FAQs About Hypnotherapy
What is Hypnosis?
Opinions vary on the exact definition of this naturally occurring state of mind. Contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance or a sleep state even though a person in hypnosis may appear to be sleeping. Hypnosis is really a natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. 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.
How Does Hypnosis Feel?
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 has a different experience, and I will be able to reassure you and help you relax and enjoy the experience. Most people are surprised at how relaxing it is.
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 the T.V? In situations like this you are in a hypnotic state of mind, 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. When you realise that you are the one in control, when you decide how deeply into hypnosis you wish to go, then you become aware of what hypnosis is. A hypnotherapist is a guide and helps you on a journey, but the change can only be made by you.
How can Hypnotherapy Help?
It is important to understand that hypnotherapy is not a magic pill. It requires that the client be committed to change and prepared to make the effort to make that change a reality.
How Long Will I be in Therapy For?
I cannot say how many therapy sessions you will need as everyone is different and some may need more than others, we will discuss this in the consultation.
There are a number of complex factors influencing the success of individual therapy and, whilst benefits are typically observed in the majority of cases, there can be no guarantees of success or cure in relation to a condition or its treatment.