FAQ

Everything You Need to Know

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural mind state for example, whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route, watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis.

If I’m hypnotised do I give up control?

Do we give up control of our mind to someone else when we are reading a book or watching a film? In situations like this you are in a hypnotic trance, although you still have the power to emerge from that state if wished. Whatever or whomever hypnotises you; you always have the power to resist.

How does hypnosis feel?

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind; people are often surprised that they hear every word and could get up and walk out of the room at any moment. Unless you enter a deeper state, you may not seem any different, just very relaxed.

It’s similar to drifting off to sleep at night, that stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, you may feel a sense of weightlessness or you may feel heaviness as all your muscles relax. Everyone experiences it differently, and your therapist will be able to reassure you and help you relax and enjoy the experience.

Most people are surprised at just how relaxing it is.

FAQ

Everything You Need to Know

What can hypnosis be used to treat?

Hypnosis can be used to help treat a wide range of issues such as:


  • Fears and phobias

  • Physical conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin conditions and migraines

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Panic attacks

  • Tinnitus

  • Fertility

  • Insomnia

  • Lack of confidence


It can also be used as a tool to:


  • Manage pain

  • Improve performance at work or in sport

  • Improve birth outcomes

What will happen in a hypnosis session?

Your hypnotherapist will take a detailed history and with some conditions may request permission from you to write to their doctor, to let them know you are having hypnotherapy.

They will then discuss your goals and what you would like to see or feel at the end of your sessions.

Using a range of different techniques your hypnotherapist will relax you, make you feel comfortable and work with you towards achieving your goal.

After a session you may feel uplifted, lighter and very relaxed. Often change is very subtle, as your hypnotherapist will be working with you subconscious mind, and you may just notice a very positive shift in how you are feeling.