Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnotherapy and how does it work?
Can hypnotherapy help me?
Can anyone be hypnotised?
How will I feel during hypnosis?
What if I don’t wake up?
Can you make me do anything I don’t want to do?
How many sessions will I need?

What is hypnotherapy and how does it work?

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to help calm the conscious mind and allow the subconscious mind to move into a heightened state of awareness. In this extremely relaxed state the subconscious mind comes to the fore and any negative thoughts or beliefs, which may be inhibiting a person’s progress in everyday life, can be identified, updated or off-loaded.

Since 90% of our behavior is controlled by the subconscious, we can often find ourselves having unhelpful thoughts, impulses or strong emotions which override our rational, conscious mind. By using hypnosis the therapist is able to work directly with the subconscious mind to reprogram, at a deep level, to accept positive behaviours, replacing the limiting beliefs which underlie the client’s problems.

Hypnotherapy is a very relaxing and painless experience and is now recognised by a large section of the medical profession as an effective means of resolving a wide range of emotional and psychological problems.

Can hypnotherapy help me?

If you are committed to change your behaviour then the likelihood is that hypnotherapy will help you. It is important to remember that hypnotherapy is not a magic cure but as long as you are willing to work in partnership with me to achieve your goals then a successful outcome is likely.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

The majority of people can be hypnotised, but only if they want to be. Contrary to what many people think, hypnosis is a natural state that most people drift in and out of naturally every day, as an example driving home from work and not having the slightest recollection of the journey.

How will I feel during hypnosis?

You will feel very relaxed as though you are in a trance-like dreamy state, but you can expect to remain aware and in control during treatment. You may find yourself drifting into sleep or daydreaming and it is fine if this happens, as your subconscious mind will still be listening and absorbing the hypnotic suggestions that I am giving you.

What if I don’t wake up?

Trance is a completely natural state that we move in and out of every day so there is absolutely no need to worry about not waking up. If you were left in an induced trance, you would either fall asleep and wake up naturally, or get bored and return naturally to a normal waking state.

Can you make me do anything I don’t want to?

No, while you are in trance a hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything that you don’t want to do. You are in control at all times and will be working in partnership with me to achieve the result that you want.

How many sessions will I need?

Every patient is different and hypnotherapy treatments are tailored to the needs of each individual. My aim is to treat you in the most efficient manner possible, so that you can get on with your life as soon as possible. On average most people need between 3 – 6 sessions, however depending on the complaint/issue some people may need more.