Hypnosis FAQs

What is Hypnosis?

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Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of deep and pleasant relaxation.  In fact, we dip in and out of trance all the time, when we are day dreaming, before we go to sleep and before we wake up.

Many people have misconceptions about hypnosis, they worry that the therapist will take over their mind, and they will do or say something that will not feel comfortable; that their mind will go blank and they will lose control.  None of this is true.  In fact it is quite the opposite, as you will be in control the whole time.  Rather than your mind going blank – you will have a heightened state of awareness and you will know everything that is going on and being said.

Much of what we do and say in life can be unconscious, for example adjusting your body position, making a facial expression – even eating, drinking or smoking. Many of the things that we do, the ways that we behave and the things that we believe, come automatically to us – we do not have to think about them consciously.  Therefore a lot of our ways of communicating and relating have been built up over the years and are embedded in the unconscious part of our mind.

Hypnosis is a way of bypassing your conscious mind and communicating with your unconscious mind.  For example, your conscious mind can give you unhelpful messages such as ‘I can’t do this, I am not good enough’ – but through bypassing this we can communicate directly with your unconscious mind and give yourself more helpful and constructive messages, such as ‘I am a non-smoker, I can lose weight’, and you can find that you start to respond positively to these messages.

After hypnosis, most people experience feelings of deep relaxation, improved confidence and positive well-being.

Can anyone be Hypnotised?leaf_up_320

Yes – as long as they want to be.  No one can be hypnotised against their will.  Hypnosis is not a miracle cure but the more you allow yourself to relax into the hypnosis, the more you should get out of it.

Is Hypnosis safe?

Yes – hypnosis is 100% safe for the vast majority of people. However, some people (such as those suffering from psychosis, low blood pressure, epilepsy or clinical depression) should seek medical advice before undergoing hypnotherapy.

We also advise our clients to seek medical advice from their GP to rule out any physical causes for their particular issue or condition, prior to embarking on a course of Hypnotherapy.

What do Hypnotherapy Sessions include?

Each Hypnotherapy session will include time for discussing progress, Counselling and Hypnosis.

Please note that whilst many people will benefit from Hypnotherapy, individual results may vary and cannot be guaranteed.