Mind Body Hypnosis
HYPNOSIS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Hypnosis is a natural state and despite what you may have seen on TV, you are ALWAY in control. You cannot be made to do anything you would not normally do or say. That is only done for entertainment purposes, not in real, professional hypnotherapist offices.
Being hypnotized is like daydreaming. You will be very aware of what is being said and done around you; however you will be very relaxed and focused. When you are in a hypnotic state, you can remember things more clearly, and your other abilities are enhanced as well. Your hypnotist will guide you to reach your goal.
Watch this short video clip to find out more about how I can help you….and then you will understand moore about the clinical hypnotherapy I offer.
Code of Conduct and Ethics
I am accredited by a number of professional bodies and adheres to The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) robust assessment and validation criteria. I am also registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
What is the difference between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the clinical term used to describe treatment with a trained professional hypnotist. This is typically used to treat a specific problem such as shyness, smoking cessation, or weight loss. Hypnotherapy is usually done in a practice office with deliberate planning and treatment. Often hypnosis is done in conjunction with other treatments to solve a person’s problem.
Hypnosis is the looser term for the same thing; however, it usually involves nonscientific treatment. This can include self-hypnosis at home, and hypnosis for entertainment purposes.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
YES. The lightest state of hypnosis (Alpha) is achieved easily. Everyone enters a hypnotic state every day, several times per day. It’s that state you are in when you are watching TV, reading a good book, playing video games, and, yes, even driving. It’s the state you are in when you are just waking up or just going to bed. You are not fully conscious, but you are not fully unconscious either. In this state you’re up to 200 times more suggestible than when you are fully awake (Beta).
Most people engaged in these activities would not think they are in a trance, but they are. They are in a light hypnotic trance known as Alpha. In alpha, your mind is slowed down just a little, your focus is narrow, your breathing is slow, and you are relaxed in a natural trance state. Since you are up to 200 times more suggestible even while you are in the light state of alpha, anything beyond this is unnecessary for most purposes (i.e. programming someone to lose weight, stop smoking, overcome fear of flying, etc.). You can have an extremely effective hypnosis session while being aware of and able to recall every word spoken by the Hypnotherapist.
What if I fall asleep during the hypnosis session?
That was a valid question a few years back, before we had advanced research on the topic. It has been discovered by several research groups that the hearing acts like a surveillance camera. Your eyes close, but you ears cannot close. They remain open always, taking in information constantly. When a mother is “asleep” and hears her baby cry, she will “awaken” immediately.
The truth is, we never really sleep, a part of our brain is always alert. That part is our hearing. It stays alert to protect us and or offspring. If someone breaks into your home while you are “asleep,” you will be alerted as soon as you hear a noise. Your hearing is “on” 24/7, taking in information and recording it. In hypnosis, we use this to your advantage, so even if you fall “asleep” during the session, your brain is still recording all of the information in your subconscious mind.
What if I’m too intelligent for you to be able to “put me under?”
Intelligence is directly correlated to suggestibility. The more intelligent you are, the more easily you can be hypnotized. People of a below-average IQ find it difficult to go into a hypnotic state. Geniuses are naturally close to a hypnotic state of Alpha most of the time and therefore enter hypnosis easily. This accounts for their ability to transfer information from their subconscious mind to their waking like and bring to the world their creations.
What happens during a hypnotherapy session?
We will start by discussing the problem you are experiencing. I will then suggest the kind of treatment I would recommend. Depending on the problem, you may need just one session or several. Many conditions can be treated in just one or two sessions. I will also explain how hypnotherapy works and answer any questions that you may wish to ask about the treatment.
Do you specialise in any particular areas?
I am able to help in a wide range of areas so please call me for a brief chat. However, am particularly interested in weight control and smoking cessation as well as helping people overcome fears and phobias, anxieties and stress, and developing self-confidence and social skills.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Most people can go into a light trance state. However, the treatment is not suitable for those with serious mental health problems, sufferers of epilepsy, the very young or those under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
How long does a session last?
A session normally lasts for either 90 – 120 minutes. This is dependent on what the session is for.