Is it safe?
Yes, no-one can be hypnotised against their will and even when in trance people can still reject any of the suggestions given if they are not appropriate.
Is all Hypnotherapy the same?
There are different types of therapy for different problems:
The subconscious mind accepts suggestions during therapy to promote and reinforce positive messages. Used for stopping smoking, exam nerves, nail biting and similar problems.
Solution Focused Therapy:
Effective for treatment of fears, phobias, weight loss anxiety, depression, self-esteem and many more. It helps to desensitise you from emotions of past or future events and to achieve goals.
What does hypnosis feel like?
It is very like when you are day dreaming, when you just zone out for a bit doing a task which is very familiar, or you nod off in front of the TV, so, similar to falling asleep, but you don’t lose conscious awareness.
You can always hear sounds around you, like clocks ticking, cars passing by, doors opening and closing, but nothing disturbs you. Generally, clients feel incredibly relaxed, peaceful as their breathing slows and all their muscles relax.
Can I get stuck in a hypnotic state?
No, that would never happen, trance is a natural state we all do it many times every day without even being aware of it, and we never get stuck in our day dreams. We always talk people out of their hypnotic state and give them time to readjust to their surroundings.
What if I can’t be hypnotised?
Almost everybody can be hypnotised – it is only the depth of the hypnosis that is variable. The exceptions are children under four years old, alcoholics under the influence of alcohol, hard drug addicts and the truly educationally sub-normal.
I have a really “strong mind”, can you still hypnotise me?
The ability to achieve a hypnotised state is linked to intelligence and creativity: therefore, it is those with a ‘strong mind’ who will be particularly capable of using this amazing facet of their own psyche to help them get whatever they want out of life. People with a strong mind are more easily able to be hypnotised, either by themselves or others – if they want to be.