Q1. What is hypnosis?
A1. Hypnosis is a natural state of altered consciousness of the mind that is also known as trance. It can be achieved while the person is awake or during sleep. There are different theories explaining hypnosis. It results in focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an increased capacity to respond to the power of suggestion.
Q2. What is the difference between stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
A2. Stage hypnosis is performed as entertainment for audiences. Hypnosis is a tool used by hypnotherapists, always with their client’s consent, to help to treat a wide range of conditions. Registered hypnotherapists undergo thorough professional training with the purpose of safely using hypnosis to produce lasting positive changes that benefits their clients. Hypnotherapy is not currently regulated in the UK. However registered hypnotherapists are members of, and accredited by relevant organisations such as The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH) and The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) etc, and will be found on their public registers where applicable.
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Q3. What to expect in solution focused hypnotherapy sessions
A3. At the initial consultation, we will safely take personal information to carefully understand your needs. You will be given a detailed explanation of how we can help you, and we will help you to understand the process better. The sessions follow a structured format, however we provide a tailored approach in treating our clients to match individual needs. You can be assured of a professional, friendly approach as we work together; and you will be encouraged to attend regularly for your sessions, to enable the best results for you.
Q4. How many sessions will I need?
A4. Solution focused hypnotherapy is used to safely treat a variety of conditions within a relatively short course of sessions. The exact number of sessions will vary depending on each individual. We provide with a written estimate of the recommended number of sessions, together with an agreement as part of the consent process. You will ultimately be able to decide on the number of sessions that you would like to attend depending on your circumstances.
Q5. How will the sessions be conducted?
A5. All sessions are currently being held online over the internet mainly using Zoom. We can avoid concerns about social distancing, PPE, travel and parking etc. as you can attend all the appointments from the safety, convenience and comfort of your own home, wherever you may be based. We happily accept clients from around the world.