Frequently Asked Questions

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When starting out to change something that has been a part of our life for a long time, FAQS (frequently asked questions) fill our mind! Here are some of the most common that can come up before and during sessions.

Q) Can everyone be hypnotised?

Absolutely! Hypnosis is a natural process that everyone can experience if they choose to. It’s crucial to understand that you cannot be hypnotised against your will—hypnosis is not about mind control but about reaching a state of deep relaxation and focus. Everyone’s experience of hypnosis is unique, and while some may find it easier to relax, everyone possesses the ability to be hypnotised, as it’s a form of self-hypnosis.

Q) What is hypnosis?

A) Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that everyone experiences, similar to daydreaming or becoming engrossed in a favourite book or movie. It is characterised by a state of deep relaxation and focus, which allows your brain to be more receptive to beneficial suggestions and changes. This state facilitates a powerful connection to the subconscious mind, where profound positive transformations can take root.

Q) Will I lose control during hypnosis?

A) No, you will not lose control during hypnosis. Hypnosis is a state of increased focus and relaxation where you are in complete control. It’s a collaborative process where you are the main participant. In this state, you are more open to suggestions that align with your goals, but you retain full power over your actions and decisions.

Q) Does hypnotherapy have any side effects?

A) Hypnotherapy leverages the natural state of hypnosis to facilitate positive changes and healing, making it a safe option for most individuals. During sessions, I guide clients into a deeper level of relaxation than they typically experience daily, enhancing their receptiveness to positive suggestions. However, it is important to note that hypnotherapy may not be suitable for individuals with certain conditions, such as psychosis. If you have concerns about your mental health, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning hypnotherapy.

Q) How does hypnotherapy differ from other forms of treatment?

A) Hypnotherapy stands out due to its direct approach to accessing and influencing the subconscious mind, where the bulk of our thoughts and behaviours originate. Unlike traditional therapies that may involve medication or extensive analysis of past events, hypnotherapy provides a drug-free alternative that focuses on outcomes and solutions. It offers rapid results by helping clients effectively harness the power of their subconscious to achieve lasting change and address specific psychological or behavioural issues.

Q) How many sessions will I need?

A) More than 90% of clients will only need three sessions. We are however, all unique with different changes to be made. In the unusual event of any further sessions being required, we will make that decision together, to ensure you get the change you desire.

Q) Will I be asleep on the couch?

A) No. At all times you will be fully awake and conscious, sitting on a chair. This is your change and you should be comfortable, relaxed and involved in the process.

Q) Can I drive after a session?

Definitely. If anything, you will be calmer, more positive and most likely smiling or singing.

Q) How long does each session last?

A) Most will be one hour, but please allow  one and a half hours. As mentioned above, we are all unique with different changes to be made and no two sessions are the same.

Q) Can I bring someone with me?

A) Of course. This can be especially beneficial on the initial consultation when everything is new. This is your change and you should feel comfortable and relaxed at all times.

Q) Previous therapy hasn’t worked, should I try again?

A) Most definitely. Never give up on the chance of happiness. This is one of the best reasons to have the an initial consultation. We can discuss previous attempts and see if your subconscious mind is ready to complete the change this time.

Q) My issues came back after previous therapy, can you help?

A) You won’t know until you try and should never give up. We can explore why previous attempts didn’t stay in place. An initial consultation would be great if you’ve tried previous therapy.

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