Q. How does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis is a natural trance state. When we daydream we experience trance, as we do when we are absorbed in a television programme or even when we let go of everyday thoughts before drifting off to sleep. Our beliefs and habits are held in our subconscious mind and trigger our automatic responses. If there are beliefs and habits that are not useful to us we can offer alternative and more positive ones using hypnotherapy. In a hypnotic state the subconscious mind is in a receptive state to take on new beliefs. Hypnosis works by allowing you to access the subconscious parts of your mind and make changes at this level, thus making it much easier to curb habits, feel more confident or think in a new way.
Q: Could a Hynotherapist make me do something I don't want to do?
If a hypnotherapist were to say something unacceptable to you, your mind would reject it. You may have been prompted to ask this question because of what happens in stage hypnosis. Please note that this is for entertainment only. As an entertainer, the stage hypnotist creates an atmosphere of illusion and intentionally chooses people with extravert behavior to call up on stage, knowing they will be willing to perform to the audience.
Q: How will I feel during Hypnosis?
People generally feel relaxed. Some feel light afterwards, as if having had a massage, and others feel deeply relaxed. Whilst you are in hypnosis you are in control of your own comfort. If you felt an itch you would scratch it! You will still be in full control of your body.
Q: How will I feel afterwards?
You will feel refreshed, alert and able to carry on with your day.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
If your reason for hypnotherapy is smoking cessation this is a special package, with the offer of a supplementary session within 30 days should it be needed. For all other reasons we will look at the number of sessions at the consultation. The beauty of hypnotherapy is that it is a short-term therapy and it will be a question of weeks and not months to facilitate the changes you want to make.
Have a think about an area of your life that you think could be improved using hypnotherapy.
Examples might be -
'I would like hypnotherapy to be more confident'
'I would like hypnotherapy to have better study habits'
'I would like hypnotherapy to give up smoking'
Q: What's the general cost for hypnotherapy?
The number of sessions will be determined at the consultation. Sessions are £55 each. A typical treatment time is a few weeks.