Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis?
The actual experience of being hypnotized is neither asleep nor awake, all hypnotic states are characterized by an extremely pleasant relaxation. You will probably already have experienced natural trance states, for example when daydreaming about something nice, being in prayer, yoga or being absorbed in a good book or film. It’s an empowering state of consciousness into which individuals allow themselves to enter so that beneficial suggestions may be given directly to the unconscious mind.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy utilizes the beneficial state of hypnosis along with various therapeutic techniques to maximize your potential and facilitate change. It is a natural and effective way of making contact with the inner unconscious self, a source of many of our problems as well as a tremendous reservoir of unrecognized potential strength and knowledge.
Will I be in control when hypnotized?
Yes. You are able to hear everything that is said and different people remember different amounts depending on what is appropriate for them to in any one session. Everything, however, is stored in the unconscious mind and usually bits trickle back over the days which follow. Only suggestions which are beneficial to the individual will be accepted and well-trained therapists will always discuss suggestions to be made first as they are then tailored to the individual.
Can you make me forget bad memories?
No. We can attempt to change your responses to the bad memories, and the way you see them. They no longer need to continue to serve you in a negative way. We can rewrite them so to speak. Just as good memories trigger good responses and reminders. The negative memories are there to serve you in useful ways such as protection from unwanted experiences.
What are the christian views on hypnotherapy?
Some Christians view hypnotherapy to be at odds with Christianity, however Clinical Hypnotherapy ( not to be confused with stage hypnosis which is purely for entertainment purposes and has no place in a professional hypnotherapy office) is a method for assisting in healing and, as such, it is in the heart of most Christian hypnotherapists who are healers as their “Calling”.
Which conditions can hypnotherapy treat?
Many people are aware of the success with hypnotherapy in smoking cessation, the treatment of phobias and weight loss but there are numerous other symptoms that can benefit from hypnotherapy. A few are listed below:
Who or what is Hypnotherapy not good for?
Any person with a condition that may be caused by a serious underlying disease , where the cause of the symptom is organic or serious psychiatric illness.