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Your questions answered


How long does the therapy take?
Many issues may not take more than three or possibly four sessions and some can be resolved in less than this. Whatever the work needed, every effort is made to keep your time in therapy as brief as possible.

How do I become hypnotised? 
You will be talked through a process of gradual physical relaxation and then asked to imagine a series of pleasant visualisations. Contrary to popular belief, you are always conscious and aware of your surroundings.

What is does it feel like being hypnotised?
Most people say that hypnosis is an extremely relaxing and pleasant state, from which you emerge feeling calm and refreshed.

What are ‘suggestions’? 
Hypnotic suggestions are simply positive thoughts and ideas which are put to you when you feel relaxed and focussed to help you to change the way you think and behave.

Will I lose control or give away any secrets? 
A common misconception is that the therapist is controlling you. In fact they act only as a facilitator, to help you help yourself. You are always entirely in control and will never say or do anything that you do not want to.

Can I get stuck in hypnosis? 
You can come out of hypnosis any time you like, in the same way that you rouse yourself from a day dream.

What if I can’t be hypnotised? 
Everybody responds differently to hypnosis and for some it takes practice. Relatively few people do not respond at all. What is most important is that you feel comfortable and relaxed with the therapist, that you leave your mind open to what you are experiencing and that you really want to resolve your problem.

What if I don’t want to be hypnotised?
Hypnosis is only one tool offered in therapy, and although useful to some, may not be right for others. Hypno-psychotherapy offers plenty of alternative techniques which can be just as useful and effective.