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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a pleasant state of mind that is brought about by ‘imagining’ a series of progressively more relaxing images and situations.  It has been described as ‘guided daydreaming’ and is a very relaxed and pleasant state.  It is rather similar to being completely absorbed in your favourite book or movie, or perhaps you have that experience when you have been driving your car and arrived at your destination without quiet knowing how you got there!

Will I be aware of what is going on?

Yes, you will.  You will hear everything that is said and will be able to move at will, scratch your nose, yawn etc but you may just feel so relaxed you just may choose not to!

What does hypnosis feel like?

Believe it or not, there will have been many times in your life when you have already felt what it is like to ‘be in hypnosis’ but maybe you haven’t labelled it! Hypnosis is natural phenomenons which daydreaming and becoming absorbed in something you are doing are just a couple of ways you have ‘felt’ hypnosis before. As people are unique so is the way hypnosis is experienced.

Can I be controlled?

I don’t know can you? Certainly not by me! Hypnosis is a state of relaxed awareness, you stay fully in control, and everything you do under hypnosis is done voluntarily.  Your ability to decide what you should and shouldn’t do is unaffected.

Can I be made to do something against my will?

No, your conscious will, conscience and morals will still be present throughout and you retain the ability to exercise these at will.

Will I remember the session?

Another misconception is that you won’t be able to remember anything that went on in the session.  The truth is that you will be able to remember most of it.  Any portions not remembered, will be where your mind has drifted off to some distant thought or memory, but remembering or not remembering does NOT affect the work done in hypnosis.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

No not at all. It’s just a deep state of relaxation.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

People who want to be hypnotised can be.

How will you do it?

I won’t, you will! All hypnosis is self-hypnosis; I will just facilitate the process with you!