Frequently Asked Questions

About Hypnotism

Thank-you for visiting this page of questions I am regularly asked by people. I’ve done my best to answer them all but if you’d like to chat or ask another, please get in touch. Tap the questions to see the answers.

Are there any dangers?

None. You will be in a safe environment with a qualified therapist and you will simply be relaxed.

Will I lose consciousness during hypnosis?

Most people can and will go into atleast a light trance but are always in control of everything that happens. This is not stage hypnosis which is very different and this is explained through the initial consultation. Trance is like daydreaming and yet we are still alert of what is around us and are more than capable of moving, swallowing etc while relaxed.

Can I get stuck in trance?

No. Just like all trance states or sleep, when you are left alone you would naturally wake up.

Can you make me do something I don't want to?

No. You are aware throughout hypnosis what your actions are and the therapist cannot make You do things you do not want to do.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is the term used for the trance like state that we go in and out of many times per day whilst driving or watching tv or having a conversation. It’s known as daydreaming and is very natural. This is a similar state to that used in hypnotherapy except the state is induced by the hypnotherapist and the client usually had their eyes closed as this aids the relaxation and visualisation process.

How many sessions will I need?

This is very much dependant on the issue and your own level of motivation. Smoking cessation is one session and phobias are three sessions. Issues such as long standing depression or anxiety may take 10-12 sessions however, each treatment is tailored to each client.