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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis has been described as an altered state of consciousness or deep relaxation that you allow yourself to enter with the help of the therapist.

However it’s not the same as being asleep as you are aware of what’s going on around you at all times, there is no loss of control and there are no side effects.

Its a bit like the feeling you have just before you fall asleep or as you wake up in the morning, some people describe it as like being in a daydream. It is a state that most people have experienced at some time or another; for example if you get very involved or absorbed in a book or film you may feel as if you are there.
In this state of relaxation you are more able to respond to suggestions and ideas that are going to help you.

Can I be Hypnotised?

All hypnosis is self hypnosis; the therapist merely helps you to achieve the required state of deep relaxation for yourself.

So provided you are willing to follow simple suggestions made by the therapist you can be hypnotised.

Can I get stuck in Hypnosis?

No, if not ‘awakened’ you will either just open your eyes when you wish to or drift into a pleasant sleep.

How many sessions will I need?

Every person is different. All sessions are client-centred, designed to meet your specific needs. The number of sessions generally ranges between two and six.