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What is hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a natural state of increased focus and absorption into our thoughts and feelings that often creates a pleasant state of deep relaxation, or a focused internal absorption similar to meditation or daydreaming. Hypnosis is used to bypass the barriers of the analytical conscious mind to assist the client’s unconscious mind in finding their own resources to resolve an issue.

What is the difference between modern and traditional Hypnosis?

Traditional hypnosis, still practised by the majority of hypnotherapists, involves the use of scripts with direct suggestions. This scripted approach is inflexible and so does not allow for the different scenarios or personalities presented by each client. The significantly more advanced modern hypnosis, developed by Milton H Erickson in the 1950s, uses a permissive conversational approach involving complex language patterns so that each client’s respective needs are handled individually.

Does the therapist control me during hypnotherapy?

Being out of control is one of the most common misconceptions about hypnosis. Most likely derived from seeing hypnosis performed on stage, people can think that they will be forced to do things against their will when being hypnotized. We can honestly say that this is absolutely not true! The client remains completely in control and fully aware. If something does not fit with a client’s core beliefs or values whilst out of hypnosis then it will also not be accepted by the client when in hypnosis.

Stage hypnotists prime their participants in a certain way such that they only pick those who will be easily hypnotized and follow orders, as well as the rest of the group, without question. In the clinical sense, it is undoubtedly a partnership between the client and therapist, both equally working together to serve the purpose of helping the client.

What does it feel like to be hypnotized, and can it be dangerous?

The experience of being hypnotized is different for each client, but it has been likened to a deep state of relaxation, similar to when we are about to drift off to sleep. You retain the choice of free will at all times. Some people are more imaginative or creative which is due to the unconscious mind being more active in hypnosis. For the same reason, the client can benefit from insights being created that they would not be aware of outside of hypnosis.

Can hypnosis be used whilst your on medication?

Hypnotherapy can compliment traditional medicine wonderfully well. However, it is advisable to check with your GP beforehand.

How do I know if I can be hypnotized?

Provided you as a client are committed then it is unusual for you to not be hypnotizable. The depth to which you experience hypnosis can vary each time and from one person to the next, but depth is not necessary for the therapy to work. As mentioned, it is another form of relaxation which is something that we all have the capacity to do.

Is hypnotherapy covered by medicare or health funds

No Hypnotherapy is not covered by Medicare and we do not bulk bill.