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 Making hypno sense - hypnotherapy


Essential help in Troubled Times  
Stephan Toqué, London  
Waterfalls

Frequently Asked Questions


Can hypnotherapy help me?

"Helping me get past my fear of public speaking?" "Improving my golf game?" "Helping me relax during exams?" "Curing my insomnia?" Etc.

Let's put it this way: think for a moment about any issue in your life that you'd like to improve and ask yourself, "Does my mind interact with this issue/activity in any way? Do my thoughts/beliefs affect my performance? Do my feelings contribute to my experiences in this area? Have I had past experiences that are reinforcing my beliefs/thoughts/emotions in a negative way? Is it my expectation that I will not get the results I desire?"

Are you getting the picture?

The mind, body and emotions are all closely connected. I'm not aware of any issue that can’t significantly be relieved through the use of hypnotherapy.

Will I reveal personal secrets whilst in hypnosis?

No! This is not the point of solution focused hypnotherapy. You won't say anything under hypnosis you wouldn't say otherwise. You will be in complete control of all you say and all you do.

Will I lose consciousness whilst in hypnosis?

Even though hypnotherapy induces a very pleasant and sometimes deep state of relaxation akin to day-dreaming or meditation, you are always fully aware of what is happening and of the therapist's voice during the session. You are in control at all times.

Are there any dangers?

There’s no danger at all. You will be in a very safe environment, working with a qualified professional fully dedicated to your well-being.

Is hypnosis "mind control"?

No, it's not. No one under hypnosis can be induced to do anything against his or her will. Whatever moral and ethical codes you hold in a normal waking state will still be in place under hypnosis. Just like you cannot be made to do anything against your moral code, you will not say anything that is embarrassing and will not reveal more than you are comfortable doing.

If a hypnotherapist's suggestion conflicts with a client's value system, the client simply brings him or herself up out of hypnosis: they just 'wake up.' You are in complete control at all times. SFH is a gentle, loving and non-judgmental process.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Most people can go into a light trance, which is a perfectly adequate state for most therapeutic goals. Being willing and ready to relax, to let go and go with the flow as much as possible is very important.

Will I remember what happened during hypnosis?

This can vary from person to person and session to session. You will remember most things, though not everything. Whatever happens, your subconscious will always absorb all that is important for you, even though you might not be consciously aware of it.

What does trance feel like?

Trance is a very pleasant experience, different for everyone and varies from session to session. We go in and out of trance every day whilst reading, watching a movie or even driving. Typically, clients find it very relaxing and peaceful. Some also experience temporary tingling sensations, lightness or heaviness. Just follow the breath and your bodily sensations. Trust the process. Immerse yourself into a pleasant day dream and you'll be pretty close to what it actually feels like. You will easily awaken from trance, feeling refreshed as if you'd just had a deep rest.



FAQ Index


Can hypnotherapy help me?
Will I reveal personal secrets whilst in hypnosis?
Will I lose consciousness whilst in hypnosis?
Are there any dangers?
Is hypnosis "mind control"?
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Will I remember what happened during hypnosis?
What does trance feel like?
How many sessions will it take?
How much does it cost?


Robin

How many sessions will it take?

Hypnotherapy is a relatively brief form of therapy and the goal is to work with you for the shortest time necessary to help you achieve your aims. Treatment is always tailor-made and focuses on self-concordant goals.

Some examples of basic flexible time models include:

How much does it cost?

The first session or initial consultation (45 mins) is free. We'll go through a short questionnaire together so as to talk about your background a little bit. The initial consultation will also give you a much better understanding of how the brain works and will provide an opportunity to get to know each other. It is then up to you to decide whether or not you would like to proceed with subsequent sessions. Subsequent sessions are £70 each (1 hour sessions) and are booked at your convenience on a session by session basis.

Seagull