Hypnotherapy And NLP Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a word which describes the process whereby a hypnotherapist guides you into a state of relaxation, either light or deep, and the then uses a variety of hypnotic techniques to help you make change in the way that you think, feel, and therefore subsequently behave. These techniques range from direct and indirect suggestions through to the use of hypnotic metaphor. It is a relaxing and often enjoyable experience
What is NLP?
NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) has been defined as the objective study of subjective experience. We know it’s a complicated sounding term but we also know that the practical applications of this field often bring about dramatic and wonderful results very quickly. It is about how you think and feel, and how to change the way you think and feel by literally training you to be more in control of your thinking and your imagination, to be more in control of the things you imagine and remember, and to be more in control of the way that you talk to yourself. It’s rather like helping you to be the ‘director’ of your thoughts rather than the ‘star’.
Is It Safe?
These methods are totally and absolutely safe Professional indemnity insurance companies always rate hypnotherapy and NLP in the lowest ‘band’, and insurance companies know all about risk. There isn’t any.
What happens if I can’t wake up?
Of course you will wake up. The truth of the matter is that you don’t actually fall to sleep. Very rarely someone will become totally unconscious, and they awaken quite easily, just as they would from sleep.
What’s a hypnotic trance like?
It’s just like relaxation (it IS relaxation). Some people enter a deep hypnotic trance, others a light trance. The techniques work either way. It’s a comfortable and easy experience.
What happens if I can’t go under?
Sometimes people ask us this, we usually say, ‘under what’? There is a misunderstanding that hypnosis renders you unconscious. Very often, when someone relaxes creatively with a good hypnotherapist, their senses are enhanced rather than reduced. In any event, the vast majority of hypnotherapeutic and neurolinguistic techniques will work whether you are in a deep trance, a light trance, or just confused as to what state you are in.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, naturally, as long as they want to be – it is just relaxation after all.
Will I lose control?
No, you will gain control
Are there side effects?
No, unless you count being ‘more relaxed and at ease’ a side effect.
Can someone be too strong or intelligent to be hypnotised?
No, string willed and intelligent people are usually very easy to work with, we get them to use their intelligence and will to assist in the processes.
Will I remember everything afterwards?
It varies. It’s a bit like going to see a film and being engrossed in it. Afterwards you wouldn’t necessarily remember every detail in the film, but you would remember a lot of what went on.
How many times will I need to come and see you?
It depends upon your individual circumstances. We always do our best to give you an accurate estimate of the likely number of sessions.