Can anyone partake in hypnotherapy?
For the vast majority of people hypnotherapy is a highly effective source of treatment. The method by which treatment occurs is bespoke to each individual but there are limited cases where hypnotherapy is not appropriate. Your hypnotherapist will discuss this with you during your initial consultation to ensure it is the right source of treatment for you.
How will I feel during hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a very relaxing and pleasant state of being, during which you will be fully aware and able to hear everything around you, although some sounds may appear distant. You will be able to speak and move around if you want to and if prompted by the hypnotherapist.
Will I be asleep?
No, you won’t be asleep, just very relaxed and your subconscious mind will be very alert.
Who will be in control?
You will be. It is impossible to hypnotise someone to do, say or experience anything against their will or desire.
What will be expected of me?
It is important that you are open with your hypnotherapist and that you fully engage in the process by trusting your hypnotherapist.
How many sessions will I need?
This depends on precisely what you are seeking therapy for. For example, smoking cessation clients typically only require one therapeutic session (after the initial consultation) but other clients presenting different issues may need more. However, hypnotherapy is considered to be quicker that other modalities of therapy.