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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Information Collected

You may choose to give Carmel Semple information about yourself by completing any form provided to you in person or by e-mail or otherwise.  Carmel Semple only asks you to disclose as much information as is necessary, in order to provide best practices to be carried out throughout her interaction with you.

How your information is used

The personal information that you provide will only be used for the stated purpose and any reasonable incidental purpose, including:

  • marketing and/or administration purposes
  • Carmel Semple undertakes not to sell or rent to any third party whatsoever any personally identifiable information about you.

Your Rights

You should ensure that the information Carmel Semple collects and holds in relation to you is accurate and kept up to date. If you would like to review the information she has collected on you at any time, please see contact below.

You also have the right to have the information erased if she does not have a legitimate reason for retaining same. Carmel Semple will accede to any such valid requests within 30 calendar days of receipt of a valid request in writing or by electronic means.

You have the right to be given a copy of the information held by Carmel Semple about you.  Carmel Semple will provide the requested information to you within 30 calendar days of the receipt of a valid request in writing. She may request you to provide additional information to enable her to identify your personal data and/or to verify your identity. Please send all requests to her at carmel.m.semple@gmail.com.

Security

Carmel Semple endeavours to use industry standard security measures to protect your information and to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of any information in our control. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and she cannot guarantee that all your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed. However, she will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that such information is kept as secure as possible.

Please note Carmel Semple will never share your contact information and/or personal details with anyone who is not explicitly required to have the information or to whom you have given your written authorisation.

Once information has been received, Carmel Semple will not print or share your information with other parties except those in direct contact with yourself. Carmel Semple will implement all required GDPR security requirements to maintain the protection of your data.

All information freely given is with the explicit use provided and will not be used for any other reason.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This legal notice and all issues regarding this website are governed by the Common Law of the Republic of Ireland.

General

Delay or failure on our part in enforcing any of our rights shall not constitute a waiver by us of our rights and remedies. If any part of this Privacy Statement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remainder will not be affected.

Contact me

Your privacy is important. If you have any comments or questions regarding this statement, you can contact carmel.m.semple@gmail.com.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions by clients

What happens in a session?  

The first session is a ‘getting to know you‘ session to understand the framework of your life.  Very quickly, patterns emerge and during each subsequent week, we will explore how a significant ‘other person‘ influenced your behaviour (father, mother etc.) You then choose to hold on to those learned behaviours or change them if they are negatively impacting your life. Responses or reactions to life situations are also reviewed and worked through.

How long is a session? 

Each session takes 50 minutes and you decide the pace. Some clients are prepared to let go quickly and others take more time.  Whatever suits you is best for you.

Do I have to be hypnotised

No. However, hypnosis is only focused attention and ALL hypnosis is self-hypnosis.

What is hypnosis like? 

Hypnosis is simply focused attention that is often accompanied by a feeling of relaxation. You choose how deeply or how lightly you wish to experience hypnosis. It takes practice to drop into deeper levels of hypnosis. Clients often report that they are more aware of everything that is going on when in hypnosis, than in the normal waking state.

Is there anything for me to do between sessions?  

Yes. Daily homework is agreed for the following week to help you strengthen your new pattern or help to bring up memories for the next session.  This requires you to record your thoughts, feelings and dreams in a journal on a daily basis and carrying out any homework that will support your progress.

What type of client comes for hypno-analysis?  

In short – smart people. Often people say they don’t know why exactly they are coming other than stating that they are unhappy with their lives and need some direction. Others are floundering in their relationships; grief stricken with bereavement of a loved one; suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxieties, fears, and phobias. Others are going through major life changes or spiritual crisis and are looking for a trained professional to help them sort things out. 

Do you take Card payments?

Yes, both Visa Card and Master Card are accepted.

Can I have an online session?

Yes, provided you have an area where the session can be in private.  

Can I record a session?

No.  Sessions are private and may not be recorded.

 

What is Hypnosis?

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a relaxed state of focused awareness. 

At last there is scientific evidence to support the genuine effect of hypnosis on the functioning of the mind, as well as the body.   One of America’s leading psychiatrists, David Spiegel from Stanford University scanned the brains of volunteers who were informed they were looking at coloured objects when, in reality, those objects were black and white.  Spiegel told delegates from the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science that ‘(There) is scientific evidence that something happens in the brain when people are hypnotised that doesn’t happen ordinarily’. A scan showing areas of the brain used to register colour highlighted increased blood flow, indicating that the volunteers genuinely ‘saw’ colours, as they had been told they would.  He added that there were ‘tremendous medical implications’ and envisaged people being able to manage their own pain and anxiety.’  You can read more about the research here. https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2016/07/study-identifies-brain-areas-altered-during-hypnotic-trances.html

What does it mean?  Well, it means we can re-programme our minds to respond to situations differently. One of the reasons I studied hypnosis was to overcome my phobia of needles. And sitting in the car outside a clinic where I had to have a blood test confronted me with the question ‘Does hypnosis really work?’  Thankfully, a quick round of self-hypnosis saw me safely through what could have been a panic ordeal.  It works!

Keeping a Journal

Keeping a journal has been in practiced for hundreds of years because of the benefits the habit brings. Queen Victoria kept a journal for over 70 years and Dublin born Oscar Wilde stated: “I never travel without my diary.  One should always have something sensational to read on the train.

I call journalling a ‘love letter’ to yourself because when we start writing, we soon discover that we need that ‘love letter’.  Every relationship that we have in our lives radiates with the ripples of whether we love ourselves or not.  And I don’t mean in a narcissistic or self-absorbed way, but in a healthy, honest and self-reflective way. When you journal, you access the left hemisphere of the brain (the logical analytical side) which leaves the right hemisphere of the brain free to create, feel and intuit situations.  Consequently, your whole brain is engaged. 

Journalling has been found to reduce stress, help to get better perspective on situations and help you to know yourself better. Buy a special journal for yourself and keep in somewhere private.  You need the freedom to express yourself, make notes from sessions and reflect on issues that arise.  Often, you will be able to clarify what you are thinking, how you are feeling and identify the next steps to be taken in any situation. 

Put aside 20 minutes every day to write something.  I usually start off with a ‘brain dump’ which is very quickly writing every idea that comes to mind.  Very quickly you will see patterns in how you think, the behaviour that stems from those thoughts and the consequences of those actions.  Start today, you will be glad you did.

Stress

Stress - Friend or Foe?

We often think of stress as being bad for us provided it not chronic or excessive. Stress is actually good because it galvanizes us into getting something done with energy.

Excessive and/or chronic stress are a different story.  Our body warns us with nagging headaches, inability to sleep, poor concentration or decreased productivity at work.  

If you don’t do anything about chronic stress, you may be leaving yourself open to unwanted conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. 

I always ask clients to check with their doctor first to make sure that there isn’t a physical cause for the symptoms they are experiencing.  Hypno-analysis, counselling, brainwork recursive therapy and relaxation techniques such as mindfulness all help to alleviate stress.  Come and have a chat about it.