Frequently asked Questions
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, provided they are willing to participate, and not under the influence of drink or drugs. However, it is not recommended if you have psychosis or certain types of personality disorders.
Will you make me do something I don’t want to do?
No, you are in control at all times and if anything is suggested that is against your moral standards, you would ignore these suggestions and bring yourself out of the hypnotic state.
What will happen in a hypnotherapy session?
You will be asked for a detailed history and with some conditions, your permission may be obtained to write to your doctor, to let them know you are having hypnotherapy.
Your goals and targets will be discussed and what you would like to see or feel at the end of your sessions.
A range of different techniques will be used to help you relax, make you feel comfortable and work with you towards achieving your goal.
What does it feel like to be in a hypnotic state?
It is often described as a very relaxed state, similar to the feelings when drifting off to sleep at night, that stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep.
How will I feel after a hypnotherapy session?
You are likely to feel very relaxed, calm, peaceful and at the same time, uplifted. These feelings usually last for quite a while afterwards.
Change is often very subtle, but you may just notice a very positive shift in the way you are feeling.
Will I be safe to drive home?
Yes. You will be totally in control of all of your faculties and will be safe to drive home.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required varies, depending on the individual and the challenges being addressed. A clearer idea of the number of sessions required can often be given at the initial consultation.
What is a session length?
Each session is usually between 1 hour and 1.5 hours in length.