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Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnotherapy or Hypnosis

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about Hypnotherapy or Hypnosis. Remember these answers are simple and practical answers to these questions. If you want more detail, please call.

Hypnosis is a completely normal state of mind that we all go into several times a day. For example, day dreaming, driving home from work on auto pilot, reading a book, and forgetting what you just read after turning the page are all good examples of the State of Mind called Hypnosis. That happens every day. When we think of traditional Hypnosis it is a combination of well-known and normal psychological states – which when all put together creates the effects of Hypnosis and is used in hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis. Hypnosis is the formal name that has been given to the formal application of various methods to place a person into this state on relaxed mind and laser beam focus.

Because it feels like such a normal state and they were expecting something very strange. Some people ask if they’ve really been hypnotized. The zombie-type states you see being shown in movies and TV are pure fantasy.

Hypnotherapy can be said to be the application of therapeutic methods when a person is in the State of Hypnosis. There are 2 altogether different forms or approaches to clinical hypnotherapy.

Suggestion Therapy

A form of treatment that is ideal for helping you to cope with such things as self-development, particular fears, doubts, nerves, smoking, self-doubt, certain habits, some weight-control problems, stress, and even a proses called hypno-healing (that is working with the body`s immune and healing systems) Plus there is much more.

Analytical Therapy

A form of treatment that is used for the more fundamental or you could say deep-seated problems or issues. This approach aims to find and eliminate the underlying rudimentary cause of such things as irrational fears, emotional problems, relationship difficulties, psychosexual problems, lack of confidence, personality problems, sleeping difficulties, stuttering/stammering, anxiety, inferiority complex, unhappiness, phobias,…. I could just keep on going, but you could say for most other problems and issues where there is a psychological factor at work.

It really a great feeling! Can you remember how it feels just before you fall asleep at night? Hypnosis is a natural state that feels similar almost like that.

When you awaken from hypnosis, you feel refreshed and revitalized. You will feel as if you were relaxing in a very comfortable space. You will be able to hear everything like my voice, the sounds outside the building, a car going down the street outside. Another good way to think about is, relaxation is a subjective experience (for example, some people relax at the beach, for others, it is chopping wood), so is hypnotic trance subjective experience and what each person feels. One thing people love is that the feeling is the opposite to stress, so you will feel relaxed and calm.

We use the traditional approach and some not-so-traditional approaches to hypnosis. Some using words and imagery and others using sound to guide your mind into a relaxed state and here is a list of some of the hypnotic techniques.

  • Rapid induction technique
  • Pace and Lead technique
  • Physical posture technique
  • Sensory overload technique
  • Stealth technique
  • Visualisation technique
  • Eye fixation technique
  • Mirroring technique

NO!!! Not at all. No one under hypnosis can be made to do anything against his or her will. Your moral and ethical codes will still be in place under hypnosis.

The unconscious mind’s job is to protect and help you. Just like you cannot be made to do anything against your will, you will also not say anything to embarrass you, say anything you don’t want to say, or do more than you are comfortable doing. Usually, if a hypnotherapist`s suggestion conflicts with a client’s value system, the client simply “wakes up.” You are in complete control at all times.

NO! The person being hypnotized is still in control. A Stage hypnotist will carefully select people from the audience to find the ones who best respond to Hypnosis. The “control factor” is still zero, the person on the stage allows the experience to be their main focus and finds they are easily able to go along with the suggestions.

Remembering the experience is entirely an individual thing, it totally depends, if you want to, you will remember.

The best answer is that you will go as deep as you need to. Depth of the hypnotic state is an idea that used to be a focal point, but lately, the hypnosis community and hypnosis professionals have realized that depth (or not) has little bearing.

Here is an interesting fact. Hypnosis improves with practice. The more hypnosis one undergoes, the greater and easier one drops down into the altered state. It is a skill and like all skills.

Everyone can be hypnotized and yes I do mean everyone because it states. The only controlling factor is the person has to be willing to be hypnotized. “All hypnosis is self-hypnosis”, which means if you want to do it, you will. There are a very small minority of people who have difficulty being hypnotized they are usually those who

a) don’t really want to be hypnotized (perhaps to debunk the idea); or b) can’t relax and let go enough (perhaps fearing loss of control, which we know is a myth, or fearing the unknown) to go with the experience. You can try hypnosis for free Just GIVE US a CALL.

Many of us experience a “trance-like” state while listening to music or being given a good sermon at church, sometimes reading a gripping book, or even while watching TV or playing on your telephone ! Here are some personal feelings one may experience when in a hypnotic state:

  • Physical relaxation (Body muscles feel relaxed).
  • Fluttering of eyelids when entering and coming out of hypnosis.
  • Mental relaxation.
  • General feeling of drowsiness as if ready to doze.
  • Eyelids heavy (extreme effort to raise them).
  • Eyes smarting and/or tearing. Remove contacts; they create dryness.
  • Eyelids locked together, unable to open.
  • Jaw muscles relaxed.
  • Teeth unclenched.
  • Tongue loose and natural. When tense, the tongue goes higher.
  • Dryness in mouth.
  • Desire to swallow.
  • Moisture at the corners of the mouth.
  • Desire to scratch an itch, but not sure of doing it.
  • Twitching or jerking in any part of the body.
  • Euphoria (state of well-being).
  • Tingling or numbness in any portion of the body.
  • Heavy feeling in any portion or entire body.
  • Desire to laugh, smile, giggle or cry.
  • Lack of desire to open eyes (relaxation feels too good).
  • Body warmth or chill.
  • Feel personal freedom, carefree or uninhibited.
  • Sexual/sensual stimulation or awareness.
  • Time distortion (minutes seems like hours and vice versa).
  • Voice sounds fading in and out.
  • Letting go as if falling asleep.
  • Occasional involuntary sigh.
  • Feeling of lightness.
  • Feeling of floating.
  • Partial body detachment is as if part of the body is not there.

NO Not at all. Hypnosis is a very natural and normal state and you cannot hold anyone against will. If a client were to go so deep as to enter a truly deep state and left there, (something we would never no) they would simply go into natural sleep and awaken when they were rested.

No! In over two hundred years of recorded hypnosis history, there is no documented case of anyone being hurt with hypnosis.

If you have any questions about whether or not hypnosis will help or conflict with a present medical condition, Please call and ask us, if we don’t know the answer we will ask you to call your GP.

The interesting reaction of hypnosis on medication is that, over long periods of time if you’re currently taking medication, after a series of hypnosis sessions you may find that you need fewer amounts of it or lesser strength of the drug. Hypnosis can often complement traditional medical care and better or more informed doctors favor it. It can act as an adjunct to medical treatment.

“Helping me get past my fear of public speaking?” “Improving my golf game?” “Helping me relax during exams?”Curing my insomnia?” Etc.

Hypnosis is used to change attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. It will not make you grow taller or change the color of your eyes or cure cancer. But it will help with emotional states of mind that contribute towards the healing of conditions and works with ‘Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors’.

  • Anorexia Treatment
  • Antidepressant Withdrawal
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Asthma Treatment Hypnosis
  • Be Less Critical
  • Be More Patient
  • Being Yourself Socially
  • Birthday Blues
  • Blaming Others
  • Breastfeeding Relaxation
  • Building Self Confidence
  • Building Self Esteem
  • Caffeine Addiction
  • Cannabis Dependence
  • Chewing Tobacco Addiction
  • Chocolate Addiction
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Confidence in Class
  • Controlling Emotions
  • Cool Down Blushing
  • Dealing with Disappointment
  • Develop Optimism
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Don’t Take It Personally
  • Drink More Water
  • Ease Eczema
  • Ease Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
  • Ease Raynaud’s Disease
  • Eat More Vegetables
  • Eat Slowly
  • Essential Tremor
  • Exercise Motivation
  • Feel Attractive Now
  • Feeling Down
  • Fitness Class Motivation
  • Forgive Yourself
  • Forgiveness
  • Gain Weight
  • Get Back on Track
  • Gym Motivation
  • Hay fever Relief
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Homesickness
  • Hot Flashes
  • Ignore Snoring
  • Improve Posture
  • Impulse Control
  • Inferiority Complex
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jet lag Reliever
  • Know Yourself
  • Let Go Of The Past
  • Let It Go
  • Lip Biting
  • Love Your Pregnant Body
  • Morning Sickness
  • MRI Scan Anxiety
  • Musicians & Singers Nerves
  • Nervous Talking
  • No Embarrassment
  • No More Mr Nice Guy
  • Overcome Envy
  • Overcome Indecision
  • Overcome Insecurity
  • Overcome Lethargy
  • Overcome Perfectionism
  • Overcome Selfishness
  • Overcome Superstition
  • Overcoming Shyness
  • Peer Pressure
  • Perfect Body
  • Personal Power
  • PMS
  • Portion Control
  • Positive Menopause
  • Positive Pregnancy
  • Positive Thinking
  • Pregnancy after Miscarriage
  • Prepare for Surgery
  • Public speaking
  • Put Yourself First
  • Quit Smoking – Stay Stopped
  • Reduce Salt Intake
  • Relieving Constipation
  • Remember Your Medication
  • Saying No
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Consciousness
  • Self Hate
  • Self-Sabotage
  • Speaking Clearly
  • Stage Fright
  • Stand Up for Yourself
  • Stay Calm with THAT Person
  • Stop Apologizing
  • Stop Arguing
  • Stop Being Defensive
  • Stop Being Fussy
  • Stop Being Irritable
  • Stop Comparing Yourself
  • Stop Cracking Knuckles
  • Stop Cursing / Swearing
  • Stop Drinking Soda
  • Stop Facial Tics
  • Stop Fidgeting
  • Stop Gossiping
  • Stop Judging by Appearances
  • Stop Negative Thoughts
  • Stop Nervous Laughter
  • Stop Nose Picking
  • Stop Popping Zits
  • Stop Scratching
  • Stop Self Blame
  • Stop Thinking the Worst
  • Stop Thumb Sucking
  • Stop Worrying
  • Tension Headaches
  • Travel Sickness
  • Victim Mentality
  • Walk More
  • Watch Less TV
  • Weight Loss – Eat Healthy
  • What Others Think
  • Worry Less About Your Kids
  • You’re Not Stupid
  • And Many More

I’m not aware of ANY issue that cannot be at least significantly improved/relieved through the regular use of hypnosis.

There’s not a tremendous difference at all. Some other things that are similar are “Guided Imagery” or “Previewing” which perhaps sound a little less mystical than “Hypnosis” and “Self-Hypnosis.” All of these processes are simple procedures to relax the body and focus the mind. The state you attain can feel similar for each no matter what you choose to call it.

There’s a lot of factors at work here. For the best answer for you. Call us “Let’s Talk” We will and can give you a plan of action and be able to answer that question with a lot more accuracy.

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