Is any medication used?

No. As a natural, complementary therapy, no drugs of any sort are employed.

How does it work?

For the purposes of hypnotherapy, the brain is viewed as being divided into conscious and sub-conscious. Hypnotherapy enables communication with the subconscious, making use of the mind’s heightened awareness and susceptibility to beneficial suggestions during trance in order to make changes. These changes could include overcoming phobias, reducing anxiety or simply getting a good night’s sleep.

How many sessions are needed?

For phobias, generally three sessions of an hour’s duration are required in addition to the initial free consultation. For other issues such as depression or anxiety, more sessions would be needed, typically 5-8. For anti-smoking, a single session lasting 90 minutes to two hours is required.

What is the cost?

See the Fees page for all pricing.

What does trance feel like?

Responses can be as individual as the clients. Some clients report being in a sense of heightened awareness while others will be aware of little during trance. Since the intention is to communicate with the subconscious, both responses are equally valid. Trance is a natural state that everyone experiences on a regular basis, for instance being engrossed in a book or arriving home without having any conscious memory of the journey there.

Can you get stuck in trance?

In a word, no.

Can anybody be hypnotised?

The vast majority of people can be hypnotised providing they are not under the influence of mind-altering substances – being drunk or high on drugs as examples.

How does Hypnosis work?

Hypnosis works by bypassing the barrier between the conscious and subconscious mind, making the person more susceptible to suggestion. However, the suggestions have to accord with the person’s core beliefs – this is why the treatment focuses heavily on what people want so the suggestions made tie in with the person’s goals. This link may well interest you.