Hypnosis FAQ

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that everyone experiences daily – similar to the feeling of being between sleep and wakefulness, to day dreaming, or to being absorbed in some activity like listening to music or reading a book.  In hypnosis, the mind is more focused, yet also more able to be relaxed and creative.  This is used to open up the possibility of new ways of responding to situations, creating more helpful patterns.

For a taster of what it’s like, here is a mini meditation, just five minutes, to increase mindfulness and release negative thoughts:

How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy uses your imagination to tap into your subconscious mind.  You can place messages for change at the source, so that they spread out into your everyday actions and behaviours without you feeling like you’re constantly having to struggle with self-sabotage.

After all, the subconscious is where all your learned behaviours from the past are stored, and it controls many aspects of your life that operate without you thinking about them.  Aligning your subconscious with what you want at a conscious level will help you achieve your goals with greater ease and confidence.

In a session, we will talk through what issue you want to change, and I help guide you to make those changes in the most effective way.  Throughout, though, it’s a two way process.  I can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do, and I also can’t wave a magic wand to get you the results you want.  You need to be a full partner in this, willing and motivated to make changes to achieve a happier, more successful life.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

The basic answer to this is yes.  How you will experience hypnosis may be different to other people, or to things you have heard about it.  Still, if you are capable of focusing your attention, you can achieve a hypnotic state that will allow you access to this more creative mindset.

What is hypnosis like?

Hypnosis is a pleasant state where you may feel very relaxed, and yet also experience things more powerfully.  You will remain aware throughout, and can come out of hypnosis whenever you want to.

A guaranteed cure?

It is impossible of guarantee absolute cures.  What you are guaranteed is that you will be satisfied with the changes you achieve.

How many sessions?

Some issues can be dealt with in a single session.  More often, though, three to five sessions are recommended.  This gives you time to establish new thought patterns and consolidate them, to make changes that last.

Hypnorelaxation

Hypnorelaxation is not just a great introduction to hypnosis. It is a marvellous practice in and of itself. Through guided imagery, you experience a host of benefits that encompass the physical, mental and emotional.

It offers all the advantages of mindful relaxation: stress relief, immune system improvements, relief from chronic pain, improved sleep, lower blood pressure, better breathing, lower cortisol levels, and unlocking emotional blockages.

On top of that, hypnorelaxation has some added benefits. It helps you to achieve these positive changes more quickly and effectively. It brings a holistic focus to destressing. Hypnorelaxation also maximises the mind-body connection, helping you to improve your health. And the experience itself will help you find what works best for you, as well as giving you the opportunity to tap into and use your own inner resources in whatever way serves you best.

You can enjoy the benefits of hypnorelaxation in a class setting, or through private sessions to fit with your own precise needs and schedule.