FAQ’s

What exactly is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is not mystical or magical, it is a natural, deep relaxation which allows us to bypass our conscious mind and make changes to our unwanted habits on a deeper level, in our subconscious mind. Under hypnosis, you will be in control, relaxed and secure at all times and will leave a hypnotherapy session feeling calm and relaxed.

Can everyone be hypnotised?

YES. The lightest state of hypnosis (Alpha) is achieved easily. Everyone enters a hypnotic state every day, several times per day. It’s that state you are in when you are watching TV, reading a good book, playing video games, and, yes, even driving. It’s the state you are in when you are just waking up or just going to bed. You are not fully conscious, but you are not fully unconscious either. In this state you’re up to 200 times more suggestible than when you are fully awake (Beta).

What exactly can it do for me?

Research is constantly being conducted to answer this question on a variety of topics. Hypnotherapy can help you make changes in your life. It allows you to focus your attention on a particular goal and you are more likely to follow the suggestions during a hypnotic state. Hypnosis has medical, therapeutic, physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits.

What if I fall asleep during the hypnotherapy session?

That was a valid question a few years back, before we had advanced research on the topic. It has been discovered by several research groups that the hearing acts like a surveillance camera. Your eyes close, but your ears cannot close. They remain open always, taking in information constantly. When a mother is “asleep” and hears her baby cry, she will “awaken” immediately.

The truth is, we never really sleep, a part of our brain is always alert. That part is our hearing. It stays alert to protect us and or offspring. If someone breaks into your home while you are “asleep,” you will be alerted as soon as you hear a noise. Your hearing is “on” 24/7, taking in information and recording it. In hypnosis, we use this to your advantage, so even if you fall “asleep” during the session, your brain is still recording all of the information in your subconscious mind.

Can I engage in other forms of therapy while I’m doing this?

Yes, however you should focus on only one hypnotherapy topic at a time to see the best results. You can also use other forms of therapy such as relaxation techniques, meditation, acupuncture, etc.

Will there be any negative after effects?

You will be in a relaxed state of consciousness under hypnosis. Some people do end up falling asleep and this is okay because your subconscious mind will still hear the suggestions.

Will I lose control?

No, you will always be in control.

Is there any problem that you can’t handle with hypnotherapy?

Anything that anyone is experiencing which is a psychosomatic nature (ie: the body being affected by the mind) is easily relieved with the use of hypnotherapy. This list is limitless (ie: nervousness, sleeplessness, weight gain, etc) also habits that are controlled by the mind are easily limited (ie: nail biting, smoking). If a client has a medical problem which is purely of an organic nature (ie: a problem resulting from brain damage or any other damage to the body) the use of hypnotherapy can still of value, however the results can be somewhat mitigated by the presence of the physical damage. In the presence of damage to some part of the body, it is strongly emphasized that you should seek the knowledge of a medical professional in addition to or instead of hypnotherapy.

Are medications needed or used?

Medications are not needed to enter a state of hypnosis. You should always seek the advice of a medical doctor if you wish to stop using medication.

What if I believe I’m too old to change? Is that a stumbling block?

Your subconscious mind has no sense of time, it has no age, so hypnotherapy can help you change no matter what your age.

What if I don’t believe in hypnosis? Will it work anyway?

If you are purposefully resisting hypnosis, it won’t work because you are always in control.

If I’m not sure I really want to stop smoking, control alcohol etc. will hypnotherapy work?

It can still work, but your results will be better if you are on board with the program.

What makes a person a good candidate?

Anyone who wants to make a change in his or her life is a good candidate.

Is hypnotherapy appropriate for everyone? Are there any drawbacks?

Hypnotherapy is appropriate for most people. There is controversy over the use of hypnosis for people with epilepsy or who have schizophrenia, psychosis or personality disorder. There are no drawbacks to hypnotherapy if you do not have these disorders. If you are under doctor’s care, always consult your doctor before using hypnotherapy.

Nicola Smith DHNLP

Please feel free to contact me to book your free, no obligation, phone consultation. My mission is to help you make the changes you want to make, easily and naturally. I help people who want to make positive change by overcoming anxiety, addiction, unwanted habits, phobias or fears. I have had great success helping many people with issues such as anxiety, relationship issues, giving up smoking cigarettes or cannabis, fear of spiders or weight loss, to name a few. If you have an issue that is not listed, please feel free to contact me as I offer a free consultation over the phone which will explain how hypnotherapy can help you solve your unwanted problem and answer any question you might have. I look forward to hearing from you.

Nicola

Practising Since: 2015

Training & Qualifications:

DHNLP Diploma in Hypnotherapy & NLP

Mental Health First Aider

Member of the Inspired Institute of Hypnotherapy NLP

Certified Hypnotist by the American Alliance of Hypnotists

The National Hypnotherapy Society

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