Hypnotherapy FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is natural state of trance. It can be deep, medium or light but no matter the depth, you are always in control. The hypnotic state is one of total absorption like when you are really engrossed in a book or film and forget all about the world around you. In this state you are able to communicate with the unconscious and all its resources without the inner critic getting in the way.

If hypnosis is natural, why can’t I do it myself?

You can! I can show you how. It has been said that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis as the therapist is only a facilitator who leads you into that natural state that enables the change that you want. However, many issues, such as trauma, abuse etc are best resolved under the guidance of a therapist, like myself, who has psychotherapy training.

What is Hypno-Psychotherapy

This is a mode of psychotherapy which uses hypnosis and the resources of the unconscious mind to resolve isssues such as trauma, phobia, anziety etc. See here for more. Hypnopsychotherapy is therefore, the clinical application of hypnosis to enhance psychotherapeutic interventions.

Will I lose control?

On the contruary, you will gain control. The unconscious mind is like our ‘autopilot’. This is good as long as it is set to take us where we want to go. Hypnotherapy lets you make changes to that ‘autopilot’  of unconscious habits and ‘programming’. You are not made to do anything. The therapy is tailored to your needs and is checked with you at every stage and if you choose to not accept a hypnotic suggestion, then it will not work. My job is to get you into the hypnotic state and show you how to make the changes. Your job is to follow my instructions to enable to to get exactly what you want.

You are always in control!