Common Questions People Ask Regarding Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a focused state of deep physical and mental relaxation. When we are hypnotised we can effectively communicate with our subconscious mind and help break the negative thought cycle and start to focus on the enjoyment of life. It is during this state of hypnosis that our analytical and rationalising conscious mind is bypassed, allowing our subconscious mind to become receptive to beneficial suggestions and change.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that utilizes therapeutic techniques within hypnosis to bring about subconscious change to a client’s thoughts, emotions and behaviours. By relaxing, thinking positively and focusing on your desired goals, hypnosis can help you to improve your unwanted habits, feelings and behaviours.

Hypnosis can also be used successful for the treatment of panic attacks, fears and phobias and help minimise the effect of painful memories and traumatic experiences.

One of the common forms of hypnotherapy is suggestive hypnotherapy where we make positive suggestions to the subconscious mind to help make significant changes in your life. I also within Hypnosis use a variety of NLP techniques such as the Fast Phobia Rewind Technique, Swish, Anchoring and Submodalities.

Is Hypnosis like what you see on the TV?

Unlike what you may see in the movies you can not be hypnotised against your will. Rather than giving up control, with Hypnosis you start to take control of the habits and way of thinking which have held you back. Nobody can make you do anything you don’t want to as your subconscious will reject any suggestion that is not in your best interest.

What is it like when you are Hypnotised?

Believe it or not we go in and out of Hypnosis throughout the day and it is a very natural behaviour for us. We enter Hypnosis at the stage right before we fall asleep, and pass through it right as we are waking up in the morning. Have you ever been driving down a motorway and before you know it you’re home and can’t remember half the journey? Or have you ever been watching a movie or reading a book and someone has been speaking to you and you never heard them? These are all natural occurrences of hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable experience. Often after a hypnotherapy session I’ll have clients comment how relaxed they felt and how they were able to hear me throughout. Just like when you are daydreaming you will hear everything that I say and you will still be able to move if you wanted to. All you have to do in the session is relax and listen to my voice and just let whatever happens, happen without trying to help or hinder the process.

Do you offer a guarantee?

As with any profession that deals with human behaviour it is impossible to offer a guarantee. Whilst extremely effective it is unrealistic to assume that Hypnotherapy can solve all issues instantly. Hypnotherapy is most successful when approached by the client with an inner commitment to change.

What I can guarantee is that I will use my skills and experience to the best of my ability to help you with your issue and ask that in return you fully commit and approach the sessions with an open mind and a readiness for change.

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