Frequently asked questions
Are there any dangers?
No, it is a natural state of mind and is completely safe.
Can anybody be hypnotised?
Yes, anybody who is willing can be hypnotised. The exceptions are - those who are mentally subnormal, young children, people who are under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. It is not suitable if you have ever suffered from personality disorders, psychosis, clinical depression or epilepsy. If in doubt please consult your doctor.
Could I be hypnotised against my will?
No, co-operation is required for hypnosis.
Will I be made to say anything or do anything against my will?
No, you will be conscious and aware. You will retain your self-control and morals. If any suggestion was given to you which you did not agree with you could reject it or be shocked out of hypnosis. Remember hypnotherapy is not stage hypnosis.
Will I remember what happens?
Yes there isn't any amnesia after hypnosis, you will remember everything that took place.
What type of issues can it help?
Hypnotherapy can help in many circumstances, here to name a few - weight management, smoking cessation, addictions, eliminating stress and anxiety, boosting confidence, increasing your performance in driving, golf or running. Eliminating panic attacks, fears or phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviour. Pain management, P.M.S and so much more.
What does it feel like?
Hypnosis is a pleasant, peaceful state of mental and physical relaxation. Similar to the moment when you are just about to fall asleep, however it is best not to have any preconceived ideas and just experience the sessions in your own unique way.
How many sessions will I need?
Every issue and every person is unique. Usually two or three sessions, more or less may be needed depending on the persons motivation.
Will I be asleep when hypnotised?
You will not be asleep. Hypnosis is generally a very relaxed state but it is not sleep. Many people after a session don't believe they were hypnotised at all but that comes from misconceptions about just what a 'trance' in fact is.
Will I be able to wake up?
Remember you are not asleep and it is you who is in control not the therapist. We drift in and out of hypnosis on a daily basis (e.g. daydreaming) but we always come out of them easily and naturally.