1. How will I know I’m in hypnosis?
Don’t expect to feel hypnotised, but do expect to feel relaxed. There is no awareness of ‘clicking in’ or point at which you ‘go under’. You will be able to hear everything that is said and remain aware. You will generally remember what happens under hypnosis, though you may also find that you quickly forget again as is common on waking from a dream.
2. Will I give away my personal secrets?
You will only offer up information you want and are ready to share. People often feel too relaxed to talk during transe and you may choose to discuss something with me on ‘waking’.
3. Can I be made to do anything embarrassing or that I don’t want to do?
Contrary to how hypnosis is sometimes portrayed on television, you don't lose control over your behaviour while under hypnosis. You are in control and you will never go against your core values.
4. How does Hypnosis work?
The healing value of trance is the mind body connection. You play your part in your healing. The more prepared you are to open to your natural suggestibility the more you help yourself. You may want to consider for a moment the power and cumulative effect of all the unhelpful suggestions your mind has been giving your body over the years? I will simply help you open to more supportive, beneficial suggestions.
5. What if I can’t go into trance?
Going into trance is about learning. We regularly take ourselves into trance-like states throughout the day. The hypnotic state is a state of relaxed focus or focussed relaxation. Being in rapport with me will help you to open the door to your unconscious mind.
You will be encouraged to practice self-hypnosis to aid your ability to quickly deepen the trance state.