frequently asked question...
What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, a focusing of the mind. Contrary to popular belief it is a natural state of mind and we commonly find ourselves in a light hypnotic state in our everyday lives. Consider your journey home from work, have you ever arrived home and realised you can't remember the journey? That's because you were in a light hypnotic trance. Hypnosis is safe, natural and more importantly nothing to fear. See Hypnotherapy Explained.
Will I be asleep? No. You will be fully awake and fully conscious of everything that I say. Many people never having experienced hypnotherapy believe they will be asleep during the session. However, hypnosis is not a sleep state, although you may display in appearance characteristics of being asleep you are in fact fully awake but deeply relaxed.
Will I do EVERYTHING you tell me to? The simple answer to that is No! Many clients come with the concern that they will be made to do things they don't want to and will reveal their darkest secrets. It's important to stress here that you, the client are in control at all times. As your therapist I do not have power over you and you will not do something that is outside your normal moral code or say anything you don't want to. Hypnosis is about achieving a calm and relaxed state of mind, you will remember everything under hypnosis and retain complete control at all times.
What does it feel like? The feeling experienced while under hypnosis will be different for every client. However, in general it is a tremendously pleasant state of relaxation and can be compared to the feeling of daydreaming. Every muscle in your body relaxes, tension disappears and your mind is calm and relaxed.
Is hypnosis dangerous? No, absolutely not. There have been no cases of anyone unable to come out of hypnosis or any documented case of harm coming to anyone as a result of it's therapeutic use. There is nothing supernatural or magical about hypnotherapy, in fact doctors are accepting it as a valuable therapy in the treatment of the causes and symptoms of psychosomatic illnesses. Dentists are also applying hypnosis to relax apprehensive patients.
What if I can't be hypnotised? Hypnosis is a natural state of mind and for that reason most people can be hypnotised. The exception is when a persons natural state of mind is not functioning as it should, for example altered by the affects of drugs, under the influence of alcohol or suffering from a mental illness.
Do I need to be referred by my G.P? No. It is not a requirement for most conditions and you can book a session of hypnotherapy without consulting your doctor. However, if you are currently receiving medical treatment for the condition you are attending therapy for, it is advised that you consult your doctor before attending and you should discuss with me before commencing therapy. Any prior medical conditions that may affect the treatment should also be disclosed to me. All information discussed and disclosed remains private and confidential.
If you have any questions not covered in this section, why not book a Free Initial Consultation or alternatively call me on 07525 375957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , I will be more than happy to discuss further.