to relax more and more deeply. (this state can only be created when the client is open and willing to do so)
  2. Hypnotherapy Suggestion or Analytical: Once the hypnotic state is entered the hypnotherapist may use a wide range of techniques: guided imagery, circle therapy, timeline therapy, belief reconstruction, Ericsonian therapy, analytical hypnosis, transformative visualizations to help the client access the subconscious issue and change it.
  3. Rising Back Up to Full Awareness: The client is then gradually led back up to full conscious awareness and feels very positive and relaxed.



The third part of the session involves discussing insights and confirming conscious goals for the week ahead and any homework for the week.


How Many Sessions Will I Need?



My philosophy is deep and meaningful therapy that empowers. My goal is to help you find the way to your own power and greatness and teach you how to transform your life. Generally at least 4-6 Sessions, that are done consecutively each week, with daily hypnosis, will result in meaningful changes being made.




What Are the Benefits of Hypnotherapy:



The benefits are endless. I became a hypnotherapist because this therapy personally changed my life and has now helped thousands of clients I have worked with over the years.


Medical journals are continuing to produce a robust inventory of how science is finding the powerful impact hypnotherapy is having on mind and body.


The positive impact of hypnosis on the mind has been noted in several psychological and medical journals in the following areas:


  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Trauma


My approach is to take these outer difficulties as manifestations of a subconscious conflict. A story that is trying to be communicated through the sub psyche and to allow this story to arise and be processed and healed. Once the conflict is healed we can start upon the positive work of intentionally creating empowering ways of thinking and believing and becoming. 


This way all pain is alchemised into potential and then into intentional manifestation so you can discover and create:


  • Joy, love and inner peace
  • Self Mastery and Wisdom
  • Authentic Personhood 
  • Path and Purpose
  • Your unique gifts and how to use them 
  • Creativity and peak states 
  • Emotional Empowerment
  • Divine Masculinity and Femininity 
  • Conscious, passionate and mindful relationships

What is Medical Hypnotherapy



Medical Hypnotherapy engenders the ultimate mind body therapy and has proven to be successful in treating and managing:


  • Chronic and Acute Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
  • Lowering Cancer Pain 
  • Childbirth 
  • Nausea 
  • High blood pressure
  • Surgery/ Anesthesiology 


I have had the joy of working with clients that have simply healed themselves through the power of this process. Each medical journey is different and I usually work with a doctors referral. 



Disclaimer: Hypnotherapy is an alternative holistic therapy. Hypnotherapy is not a replacement for any medical treatment, medication or psychiatric treatment.


About Me

Hi my name is Davita Moodley, I am Mindful Hypnotherapist, Relationship Expert and the Passionate founder of Awaken Your Heart Hypnotherapy.


I joyfully welcome you to this site. I created this site as a resource for healing, transformation and complete awakening to your true potential.


Discover the power of your awareness and subconscious mind to create an inspired life, filled with love, joy, excitement and fulfillment.