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Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a truly powerful and diverse tool for positive change, one that can help you with almost any aspect of your life. Hypnosis brings on deep relaxation so you feel you are somewhere between waking and sleeping. In 2016 a Stanford University School of Medicine professor said: "Hypnosis is the oldest Western form of psychotherapy, but it’s been tarred with the brush of dangling watches and purple capes. In fact, it’s a very powerful means of changing the way we use our minds to control perception and our bodies.”

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis brings on a feeling of deep relaxation, one in which you will likely feel more relaxed than you ever have before. At all times, you will be aware of what is going on.

What use is hypnoanalysis?

In helping locate and identify suppressed memories of traumatic events, and raising awareness of deeply buried fears and conflicts that are causing problems, hypnoanalysis can be an effective tool for helping resolve problems that are rooted in emotional trauma and conflict.

Does hypnosis involve giving up control of my mind?

No. Not at all. You are aware of what is going on in the session of what is being said and suggested. Were anyone to suggest anything inappropriate or distastefuto you, you could simply rise to your feet and leave.

When I'm hypnotised can I be forced to do something against my will?

No. Not at all. You are aware of what is going on in hypnosis. So there is no question of you doing anything that is against your will, or your beliefs, ethics or morals. As for the people you might see on screen, behaving strangely when hypnotised on stage, they are not acting against their will. They are willing volunteers who want to perform on stage. They are not being made to act against their will. This is not something you need to worry about.

Will I be able to recall the session?

You are not asleep when you are hypnotised. Nor are you unconscious. You are in an altered state of awareness, one in which you are deeply relaxed and open to positive suggestion. It is possible that you will drift and that your thoughts will wander during the session. But usually, when reminded, you remember it all.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis than others. Being in a trance is something most of us experience every day. When we become deeply absorbed in a book or a film we enter a trance state. We do that when we daydream as well. It is also something we experience every morning as we are waking up and every night just before sleep sets in. The people who respond best to hypnosis tend to want to be hypnotised, have strong imaginations and the will to respond to positive suggestion. While most people can be easily hypnotised, the depth of trance varies from a light state, which is close to being fully awake, to a profound state of somnambulism. Only about one in five people go into a very deep trance state during hypnosis. But the depth of trance is not very significant, as even a light hypnotic trance state can induce beneficial therapeutic results.

Will hypnotherapy work for me?

Hypnotherapy has long been widely used in medicine for the management of pain and the relief of unpleasant symptoms. It always involves a joint effort between the therapist and the client, with most clients finding it of benefit. The impact of hypnotherapy differs from client to client. Hypnotherapy is about responding to the hypnotherapist's positive suggestions about the changes you want to make in your life. No therapy offers a one hundred per cent guarantee of a cure. Success depends very much on the client wanting to be hypnotised, wanting positive change, and being willing to make positive change.

What can hypnosis and hypnotherapy treat?

Hypnotherapy is a proven and excellent method for stopping bad habits and for the treatment of pain and the symtoms of anxiety based illness. Some of the most common reasons for which people come for therapy include:
Bad habits
Binge drinking
Compulsive skin picking
Concentration difficulty
Divorce/separation related stress
Driving test nerves
Eating disorders
Emotional problems
Exam nerves
Fear of flying
Habit stopping
Hair pulling
Low self esteem
Memory enhancement
Nail biting
Obsesssive Compulsive Disorder
Pain management
Panic attacks
Performance anxiety
Pet loss
Public speaking
Relationship break up
Relationship difficulties
Restless leg syndrome
Self consciousness
Self esteem issues
Sleep disorder
Social anxiety
Stop smoking
Stage fright
Teeth grinding
Weight gain
Weight loss
Work related stress

Are you ready to take a step towards healing and positive change?

If so, get on the phone, call or text 085-2622205, or email healingnowhypno @ to find out how hypnotherapy will help you.
The above list is not exhaustive. If you are struggling with something that does not appear on this list, do make contact and we will see what can be done to help you.