Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of focused attention which gives access to the subconscious mind which then enables the therapist to make suggestions for beneficial changes. Hypnosis is natural and safe and we experience similar feelings on a daily basis. Think about when you have been driving and you reach your destination but don’t remember much of the journey, or you read a page of a book and at the end you can’t remember a word and have to start again. This is similar to hypnosis.

 

Will I lose consciousness?

You will remain conscious throughout and will be aware of everything going on around you.

 

Will I lose control?

No, you will remain fully in control and cannot be made to say or do anything against your will. Rest assured that unlike stage hypnosis you will not be made to cluck like a chicken. By working together you will be able to make the changes which will enhance your life.

 

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses well researched strategies to help people to achieve positive changes to their lives in a relatively short time. I give an easy to understand explanation of how the brain works and how it makes us feel and act in certain ways. We can relearn and ‘rewire’ the brain to live the life we really want.

Solution Focused means that the emphasis is on the solution and not the problem. It is about moving you towards your preferred future without the need to revisit or relive events in the past.

The benefits of psychotherapy are enhanced by hypnosis which enables the subconscious mind to make changes. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process and change can only happen if you want it to and are prepared to take steps to let it happen.

 

What happens during the initial consultation?

The initial consultation will give us the opportunity to talk about what changes you want to achieve and how hypnotherapy can help. We will be able to assess the number of sessions you may need and you are under no obligation to continue with therapy. Every client is given a complimentary relaxation CD to listen to every night as part of the therapy.

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