Frequently Asked Questions

Most people we see have never experienced Hypnosis or EFT Tapping before, skepticism is natural and healthy and we invite you to read our Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand. When you understand it makes it easier for us to work together to help you achieve your goals.

You won’t do or think anything under hypnosis that you wouldn’t normally do or think. You can’t be controlled. If people in a stage show act silly it’s because they want to.
As a general rule, yes – anyone with at least average intelligence and the ability to follow instructions AND wants to enter hypnosis, can be hypnotised. With that being said, there are certain conditions where hypnosis is not recommended, ie: major clinical depression, suicidal ideations, and psychotic disorders.
Everyone who can follow instructions can benefit from hypnosis. It is simply about following the suggestions. If you can listen and follow suggestions, you can be hypnotised. Which means you can achieve successful results with hypnosis.
Typically, you will be guided into hypnosis about half way through a session. In some complex cases, the first session is spent getting detailed background. Then hypnosis can be used to reinforce your goals, or to uncover and remove troubling issues. A strong counselling element is also likely to play a part in the process.
Hypnosis is refreshing, relaxing, and energising; for some even more refreshing than sleep. Most important is the fact that it works— people get results. Hypnosis is experienced as a state of being deeply relaxed. In fact, if you wanted to compare hypnosis to anything, the closest you could get is when you are extremely relaxed early in the morning just waking up or late at night just drifting off into sleep where you are not really sure if you are awake or sleeping.
The number of required sessions varies between individuals and the nature of the therapy. As a rule, hypnotherapy is considered short-term therapy compared to conventional psychotherapy, meaning you will spend, on average, 3-5 sessions instead of several months or years of sessions with only talk therapy. Quit smoking is different in that it typically only requires one specialised 2 & 1/2 hour session.
Yes. Most addictions are caused by events deeply buried in the past. While treating addictions many methods fail to address these issues, and so really only deal with symptoms. Hypnotherapy addresses the causes. We specialise in working with clients who wish to manage their alcohol, smoking, vaping, marijuana and gambling use.
Hypnosis has been found to be very effective with a broad range of issues. That being said, there are certain conditions that hypnosis is not recommended for: ie: major clinical depression, suicidal ideation, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders.
Hypnosis is perfectly safe. No one has ever been hurt using hypnosis. When you are in the relaxed state of hypnosis you are still awake and aware of everything that is occurring. You are still in control of what you do and don’t do. You cannot be made to do anything you don’t want to do. You will remember everything that occurs during the session and you can’t get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis just like you can’t get stuck in a relaxed state.
No, it would be unethical for any hypnotist, therapist, counsellor, doctor, coach, or health practitioner to provide any guarantee. We cannot guarantee your success as we are not capable of “making” people do anything. Hypnosis helps you make changes easier, but ultimately your success is up to you. With that being said, I suppose if you can guarantee that you will follow every single suggestion we provide, then that would guarantee your success.

You have an unconscious and conscious mind. Your unconscious mind is the one that drives your life. It does everything you don’t think about – for example all your habits that you just automatically do without having to think about them. And the conscious mind is the part of your mind that thinks, and makes choices, and decides what it is you do and don’t want to do.

The problem is that your unconscious mind will take over when you are not consciously thinking about what you’re doing. For example, have you ever driven to your destination and realised you don’t remember much of the drive? This is because you were likely daydreaming about other things with your conscious mind, and so your unconscious mind took over driving the car out of habit.

What hypnosis does is it utilises this state of deep relaxation where your unconscious mind is open to directly absorbing new beliefs, thoughts and habits. This means that when you are not consciously thinking you are on autopilot and will do what you have always done.

Hypnosis provides access to the unconscious mind where most of our behaviour originates. With our guidance, you literally change undesirable emotions, habits, and behaviours into new desirable ones. You create a new you!

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