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Some of your questions answered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I fall asleep?

You will not go to sleep. Hypnotherapists often say the word 'sleep' when having hypnosis as it can be effective in helping you relax. You will be physically relaxed but mentally alert. I actually do not use the word 'sleep' during hypnosis.

Will a time arrive when I am under control?

Not at all. This is a myth. Changes are made but just the ones you need. In reality, you will actually have increased control, because you cannot be hypnotised against your will.

So how will I know I'm being hypnotised?

Being in a hypnotic state may not be what you imagine because we all go in and out of trance like states in our everyday lives. Have you ever been watching a film and be so engrossed you haven't noticed what's going on around you? or do you remember being at school, concentrating on a lesson then looking out of the window and then completing missing what the teacher said? That is an hypnotic state.

Who cannot have hypnotherapy?

Anyone with epilepsy or a serious mental problem like psychosis.

How long does it take to work?

For things like exam nerves, or stopping smoking it can have an immediate effect. For other problems like depression or confidence it can take a little while to feel some benefit.

Will I remember anything afterwards?

You may remember all of it or just some of it. It often seems shorter than is actually was.

Can children have hypnotherapy?

Yes. It can work well for such things as exam nerves, problems associated with school, confidence, trouble with sleeping or nightmares.