What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis can best be described as a profound state of physical and mental relaxation whereby full attention is given to the matter at hand, while attention to everything else is temporarily suspended. This process produces an altered state of consciousness which enables the subconscious mind to receive and retain beneficial suggestions.

Hypnotherapy is an individualised re-education process that allows the conscious and subconscious minds to come to agreement. To achieve this end, hypnotherapy utilises hypnosis, NLP, direct and indirect suggestions, metaphor, and imagery in order to bring about lasting change in the client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

 

Is hypnosis recognised by the medical profession?

Yes. In 1955 the British Medical Association (BMA) issued a report stating that hypnosis was a valuable medical tool, and in 1958 the American Medical Association (AMA) approved hypnosis as a viable therapeutic tool. In 1962 hypnosis was recognised as a legitimate branch of psychology by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

 

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Most people can be hypnotised if they want to be. It’s estimated that over 90% of people readily respond to hypnotherapy and are therefore able to be treated for a wide variety of medical, emotional, and career issues. Hypnotherapy is a consent-based therapy that requires the full agreement and cooperation of the client. It is not possible for anyone to be hypnotised against their will.

 

What does it feel like to be hypnotised?

Imagine being as relaxed in body and mind as you could possibly be, without actually falling asleep. You’ll almost always be blissfully unaware of your surroundings. Some people remember almost everything that’s said during hypnosis, while others remember very little. Either way, the subconscious mind is alert and aware of everything that occurs, so successful therapy is not dependent upon conscious recall.

 

Will I lose control?

Absolutely not. As mentioned above, you’ll be in a deep state of relaxation and will often hear everything that’s being said to you. If you wish to come out of hypnosis at any point during the session, you’ll be able to do so.

 

Will I reveal any secrets while I’m hypnotised?

While you’re in hypnosis you won’t do or say anything you don’t want to. You’ll only reveal what you choose to reveal. So if you do reveal a secret while hypnotised, it’s because you’ve chosen to do so, not because you’re in hypnosis.

 

How many sessions will I need?

Everyone is different, but the vast majority of my clients reach their desired goal within four or five sessions. Once we’ve had our consultation I’ll be able to tell you how many sessions would be required.

 

How will I feel after being hypnotised?

When I bring you out of the hypnotic state, you’ll continue to feel deeply relaxed, but will be alert and ready to resume your daily activities. You’ll also be able to drive or ride your bicycle.

 

Are there any side-effects from hypnosis?

Hypnosis is like any tool. When used properly it is extremely safe. I use hypnosis in a professional and positive way that elicits life-changing results for my clients. The only side-effects will be an increased state of relaxation and a positive outlook towards the matter we are addressing.