Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We all experience some form of hypnosis from time to time. It may happen when you are driving your car and you forget that you have passed some roads without noticing. Or you may be reading a book, and someone calls your name, and you are startled. It is because you have been in a trance state.
Clinical hypnosis is similar in that you feel relaxed and in control. A kind of day dreamy state, where you are not asleep, and neither are you wide awake.
Many people use hypnosis for a variety of reasons, and the benefits are enormous. You will feel relaxed and peaceful and that feeling lasts for many days or even weeks sometimes. The more you experience hypnosis the better you feel.
I will be talking to you and making very positive suggestions that your unconscious mind can absorb and use in your daily life. You will find that things don’t bother you so much and that you can handle day to day stresses more easily.
The side effects are that after a session you find you sleep so well, and wake up feeling really refreshed.
Here is a short video explaining about hypnosis:
How would you like to really be in control of how you think, feel and behave?
Imagine what it could be like if you were the person you really deserve to be?
Many people believe they are stuck with who they are, thinking they just cannot change “I am what I am”. Nothing could be further from the real truth. When people realise how they can change, the first thing they usually say is “I wish I had done this sooner”.
We often have limiting beliefs in life that hold us back. Maybe we know consciously when the problem began, but are not sure why. Hypnosis allows us to change perceptions, and ‘change the script’ we have been living by to a script that we would like.
Hypnotherapy can help with almost any problem you can think of, such as breaking unwanted habits, anxiety, and stress, compulsive disorders, phobias, emotional or guilt feelings, jealousy, weight problems and smoking.
NLP is based on modelling the techniques of successful people and using these techniques to help other people achieve their own goals. NLP means success. It is about knowing that whatever someone else can do successfully, you can do too, and create a strong belief in yourself by learning the techniques that not only make profound changes, but allow you to realise your full skills and potential.
Hypnosis combined with NLP is fast and effective. A good therapist is trained to help the client become quickly empowered and independent so that they can get on with their lives.
It is usual that when people are looking for a hypnotherapist, they tend to look for location first. We often do the same when looking for dentists or hairdressers. You may have found in the past that this is not always the best way to find someone really good.
How do you know if they are good? The best way is to speak to them personally. Unless someone has recommended you to them, it is nice to hear their voice and hear what they say. You can use your intuition to let you know if they are the right person for you. Newly qualified therapists can be just as good, maybe even better in some cases than longer experienced therapists because they are being taught cutting edge techniques all the time, so never be put off by newly qualified therapists. There are good and not so good therapists, the same as other professions, and many have been taught really well. Find out where they trained and by whom. A good trainer for Hypnotherapy would have qualified professions in both Hypnotherapy and NLP. If a trainer has not, then they may not be able to properly train others.
I like to think I have been trained expertly over the years and I still continue to train to update all my skills. Having said that, the training is not the therapist. Some therapists have empathy and are passionate about what they do, others may not have that same kind of attitude.
I only charge my clients for the session they take at the time. How do you know how many sessions you might need and what may happen if you decide the therapy is not for you and you want a refund? Check that this would be possible if you have to pay for more than three sessions during your first session. You could say that the therapist is looking for commitment from you, or maybe they just want to make sure you attend all sessions.
There was a time when we were not allowed to use testimonials, but the rule has changed, but even so, how do you know that the testimonials are genuine? Read them by all means, but trust your own inner wisdom to let you know what is right or wrong for you.
If you are impressed by the therapist being in the media, or having connections with famous people, then that may be right for you. If you just want a fully qualified, well experienced and trained therapist, then that would be right for you too.
I have written this to explain to people the importance of finding the right person, as I get asked these questions weekly from new clients. If you like the sound of the person, she/he says the right things to you and sounds empathetic and caring, then that is the person for you
National Council for Hypnotherapy The largest not-for-profit hypnotherapy organisation in the UK.
National Guild of Hypnotists The NGH is the largest and oldest hypnotherapy membership organisation in the world.
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