Hypnosis FAQs

Can anyone be Hypnotised?

Yes – although some people find it easier to relax than others. Some people may go into various levels of hypnosis faster or more deeply than others - but virtually all are capable of reaching the light to medium states of relaxation and being receptive to hypnosis. Professionally trained hypnotherapists have many tools, skills and approaches available, and a good practitioner will be able to tailor an approach for your own needs and personality.

What happens in a Hypnosis session?

First sessions are normally 60-90 minutes long. Part of this time will be spent discussing the presenting issues, mindsets and underlying factors that you wish to manage or change. A brief history will be taken to ensure that all relevant information is considered and assessed. This ensures that we plan and deliver the best program for your needs and goals. Any questions, concerns or misunderstandings you may have will also be fully addressed. We can then progress to an initial hypnosis experience to introduce you to the sensations and begin to focus your mind. Subsequent sessions normally will be around 60 mins (but can be longer if required) and will consist of both discussions and tailored hypnotic work.

What will I feel during Hypnosis?

People experience different sensations during hypnosis – but most report a wonderful calm, drifting, pleasant and relaxed state of wellbeing and contentment. You will be fully conscious and aware of everything that happens and is said during hypnosis.

Will I lose control?

No! No hypnotherapist can make anyone do anything against their will or that they are not happy to do or say.

Will I remember everything?

While in hypnosis and afterwards in normal mind consciousness, you will be able to remember anything about the session that you want to remember.

How many appointments might I need?

Smoking cessation is addressed across two session (lasting about one and then up to 2 hours respectively) followed by a free optional follow up appointment one week later where self- hypnosis can be taught. For most other presenting issues expect about three or four treatment sessions. Confidence building and self-esteem can sometimes benefit from just one session. A review of the client’s feelings and thoughts about the sessions would normally be carried out at each appointment in order to assess progress.

What is Clinical Hypnosis?

Clinical Hypnosis is a means of using hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. It is estimated that 85% of people respond very well to hypnosis. It often succeeds where other, more conventional, methods of treatment have not produced the desired results. When carried out by a professionally trained and skilled hypnotherapist, the benefits can be long lasting and often permanent. It is completely natural and safe, with no harmful side effects.

What about confidentiality?

Professionally qualified hypnotherapists are governed by a code of ethics to ensure clients have full trust and confidentiality in all aspects of their hypnotherapy experience.

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