Can everyone be hypnotised?
Yes, everyone can by hypnotised if they want to be! The difference is the level of trance (or deep state of relaxation) will vary from person to person. Some people will experience a light trance and others much deeper. You do not need a deep level of trance for therapy to be effective.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis is simply an “altered state of awareness” where you feel very relaxed, comfortable but not asleep. It is a very pleasant feeling, a bit like being in a daydream. We drift in and out of these various natural states throughout the day without even realising. People often describe hypnosis as a deeply calming and peaceful state. Your mind will be in complete control throught the session. You will not be unconsicous at all, but will be able to hear and understand every word that is said.
What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is simply a method by which we take the mind to a deeply relaxed state and this state is the one between sleep and wakefulness. When combined with therapy it becomes Hypnotherapy. The therapy takes places once hypnosis has been used to induce a deep relaxed trance like state. In this relaxed state, we quiet the conscious mind and open the door to the unconscious mind. This then allows us to help resolve problems, achieve goals and make effective, lasting positive changes to beliefs and habits.
Will I be in control?
You are always in control. You will never be put into hypnosis or made to do anything against your will. Remember you are not asleep and will hear my voice and the sounds around you. You will always be aware of what is going on and you can communicate with me at any time during the session.
How many sessions will I need?
This varies and very much depends on your personal circumstances, the issues to be resolved and the treatment plan. Treatments are personalised for you but generally you would be looking at 3 sessions upwards to around 6 if it is required (with exception of smoking cessation).
How long is a therapy session?
This depends on the issue being dealt with but a session last approximately 60 minutes with the exception of the first Introductory session which will last approxiately 90 minutes.
How will I feel afterwards?
You will feel very relaxed, calm and focused. Most clients report that they sleep better after a session!
Where do sessions take place?
Due to the pandemic, sessions that can take place will be done online via Zoom until the regulations change. This works very well providing there is good internet and of course you can zoom from a room where you will not be disturbed! The use of headphones is usually a good idea and you will need a comfortable chair to sit in where your neck is supported or you could recline yourself on the sofa or bed.