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What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy that communicates directly with the unconscious mind through the use of powerful suggestions that by-passes the conscious capacity and communicates with the unconscious mind. The powerful suggestions are retained directly in the uncritical unconscious to influence positive changes once the client is back in their conscious waking state. Hypnotherapy can treat a variety of medical and psychological problems, and make some many positive benefits to clients and their lives. (Please note that one can be hypnotised against their will).

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state that we all go into whilst going about our normal day to day lives of daydreaming, driving, cleaning, watching TV, and so many other times when we are absorbed upon one particular stimulus without distractions. Hypnosis is a safe and natural trance state, and you’ll have experienced this state without knowing it, as I’s very much like when we drive our car and reach our destination without being consciously aware of how we’ve arrived there, we’re on ‘auto-pilot’ and in trance. It’s the same when we’re engrossed in reading a book or watching a movie we’re in trance. Once you’re in in the trance state I tap into your natural state and talk directly to the unconscious part of your mind that’s responsible for your entire life your subconscious mind.

Who can be Hypnotised?

Everyone is different when it comes to hypnotherapy, as some people naturally go into trance more quickly than others. The main reason for not going into trance is fear of not being in control (you’re in control at all times); however those that can relax and go with the flow actually become more in control of their unconscious mind. It’s my job as your hypnotherapist to build trust and coach you to understand what hypnosis is and what hypnosis is not. The majority of people discover that they gain control when using hypnosis to relax, de-stress, stop a habit or addiction to resolving phobias.

What if I can’t be hypnotised?

Everyone can be hypnotised, if they want to be, and if they don’t want to be, they can’t be hypnotised. You must understand that when in trance I’m in the driving seat guiding the steering wheel the accelerator and brakes; however you also have a brake pedal that you can push at any time, you’re always in control, and you can stop any time you choose.  If you allow me your hypnotherapist to drive for a while you’ll get to where you want to go.

Does Hypnotherapy work?

Hypnosis is extremely effective in treating phobias, low self-esteem and low-confidence, weight management, habits and addictions, pain control, and many other conditions.

How will I feel in Hypnosis?

Each person is different; however the majority of people experience relaxation, calmness and peacefulness due to the suggestions that I make. You’ll feel heavy and your breathing slows down, and you’ll hear everything that I say.

How many sessions will I need?

This is something that we’d need to discuss initially; however you may find that you only require one session, or you may need more depending on your current situation, whichever it is you’re in the right place with a hypnotherapist who’ll demonstrate congruency, empathy and unconditional positive regard towards you.

Is there any support during sessions?

I will set various tasks that can be done during sessions and I offer all my clients email support after their sessions.

How long in between sessions?

I normally suggest a week in between sessions, as this gives you time to notice and adapt to the positive changes that will occur for you, and for you to complete any tasking assignments.

How long is a session?

An individual session will usually take 60 minutes and in some cases a session may take little longer but I’ll discuss this with you in advance.

Will the hypnotherapist touch me?

I don’t use touch in my sessions, unless you fell or need help to get out of the chair, but my general rule in no touching.

Is it confidential?

It’s totally confidential as it’s really important that you feel comfortable about discussing things in complete confidence.