Hypnotherapy FAQs

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a completely natural state of mind, which is enhanced and increased by means of relaxation, during which time the unconscious mind can communicate with the conscious mind. Everyone enters hypnoidal states every day without even realising; day dreaming, being engrossed at the cinema or focussed on the road. Every day we experience hypnoidal states which psychologists call “waking hypnosis” when our attention is heightened and focussed.

What happens in hypnosis?

During the hypnotic process, the body and mind become deeply relaxed, allowing the unconscious mind to take over control from conscious mind.

Can I be hypnotised?

Everyone can be hypnotised, if they want to be. A good, personal rapport between therapist and client is crucial in ensuring a trusting and open, non-judging therapeutic relationship is established.

Will I be made to do things I do not want to do?

This is a common concern; in hypnosis, you cannot be compelled to do anything you consider morally wrong or repugnant. During hypnosis, the individual remains free to exercise their free will, accepting or rejecting the suggestions made by the therapist, at no time are they under the control of the therapist.

Will I ‘cluck like a chicken’?

No, clinical hypnosis is totally difference from stage hypnosis which is undertaken for entertainment. The key to stage hypnosis is that the participants have volunteered to be on stage and have the expectation that they will do something outrageous under the influence of the hypnotist.  Clinical hypnosis is undertaken as  a therapy.

Will I get stuck in hypnosis?

No, whilst you will be deeply relaxed, you are still awake and able to get up and walk away at any time if needed.

Can I talk in hypnosis?

Yes, if you want to. You cannot be compelled to reveal your inner most thoughts and secrets, unless you want to, despite beig deeply relaxed, you remain in control throughout.

Do I need to come to the office?

No, sessions can be carried out remotely with Zoom via the internet.

How long is a session?

Sessions are usually booked in one hour blocks but can be tailored to meet specific needs.

How much does a session cost?

A one hour session costs £60 per hour. For more information see fees and cancellation policy.

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