Hypnosis Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of relaxed awareness, contrary to popular belief you will be in full control and fully alert to your surroundings throughout.

2. What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in therapeutic terms to help with a number of issues, creating subconscious change in a patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings.

3. How do I choose a hypnotherapist?

A hypnotherapist should be registered with an independent Professional Body, which welcomes hypnotherapists with the right level of training from a range of different schools.

4. Is everyone susceptible to hypnosis?

As long as you are willing to be open enough to have hypnosis done and are wanting the change you seek, anyone can be helped. The depth of your hypnotic ‘trance’ does not correspond to your results.

5. Once hypnotised, will I be in a ‘trance’ or asleep?

With hypnotherapy, there is no specific trance state, clients report different symptoms frequently. You will hear and be aware of sounds and your environment throughout. You could open your eyes and stand up anytime if you wanted.

6. How does hypnotherapy work?

When hypnotised your subconscious mind (where all the problems start and finish) is re-wired to think differently. In this alternate state of consciousness your unconscious is more receptive to the suggestions made by your hypnotherapist.

7. Is it possible that a subject could not be brought out of hypnosis?

No it is not possible. You cannot get stuck in Hypnosis because you do not lose control when you are hypnotised. Hypnosis is a cooperative relationship.

8. Is hypnotherapy successful?

On the whole hypnosis is very successful as revealed in scientific and medical studies. However it relies on the patient being open to change, motivated and open to working with the hypnotherapist for maximum success.

9. What if I can’t be hypnotised?

Hypnotherapy can work for anyone, as long as you want to change for the better. Remember how ‘deep’ you go doesn’t matter in terms of getting the result. The quality of the hypnotherapist’s power of suggestion is far more important.

10. Is hypnotherapy safe?

Hypnotherapy is 100% safe and natural, remember you will be in 100% control throughout and could open your eyes at any stage. Just like in practices such as meditation.

11. What treatments does hypnotherapy help with?

City Hypnosis provides an A-Z of treatments.  Wherever there is a psychological component (which covers most things) hypnosis can be very effective. Our treatments cover a wide range of issues, from unwanted habits (such as stopping smoking), to addictions, to wanting more confidence or to manage anxiety effectively.  Whether it’s about losing weight or managing anger better, hypnosis has been shown over centuries to be highly effective. Click here to view our treatments

12. Can you lie while under hypnosis?

You can lie under hypnosis just as easily as in the waking state. In fact, as hypnosis gives you greater access to unconscious resources, you may even be able to tell more creative lies when in trance.

13. Can I give out any secret information under hypnosis?

You cannot be forced to say or do anything under hypnosis that you don’t want to. You are completely in control and empowered throughout the hypnosis.

14. Can I bring a friend with me to my hypnosis sessions?

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring a friend.

15. Can hypnotherapy take place remotely?

We can provide home hypnotherapy visits in certain cases, or we can provide private one to one Online hypnosis sessions via Skype for clients in London, outside London, across the UK and around the world. You only need an internet connection and a Skype account or FaceTime account or similar online video or audio calling facility.

16. How much is a hypnotherapy session?

Treatment sessions cost £195 per session for in person (face to face sessions).  Treatment sessions for Sky or Facetime sessions cost £170.  Most treatments only require 2-4 sessions.  We also offer a range of discounts for package deals, multiple treatments and a range of downloads.

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