What does it feel like to be under hypnosis?
Have you ever driven the car from A to B and wonder how you got there?
Have you ever been so engrossed in a book or film that you cannot remember what was going on around you at the time?
Well those are hypnotic states and we all go into trance in our daily lives.
When under hypnosis you may feel as if you are just about to go to sleep yet you are not asleep.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that will allow access to the unconscious mind having reduced the critical analytical interference of the conscious mind. By focusing the mind on relaxation, access to the unconscious becomes easier and the unconscious will accept suggestions without being influenced by the rational mind.
This is how changing negative attitudes or behaviors, habits and negative beliefs are achieved with hypnotherapy.
Will I loose control?
Not at all. You remain in control at all times and if there was an emergency, you could just get up and go.
The hypnotherapist cannot make you do something you do not want to do. Your values cannot be violated.
Could it be dangerous to be hypnotized?
Definitely not. Hypnotherapy is a safe practice. Remember that you remain in control; no harm will come to you. Hypnosis is a natural state that we reach everyday as individuals.
All therapies can, at times, be a little painful as you work through uncomfortable feelings or emotions but the aim is not to keep you in pain, it is to move you forward.
What is the difference between hypnotherapy and meditation?
With meditation, you are absorbed in deep reflection. With hypnotherapy, you are guided all the way through using sounds and imagination.You remain in complete control.
How many visits will I need?
It all depends on your case history. You could stop smoking in 1 session for instance. An average treatment will last between 3 to 5 sessions but you may need more depending on what issue or issues you are working on.
Will I be in danger of divulging my deepest secrets?
No. You cannot be made to say what you do not want to say