Asked Questions

Can everyone be hypnotised?
Most people can be hypnotised successfully if they’re happy and willing to do so. Hypnotherapists do not normally work with children under five or people who have a history of psychotic illness, epilepsy or severe clinical depression.

Is it safe?
Hypnosis is completely safe. You will be aware and in control at every moment. No one can be hypnotised against their will or knowledge and once hypnotised you can reject any suggestions offered or return to normal alert conciousness, at will.

How will I know if I'm hypnotised?
Most people cannot tell the difference between the hypnotised and some normal waking states. Some people feel relaxed and lethargic, others a sense of lightness. Most people agree that it is a very pleasant experience.

Are there any side effects?
Hypnotherapy is completely natural and safe and there are no harmful side effects. When administered by a professionally trained and skilled hypnotherapist, the benefits are long lasting and often permanent.

What happens during a hypnotherapy session?
This varies tremendously depending on the patient, the therapist and the stage of treatment. The therapist will always take a thorough case history before proceeding with any trance work. They will always work at your pace, welcoming feedback from you as each session progresses. During some sessions you may remain mainly in trance, whilst in others much of the time may be spent in conscious conversation with the therapist. This is known as ‘waking’ hypnosis, and can be powerfully effective.

Will I lose control?
No one can make you do anything you do not wish to do. You're in control throughout and can come out of trance any time you wish.