- What is hypnosis?
Opinions vary on the exact definition of this natural state of mind. First of all, contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance state or a sleep state even though a person in hypnosis may appear to be sleeping. Hypnosis is really natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route or watching a film we are in a hypnotic state.
- If I’m hypnotised do I give up control?
Do we give up control of our mind to someone else when we are reading a book or watching a film? In situations like this when you are absorbed, you are in a hypnotic state, although you still have the power to come out from that state if you wish.
You are in control, imagine the hypnotherapist is in the back seat of a car that you are driving, giving you directions where to go. You know the destination is a place you are looking forward to reaching but you can make a decision at any time to stop the ‘car’ or not follow instructions. A hypnotherapist is a guide that helps you on a journey, but the change is ultimately made by your involvement and willingness to participate.
Often the realisation that you are in control, and that you can make change yourself is very empowering. You’ll find that the more often you go into hypnosis, aware that you doing it, the more you realise how easy it is to let go, secure in the knowledge that you can always stop a session if you feel uncomfortable.
- How does hypnosis feel?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind; people are often surprised that they hear every word and could get up and walk out of the room at any moment. Unless you enter a deeper state, you may not seem any different, just very relaxed.
It’s similar to drifting off to sleep at night, that stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, you may feel a sense of weightlessness or you may feel heaviness as all your muscles relax. Everyone experiences it differently, and most people are surprised at just how relaxing it is.
- What will happen in a hypnosis session?
We will have an initial discussion about your goal and what you would like to see or feel at the end of your session.
Using a range of different techniques I will relax you, make you feel comfortable and work with you towards achieving your goal.
After the session you may feel uplifted, lighter and very relaxed.