What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation, where your body becomes very relaxed and your mind sharply focussed. We all experience this state on a regular basis; daydreaming, being deeply absorbed in a book so that we are almost oblivious to what’s going on around us, that feeling of being half awake and half asleep just before you fall asleep, etc. It is a very enjoyable and pleasant state.

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis refers the state of relaxation that you experience during a hypnosis session. In this state you are more responsive to therapy and beneficial suggestions. Hypnotherapy is the therapy that is carried out while you are in a state of hypnosis.

How can being in hypnosis help resolve a problem?

In hypnosis you are mentally and physically relaxed and this allows access to your subconscious mind. Since most of our early programming, including limiting beliefs, is stored in this part of the mind, working at a subconscious level means we can more easily change negative or limiting beliefs than if working entirely with the conscious mind.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Almost everyone can be hypnotised if they want to be. However it is not recommended for people under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs nor is it suitable for people with mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia or borderline personality disorder).

Will I know what is happening?

Yes, absolutely. In fact you will be more aware of and more sensitive to your surroundings than usual.

Will I remember what happened during hypnosis?

You will hear everything that is said and will retain everything that is important to you, exactly as you would out of hypnosis.

Will I be under the control of the therapist?

Absolutely not. You remain in control and fully conscious at all times. The hypnotherapist has no control over you and if you decide to ignore what the therapist says or get up and walk out, you can. Therapeutic hypnosis should not be confused with stage or TV hypnosis, where the primary purpose is entertainment.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

Hypnosis is a completely safe and natural process. It is a very ancient practice and uses a naturally occurring relaxed state of mind.

Could I get stuck in hypnosis?

No.This is completely impossible. In fact you can come out at any time, at will.

What does being in hypnosis feel like?

There is no particular feeling. In fact many people don’t even realise that they have been hypnotised. However they are often surprised at how relaxed they feel afterwards.

Will I be forced to accept suggestions?

Absolutely not. In the unlikely case that there was a suggestion that you didn’t agree with, you will either reject it or just come out of hypnosis. Your mind is very protective and will never accept a suggestion that goes against your morals or beliefs.

How many sessions will I need?

This will depend on the problem or on change that you wish to make:
– Smoking cessation requires only one session lasting 2 or 2.5 hours,
– Speaking in public, presentations, exam nerves and nail biting usually only require one session of 1 hour,
– Other issues, e.g. anxiety, phobias, panic attacks etc, may require between one and ten sessions and occasionally more.

Will I divulge my deepest secrets?

Not unless you choose to! You are in control and conscious all the time.

Is my session with you confidential?

All sessions are completely confidential.

How long does a session last?

Sessions are usually 1 to 1.5 hours. Smoking cessation is one 2 to 2.5 hour session.

Can I find out more before committing?

Absolutely. I offer a FREE initial consultation with no obligation (exceptions; smoking cessation, psycho-sexual dysfunction), where I evaluate your situation and you have the opportunity to ask questions and decide if you feel at ease with me and my way of working.


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