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Some frequently asked questions about Hypnosis

 

What is Hypnosis?
What does hypnosis feel like ?
Is it safe to go into hypnosis?
Will I be under the hypnotist's power?
What if I cannot be hypnotised?
Will I be asleep under hypnosis?
What does hypnosis feel like?
How can hypnosis help me?
How many sessions will I need?

Hypnotherapy has long been recognised to be a very powerful method for personal development.  In fact, it is known to have been in use for the last 6,000 years.  Today, all around the world, people use the power of hypnosis to help deal with a vast range of problems.

What is hypnosis?

Everyone experiences hypnosis regularly.  It occurs just before you fall asleep and just as you awaken.  Other examples include losing track of time when reading a good book or when watching something interesting on television.  In essence, hypnosis is simply a state of heightened relaxation and altered awareness.
 
When you are relaxed in this way, it is possible to make contact with your powerful subconscious mind.  This is the part of the mind which contains infinite wisdom and a very deep level of intelligence.  It is your untapped resource for creativity and imagination.
 
The subconscious mind is the seat of all your emotions and therefore directs nearly all your behaviour.  Most importantly, the subconscious is responsible for maintaining the body in good health and for all the autonomic processes, e.g., breathing, blood circulation, tissue repair and controlling blood-sugar level.
 
Hypnosis is a doorway to another world - your inner world, the enchanted realms of your imagination.  Using hypnosis, whereby the subconscious mind can be contacted, 'inner power' is brought about to promote desired changes and physical well-being.


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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 daydreaming or drifting off to sleep.  You will feel wonderfully relaxed and you may find that your sleep will be of a much better quality.

 


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Is it safe to go into hypnosis?

Absolutely.  It is a completely safe, comfortable and relaxed experience.



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Will I be under the hypnotist's "power"?

No.  You are in charge.  You cannot be made to do anything against your will and you cannot be taken into hypnosis if you do not want to.  It is your experience and you are in control throughout.


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What if I cannot be hypnotised?

You can.  Everyone can, as long as they want to be.


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Will I be asleep under hypnosis?

No.  You are fully awake and alert, aware of everything that is happening throughout the session.


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What does hypnosis feel like?

We are in natural hypnosis 60% of the time.  So you already know what it feels like.  You are in natural hypnosis when you read a good book and get totally ‘lost’ in the story.  It is the same when watching a good film, watching TV, driving the car or just daydreaming.  These are all dreamlike states, similar to the feelings when one is just drifting off to sleep.  It is a time of deep relaxation.
 
The Safe, Intended Hypnosis used during your sessions is entering these same natural states deliberately and with awareness.  It is a method that allows you to enter a trance-like state of deep relaxation safely, so the hypnotherapist can access and communicate directly with the subconscious and give instructions or “suggestions”.  You only accept the “suggestions” if you are in agreement with them.  These suggestions are personally suited to the individual client’s needs.  A cassette recording of the suggestions (or “programme” as it is called) is usually provided so that you can reinforce these suggestions at home and so obtain even greater benefit from the hypnotic session.  The recording is made during the session.


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How can Hypnosis help me?

With hypnosis there are literally no limits to what you can achieve.  You have the power to make changes in your life - changes that take place quickly and changes that last. 

Relax and manage stress
Improve your confidence
Improve your self-esteem
Improve relationships
Be a better public speaker
Improve your memory
Learn faster and more effectively
Pass exams more easily
Enjoy better quality sleep
Enhance you performance at work and play/sport
Become a non-smoker
Become healthier and fitter
Reduce weight
Promote rapid healing and recovery
Improve skin disorders
Control or reduce pain without drugs
Overcome phobias
Enjoy flying
Enjoy pregnancy and wonderful  natural childbirth
And so much more .....

Whatever it is - get sorted with hypnotherapy by activating the Inner Power of your mind!


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How many sessions will I need?

That depends on you and what you wish to change.  Hypnotherapy helps people fast, so that even deep behavioural problems can be resolved in a few sessions - compared to a few years for some other types of therapy.


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