WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
In laymen’s terms hypnosis is the introduction of suggestions into the powerful subconscious mind. The Therapist will get the conscious mind quiet or passive so he or she has access to the subconscious to introduce the suggestions.
WILL YOU PUT ME TO SLEEP AND WHEN I WAKE UP WILL I BE CURED?
Unfortunately the biggest hurdle to people being comfortable with hypnosis and gaining exposure to its amazing healing abilities is the frequent referral to actions of stage hypnotists seen on TV shows and stage shows. This creates the misconception that we put people to sleep and manipulate them while they are under our control. The Hypnotherapist works ideally within the Alpha state of mind where the brains cycle operates between 7-14 cycles per second, rather like daydreaming or being in deep meditation. While working with your Therapist you will be totally aware of what is happening around you. The Beta state of mind, our normal conscious mind operates from 14 cycles per second upwards.
CAN I GET STUCK IN HYPNOSIS AND NEVER WAKE UP?
Many of our clients reach deep stages of relaxation during our sessions and are hesitant to awake as they are enjoying the sometimes needed relaxation, they awake in their own time, normally five or six minutes later feeling relaxed, fresh and happy. To my best knowledge, there is no recorded case of anyone ever being stuck in hypnosis. Rather like going to sleep at night when the mind is ready to wake the body, it will.
HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT TAKE?
This varies; for example, we have treated a client for smoking. She smoked approx. 40 cigarettes per day; she stopped totally after one session. We have treated a client smoking 4 to 5 cigarettes a day and we needed 3 sessions. The results depend on both Client and Therapist. A client coming to us saying, I want to stop smoking, we can assist, a client coming to us saying I like smoking, but my wife wants me to stop we can’t treat. “IF THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY”. A consultation can last from anything up to an hour, to an hour and a half, a good therapist will take as much time as is needed.
WILL HYPNOTHERAPY INTEFERE WITH MY RELIGIOUS, CULTURAL BELIEFS, ETC
No, we work with the owner of your control of your own mind. At our centers we work only on treating and improving each individual’s selected lifestyle. We are not involved with spiritual healing or treatments.
CAN CHILDREN BE TREATED?
Yes research shows up to 85% of children are highly susceptible between the ages of 6 – 12 years, thus the high success rate in treating these age groups.