Hypnotherapy can be described as mediation but with a goal attached. It is a natural occurring state that we all go in and out of every day. When we are in this relaxed state our unconscious mind becomes heightened and more susceptible to the suggestions given, enabling change.
Who can be hypnotised ?
You can ! Everyone can, all that is needed is a desire for it to work and for change to take place. Most clients find it deeply relaxing. It is not advised for those with epilepsy or a diagnosis of psychosis
What does it feel like
It feels vaguely familiar to countless other moments in your life where you were absorbed in a zone, lost in thought, enthralled by bliss, or perhaps simply meditating. The depth of a hypnotic trance varies, it can be very light or extremely deep, depending on the work that is being done. Majority of clients find it to be a deeply relaxing process.
Will I lose control
No, absolutely not ! You are always in control. No hypnotherapist in the world can get you to do something against your morals or beliefs and depending on the work being done you won't reveal anything that you don't want to . All hypnosis is self hypnosis ,my job is just to guide you in to a hypnotic state, when you are in a hypnosis your unconscious mind is more receptive to the suggestions that help you most.
How to ensure you choose a qualified hypnotherapist?
Hypnotherapy in Australia and the UK is a self-regulated industry and hypnotherapists by law are not required to meet any specific training.
Checking that the hypnotherapist is a member of a relevant association ensures that they have demonstrated the requirements in ethics and training standards. Other things to look for are, their experience, that they work within their scope of practice and that they are insured.
A good hypnotherapist will look for the root of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms.
Do online sessions work ?
Yes ! If anything they can be more effective as you are in your own environment. Plus, there is no need to travel, no traffic, waiting rooms etc, therefore allowing you to feel relaxed prior to your session.
A lot of Hypnotherapists only work this way and due to current circumstances it has become the more popular way. It also provides the hypnotherapist with the ability to work with clients all over the world.