Frequently Asked Questions

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”
George Bernard Shaw

What is hypnotherapy?

Our thoughts influence how we feel and guide our behaviour. Hypnotherapy works by harnessing the power of your own mind to change conscious and unconscious thinking patterns, negative emotions and beliefs.

It works by using your imagination, values and views, to change the way you think, feel and behave

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a safe and natural way of using your mind to focus on the things you want to change or achieve. It is a simple and effective way of using our attention and imagination that can have a very powerful influence over our emotions, thinking and behaviour. Hypnosis absorbs your imagination and expectations and you become engaged with a particular idea, while shutting out anything that stops you focusing on this new idea

Hypnosis works because:

  • The client wants it to work
  • They imagine it working
  • They temporarily ignore all distractions
  • Each idea creates a response in the body which the body remembers

Will I lose control?

No. You remain in full control of the situation the whole time

All hypnosis is essentially self hypnosis. You remain aware and in control the whole time. You cannot be hypnotised unless you want to or be made to do anything you do not want. You can always choose to bring yourself out of hypnosis at any time. Using self hypnosis, you learn to take control of your thoughts; replacing unhelpful thoughts, self talk and beliefs with constructive ones that help you to live more effectively.

Who can be hypnotised?

Almost everyone can be hypnotised, although some people find it easier. Hypnotism depends on your willingness to be hypnotised and your trust and confidence in your therapist. It doesn’t matter how deeply you go into hypnosis as good results can be obtained even when you feel you were not deeply hypnotised.

Hypnotherapy tends to be successful if the time is right for you, your goals are achievable, you feel comfortable and at ease with your therapist and your goals are acheivable. Hypnotherapy may not be appropriate for those who have been diagnosed with severe long-term depression, psychosis, eplilepsy and some breathing problems

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