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FAQ's

FAQ's

Can I be hypnotised?

Virtually everyone can be hypnotised. A common myth is when a person says, “No one can hypnotise me, I’m too strong minded”.

 

This is because, all hypnosis is self hypnosis. A person goes into hypnosis because they choose to.

 

Strong-minded individuals are usually the best candidates providing they want it to work for them.

Hypnosis is also the natural brainwave state we are all in every day, as it is the state just before sleep and just as you are coming back up out of sleep.

 

In determining if you can by hypnotised, you may want to ask yourself the following:

  1. Can you follow simple instructions?

  2. Can you use your imagination to help you to visualise?

  3. Do you believe that hypnosis can help you and are you ready for change?

  4. Are you willing to accept new ideas for change?

  5. Have you ever lost track of time, perhaps whilst reading a good book or bingeing a TV series?

  6. Have you ever driven from A to B and not remembered how you even got there?

  7. Have you ever daydreamed?

  8. Can you occasionally wake from sleep, go to the bathroom or get a drink, and go straight back to sleep?

  9. Can you meditate? Or do you pray?

  10. Does your mouth water at the thought of sucking on a sour lemon?

If you answered yes to any of these questions.... YOU CAN BE HYPNOTISED.

Is hypnosis safe? Could I ever get stuck in hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a normal, naturally occurring state of mind. There has not been a single documented case of harm resulting from the use of hypnotherapy.

 

And...NO, you can never get stuck in a hypnotic state. Only two things can ever happen when you are in hypnosis - you either come out of hypnosis or you fall asleep. The only reason people stay in hypnosis is because it feels fantastic. Any time they want to, they can get up and walk away.

How many sessions will I need?

This will depend very much upon the individual client and why they want hypnotherapy. However, during our free phone consultation, we will most certainly be able to give you a better idea. Everyone is then thoroughly assessed at their first session, and a clear indication will be given as to how many visits may be necessary. If you decide to go ahead, then we can begin treatment at this session. Should you decide not to move forward, then you will not be charged for this session.

Will I remember anything?

Most of the time you will remember everything. However, just like sometimes when you daydream or relax, your mind may wander and you may not recall everything or exactly what is said.

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Will I be made to do something with which I am not comfortable?

The short answer: NO... NEVER!

 

Movie, news stories, and stage hypnotists have led many people to believe that when you are in hypnosis, you are under the hypnotist's complete control.

 

This is completely incorrect!

When you are hypnotized, you become very relaxed and focused. You can hear everything your hypnotherapist is saying, you are aware of everything going on around you, and you still have complete control of your body and mind - in fact, the most common comment is "was I hypnotized?".

Most people experience hypnosis as a pleasant feeling of deep relaxation, and with therapeutic hypnosis in particular, you would never be asked to do anything inappropriate or ridiculous.

 

Furthermore, even when in a deep trance, you could never be made to do or say anything that you didn't want to or didn't feel comfortable with... as your conscious mind is always in control.

Going into hypnosis is NOT the same as being asleep. In hypnosis, you simply have a stronger focus internally, plus wonderful deep relaxation.

You are quite capable of bringing yourself out of hypnosis or rejecting the suggestions at any time, which is why you need to consciously want the changes in the first place. 

What does being in hypnosis feel like?

Whilst the feeling of being in hypnosis can differ from person to person, the general feeling, is that of being deeply physically, mentally and emotionally... relaxed. Some liken it to daydreaming or how it feels just before you drift off to sleep. Some people are able to go "deeper" than others; and quite often, the more times you have been hypnotised, the easier it will be for you to go into hypnosis and the deeper you will go each time.

Will hypnotherapy work for me?

Unlike traditional forms of therapy that only work with the conscious mind, clinical hypnotherapy works with the sub-conscious mind to locate the "root" cause of problems and deal with them on a sub-conscious level. As a result, the "conscious symptoms" being suffered by a client, are often removed quickly, effectively and quite often... permanently!

Clinical hypnotherapy uses suggestion, regression and integration therapies to find, neutralize and remove the problem, often entirely; and is a much quicker, easier and far more successful approach in dealing with so many of the issues people face today. In fact, a study analysis conducted by Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. found hypnosis to have a 93% success rate, with fewer sessions needed, than both behavioural therapy and psychotherapy.

With that said, results are never guaranteed, and may vary from person to person.

How long are the sessions?

Your first initial session will usually last between 1.5 - 2.5 hours in duration, as we conduct a thorough assessment and history of our clients (always allow 2 hours to be safe). After that sessions can last anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours (again, always leave 1.5 hours to be safe).

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