Many people have questions about hypnotherapy – perhaps you do, too.
These questions address the most common queries and concerns. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me, without any pressure or commitment: I’ll be happy to help you in any way I can.
Call me on 01444 459 433 or 07597 020 512, or complete the email form on this website.
Is it anything like the stage acts on the TV?
No. A hypnotist who works on stage will select members of the audience who are especially suggestive (a few quick tests can easily determine this). And remember that people who go to see such acts are already in a state of “expectation”, knowing what’s coming and willing it to happen. The people who volunteer know what is expected of them and are totally willing to make fools of themselves – exactly as they probably do at a party after a few drinks!
Can everyone be hypnotised?
I would say that the vast majority of those who are willing to be hypnotised, can be. It should not be a battle of wills: if you don’t want to be hypnotised, it won’t happen. In my experience, there has only been a very small percentage of people for whom the process just didn’t work.
So can you look inside my head while I’m hypnotised?
No, and I can assure you I wouldn’t want to! The conscious brain is only on a coffee break, remember, and is keeping an eye on what’s happening. Just as it kicks in if there is an emergency while driving, so it would kick in if I attempted to instruct you to do something totally outside your usual moral standards or beliefs. It would also raise the alarm if I strayed “off piste” as it were – but trust me, I have no reason to do that, and no interest in delving into anything other than what has been agreed.
Will I be asleep?
No, but you will be in a very deep state of relaxation. Many people who have experienced this state of relaxation say they love “going under” and don’t want to come back!
You will be aware of my voice but it will seem as if it’s coming from “over there somewhere”: everything seems very soft and dreamy.
Will I remember what’s happened to me?
Yes you will. In certain types of work – for instance those involving regression – it is important that you remember, as it helps you to put into context the insights that can come to you after the session.
In regression work in particular (this life or past lives), I say it is as though the filing clerk in your unconscious mind has gone to the archive and retrieved the relevant file and put it on your desk so you can view it whenever you want to.
If you feel I can help you, don’t hesitate to contact me. Call me on 01444 459 433 or 07597 020 512, or complete the email form on the website.
I live in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre, also in Haywards Heath.
I look forward to hearing from you!