Diane Hamilton Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy in Benfleet, Essex

Hypnotherapy in Benfleet, Essex

Hypnotherapy in Benfleet, Essex

FAQs

Is anyone’s mind too strong for them to be hypnotised?
No, in fact the stronger a person's mind, the easier it is for them to be hypnotised. This is because they are better able to focus and concentrate. For someone to say they can't be hypnotised is usually based on fear. If they say they can't be hypnotised, what they really mean is they won't be hypnotised.
Who can be hypnotised?
Anyone of at least average intelligence.  Exceptions are: very young children, anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, anyone suffering from dementia or a psychotic illness.
Can the therapist make me do something I don’t want to?
When in hypnosis, although being in that state lowers inhibitions, you cannot be made to do anything you wouldn’t normally do or goes against your moral code. Any attempt to do so would instantly bring you out of hypnosis.
What is Hypnosis?
It is a deeply relaxed natural state, it is not sleep or unconsciousness, a daydream is a form of hypnosis. You are totally aware of yourself and your surroundings at all times. There is no such thing as a standard hypnotised feeling, everyone experiences it differently.
What does it feel like?
There is no standard 'hypnotised feeling'. You may feel heavy or you may feel light. Some people will experience a tingling sensation. It is also possible to feel as if you are floating or you are bigger or smaller. Everyone experiences it differently, after a few sessions most people will know how it feels for them.
Can you get stuck in hypnosis?
Definitely not, you can bring yourself out of hypnosis any time you want to.
Is a stage hypnotist the same as a hypnotherapist?
Basically yes, the hypnosis is the same, but on stage it is purely for entertainment purposes. The hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to bring about beneficial changes in a person's life.
Is it always successful?
No, just as convential medicine or surgery is not always successful. A responsible therapist will be able to tell when it will not work, the client will then be discharged so that they can seek the help they need elsewhere. It is possible that a different therapist could produce the desired effect, because of the different client/therapist mix.
How many sessions are required?
It all depends on the nature of the problem the client is seeking help with. One session is usually enough for a client who wants to quit smoking. Dealing with exam nerves, sports performance, public speaking and others usually need a few sessions. A properly trained, responsible therapist will not keep a client in therapy any longer than is necessary.