What is Hypnosis?
- What is hypnosis?
- How does hypnotherapy work?
- What will I experience?
- How do I choose a hypnotherapist?
- Is hypnotherapy suitable for everyone?
- How much will it cost?
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis has been described as a state of altered consciousness. It is NOT unconsciousness. It can perhaps be best described as a daydreaming state, similar to the time just before going to sleep and just after awakening. It is a completely natural state that we all experience on a regular basis.
How does hypnotherapy work?
We each have a conscious and a sub-conscious part of our mind. The sub-conscious controls the nervous system, memory, imagination and emotions. Whilst in hypnosis, the subconscious mind is more open and receptive so with the help of a trained Hypnotherapist, it is possible to change programming and conditioning, thereby bringing about rapid and permanent change, releasing patterns of behaviour that hold us back or cause us stress or anxiety.
What will I experience?
Each person will have slightly differing sensations whilst in hypnosis. Most people experience a sort of lethargy where the arms and legs may feel heavy, and the mind can drift in easy relaxation. You may not realise that you are in hypnosis, but a trained hypnotherapist will recognise when you are and proceed accordingly.
Nobody can be hypnotised against their will, and it is possible to wake from hypnosis at anytime you wish. In hypnosis, you are still fully in control and aware of everything that is happening. It is not possible to be forced to do anything against your will whilst in hypnosis.
At no point will the Hypnotherapist have control over you. The role of the therapist is to work with you to empower you to make the changes you want to make.
How do I choose a hypnotherapist?
Hypnotherapy requires close collaboration between the therapist and client to bring about the changes the client wants.
The success of hypnotherapy lies in finding a therapist you feel comfortable with. There are many organisations claiming to represent Hypnotherapists. It is important to look for a therapist belonging to a group with rigorous training standards and a clear ethical code. Of course every hypnotherapist should be able to offer complete confidentiality.
Is hypnotherapy suitable for everyone?
Just as some people find it easier to relax than others, so some people find it easier to go into hypnosis than others. The more you practice, the easier it will become. Most people are able to take themselves into a light state of hypnosis and hence benefit from treatment.
Hypnotherapy is completely natural and safe with no side effects. It is suitable for people of any age, including children.
How much will it cost?
It is usual to have a series of sessions of hypnotherapy to enable you to fully address the changes you want. The number and frequency of sessions can vary depending on the person and circumstances and I am happy to advise on an individual basis.
Telephone consultation (up to half an hour) - Free
Single session (1 hour) - £50
Payment is normally at the end of each session and is payable by cash or cheque (or card at Bliss Retreat only).
Gift certificates are available.