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Pathways Hypnotherapy in Benfleet Essex

Hypnotherapy - Frequently Asked Questions

Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Information

What does hypnosis/hypnotherapy feel like?

It is a different feeling for everyone; there is no right or wrong and certainly no typical reaction. Some people say they feel feel a deep sense of calmness and feeling of relaxation, others say their arms or legs feel “heavy” while others report feeling "light and floaty” or tingly. Everyone's experience is unique; some people don't feel anything specific, just really relaxed.

As your hypnotherapist I will verbally help to guide you into a state of psychological and physical relaxation - to someone looking at you it may look as though you are sleeping; in actual fact you are just feeling very relaxed yet fully aware of everything. Whilst you are in this state of relaxation I will work with your subconscious mind, which can be more open to positive suggestions and exploration, to help you to stimulate helpful changes. If at any time you feel uncomfortable and want to stop, then you will be perfectly capable of doing so.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

The vast majority people can be hypnotised; the exceptions are those who are mentally subnormal, very young children or those who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Everybody else can be hypnotised provided they want to be. If somebody does not want to be hypnotised, cannot understand what is expected of them or is resisting for some reason, they will have difficulty entering hypnosis.

Those who tend to respond the best to hypnotherapy are people who have a strong mind, great concentration, imagination and who are self determined to achieve their goals!

Can I get stuck in hypnosis?

No you can't get stuck in hypnosis. It is impossible; you can leave the hypnotic state yourself at any point simply by choosing to. You are conscious & aware throughout.

Will I suddenly do stupid things like act like a chicken afterwards or during my session?

Definitely not.

Can I be hypnotised against my will?

No, absolutely not! I need your full co-operation and agreement in order to provide treatment.

How many sessions will I need?

Everyone is different; people have diverse issues to deal with so it is impossible to be precise about how many sessions you will need but I will give guidance on this during your free telephone consultation.

What should I expect from my first visit?

During your first appointment we will discuss in more detail the problems you want to resolve and what might be the best method to deal with them. Once this is agreed upon and you are happy to proceed then we will begin working with your subconscious. The exception to this is if you schedule an appointment for “Stop Smoking” - this is a single session, lasts around two hours and includes a consultation and hypnotherapy.

What if my problem seems a bit silly or rather embarrassing?

I have been trained to deal with everyone’s issue professionally, discreetly & compassionately. I will not judge you nor will I repeat what you tell me as part of your therapy; all information is treated in the strictest confidence. You might be surprised to know just how many people share your fear or issue; you might think it's daft or stupid but it's highly unlikely you are the only one! A hypnotherapist cannot make you tell them all your secrets or information you do not want to share freely; however in order to receive the very best treatment you do need to be as candid and honest as possible.

Can a hypnotherapist guarantee results?

No. Hypnotherapy is not a solution for every problem; but it could be an effective treatment for many problems where psychological factors are present. Just as a doctor could not make promises about the efficacy of a prescribed medication, neither can a hypnotherapist guarantee results because everyone is different.

Is hypnotherapy an alternative therapy?

No. Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy. Clients with medical issues must first consult their doctor for agreement before proceeding with hypnotherapy and continue to take any prescribed medication.

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