FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?
Clinical Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to treat a wide variety of physical and physiological problems, and can aid in the cessation of undesired habits.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
People are all different and some can relax more easily than others. Most people can at least enter a light trance, which is all that is required to benefit from hypnotherapy. However, if you don’t want to be hypnotised no hypnotherapist can make you enter a trance.
Is hypnosis the same as sleep?
No, it is not sleep, but a very relaxed physical state which may look like sleep to an observer, but you will always remain mentally alert.
Can I be asked to do things against my will?
Hypnosis can nver be used to make you do something that you do not want to do. Under hypnosis you will not be able to do anything which goes against your personal values and beliefs. If you are asked to do something unacceptable to your moral code your mind will simply reject it and you will come out of hypnosis immediately.
Can I come out of an hypnotic trance anytime I want to?
Hypnotherapy is about giving you control so if want to, you can come out of a trance by yourself at anytime.
Is hypnosis safe?
Yes. (with two exceptions)
(a) A person who suffers from Epileptic fits should never be hypnotised as total relaxation may trigger an epileptic seizure.
(b) If you are driving or operating machinery is it not advisable to listen to a hypnosis recording as you could lose control of the machinery when you fall into a hypnotic state causing damage to yourself and others.
For everyone else hypnosis is a safe and natural process.
Can I use hypnotherapy instead of treatment from my GP?
Hypnotherapy is not an alternative but a complementary treatment, and a qualified hypnotherapist will work with your GP to help your condition. Medication or treatment should never be stopped without consulting you GP first.