Hypnosis

Hypnosis over the years has picked up all sorts of strange associations from the media and stage hypnotists.

Frequently asked questions/concerns

Will I lose control in hypnosis?
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep and you can not be made to do anything that you would not ordinarily do. You remain fully aware of your surroundings and in fact when hypnotised are relaxed and focussed and able to choose to get up and withdraw at any time if you choose to.

Hypnosis is something weird that other people do to you.
If you couldn’t go into hypnosis you would be able to sleep, to learn or get nervous through “negative self hypnosis” (you know when you imagine things going wrong and it makes you feel anxious?) Well that’s self hypnosis. Hypnosis is simply a deliberate utilisation of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) or dream state. If it wasn’t a natural ability, hypnosis wouldn’t work.

Is it true that some people can’t be hypnotised?
The only reason you can’t be hypnotized ids if you are incapable of paying attention due to extremely low IQ or brain damage or if you do not want to be.

All hypnosis is the same
As with anything hypnosis can be good, bad or indifferent. The most common is old-style authoritarian hypnosis of the type “you are getting sleepy, you are feeling confident” Good hypnosis uses subtle psychological principles and advanced communication patterns.

Self hypnosis
It may surprise you to learn that we all experience numerous trance states during an average day. Listening to music or walking or gardening can all be so deeply absorbing that you can literally “forget yourself” Have you ever driven somewhere and not remembered the last few miles? Or daydreamed and someone has called your name and you realise you were miles away? These are forms of trance or hypnosis.

Who is hypnosis suitable for?
Virtually everyone. It can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders and can be utilised to help you to access your inner potential.
In practice Hypnosis can be combined with other counselling and therapeutic techniques to enable you to achieve better results.

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