Hypnotherapy FAQ Drogheda

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What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state we all enter every day, whether we know it or not. Hypnosis has been described by various learned men over the years as been “a very relaxed experience”, just like day dreaming, or that time in the moring when you hit the snooze button. You are fully aware of the sounds around you and what’s happening, but for the moment you are quite happy to stay as you are, very relaxed. 

I liken hypnosis as “an altered state of relaxation at one with a heightenen awareness induced by suggestion and co-operation with a non-addictive power for good”. 

What Is Hypnotherapy?

There are two very different approaches to hypnotherapy.

  1. Clinical Hypnosis/Suggestion Therapy
  2. Analythical Hypnotherapy/Analysis

As an analytical and clinical hypnotherapist I use both approaches in my private practice. Clinical hypnotherapy is nothing more than suggestion to another person that they stop what they want to stop or start doing what they wish to start doing. As you read this you may very well be an accomplished clinical therapist and not know it! How many time have you suggested to a friend they try out a new restaurant, check the latest cinema rellease, hair stylist, only to discover they did and your suggestion (therapy) changed thier life even if it was for the duration of the latest movie?


Analytical Hypnotherapy takes a look at why we do what we do or are not doing what we would like to do. In analysis I will bring you to a moment of,

  • Surprising, you didn’t know that was bottled away inside.
  • Liberating, as it now sets you free.
  • Enlightenment, now you understand why you acted the way you once did.

Analysis is a very simple therapy, as all that is required is for you to tell me whatever pops into your thoughts when we have you nicely tucked away in hypnosis. Notice I said “we” because I cannot do it without your help and likewise you need my help to drift off into hypnosis, so together we become detectives Homes and Watson in search of Moriarty! 

Hypnotherapy FAQ Drogheda

Hypnotherapy FAQ Drogheda

How Many Sessions Does Hypnotherapy Take?

Simple problems like driving test nerves, giving a best mans speach at a wedding, stop smoking and some weight problems, require appromimately 1/2 sessions.

More deep rooted problems like phobias, stutters, stammers, emotional problems, can take anything from 8-12 weekly one hour sessions. Having said this, I am so confident that a complete and lasting reliese from your condition will be achieved within that time frame, I will not charge you for any sessions beyone 12! Please bear in mind that there is an upper limit to these hypnotherapy sessions.

When Hypnotised Do I Lose Control Of My Mind?

This is one of the most popular frequently asked questions here at hypnosis Drogheda and the answer is No absolutely not, this is why I call it conscious hypnosis, because you are always in total control. Your sense of smell and hearing are enhanced whilst in hypnosis and should something need your attention why you would just open your eyes and bring the session to an end. So as you can see, it is easier to end a hypnotherapy session than it is it initiate one. You are always in control and this should help you understand that this is a consisting state that you volunterally enter into.

What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?

Hpnosis is a natural state of mind similar to daydreaming as mentioned earlier. Many people are often surprised that they appear to be fully conscious and can hear what isgoing on around them, which is the way it should be. You are not in a trance or sent off to a far distant place and then brought back when the session is over. No you are fully present during the whole session. Although your thoughts may drift and wonder, thats fully okay, as this is not  conscious exercise, we are communication with your subconscious mind.

Mind you everyone is different when experiencing hypnosis. As a father and son who both came to see me together and after the session one thought the session went on for hours whilst the other thought it was 10 minutes. Two people having the same session but with a different experience of the time elapsed, which is very normal.

What Are The Main Reasons People Seek Hypnotherapy?

Many of the problems people come to hypnotherapy to get releaf from are so vast that I just couldn’t possibly list them all, but here are the main contenders and an even bigger list of conditions treated successfully can be found here. 

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Behavioural problems
  • Fears and phobias
  •  IBS
  • Unwanted habits
  • Skin conditions and migraines
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Performance anxiety
  • Self-esteem/Confidence issues
  • Sports Enhancement

What Happens During A Typical Hypnotherapy Session?

During a typical hypnotherapy session it is guided by your reply to the following question. How do you think I might be able to help you here today, Most people are doing something they do not want to do, or are not doing something they would like to do, where bdo you fit in?

Assuming your presenting symptom is something I have and can deal with I explain in detail the various approaches that may be taken. Here you are afforded an opportunity to ask me anything about hypnotherapy.

After 30/40 minutes you have a lot to think about and so I say good bye to you and await your call to book an appointment. If I don’t hear from you then, I will never call you and just assume you have found assistance for your problem elsewhere. On the other hand if you decided that yes I am the therapist to help you, then we will begin. I will hypnotise you and then the change to ending your condition begins.

After this session you should be feeling lighter and brighter and ready to get on with your day.

As a hypnotherapist I will be working with your subconscious mind, and so your conscious envolvement is not required. Change can be very subtle, and your family and friends may notice the difference in you before you do, and that is often the case.

What's The Best Way To Choose a Hypnotherapist?

Let’s start off with some of the following questions and pay particular attention to their answer, was your question answered or cleverly avoided?

  • Are they qualified?
  • Have they dealth successfully with your condition previously?
  • How long have they been in private practice?
  • Does their website display testemionals?
  • An approximation of the number of sessions required should be available.
  • Why are you the right hypnotherapist to treat my problem?
  • Are you insured?
  • Why should I choose you as my therapist?
  • Have you been through your own training analysis?

Lot’s of hypnotherapists offer a free consultation, so take up that offer or inquire about one. 

Can I Get Stuck In Hypnosis?

No not at all, in fact most people enjoy the state so much they would prefer to stay there. This is why I call it Conscious Hypnosis., because you are always in charge and can leave the state at any time, by just opening your eyes. Hypnosis is a consenting state and as such you can withdraw your consent at any time.

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 Much Does Hypnotherapy Cost?

Hypnosis Drogheda Offers A FREE 30-Minute Online Initial Consultation .

If for any reason you did not find the answers you were seeking on my website. Then you are free to contact Michael or Email: webstudio570@gmail.com to arrange a free 30-minute online session to help answer your queries.

Please note:
hypnotherapy will neither be used or demonstrated at this time.

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