Frequently asked questions
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we experience many times throughout our day. This can be when we are focused intently on what we are doing, so that everything else seems to dissolve. What is sometimes called a hypnotic "trance" is actually an increased ability to respond to positive suggestions. It's a collaborative process in which clients are guided by the therapist by using their imagination to evoke positive emotions and rehearse behaviour change. The client needs to want to make those changes, I cannot make the changes for you.
What is NOT hypnosis?
Hypnosis is definitely not a state of mind control. You cannot be made to do anything against your will. Hypnosis is a safe procedure when used responsibly, you cannot get ‘’stuck" in it. It is not a state of sleep or unconsciousness. You will be aware of what is happening. you more often than not have your eyes closed during hypnosis, but that is where the similarities lie with sleeping.
What is the cancelation policy?
I require at least 48 hours’ notice for cancellation of any appointment to avoid incurring any charges. For missed appointments and late cancellations, the full fee is payable.
Please telephone/text +44 7518 440 466 or email if you need to rearrange or cancel your appointment.
Please understand that it is your responsibility to remember your appointment dates and times in order to avoid missed appointments and cancellation fees.
Can I be hypnotised?
Yes, anyone can be hypnotised as long as they want to be. If you don’t want to be hypnotised, then I cannot force you into hypnosis. However, hypnosis is not appropriate for very young children or people with certain mental disabilities. The depths and response levels do differ from person to person. Evidence shows that one can advance their responsiveness with the practice of certain hypnotic skills training, which is something that I do with my clients within our sessions.
What Does Hypnosis Feel Like? Will I be in control?
Very often people think that hypnosis is like a sleep or being ‘unconscious’. Hypnosis is a very subjective experience and everyone’s experience is different. Some people say that they experience a ‘day dream’ type of feeling or a heightened sense of awareness and focus. However, there are things you might notice such as fluttering in our eyelids, a change in your breathing, perception of your body and sounds around you, stillness in your body, your pulse might change, and you might experience feelings of relaxation. Nevertheless, you will still be aware of everything.