Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I be hypnotised?
Only if you want to, hypnotic trance is a natural state that we all enter several times a day, such as when we day dream, when we watch TV, or read a book. Nobody can be hypnotised against their will and, even when hypnotised, people can still reject any of the suggestions given if they are not appropriate.
Q. What does hypnosis feel like?
Everyones experience of hypnosis is unique. General descriptions of hypnotic state are of being very deeply mentally and physically relaxed, being aware of what is going on around them, having a calm sense of peace.
Q. Who is in control me or the therapist?
You are, no one else can be in control of you or make you do or say anything you don't want to. your subconscious mind is always protecting and keeping you safe. The whole point of hypnotherapy is to empower you to take control and make changes to your life in a positive manner.
Q. How many sessions will I need?
It is a client led therapy and will depend on how the individual progresses, but hypnotherapy works to achieve maximum results in minimum time. Most clients as a guide require about 3 sessions to successfully achieve their goals.
Quit smoking is a two session approach.
Q. Will I will eat more and put on weight if I stop smoking?
People only eat if they quit with will power. This increases anxiety levels, when many substitute eating for smoking. When the underlying causes of smoking are removed with EFT and hypnosis, so too is the need for food substitution.
Q. How long does a session last?
This will depend upon many factors, but as a guide the first session includes a free half an hour consultation giving you the chance to see if it is the right therapy for you so in total the first session lasts about one and a half hours and further sessions about one hour.
Q. Can anyone get stuck in hypnosis?
Everyone comes out of hypnosis, in some cases individuals may enjoy the relaxed experience so much that they are resistant to be re-alert but will become more alert within minutes. If a client was to fall into a natural sleep then on the awakening suggestions would become fully awake and refreshed.
Q. How much does therapy cost?
I charge £50 for most one hour sessions including the complimentary free half an hour consultation. For quit smoking it is £150 which is over two sessions (sometimes just one is all that is needed) using a combination of EFT and hypnotherapy, with a Cd to play at home. Call me for more details on the Hypno-band, the virtual gastric band which is over five sessions, the first session is up to two hours long and the subsequent sessions are one and a half hours long and includes four Cd's at the cost of £350. My general weight loss sessions are five sessions long at the cost of £350.00 these are also one and a half hours long and include three Cds.
Q. What is the Hypno-band weight loss system and does it involve surgery?
The hypno-band system is a hypnotherapy technique that used the power of the mind to fit a "virtual gastric band" to your stomach, making you eat less and less often. It does not involve surgery in fact it is a very relaxing experience which uses hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy to change eating behaviour and dysfunctional beliefs.
Q. How does the Hypno-band work and will I be suitable?
The Hypno-band works over five sessions, beginning with your free initial half hour consultation, working out your BMI, discussing eating behaviours, emotional blocks and any limiting beliefs. Then taking you through the process of having a gastric band fitted, by the power of your mind so your stomach is the size of a golf ball making you eat less and less often. You are suitable for the Hypno-band if you are over weight (BMI of 25+) and you are really committed to losing weight.
Q. How do I work my BMI out to see if I am suitable for the Hypno-band weight loss procedure?
Q. How successful is therapy?
Hypnotherapy and EFT is a collaborative venture between therapist and client. "success" in achieving the clients goals requires firstly an honest examination, by therapist and client together, of what is required by both parties to achieve these goals, and whether they are realistic. An honest and mutually respectful relationship is a good basis for change.