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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?", "Helping me relax during exams?" "Curing my insomnia?" "Improving my self-esteem" or "Eliminating my tendency to procrastinate…."

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 in any way? Do my thoughts/beliefs affect my performance? Do my feelings actually 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 and body are all very closely connected. What affects the mind will affect the body and vice-versa. 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?

Not at all… This really is not the point of solution focused hypnotherapy. You won't say anything under hypnosis you wouldn't say otherwise. During hypnosis, you are – contrary to popular belief – still aware of what’s being said. You are 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... And so, the answer is no, you will not lose consciousness.

Are there any dangers?

There is no danger at all. You will be in a very safe environment in a clinical setting, working with a registered and qualified professional who is fully dedicated to your well-being.

Is hypnosis "mind control"?

I can assure you it is 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 happens to conflict with a client's value system, it has consistently been shown that the client simply brings him or herself up out of hypnosis and just "wakes up". You are in complete control at all times.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Most people can go into a light trance, which is a perfectly adequate state for most therapeutic goals. It helps to be willing and ready to relax, to be able to trust and to let go as much as possible but we'll only seek to achieve goals discussed prior to trance – first part of the session – and so relaxation shouldn't be an issue.

Will I remember what happened during hypnosis?

This does vary from person to person and session to session. You will remember most things, though not everything. But whatever happens, your subconscious will always absorb all that is important for you, even though you might not be consciously aware of it. Our brains are always working – even at night – and your subconscious mind will retain whatever is needed.

What does trance feel like?

Trance is a very pleasant experience which is different for everyone and varies from session to session. We actually 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. Through a process called mindfulness, I'll help you to simply follow the breath and your bodily sensations. Trust the process, immerse yourself into what feels like a pleasant, serene "daydream" and you'll be pretty close to what it actually is.

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 (about 30-45 mins) is free. During this first session, 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 and our thought patterns work. It will provide an opportunity to get to know each other and establish self-concordant goals. 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.

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