Information and common questions about hypnotherapy

What is hypnotherapy and how might it help you?

Hypnosis is a natural state that we enter into many times a day; watching television, being absorbed in a book and ‘daydreaming’ are everyday examples of the hypnotic state.

It is a state of awareness where our concentration is internally focussed.

What happens during Hypnotherapy?

During hypnosis you enter a deep state of relaxation where the logical side of your mind, the conscious, can be bypassed and the subconscious can then be accessed to help you make beneficial changes in your life.

What can hypnotherapy be used for?

Hypnosis is commonly used to help people with smoking cessation, anxiety, panic attacks, stress,
phobias, weight control, lack of confidence and in these and many more issues can help to regain a sense of control in life.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Anyone can be hypnotised, as long a they want to be. However, some people may experience different levels of hypnosis. Some choose to relax deeply and others choose a light level of relaxation. It is what you feel comfortable with.

Will someone under hypnosis know what is going on?

During hypnosis your mind may wander as you are talked into a deeply relaxed state but you will always know what is going on. You are in control.

Are there any adverse side effects to hypnosis?

No, there are only positive side effects to hypnosis. Some beneficial effects that come from hypnosis include more confidence, improved self esteem, feeling less stressed, more motivated and regaining a sense of control in life.

Can I get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis?

No, you cannot get stuck in a state of hypnosis, you would awaken in your own time. Hypnosis is a natural state to be in. You are in control.