Frequently Asked Questions
Will I know what is happening ?
Yes, in fact if anything you can be more aware of what is happening. Although your eyes are closed your other senses can increase their awareness and sensitivity.
Will I remember what happened during hypnosis ?
Yes and No. You will remember some things but not all. Some scientists say we only retain about 30% of what we hear unless we take written notes to aid our memory.
Will I lose control ?
No. You remain in control at all times. The hypnotherapist does not have control over you and if you decide to get up and walk out, then you will be able to.
Is it dangerous ?
No, if youi consider that hypnosis is like day-dreaming, a state which we can experience anytime during the day.
What is being in hypnosis like ?
It can be different for everybody. Although it is not sleep, some people feel like they have had a nice rest whilst others might remain quite alert.
Will I be forced to accept suggestions ?
No. You will accept any suggestions that go against your morals or beliefs and certainly a professional hypnotherapist is not going to make them either.
What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy ?
Hypnosis is the state that a person experiences. Hypnotherapy is using that state for beneficial purposes.
How often will I need to see the hypnotherapist ?
This depends on the type of problem and on the progress made. If you require 2 or 3 sessions the hypnotherapist will normally see you once a week. However some clients see their hypnotherapist once a fortnight or even once a month depending on their circumstances.
What should I do next ?
Go to The Directory on this site (see left-hand column) and contact a hypnotherapist near you. They will be delighted to help you with any other questions you may have or to book your first appointment.