FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does hypnosis feel like?
You are deeply relaxed and calm, aware of everything happening around you. It is a pleasant and enjoyable state, very similar to day dreaming or drifting off to sleep. You will feel wonderfully relaxed and you may find that your sleep will be of a much better quality.
What if I can't be hypnotised?
Don't worry. The only people who can't be hypnotised are those who don't want to be hypnotised. Everyone else can be hypnotised, but the depths and response levels do differ from person to person.
Is the depth of hypnosis important to the success of the therapy?
Yes, which is why the therapy is generally tailored to your needs and according to the level of hypnosis that suits best.
Will I be unconscious?
There is a lot of confusion about the word unconscious. Because hypnotherapy deals with the unconscious mind this leaves a realm of ambiguity around the word unconcious. If you were unconscious you would not be able to hear the suggestion from the hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy is a state of calm, relaxed, focused attention creating suggestions and commands directed to your unconscious mind for conscious change
I don't like the idea of my mind being controlled
It won't be, you will be in control at all times. Within each human being there is a protective mechanism of ethics, values, beliefs and identities, which protect you as an individual. It would be as crazy to suggest this, as it would be for the hypnotherapist to suggest that you would go and rob a bank and bring back all the money!
Will I know what's going on?
Of course. You will also be able to remember the details of the session(s). In the same way as when you are lying in bed in the morning, no need to get up, with almost a feeling of "I couldn't be bothered to get up" and you can hear everything going on around you, but it doesn't bother you at all. It is not a loss of control; instead it is rather like a guide to your resources.
So I am not asleep then?
Not at all. You will just be very relaxed, and your awareness will be enhanced, not dulled. Often you may feel as if you have not been “under” although in actual fact you have been hypnotised in the session.
Will I be made to do silly things like the people one ssees on stage and television?
No, of course not! You will always be treated with the utmost respect, and your confidentiality will be safeguarded. Entertainment hypnosis relies on compliance, expectation from the audience and perception of what the audience expects. In fact, if you should choose to go to an entertainment hypnotist, you are going with the express intention of having fun and being asked to do silly things.
Can you guarantee me a cure?
Nothing in life is guaranteed, and it is not professional to offer one. However, you can be assured that as professionals, all our therapists can indeed guarantee that they will bring all their skills, knowledge, experience and ongoing training to bear, in bringing you lasting relief from your problem.
Can children be treated with hypnotherapy?
Yes, children can be treated using hypnotherapy from the age of about six, provided they have a good attention span.