Questions about Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a state of focused attention combining Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes. Hypnotic trance is perfectly natural and we all have the power within us to improve our lives and achieve our goals; it is unlocking this potential that gives Hypnotherapy its great power.

During a session we will work together using guided relaxation to help unlock your true potential. Hypnosis is a safe, powerful technique which creates a deeply relaxed state of the body, mind and emotions. As a therapist, I will guide you into a relaxed trance by the sound of my voice. It is not, however, sleep.

Will I reveal personal secrets whilst in Hypnosis?

No. Hypnotherapy is not the same as stage hypnosis, you are in full control of all you say and do.

Will I lose consciousness whilst in Hypnosis?

During Hypnotherapy the client is always fully aware and in control of everything that happens. It’s like day dreaming, so even if the therapist left the room and never returned you would come round by yourself within a few minutes.

Are there any dangers?

None.  You will be in a safe environment and will simply be relaxed.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Most people can go into at least a light trance, this is sufficient for most hypnotherapeutic goals. Therefore the majority of people can benefit from Hypnotherapy to some extent. 

Will I remember what happened during Hypnosis?

You will remember most things but not all, but this is the way the memory normally works. For example, when you listen to a speech you don’t remember everything that has been said, but you will recall the majority of it.  The same applies with Hypnosis.

What to expect?

Many people believe that they explain their issues to the therapist who then simply hypnotises their problem away, as if by magic.  Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a much more collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to, and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.

What can Hypnotherapy treat?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress – Generally as well as work related
  • Phobias such as flying or spiders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Weight Management
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Confidence
  • Exam Nerves (incuding driving tests)
  • Relaxation
  • And much much more 

Please contact me by phone or email to take that first step on the road to getting the life you want or if you have any questions and would like to book an Initial consultation.