What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a relaxed, focused state of concentration during which the constraints of the logical, conscious mind can be bypassed. Despite being in a relaxed state, you will experience heightened awareness and concentration and may feel more alert than in your everyday conscious state. During hypnosis, the subconscious mind is very receptive and can be reached by the suggestions of the hypnotherapist without the interference of your conscious mind.
Hypnosis can be considered a ‘rapid intervention’ which means that it can help resolve issues very quickly. Whilst it is not magic, many people find that lifelong issues can be resolved in just a few sessions. The changes that are made during hypnosis occur directly at the subconscious level. This makes it possible to address any deep-seated emotions or problems and achieve positive results.
The goal of modern hypnosis is to help individuals overcome behaviours which are holding them back from achieving their full potential, and to help promote healing and good health – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. In other words, ‘integrated’.
Is hypnosis like sleep?
No. It is similar in that your body feels very relaxed, however, your mind will be focused.
Will I remember what happened in the session?
Generally, people remember everything that happened during the session.
Will I lose control while in hypnosis?
You remain in control of your body and your thoughts. If you wanted to, you could open your eyes and walk out of the room at will. You cannot be made to say or do things that go against your morals, beliefs and values, and you will not be under the therapist’s influence.
Will I be able to be hypnotised?
Yes, anyone who can follow simple instructions can be hypnotised – adults, adolescents and children alike.
What will I feel like when I finish my session?
Many clients say “I feel so relaxed that I don’t want to move”. In some instances, you may want to go for a short walk before driving, to fully return to the ‘here and now’.