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What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a process between the therapist and the client, using the natural state of hypnosis. It is not something that is 'done' to the client but rather a safe, effective way to guide you to make the changes you want to make. The subconscious mind is where our beliefs and habits are stored. When the conscious, thinking, analytical brain takes a rest during a hypnosis session, the subconscious is spoken to directly. Old habits and beliefs can be reprogrammed, allowing new ideas and positive suggestions to be introduced and accepted. These new suggestions can then be used to make positive changes.
Is Hypnotherapy safe?
Absolutely. You are always in control during a hypnosis session and it is a safe, effective therapy. Hypnosis is simply focused attention. You can never be made to do anything that you do not want to do, your subconscious will only accept suggestions that are for your benefit. You are in complete control and can come out of hypnosis at any time you chose. Unfortunately, the only thing that many people know about hypnosis is what they have seen on tv or stage hypnosis, where people may indeed be encouraged to do silly things for the entertainment of an audience. Hypnotherapy is nothing like this. You can not be made to do or say anything that is against your moral beliefs. Most people fear losing control, however, hypnotherapy is a valid tool to help you gain control! Rather than losing control, you are actually being helped to gain control over whatever issue you have brought to the session.
How many sessions will i need and what is involved?
Hypnotherapy will begin with a confidential consultation, to explore the reason you would like hypnotherapy.
Each subsequent appointment is usually 60-90mins. There are no set numbers of sessions as the therapy is tailored to your individual requirements, and we will assess this at each appointment, though usually, it is a short-term therapy.
Can you guarantee results?
At the beginning of your sessions we will identify your goals and expectations and then work on getting you there. It is important to know that hypnotherapy or any type of therapy is not something that is "done" to you and just works, rather it is a process where we work together. No therapy can guarantee results. it is important to know that you are investing in the time and experience of the therapist, and the results depend on your own input and willingness to make changes.
What if I can't be hypnotised?
Hypnosis is a state of focused attention. It is a natural state similar to daydreaming. Most people have the ability to be able to achieve hypnosis. Nobody can be made to go into hypnosis against their will, therefore your willingness and consent are needed. Sometimes people can resist hypnosis if they are unsure, but we work to get you feeling fully comfortable with it beforehand. If we find hypnosis isn't working for you, we can look at other therapy methods to help you. There are some medical grounds where hypnosis is not a good idea, these would include people with certain kinds of epilepsy or those suffering from mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.