Frequently asked questions
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. Hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention that facilitates change. It makes you more open to suggestions that will help you make changes easily and effectively. Hypnotherapy can quickly help to re-program your mind and bring about the wellbeing you desire and deserve.
What happens during a hypnotic session?
In a hypnosis session, your hypnotherapist induces a state of deep relaxation and focused attention using repetitive verbal cues. The trance-like state you enter may appear similar to sleep in many ways, however you're fully aware of what's going on. While you're in this state, your therapist will make guided suggestions designed to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. This is a guided process with verbal cues and repetitions. When the session is complete, your therapist will wake you from the trance-like state by bringing you back to full consciousness.
Does a hypnotised person lose control?
Each client is in control and power to choose or reject the hypnotherapist’s suggestions. Hypnosis is an interactive process, where nothing can happen without client’s agreement or involvement. All clients, including the most responsive ones have a capacity to follow or reject hypnotic suggestions according to their own will and at any time.
How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need?
Because everyone is different, it's not always possible to be precise about how many sessions you will need but your therapist may be able to give you some guidance on this. Please be aware that hypnotherapy does not always achieve instant results and sometimes several sessions are required before changes will happen.