• What is hypnosis?

    Hypnosis is a very natural state of deep and pleasant relaxation. Each and every one of us experiences natural hypnosis every day because it is that wonderful state we pass through as we enter and emerge from sleep. Hypnotherapy utilises this very natural and pleasant state as a bridge between our conscious and unconscious mind, thus facilitating change in our thoughts and our behaviour patterns. The most common sensations after hypnosis are feelings of renewed vitality and a greater sense of well-being. In short— refreshed and refocused.

    What is hypnotherapy?

    Advanced hypnotherapy is a blend of coaching and counselling skills put together with experience, tried and tested techniques from the world of psychology and hypnotherapy. This combination is ideal for creating tailor made sessions adapted to the needs of each individual.The therapist also draws on a knowledge of NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming.) NLP is about connection. How we interact with ourselves and with the world around us, through our thoughts, speech and actions. Is hypnosis like meditation?

    Yes. It is often said that all hypnosis is self hypnosis. Self hypnosis can be a lot quicker than meditation to master. Whether you are focusing on a particular issue or simply to produce profound levels of stress reduction and relaxation.

    Can hypnosis successfully tackle stress?

    Yes. The modern world creates a daily diet of almost indigestible stress. Stress is now a fact of life. Our nervous systems are bombarded by an excess of stimulus from traffic noises to tax bills and worries about a decent education for our children, to threat from terrorism. It is so much easier to reach our goals if we know how to balance activity with relaxation. The truth is that underneath our own personal pool of knowledge there is a storehouse of wisdom. We have to create calmness in the pool so that we can think, feel and act wisely.

    Will I lose control?

    No.  Many people believe that they give over control to the therapist.  This belief is fuelled largely by Stage Hypnotists spreading the stigma through the popular media.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  If any suggestion is given whilst in hypnotic trance that the client feels inappropriate or is uncomfortable with, the client would simply emerge from the trance.

    Can I be hypnotised into doing something I don’t want to do?

    No.  As with losing control, this is a popular myth spread largely by Stage Hypnotists and the media.  Nobody can be hypnotised into doing anything they would not morally do in the first place.