Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is hypnosis?

 

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind experienced every day. When we daydream, when our mind wanders or when we focus on something such as driving, a puzzle or reading, we are in a state of ‘hypnosis’. On a wavelength level, our brain activity shifts from a Beta state to and Alpha/Theta state. A hypnotised individual may not necessarily be in a ‘trance’, more a relaxed, comfortable state which gives the same impression.

2. Do I lose control when I am hypnotised?

 

You have the power to emerge from any state at any time. You also have the power to resist hypnosis entirely. You maintain control throughout, the hypnotherapist is the guide whom helps you make the journey. Due to the fact that you remain in control, you also maintain the control of whether your therapy is a success or not.

 

3. How does hypnosis feel?

 

As hypnosis is a natural state of mind, you will not feel anything ‘magical’. However, you will feel very relaxed. It can be likened to being in that nice, carefree, feeling before drifting off to sleep. Or if you enjoy swimming, it can be likened to being underwater in calm crystal clear water and looking up to the surface. You know that life is happening above the water but you are satisfied to enjoy the serenity and calm sensations for a while. Also, there may be a sense of weightlessness/heaviness in your limbs as your muscles relax. Everybody experiences it slightly differently and the therapist will ensure that you relax and enjoy the experience.

 

4. What can hypnosis be used to treat?

 

Hypnosis can be used to successfully to treat a wide variety of issues and there are many hypnotherapists who will have their specialities.  My speciality is matters of health and wellbeing so I will use my skills of counselling and hypnotherapy to help you with:

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Panic Attack

  • Body Image

  • Lack of Confidence

  • Self esteem

  • Weight Management – Virtual Gastric Banding

  • Fears and Phobias

  • IBS

  • Insomnia

  • Fertility

  • Cancer – diagnosis , fears, treatment and survivorship

  • Pain Management

  • Smoking Cessation

 

5. What to expect from a hypnotherapy/counselling session.

 

Initially, a detailed case history will be taken and a discussion regarding the goals and hopes for the therapy. The hypnotherapist will then use a variety of techniques in order to enable relaxation and use bespoke language to work with you to achieve your goal. As the hypnotherapist works with your subconscious mind, the change may be subtle. Although there may well be a general positive shift in thoughts, feelings and behaviours after the sessions. Permission may be requested to contact your GP in order to ensure safe practice.

 

All prices are negotiable under certain circumstances. Contact me for clarification or discuss during the Initial Consultation.

 

6.  Qualification and Regulation:

 

I subscribe to and am bounded by the Ethical Framework for Best Practice for both Counselling and Hypnotherapy.  I can be found on the professional registers for both BACP, BSCH and CNHC.

 

  • BACP – British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

  • BSCH – British Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists

  • CNHC – Complimentary and Natural Health Council

  • NFS - National Fertility Society

 

All of these organisations are there to ensure therapists are qualified to a high standard and provide you, the client, with assurance of competence and training.

 

I have regular supervision which is necessary to maintain and monitor my skills and quality of therapy given.

 

7.  Does Hypnotherapy work?

 

As with any therapy, medical or other, there are no guarantees.  With counselling or hypnotherapy often the key to success will be your desire for change and willingness to following any suggested ‘homework’ so that content of the sessions can be carried on and implemented when you leave the therapy room.

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