Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis?

The word hypnosis is derived from the Greek word for sleep.  However, hypnosis is not sleep, it is a state of deep physical and mental relaxation.  This mental relaxation is achieved by focusing the conscious mind on pleasant, relaxing, or neutral thoughts while the body becomes deeply relaxed.  In this state, your subconscious is more open to positive suggestions and ideas, which are beneficial and help bring about the change you desire.

 

Is Hypnosis safe?

Yes, hypnosis is completely safe.  Hypnosis was formally recognised by the British Medical Association in 1955 and the American Medical Association in 1957.

 

What does it feel like?

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind, most people think that they have not been hypnotised, they just feel they have been very deeply and pleasantly relaxed.

 

Can I be hypnotised?

Yes, if you want to be.  I have many techniques that I can choose from to suit you.

 

What are the dangers of hypnosis?

There are none whatsoever.  Scientists, medical professionals, psychologists and hypnotherapists have been using hypnosis for over 200 years and no one has ever been harmed by going into hypnosis.

 

Can I get stuck in a trance or be made to do anything against my will?

No.  It's impossible to get stuck in hypnosis or a trance.  You are always in control and can bring yourself back to full awareness at any time during hypnosis.  You are fully aware of what is being said and done around you at all times.

 

Does hypnotherapy only help people with problems?

No, in fact many people use hypnotherapy to improve their lives in all areas such as, health, home, work, social, sport, ambitions, motivation, etc.  People are amazed at the benefits hypnotherapy brings them.