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Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that utilises hypnosis to induce a relaxed state of heightened focus and concentration. In this state, the therapist can help individuals access their subconscious mind and address various concerns or issues they may be facing. It is a safe and effective therapeutic technique used to promote positive changes in thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

How does hypnotherapy work?
During a hypnotherapy session, the therapist guides the client into a state of concentration, for some this may feel like relaxation and for others it might be absorption or a heightened state of focus. In this state, the client becomes more open to suggestions and can explore their subconscious mind. The therapist then uses specific techniques to help address and modify negative thoughts, beliefs, or behaviours, enabling positive changes to take place.

Is hypnotherapy safe?
Yes, hypnotherapy is considered safe when practiced by a trained and qualified therapist. It is a non-invasive approach that does not involve medication or physical interventions. My role is to guide and support you throughout the process, ensuring your comfort and well-being.

What can hypnotherapy help with?
Hypnotherapy can assist with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:
Overcoming phobias and fears
Managing stress and anxiety
Smoking cessation
Weight management
Improving self-esteem, resilience and confidence
Enhancing sports performance
Managing chronic pain
Addressing sleep disorders
Breaking unwanted habits
Improving study or exam performance

How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required varies depending on the individual and the nature of the concern being addressed. Some issues may be resolved in just a few sessions, while others may require more ongoing support. During your initial consultation, I will assess your needs and provide an estimate of the recommended number of sessions. It's important to remember that everyone responds differently to hypnotherapy, and your progress will be monitored and reviewed throughout the process.

Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, the majority of individuals can be hypnotised. However, the level of responsiveness to hypnosis may vary from person to person. Factors such as willingness, motivation, and trust in the therapist can influence the effectiveness of hypnotherapy. Rest assured as your therapist, I will work with you to create a comfortable and supportive environment to enhance your responsiveness to the hypnotic process.

Will I be in control during hypnosis?
Yes, you will remain in control throughout the hypnosis session. Hypnosis is not a state of unconsciousness or sleep. Instead, it is a state of deep relaxation or focused attention. You will be aware of your surroundings and retain the ability to make choices and respond to suggestions. As a facilitator I will guide you through the process while respecting your boundaries.

What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis induces a state that some describe similar to daydreaming or being fully engrossed in a book or movie. You may experience a sense of tranquillity, heightened awareness, and a pleasant detachment from everyday concerns. Each person's experience may vary, but rest assured I will help you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the session.

Is hypnotherapy suitable for children?
Yes, hypnotherapy can be beneficial for children and teenagers. However, it is essential to work with a therapist who specialises in treating young individuals. The techniques used may be modified to suit their age and understanding. Parental consent and involvement are typically required for children seeking hypnotherapy.

For any additional questions, please do get in touch.

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