Questions about Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy services within York, West Yorkshire
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a list of questions often asked regarding hypnosis.
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What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is possibly as old as mankind. The old myths and misconceptions about hypnosis have given way to proven, scientifically sound applications. Today, the use of hypnosis is seen in a variety of fields, including: medicine, dentistry, law enforcement, professional sports, and education.
Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation, which almost everyone can enjoy, accompanied by feelings of relaxation and heightened awareness. It is not like sleep, or being unconscious. It is a normal state of mind that can be achieved naturally and many times in everyday life.
We can go into a natural hypnotic trance whilst driving! Have you ever wondered how you drove the last few miles home? The key factor for success in hypnosis is your motivation and willingness to participate to bring about the positive changes that you require. Whether it is smoking cessation, weight control or stress & Anxiety, every hypnosis session is individual to you.
People may be concerned that they will ’lose control’ in hypnosis. However, general consensus indicates that regardless of how deeply you may go into hypnosis, you actually remain in full control of the situation. You are fully able to talk if you wish to and can stand up and leave the room at any time. Neither can a hypnotised person be made to do anything against their usual ethical or moral judgment or religious belief.
How does hypnosis work?
Our minds work on two levels; conscious and unconscious. We make decisions, think, and act with our conscious mind. The unconscious mind controls our habits. In the relaxed state known as hypnosis, I can communicate directly with the unconscious mind. This is why it is so quick and easy to change habits of a lifetime with hypnosis.
How will I know if I am hypnotised?
Most people cannot tell the difference between hypnotised and the waking states. Some people feel relaxed and lethargic, others feel lightness. One thing that people do notice is an inexplicable change in their daily behaviours.
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis is completely safe. You are aware and in control at every moment and can terminate the session at any time. Hypnosis is not sleep, nor can you get "stuck" in a state of hypnosis. You cannot be made to do something against your will! Hypnosis is a safe, relaxing, and an enjoyable experience.
Why is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis has the lowest cost insurance premium of all therapies because it is 100% medically safe (AMA/BMA 1950’s).
How does hypnosis help me to kick the smoking habit?
Because smoking is a habit, it is controlled by the unconscious mind. Since hypnosis works directly with the unconscious, this is the only method that makes sense to me! I can make it easy for you to transition into the healthy lifestyle of a happy non-smoker.
Do you want to control your weight? Do you find it difficult to eat healthy? Feel tired, run down, lack energy? Call me to discuss a weight control programme that’s individual to you.
A gastric band can be fitted under hypnosis, simulating a real operation in order to help you lose weight! There have been a number of hypnotic gastric bands fitted recently that have been reported in the national press and on TV.
Trauma & PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] is a natural emotional reaction to a deeply shocking and disturbing experience. In other words, it is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation.
If you seriously want to stop smoking you can quit with hypnosis in just one session. If you’re determined to quit then let me make it easy for you. Call me to book an appointment now!