What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is simply us encouraging our clients into a naturally relaxed state that we all experience daily, without necessarily even realising it.
Think of those moments when you’re just waking up or falling asleep, or perhaps when you drift off into a daydream, or are driving along without really thinking where you’re going. Well, that’s what you could call an ‘hypnotic trance’!
How does hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy works with your subconscious mind to empower and motivate you to make the changes you desire. You'll be guided into a lovely state of relaxation and then suggestions can be made to your subconscious mind to effect change based on your consultation and agreed treatment plan.
What if I can’t be hypnotised?
Everyone is able to be hypnotised – as long as they want to be.
What will it feel like?
Really relaxing! Some people say a bit dreamy, and you may or may not be aware of what's being said all the time.
It’s best not to come with any expectations, or to try and feel a certain way during the session. Just listen and follow the therapists’ guidance (that’s what we’re there for after all!) and let your mind go its own way.
Everyone’s experience of hypnosis is different – as is the case with most things in life.
As you become more familiar with hypnosis you may find it easier to go into a deeper state of relaxation and perhaps not remember everything that has been said during the session. This doesn’t matter as the subconscious will have been taking it all on board!
What if I get stuck in hypnosis?
You can’t get stuck in hypnosis, just as you can’t get stuck in sleep. At the end of the session you’ll be gently awakened from the state by your therapist.
Am I in control?
One of the most common concerns people have about hypnotherapy is that they are going to be under some kind of hypnotic ‘spell’ and made to do all kinds of random things - believe me, that is not the case!
You will absolutely be in full control during the hypnotherapy session. The therapist cannot force you to do or say anything that you don’t want to.
We are simply here to help you achieve the change that you’ve come see us about. You still have your own free will and choice at all times.
Am I going to be made to cluck like a chicken?
No. Unless of course that’s the change you've come for :-)