Can anyone respond to Hypnotherapy?
Most people can be hypnotised, but some will be more able to accept the positive suggestions than others. The best results are achieved if you are committed to reach the outcome you want, with an open mind. Many people are pleasantly surprised by how well they can relax during Hypnotherapy. It is important that you have trust for your therapist.
What will it feel like?
Being hypnotised is very relaxing, like when you are just drifting off to sleep, or when you are day dreaming. Some people find that their conscious awareness drifts in and out pleasantly, although their unconscious mind will still be receptive, while others feel extremely alert throughout. People frequently comment on how beneficial the relaxation is, which adds to the therapeutic value of the treatment.
Will I be made to do something I don’t want to do?
No, never. Your mind would naturally prevent that from happening as it will not accept anything that would contradict your beliefs and values. You will maintain control throughout the session. Clinical Hypnotherapy will only use suggestions which will bring about a positive change – one that you have discussed with your therapist before the hypnosis begins. The word ‘clinical’ means it will have an effect on your health – physically, psychologically or emotionally.
How many sessions am I likely to need?
This will depend on the problem being addressed, but two or three will be enough for many issues. The first appointment will usually last one and a half hours (but you will only pay for one hour) as this includes a consultation, the opportunity to ask questions and to feel comfortable with your planned treatment. Subsequent sessions will usually last one hour. Your progress will be discussed with you at each appointment.
What are your opening hours?
I am able to offer some evening and Saturday morning appointments, as well as weekdays from 09.30.
NHS UK refers to the use of Hypnotherapy.