Hypnotherapy Frequently Asked Questions

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I know lots of people have questions concerning Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy so I thought
I would take this opportunity to address some of the most common ones here, I do
hope they help you to understand this therapy a little be

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a pleasant state of mind that is brought about by ‘imagining’ a series of progressively more relaxing images and situations. It has been described as ‘guided daydreaming’ and is a very relaxed and pleasant state. It is rather similar to being completely absorbed in your favourite book or movie, or perhaps
you have that experience when you have been driving your car and arrived at your destination without quite knowing how you got there.

Will I be aware of what is going on?

Yes, you will. You will hear everything that is said and will be able to move at will, scratch your nose, yawn etc. but you may just feel so relaxed you just may choose not to.

What does hypnosis feel like?

There will have been many times in your life when you have already felt what it is like to ‘be in hypnosis’ but you probably have not labelled it. Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon which daydreaming and becoming absorbed in something you are doing are just a couple of ways you have ‘felt’ hypnosis before.

Can I be controlled?

I don’t know can you? Certainly not by me. Hypnosis is a state of relaxed awareness, you stay fully in control and everything you do under hypnosis is done voluntarily. Your ability to decide what you want to do and don’t want to do is unaffected.

Can I be made to do something against my will?

No. Your conscious will, conscience and morals will still be present throughout and you retain the ability to exercise these at will.

Will I remember the session?

Another misconception is that you won’t be able to remember anything that went on in the session. The truth is that you will be able to remember most of it. Any portions not remembered, will be where your mind has drifted off to some distant thought or memory.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

No not at all. It’s just a deep state of relaxation where you become more open to positive suggestions.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

People who can follow instruction and are intelligent, who want to be can be!

How will you do it?

I won’t, you will! All hypnosis is self-hypnosis; I will just facilitate the process with you. Guiding with your permission into a trance state where we can do the work required.