Frequently Asked Questions
Listed below are some of the more common questions asked by the various people seeking assistance from hypnotherapy.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis can be described as an altered state of consciousness where the subconscious mind is open to suggestion and will be able to accept ideas and thoughts which will be of benefit to the whole being.
What does it feel like?
Hypnosis is a very pleasant experience but probably not what you may be expecting. You will be fully conscious of what is being said to you and have full recollection afterwards. You will be in control at all times but feel very deeply relaxed.
Is Hypnosis medically approved?
Hypnosis was first officially recognised as a viable therapeutic tool by the British Government in 1952 through the Hypnotisim Act and then a few years later by the (AMA) American Medical Association in 1958. Also Pope Piux 12th in 1957 and again in 1958 was in favour of hypnosis, as a tool for pain free childbirth!
My mind is always on the go, will I be able to relax?
At first you may well be thinking is this working or am I being hypnotised? and this is perfectly normal. There are many techniques used to induce hypnosis, so your mind and body will eventually settle and you will be left feeling very comfortable, peaceful and relaxed.
Will I be in control and will I remember anything?
You will be totally in control. You will hear everything that is said to you and have total recall of the session. You are not unconscious, you do not surrender you will, your morals codes or ethics to the therapist. Ultimately, you are the one who has control, because you want or allow this process to happen!
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my hypnotherapy?
All you need to have is a desire to be hypnotised and the ability to relax and follow instructions.
Can I be made to do anything against my will?
No, definitely not. You won’t find yourself clucking like a chicken, doing an Elvis impersonation or anything of the like! Unless you want to of course.
Is it safe for me to drive home afterwards?
Yes. You may well be feeling very relaxed and contented but your reactions will return to normal immediately after the session concludes.
How Many Sessions Does it Take?
Simple problems like driving test nerves, giving a best mans speech at a wedding, stop smoking and some weight problems. Requires approximately 2 sessions.
More deep rooted problems like phobias, stutters, stammers, emotional problems, will take anything from 8-12 weekly one hour sessions. I am so confident that a complete and lasting release from your condition will be achieved within that time frame. That I will not charge you for any sessions beyond 12! Mind you there is an upper limit.