Self Hypnosis FAQ
What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a narrowing of focus – such as when you are staring out of the window, or reading a book and you are largely unaware of what is happening around you in that moment. It is often referred to as a trance state or altered state of mind. Hypnosis can occur with eyes closed and also with eyes open.
Hypnosis is a natural human ability. You experience hypnosis every day of your life – you can’t avoid it! It’s like daydreaming and we all know how to daydream!
What Is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a therapy that uses hypnosis as a means for change. The therapist utilizes the hypnotic state as a bridge between the conscious and unconscious mind. Through relaxation, suggestion and visualization techniques, desired and new ways of behaving can be established.
Hypnotherapy is a relaxing and rewarding experience.
What’s The Difference Between Hypnosis And Self-Hypnosis?
These two terms are inter-changeable. Essentially, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis because an individual chooses to go into a hypnotic state or trance. It may not always feel like that is so, however you do have control over the hypnotic state.
Self-hypnosis is often referred to when someone uses the self-hypnotic techniques they have learnt to put themselves into the hypnotic trance state. It is a narrowing of focus and in fact we do it often throughout our daily life!
Can You Make Me Do Things I Don’t Want To Do?
No. You are always in control and can end a session whenever you choose to. This misunderstanding often comes from watching stage hypnotists. Participants in these shows are willing to take part even if it doesn’t look like they are.
What Happens In A Hypnotherapy Session?
The sessions begins with a chat about what you want to achieve. We will decide upon what results you would like to see in your life and discern when you will know you have achieved that.
Later you will relax with eyes closed and experience a formal hypnosis session; this lasts for about 20 – 30 minutes. I will provide you with a link to a hypnosis relaxation audio that you can download to your device such as laptop or phone so you can listen at home between sessions.
Finally we will decide when to schedule your next appointment and 1 – 2 weeks is the usual duration. This time-frame allows your mind to process fully the work we have done. You can read more here about the sessions.
Note: I may use a combination of skills and techniques that I believe are appropriate and will give you the best results. These include hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Lingusitic Programing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and other talking therapies.
How Will I Feel Afterwards?
My clients report feeling relaxed, lighter, confident and more motivated following a session. It’s like waking from a particularly refreshing sleep and where you feel energized. Some say they sleep particularly soundly the night following their session.
On extremely rare occasion where someone has touched on or is already in a highly charged emotional state, the relaxation is felt more later on. However the sessions are always moving you in the direction of what you want whether you feel it right away or later.
Sometimes I will provide processes to follow in between sessions and this is to give you autonomy and a sense of empowerment. Following these processes can and will speed up the results you are seeking.