Frequently Asked Questions

Woman Standing on ScaleWhat is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural dream-like state and we all go in and out of it every day. Have you ever been on automatic pilot whilst driving? Or so involved in a film that you don’t notice the time? These are every day examples of hypnosis.

What is hypnotherapy?

Therapy used by a trained professional to promote positive change in an individual who is under hypnosis.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Anyone who is a willing participant can be hypnotised. Exceptions to this could be clients who are brought to a session because someone else has decided that it is a good idea for them. In this case hypnosis may not be achieved.

Does it work?

Yes, hypnotherapy is very effective. Success comes from a combination of your desire to make positive changes, a willingness to participate in the tasks recommended between sessions and our professional expertise.

What happens during a session?

This will vary from session to session and client to client as we treat each client as an individual. Generally, in the first session there is some work done using the conscious mind such as our guidelines and principles to help you on your journey to success. We use a combination of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Visualisation and Hypnotherapy. We spend part of the session discussing the improvements made since the previous session and part of it in the lovely, dream-like relaxed state of hypnosis.

What is NLP?

Neuro Linguistic Programming is reprogramming the way our brains use language and how we can visualise our own future.

How will I feel?

Clients have said that they feel totally relaxed and sometimes they feel a floating, lifted feeling or a tingling sensation and sometimes a heavy sensation, so the feelings are quite varied, but generally there is a sense of wellbeing noticed after the session.

What do I wear?

You can wear your everyday clothes, it helps to wear something you are comfortable in to make relaxing easier.

Will I need to do anything in between sessions?

You may be given some tasks to complete in between sessions, such as a journal, or practicing relaxation techniques or a small amount related material to read and digest.

Are the sessions confidential?

We are committed to our code of ethics which ensures that we practice confidentiality and all of our sessions are also non-judgemental and empathic.

How long does a session last for?

A typical session lasts for an hour and an initial consultation lasts for 20-30 minutes.

Can I be made to do things against my will?

No, when you are in the relaxed state of hypnosis, you still have freedom of choice and are not forced to accept any suggestions or ideas with which you disagree or which do not fit into your own set of values.

Suitability for treatment

We are not able to treat very young children. Young people under 16 require parental consent and accompaniment. People with any psychiatric and certain physical (for example neurological) conditions are not suitable for hypnotherapy. This is would be contrary to our professional membership code of ethics and thus we reserve the right to either decline treatment altogether or suggest an alternative.

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