Frequently Asked Questions
Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon that human beings have an ‘in built’ ability to enter, so the vast majority of people are more than able to benefit. All you need to receive the phenomenal benefits of hypnosis is the desire and curiousity to experience it!
Hypnosis is a very pleasant, relaxed state in which you are more aware of your internal experience than the world around you. It feels similar to that day-dreaming feeling when you get really absorbed in a book, a hobby or a film, except what you are becoming really absorbed in is you!
Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon, or state of mind, which allows positive change, recovery and healing processes (mental, emotional and physical) to occur more easily than the normal busy ‘daily life’ brain can often allow.
A bit like the clutch on a car, it allows changing to a better gear to be considerable easier and smoother than trying to change gear without it!
When you are in a state of hypnosis, you will find
• Your conscious ‘thinking’ mind becomes more relaxed and ‘out of the way, allowing your subconscious mind to become more open and receptive to positive changes and suggestions which are designed to help you. These positive suggestions ‘stick’ more easily in hypnosis than in the normal waking state.
• It can be easier to recognise your true feelings, motivations, needs and desires so that you can take the appropriate action.
• You have greater access to the wisest parts of yourself and your inner healing resources, allowing you to find new creative solutions more easily to problems that may have been a struggle in daily life.
• We can often get to the root cause of a problem or a symptom more easily, allowing this to be resolved at a deeper level and more rapidly than therapy without hypnosis might allow.
Hypnosis is not actually a therapy in its own right, but is better thought of as a set of techniques that a skilled therapist can use to help bring about change. Many professionals believe that you should only consult a therapist who has a prior qualification in a medical or psychological specialty before you use hypnosis - just like a surgeon should know how bodies work in health and disease before diving in with a scalpel!
No, although clients who go deeply into hypnosis may feel as if they drift in and out of sleep momentarily, hypnosis is actually a very mentally active state quite different from sleep. Most people remain aware of their surroundings and can recall each session.
Hypnosis is best considered a state of high suggestability, not sleep. In hypnosis, the mind can take onboard new positive suggestions and let go of old limiting beliefs, that it may find hard to do without hypnosis.
Most clients will consciously remember the vast majority of what goes on during hypnosis. There may be times when your unconscious mind, or me as the therapist, may delay your full recall for your benefit and best outcome. You will remember only what you are ready to remember.
‘Hypnosis’ refers to the phenomenon itself. It is a state of heightened suggestibility where the subconscious mind is 'closer to the surface' and the conscious mind, which is often busy and thinking in day-to-day life, is quietened.
‘Hypnotherapy’ is the use of hypnosis within a therapy experience to help a person make positive change.
All hypnotherapy is not the same! A therapist's potency lies in their particular skill to use hypnosis safely for their clients best result.
No I specialise in working with adults aged 21 years and over.
In person sessions are held at my discrete, private consulting rooms in Hoole, Chester, Cheshire. My practice has close access from M53/M56 motorways networks. Easy street parking is available.
Sessions are also available by telephone or online via Skype or secure video conferencing.
Please contact me here in confidence to enquire about appointments. Only I will see your enquiry and you will get a personal reply from me.
The number of sessions needed to achieve your goal varies depending on your problem and circumstances. I will be able to give you guidance on this during our initial discussions.
I use powerful transformational therapies designed to help you achieve genuine lasting positive change safely as quickly as is possible for you.