Frequently asked questions about Hypnosis
Hypnosis is perfectly safe. No one has ever been hurt using hypnosis. When you are in the relaxed state of hypnosis you are still awake and aware of everything that is occurring.
You are still in control of what you do and don’t do. You cannot be made to do anything you don’t want to do. You will remember everything that occurs during the session and you can’t get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis just like you can’t get stuck in a relaxed state.
You have an unconscious and conscious mind. Your unconscious mind is the one that drives your life. It does everything you don’t think about – for example all your habits that you just automatically do without having to think about them. And the conscious mind is the part of your mind that thinks, and makes choices, and decides what it is you do and don’t want to do.
The problem is that your unconscious mind will take over when you are not consciously thinking about what you’re doing. For example, have you ever driven to your destination and realised you don’t remember much of the drive? This is because you were likely daydreaming about other things with your conscious mind, and so your unconscious mind took over driving the car out of habit.
What hypnosis does is it utilises this state of deep relaxation where your unconscious mind is open to directly absorbing new beliefs, thoughts and habits. This means that when you are not consciously thinking about losing weight, your unconscious mind takes over and works for you to create your ideal shape and size. You naturally and automatically think as a slim person.
There is mow no ‘battle’ of will-power between your conscious mind wanting to reduce weight and your unconscious mind still stuck in the habit of eating.
You won’t do or think anything under hypnosis that you wouldn’t normally do or think. You can’t be controlled. If people in a stage show act silly it’s because they want to.
As a general rule, yes – anyone with at least average intelligence and the ability to follow instructions AND wants to enter hypnosis, can be hypnotised. With that being said, there are certain conditions where hypnosis is not recommended, ie: major clinical depression, suicidal ideations, and psychotic disorders.
In your initial 2 hour session we will go over your reasons to lose weight, your triggers (emotional eating), times linked to snacking, alcohol habits, how much water you drink, soft drinks etc.
Then I will explain how the mind works, about hypnosis, and then tailor parts of that into your hypnosis session.
After the hypnosis we will go over some key points, I will give you an information sheets to takeaway and tools to follow through with to deal with Stress and life etc.
Hypnosis is refreshing, relaxing, and energising; for some even more refreshing than sleep.
Most important is the fact that it works— people get results.
Hypnosis is experienced as a state of being deeply relaxed. In fact, if you wanted to compare hypnosis to anything, the closest you could get is when you are extremely relaxed early in the morning just waking up or late at night just drifting off into sleep where you are not really sure if you are awake or sleeping.
We do 4 sessions over approximately 6 weeks. The initial session we allow 2 hours, then one hour per session after that.
We also have other follow up structures that help you to lose the weight and keep it off for life.
Yes. Most addictions are caused by events deeply buried in the past. While treating addictions many methods fail to address these issues, and so really only deal with symptoms.
Hypnotherapy addresses the causes. We specialise in working with clients who wish to manage their alcohol, smoking, vaping, marijuana and gambling use.
Hypnosis has been found to be very effective with a broad range of issues. That being said, there are certain conditions that hypnosis is not recommended for: ie: suicidal ideation and schizophrenia.