Hypnosis is a common phenomenon that occurs naturally, a bit like a daydream or being totally engrossed in a book or TV programme. The fully trained therapist normally induces this state with their voice. Hypnotherapy is a safe and gentle way to make positive change.
What does it feel like?
There is not such thing as a ‘hypnotised feeling’, everyone experiences it differently. You may find that your awareness is heightened, or maybe your mind will wander so that you think of something else entirely, you may feel light or heavy. You may also feel more relaxed than you have ever felt before. You do not go to sleep neither are you unconscious. At the end of a session you will feel alert and refreshed.
Who can be hypnotised?
Anyone of average intelligence can be hypnotised, if that is what you want, not everyone wants to be hypnotised. In a way it is self-hypnosis, because it is your choice whether to relax or not. Those who should not be hypnotised include: very young children, anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, anyone suffering from dementia or who has been diagnosed with a psychotic illness.
How will I be hypnotised?
As the therapist I am trained to guide you in such a way that together we can work towards helping you overcome difficulties that have been holding you back from having the life you wish to lead. You will be sitting in a comfortable chair with your eyes closed, just listening to me talking to you.