Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is simply hypnosis used in a
therapeutic context, rather than, for example
stage hypnosis, which is simply designed to entertain.

Will hypnotherapy make me fall to sleep?
No. There are a wide variety of states of relaxation,
from light to very deep, and hypnotherapy works
equally well in any of them.

Will I lose control?
No, in fact hypnotherapy can help you gain control…
of respiration, heartbeat, blood pressure etc. You
remain in control the whole time and will only
integrate those suggestions that are useful and
appropriate for you.

Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, as long as they want to. It’s just relaxation after all.

I have tried hypnotherapy before and I couldn’t go into a trance, what if I can’t with you?
There is this big misunderstanding of what hypnotherapy (hypnosis) is. Because of stage hypnosis, which sometimes makes it look as if a person is unconscious (they aren’t), people sometimes think a hypnotic trance is unconsciousness, rather than simply relaxation. Hypnotherapy isn’t a general anesthetic. If you were having dental or medical hypnotherapy for anesthetic purposes you would be quite awake, just more relaxed and, hopefully, anaesthetised.

Is is possible to say or do something I don’t want to?
No. We don’t tend to have conversations with clients when using hypnotherapy and in any event your conscious will is always present.

Will I remember what happened to me?
Yes, although there may be some or many details that you don’t, in the same way that you don’t remember all the details of a film you watched.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?

Is is possible for a person be too intelligent (or too strong willed) to undergo hypnotherapy successfully?
No. You use your intelligence to assist in the process. (Or you use your determination to be determined to be relaxed).

Will there any side effects with hypnotherapy?
No, though as the effects of hypnotherapy on the body are sometimes akin to deep sleep, it can take a few moments to wake up (just as if you have been sleeping).

Can I get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis?
No, hypnotherapy just creates a state of relaxation, either light or deep.

Can hypnotherapy be used for purely physical conditions?
Yes, in our experience hypnotherapy can be used to help a wide range of conditions that some people may think are purely physical, including IBS, dizziness, migraines, tinnitus, impotence, physical twitching, facial ticks and many others.

How many sessions will I need?
That depends upon what you want help with. Hypnotherapy and NLP can help you to make changes but there’s usually going to be a difference in number of sessions between for instance, stop smoking and decades of depression!

Can the effects wear off?
No, we are re-educating your mind (not giving you a veneer!)

How much will it cost?

It really does depend on the course of treatment as it varies according to the client’s needs as everybody is an individual, so please call to discuss what it is you would like to change and get a quote on the cost. Remember you can have an initial free session to chat through what is involved.


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