Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all – One is in control at all times – The Therapist merely guides one

That is not possible.  One always awakens from the state of Hypnosis

Only if you so wish. One cannot be Hypnotised against one’s will or wish
It is required to do five sessions initially, from there we will discuss if further sessions are required.
The Conscious mind, when faced with something “good or bad, fun or tragic”, goes to the Subconscious for a memory that will give a clue how to respond. The Subconscious mind sends that memory to the Conscious mind. ​ Our “Critical faculty” filters what is sent to the Conscious mind and does not allow the cause of the true “hurtful memories” to surface. This means that the person reacts to the memory stored in the Subconscious without understanding why. The result: an “uncalled for” reaction to a certain issue in their life.​ Through Hypnosis, we bypass the “Critical faculty” and have access to the Subconscious mind.  Once the real problem or the “Cause” has been uncovered and healed, the Subconscious is positively  re-programmed and the memory sent to the Conscious mind is therefore based on the new positive programming, causing a person to behave in a new positive manner.

People usually fear being hypnotised as they are clueless to what hypnosis is really all about. If they knew that everyone self hypnotises 15-20 times a day they would understand it is a natural process we all experience in our lives. People believe hypnosis makes them dominated, they lose control, surrender their will, become gullible or weak. This is far from the truth, in hypnosis you are in control, you decided if you wish to accept a suggestion for your own positive growth and positive outcomes.​

Unfortunately Hollywood etc has painted a bleak picture on what hypnosis is all about, religion has also through fear made it out to be not normal to human behaviour. Ignorance is what feeds fear and slowing down or even halting the healing process. Stage hypnosis is another one that suggests people become fearful of hypnosis or hypnosis is only for fooling around. Stage hypnosis create a myth that discourages people from seeking legitimate hypnotherapy.

​The perception people have of hypnosis makes them fearful, irrational and misinformed. Hypnosis is misunderstood and believed to be an authoritarian, manipulative technique, nourished particularly by misinforming people of the difference of hypnosis and stage hypnosis. Unfortunately stage hypnosis shows, represents the greatest barrier to the (re)integration of hypnosis into medical treatment.​

A small percentage of people will not remember the session, meanwhile the majority of people remember everything that occurs under hypnosis. The benefits of this is that what we wish to achieve is attained within light to medium hypnotic depth states.​

In hypnosis, the patient is under no means under the control of the hypnotist. Hypnosis does not impose itself or through the therapist onto you or your life. The person facilitating the session, the hypnotist is guiding you to achieve your success.

The four causes of hypnosis. Aristotle’s model of comprehension involves the description of a phenomenon and identification of its efficient causes (triggers), material cause (substrate), formal cause (models of structure), and final cause(function).

Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. The term may also refer to an art, skill, or act of inducing hypnosis. Theories explaining what occurs during hypnosis fall into two groups.

Hypnosis dates back thousands of years. Western scientists first became involved in hypnosis around 1770, Franz Mesmer (1734–1815), a physician from Austria, started investigating an effect he called “animal magnetism” or “mesmerism” (the latter name still remaining popular today). The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Yogi’s used hypnosis in Sleep Temples, dating back to over 5000 years old.
On average each person usually goes into self-hypnosis 15 – 20 times a day, Hypnosis is something we all do in our lives each and every day. For therapy it is best to undergo a few sessions to enter into a deep state of hypnosis. To be in a wonderful state of Hypnosis means one has entered a deep state of trance state, known as Hypnotic Trance State/deep hypnosis. Being in a deep state of hypnosis does in no way circumvent our normal sense of values. As we all undergo various levels of hypnosis during our awakened and sleep states we simply pass through what is referred to as states that are similar to hypnosis.
Scientific studies reveals specific areas of the brain positively affected by hypnosis. These techniques could be a tool for exploring what happens in the brain when we suddenly forget or when we are able to recall past life experiences. Memory and Hypnosis. … Forgotten or repressed memories can be unlocked by hypnosis. People can recall past lives under hypnosis. New evidence is revealing that regression when conducted correctly may reveal past lives and history related to them.

Varies in degree to achieve specific outcomes. A hypnotic suggestion is made when the person is in the hypnotic state, it has a specific purpose to action in a general or specific way to be performed after awakening, usually this often is in to response to a cue. Patients are diverse when they are during and after session as they usually still carry out post-hypnotic suggestions even if they remember being given them during their session for the purposes of therapy. This positively results as the suggested behaviors are usually positive and beneficial nature, the suggestion from within the session creates the platform for them to feel compelled to carry out the suggestion, resulting in successful of desired outcomes. A suggestion during a state of hypnotic trance / session specifies an action to be performed after awakening, often in response to a cue i.e. action.

The typical feeling described to stay calm and relaxed as there is nothing to fear only fear itself. Focus only on what you are busy with / there for in the session. You achieve higher states of awareness, the truth is always revealed to you by the subconscious mind. It is an amazing feeling and very empowering to know that you are able to change your life for positive outcomes.
Coming out of a hypnotic state may reveal the following :
  • a person reorienting themselves to their body
  • the waking state are
    • wetting the lips,
    • shifting their posture,
    • opening eyes normally or wider at first,
    • blinking,
    • feeling restless to move about,
    • yawning,
    • and stretching.
When one meditates they enter the Hypnotic Zone, this is caused through relaxation, trance and meditation.
Hypnosis when conducted by a trained professional therapist or health care professional is considered a safe, complementary, powerful and alternative medical treatment. If a person has severe mental illness to seek professional advise before commencing with sessions. It is rare to have an adverse reaction to hypnosis, it may include a headache.