If you have never experienced hypnotherapy before then, you may have questions about costs, what happens during your Hypnotherapy session or perhaps concerns about how you might feel or anxious about the whole process of “hypnosis” and how it may affect you. Below are some of the common Hypnotherapy session questions I get asked.
What is Hypnotherapy and How Does it Work?
When hypnosis is used within a therapeutic setting it is called hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis is an incredibly powerful tool which promotes deep relaxation.
With hypnosis, you do not sleep as some people think.
You are very focused.
Everyone has been in hypnosis.
Think of staring or dreaming away.
We go in and out of hypnotic trance all day long.
If you read a good book or absorbed watching a great film, you will often already be in a sort of hypnotic trance.
Many people think hypnosis is scary and hypnotists can do anything with you.
This is wrong;
if you do not want it, it does not happen either.
If something is suggested to you which is against your own will you will “wake up”.
If you were open-minded you can achieve life changes with the help of hypnosis.
Does hypnosis work?
Stage hypnosis, Tv or films often depict an over exaggerated hypnotherapist for entertainment value.
Hypnosis is not magic.
Hypnotherapy works well in reducing symptoms which almost everyone suffers from, like stress and self-doubt.
More specific problems include as binge eating, insomnia or quitting smoking can be changed with hypnosis.
In recent years, various clinical and scientific studies have shown:
What Happens During Hypnotherapy?
When you undergo hypnotherapy:
you will be conscious and fully aware of where you are.
You often hear everything including the voice of the hypnotherapist.
You are not asleep though it may seem that way from the outside.
you get the choice to take control again.
Such as tackling those fears, addictions and habits.
During hypnotherapy sessions, nothing happens against your will
You will not become another person afterwards.
You become yourself.
How Can Hypnosis Remove My Fears or Habits?
Everyone builds critical factors from age 8 onwards.
This factor ensures that you do not believe everything.
You are afraid of certain things and that you can make good decisions.
95% of what you do in daily life is unconscious.
But 5% of what you do is conscious.
For example, if afraid of something you think to yourself:
this is not scary
you can do best
but the subconscious mind thinks otherwise.
The subconscious mind only wants one thing:
to keep you safe and happy.
If you become happy with, for example, eating chocolates, your subconscious mind thinks:
Mmm…eating these makes me feel happy, so we keep the association with eating chocolates.
As soon as you go into hypnosis, you first go into deep relaxation.
After this, the critical factor is put aside.
By making sure you consciously think about something else.
So the subconscious is free for suggestions.
You cannot do this yourself, because you cannot get to your subconscious yourself.
The hypnotherapist can do this and can easily help you with problems.
How can hypnotherapy help me?
Hypnosis can help you take back control of your life to gain confidence and increase motivation to stop smoking, lose weight, get rid of phobias and fears, remove unwanted bad habits, relieve signs of stress, depression, Reduce anxiety or increase sports performance. The hardest part is making the decision to change from the person you are to the person you want to be. What changes do you want to make happen in your life today?
Hypnosis has become a highly effective method to help people make positive changes to how people think, feel and behave about an issue which is holding them back in their lives. By helping you reach a relaxed state hypnotherapy can help you re-programming the subconscious part of the mind to make a permanent change in a healthy way without the need for surgery, medication or years of therapy.
What does hypnosis mean?
Hypnosis is an abbreviation of the Greek term meaning “to sleep” and is a different state of consciousness between being asleep or awake. Many people compare being hypnosis to that of being in a deeply relaxed state of daydreaming.
Is hypnotherapy safe?
Hypnosis is entirely safe because you are always in control and remain secure during every session. As a qualified and insured clinical hypnotherapist, I am on-hand to support and administer the best solutions to enable you to resolve issues safely within the shortest amount of time possible.
Can everybody be hypnotised?
Yes, but only if you want to be. Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis than others and can go into a deeper hypnotised state, more quickly and easier. If somebody does not want to be hypnotised then they won’t be.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Recall a time when you were so engrossed in watching a film that you were unaware of your surroundings and what was happening around you. You were so immersed and mesmerised in the film that nothing else going on around you seemed to matter and dispersed into the surroundings.
Can I be made to do something against my will?
No, you cannot be controlled to something that you do not want.
Can only weak-willed people be hypnotised?
Hypnotherapy has nothing to do with inner strength or intelligence and everything to do with your ability to use your imagination and have a deep desire to change something in your life. Without the desire to change, you won’t. Being hypnotised has nothing to do with your intelligence.
How many sessions of hypnotherapy will I need?
Without sitting down and chatting with you this is really dependent on your own circumstances. As you would expect somebody coming for help to manage anxiety or depression would require considerably more sessions than somebody who wanted to stop smoking.
The purpose of hypnosis is that we help you achieve your goals to lose weight or reduce stress within the least number of sessions possible.
How Much is Hypnotherapy?
Each one-on-one session costs £70.00.
What is the length of each session?
The duration of each appointment is usually 1 to 2 hours. Any longer can become too intense for many clients and counterproductive as concentration decreases.
What else do I receive from the session?
Yes. You will receive a FREE MP3 recording to continue the work between sessions.
Will I feel different after my hypnosis session?
Many clients report that they feel relaxed, motivated and refreshed after receiving a single dose of hypnotherapy. Since hypnosis communicates with the subconscious part of your brain to communicate suggestions for positive change not all of these changes are immediate because we are seeking to change thinking patterns that you have held onto often for many, many years.
I work during the day can I able to have an evening session?
Yes, a session can be made up to 7 pm on selected days.
Will hypnosis fix me?
There’s no magic wand in hypnosis. It requires the desire from you to want to change and competency of the therapist to assist you on the journey. Modern hypnotherapy has evolved to be a very effective method to achieve amazing results and work with people to provide them with the resources to cope with everyday issues or accomplish goals they want to achieve.
Are there any side effects of hypnosis?
No. Most clients report feeling relaxed and refreshed after experiencing hypnosis.
How many problems can the hypnotherapy sessions help me with?
During our sessions together we address one problem at a time to ensure the original issue is being dealt with effectively. For example, if a client has a fear of flying, as well as a compulsion for biting their nails, we would deal with each problem at a different time. Sometimes addressing one problem will naturally resolve another. In some cases, there is no connection and the problem must be addressed separately.
Why do I need to book a block of sessions? Can’t I just have one?
Hypnotherapy is not a magic pill. If you have had the issue for years or decades then it is unrealistic to expect “quick fix” results within only one session. If you believe that you should only require one session then Hypnotherapy is not the best therapy for you.
I have several problems, can they all be dealt with during our sessions?
Yes, when they are related otherwise we deal with the first presented issue during our sessions because this helps achieve better results.
Can I book sessions for my friend or relative?
It is important that your friend/relative is committed to wanting to change for themselves not because they feel they have to for you. If you book sessions for them then their commitment is removed. I would therefore not recommend paying for their sessions.
Why do I need to book a First Session Consultation?
This session allows you to come and visit me, talk through your issue, ask questions and assess that you feel comfortable with the process before committing for a block of sessions. Hypnotherapy is not for everybody.