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Hypnotherapy FAQ's

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy combines CBT practices with hypnosis.

What is hypnosis?


Hypnosis is a state of focussed attention and heightened suggestibility.


Does the hypnotherapist have control over my mind while in hypnosis?


Not at all, in fact is the opposite. Hypnosis is used to enable you to have far greater self-control over your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. During hypnosis you are in total control, you maintain your free-will at all times.

Can the hypnotherapist make me do something against my will?


No. Hypnosis or the hypnotherapist cannot make you do against your will or values. You are always in control and you choose what suggestions you wish to accept.

Is hypnosis safe?


Yes. Hypnosis is a natural state that we experience daily to some extent, for example when we daydream or we become absorbed in a book or movie.

Will I recall what happens to me while I’m in hypnosis?


Yes. In most cases you will have a full memory of the experience afterwards. For some people it may feel like daydreaming and generally it is a pleasant and relaxing experience. Just as with a daydream you can snap out of it at any time you wish.

Can I get 'stuck' in hypnosis?


No. It is not possible to become 'stuck' in hypnosis. During hypnosis you are in control and you are an active participant in the process.

Is Hypnotherapy effective?


For a number of sub-clinical issues, including anxiety and phobias hypnotherapy is an effective and fast therapeutic approach.

How many hypnotherapy sessions are typically needed to see results?


The number of sessions needed to achieve your goals would depend on the nature of the issues. Generally, however, hypnotherapy is a fast therapeutic approach. Your individual treatment plan and number of sessions will be agreed with you during the first session.

What is the difference between coaching and hypnotherapy?


Coaching and hypnotherapy can complement each other and can be used together in some cases. The choice between coaching and hypnotherapy will depends on your needs and your personal, therapeutic goals.

Both coaching and hypnotherapy focus on helping the individual to achieve a specific goal and to bring a positive change in your life.

Coaching tends to be future-oriented and emphasis on personal growth, motivation and confidence. Hypnotherapy, via hypnosis techniques, focuses on addressing specific issues and challenges which are preventing you to achieve your full potential and live a more positive and fulfilled life.

Still curious?

Get in touch for a free, no obligation discussion to see if hypnotherapy is right for you, and how I can help you achieve overcome your challenges.

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