FAQ

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What is hypnosis and is it safe?
How does it work?
How is Cognitive Hypnotherapy different from other Hypnotherapy?
What does it feel like to be hypnotised?
Will I lose control?
I feel nervous, is this normal?
What type of people seek help from Cognitive Hypnotherapists?
What will happen in our first session together?
How many sessions will I need?
Can you guarantee results?
What do the letters after your name mean?

 

What is hypnosis and is it safe?

The hypnotic state is completely natural and safe and much more familiar than you may think. Daydreaming, being ‘lost in thought’, or absorbed in a book are all hypnotic states. Hypnosis uses this naturally occurring state to access the unconscious mind in order to affect change.

Please see the following video where a lady discusses her experience of hypnotherapy:

How does it work?

Our minds have both a conscious and an unconscious part. The primary function of the unconscious part is to keep us safe. Problems may arise however because the information held by our powerful unconscious mind is outdated, incomplete, or has been processed and stored since early childhood when our thought processes are limited. With guidance these problems can be reframed so that they no longer have a negative effect.

How is Cognitive Hypnotherapy different from other Hypnotherapy?

Although all types of hypnotherapy deal with the unconscious mind, Cognitive Hypnotherapy is unique in its approach. There is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ in our model. We use the latest understanding of how our minds work to gain an in depth understanding of how the client experiences their problem. This is much more important than it may sound, as unless the negative patterns holding the problem are modified, permanent change is unlikely to occur. It is working with the uniqueness of each client’s thought patterns that makes Cognitive Hypnotherapy so effective.

What does it feel like to be hypnotised?

Everyone is different, but for most people it is a relaxing and pleasant experience. You will be conscious of what is going on around you and what is happening throughout the session, but you may choose to ‘drift off’ with your own thoughts from time to time.

Will I lose control?

No. It is a misconception that Hypnotherapists can control their “subjects”. You cannot be made to say or do anything that you do not want to. You will remain in control throughout the sessions.

I feel nervous, is this normal?

It is natural to feel nervous when considering something new. We will work with you to ensure that any concerns are addressed in the first session.

What type of people seek help from Cognitive Hypnotherapists?

There is no typical client, people from all walks of life seek help. What our clients have in common is that they have a real desire to change for the better and they need a little help to do so.

What will happen in our first session together?

This will be a chance to discuss your issue in a non judgemental and impartial environment. To gain an understanding of how we might work together for you to achieve the difference that you want. We will also take the opportunity to talk about the positive things that you are looking to achieve by letting go of this issue, so that we can work together towards that goal. Please note sessions may be recorded.

How many sessions will I need?

Good Question, but not easy to answer, as each client and problem is unique it can be difficult to put an exact number on how many sessions you will need. Our aim is to treat you in the shortest time possible to make the changes you want permanent. Please give at least 24 hours if you need to cancel or a charge may apply.

Can you guarantee results?

It would be unethical to guarantee results when each issue and each person experiencing an issue is so diverse. What we can say though is that Cognitive Hypnotherapy is an extremely effective tool for change and we do guarantee to do our absolute best, with your commitment, to help you achieve your desired result.

What do the letters after your name mean?

DipCHyp: Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy
MPNLP : Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
MNCH (reg) Registered Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy: One of the leading governing bodies of professional standards for Hypnotherapists in the U.K.