Q. Can I be hypnotised?
A. Yes you
can, in fact everybody experiences hypnosis naturally many
times a day.
Q. Will I know what is happening
At all times you are aware
of your surroundings you do not loose consciousness at any
time. In fact for most therapy it is helpful to have conscious
memory of the session.
Q. My friend told me of someone
who never came out of a hypnotic trance?
I think a lot of people have heard this story.My opinion of
trance is misleading. It implies an abnormal occurrence. State
is a much better term to use implying a natural state the
mind can move in and out of. It is impossible to remain in
a hypnotic state. If I left you in hypnosis the
worst that could happen is you would fall asleep and then
wake up naturally
to full waking consciousness.
Q. Is hypnosis ever dangerous?
experience hypnosis is not dangerous in therapeutic conditions.
If undertaken during periods when it is vital you are fully
alert then it can
be extremely dangerous. Never! Never use
hypnosis tapes, cd's etc if driving or doing any activity
that's requires your full attention.
Q. Why do some people say hypnosis does
A. I can only say from the experience
on meeting such people it usually follows they have been unsuccessful
helping anyone attain a hypnotic state. It takes more than
psychological expertise to be able to hypnotise anyone successfully.
Q. Can I be told to do something I don't
want to do?
A. You can
never be told to do anything that goes against your own safety
or moral codes. A suggestion like that would not be carried
out. Note a reputable therapist would never give any such
Q. Do I lose control when under hypnosis?
At all times you will remain in control. No one can hypnotise
you if you are unwilling, you can at any time return to full
Q. I have heard that hypnosis is helpful
in childbirth and pain relief?
is known as natures pain relief. Because hypnosis has direct
contact with the un-conscious mind which controls the nervous
system it can have an anaesthetic impact on the level of pain
we feel. (I met someone who had open heart surgery without
drugs and only using hypnosis.)
Q. What is hypnosis?
appears to have many explanations and understandings. Hypnosis
is bringing the conscious part of the mind into unison with
the unconscious part of the mind. ie. Both parts of the mind
are using the same wave pattern. To be in a state of hypnosis
is similar as a state of meditation. (See
Q. How can hypnosis help me?
view the Treatment Page
Often the only understanding of hypnosis
is from seeing a stage hypnotist.
This gives a false impression of the
experience of hypnosis and it's true value.
Listed alongside are some of the more
frequent questions I am asked.
I hope this is of help.
Feel free to
contact me for any further assistance.