Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s)
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring focused state of physical and mental relaxation, it is similar to day-dreaming and very pleasant.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
The short answer is yes, however you have to be willing to be hypnotised. Some people find it harder that others to achieve a deep level of hypnosis, but if you can day dream you can be hypnotised as day dreaming is similar to a trance state.
Will I be in control?
Absolutely yes. You will be aware of what is being said to you and will often remember this when you wake. The therapist works in partnership with you but you are in the driving seat.
How does Hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy works by enabling the therapist to present suggestions directly to your unconscious mind, based around your personal needs These suggestions are developed following detailed discussion and analysis of the information provided by you during the initial personal consultation.
How do I know if I have been Hypnotised?
Everyone is different; some people can’t tell the difference between the hypnotised and waking state, some people feel relaxed and lethargic, others feel a lightness, some a heaviness in their body, some time distortion whereby the session seems only to have lasted minutes. If you have felt relaxed and have listened to the therapists suggestions you have been hypnotised.
Is it safe and are there any harmful side effects?
Hypnotherapy is completely natural and totally safe and there are absolutely no harmful side effects, you can feel safe a secure in the hands of your therapist.
Should I tell my GP or specialist if I am going to have hypnotherapy?
Whilst it is not essential to inform your GP you can do if you would prefer to keep them informed. If your therapist feels that your therapy may impact on any conventional treatment she will advise you to consult your GP.
If I have been prescribed medicine or drugs from my GP or Hospital should I continue to take them?
Yes. Hypnotherapy is a complimentary therapy and can work very effectively alongside conventional medicine. If you are in doubt or have any concerns consult your GP. Your therapist will also be happy to discuss this with you before your treatment.
Are drugs or tablets used or prescribed by the therapist?
How will I feel after hypnosis?
Great! Rejuvenated and reenergised as well as completely relaxed and calm.
How long will the session last?
That will depend on the issue to be treated, the initial consultation will usually last about one hour during this consultation we will agree a treatment plan and how many subsequent consultations will be required. Subsequent sessions will last between 30 minutes and one hour. For smoking cessation we offer a comprehensive single session treatment which usually lasts two hours, although we also offer a multi session treatment if preferred.
Does hypnotherapy have a code of conduct?
Hypnotherapy is dedicated to the well-being of the client, as a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis BSCH, the therapist abides by their strict code of ethics and conduct. For further information about the BSCH Code of Conduct please visit the BSCH website at www.bsch.org.uk