Frequently Asked Questions

What are some frequently asked questions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy and to help you understand what hypnotherapy is.

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Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy that utilises hypnosis. The aim of hypnotherapy is to relax the conscious part of the mind using various relaxation techniques so you then have heightened focus and concentration and become more open to suggestions in order to bring about change to thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Hypnotherapy is not new in fact it is said to be over 5000 years old.

We all experience hypnosis on a daily basis, as it’s just a state of mind. Examples of these natural states of trance include; being engrossed in a good film or book, just before we are dropping off to sleep, daydreaming and driving a car and can’t remember how you got there. In a state of hypnosis we are able to access the subconscious whilst you are deeply relaxed and then make positive suggestions as you are in a state of narrowed focussed attention.

All our learnings, memories and associated emotional responses are stored here in the brain and it is responsible for all the autonomic functions of the body like breathing, sweating and other really important bodily functions which we don’t have to consciously think about. The subconscious part accounts for around 90% of the brains capacity. Hypnotherapy is an excellent way of accessing the subconscious to make positive changes.

During the consultation we gather information such as medical, lifestyle, expectations, goals and other relevant information. Once this has been completed I will be able to ascertain how many sessions may be needed for your particular issue.

The hypnotherapy sessions include techniques such as inductions (mental relaxation to bring about a state of trance), appropriate therapy (using various techniques to address the issues and bring about positive change), Transition to wakefulness to bring you out of your trance, then any questions and reflection. Some cognitive techniques may also be used.

An audio recording (MP3) will be provided from your session for you to use at home, which you will be able to play on your phone or device. This will help to reinforce the positive suggestions and visualisations which we have done during the session. There may also be relevant tasks for you to do between sessions.

Sessions are held at my clinic in Hale, online, phone or home visit.

You can find out more on my recent blog about online sessions. https://www.hypnoshift.co.uk/blog/is-online-hypnotherapy-as-effective-as-face-to-face-and-how-does-it-work/

The most important thing is to be fully committed to the therapy, required, the conscious desire for change, whilst keeping an open mind. Hypnotherapy isn’t a magic pill and there are no guarantees, as any other hypnotherapist would agree, as we are all different, but I will ensure that we optimise the best possible chance of success by giving you the relevant tools to meet your goals and change strategy if needed.

Sessions take place at Precious Health Therapy Centre, Progress House, 17 Cecil Road, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9NZ

Alternatively you can have the sessions:

Online using Zoom. A high speed broadband connection, PC, tablet, and headphones are essential for the session and a quiet undisturbed environment at home if choosing this option.

Telephone

Home visits

You can book a FREE online/telephone initial consultation here

You can use our contact form or https://calendly.com/hypnoshift/15min You can choose if you would prefer a telephone or online via Zoom consultation.