Frequently Asked Questions

Can hypnosis make me tell secrets?

Truth be told, when in a hypnotic trance you are more able to fabricate an incredible story because you are tapping into the creative center of your mind, rather than expose something you wish to keep to yourself. Hypnosis can reveal some inner truths about yourself or your situation that may not have occurred to you in a fully conscious state. It is still within your control as to whether you want to divulge that information or not.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

No, it is no more dangerous than daydreaming. Think of your conscious mind as the sentry or protector of your subconscious mind. Even in an altered state, your conscious mind will be passively observing the suggestions given to you. Your conscious mind will only allow those statements that are congruent to pass by unobjected. An incongruent suggestion will usually bring an individual out of a hypnotic trance or at the very least the suggestion will be discarded consciously.

Can hypnosis make me do something against my will?

Absolutely not. If you have ever seen a stage hypnotist, you know that they appear to make people do strange things while hypnotized but the truth is that these people are doing these things in a congruent manner, i.e. there is desire within them to be performers. You might also observe that the stage hypnotist only changes the person's situation, not the person. For example , most people would not cluck like a chicken because who really knows what a chicken is thinking? But that bug that flew up their nose feels real enough!

What if I don't wake up?

No one has ever got stuck in a terminal state of hypnosis. It simply cannot happen. If the hypnotist left the room, or if you were listening to a tape and the power went out, you would either fall asleep and wake up naturally, or your subconscious mind would detect that there is no voice guiding you and bring you to conscious awareness.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

YOU already have been hypnotized, whether you know it or not. Have you ever been so engrossed in a movie that you became less aware of your actual surroundings? Ever been driving down a highway and began to daydream or perhaps missed that turn because you were thinking of something else? Ever been in class and was listening and looking at the 'teacher' so intently that the entire background faded out? Ever done any endurance sport and kind of went into auto-drive? Ever read a book and became totally emersed in it? These are only a few examples of hypnosis and demonstrate very nicely how natural a state it is.

How many sessions would I require?

Each person has different requirements and therefore require a different amount of sessions. Generally, providing I believe I can help you help yourself, I set up 3 sessions. Session one would consist of a general outline of the way sessions are conducted, some 'thought provoking' questions, some NLP and Hypnosis ground work. Session two - review of what was learned in session one, a brief on the intended techniques to be used in this session, and the actual NLP Intervention and Hypnotherapy. Session three - follow up and further course of action (if necessary).

Is NLP or Hypnotherapy a suitable replacement for psychiatric or medical treatment?

Hypnosis and NLP are NOT a replacement for psychiatric or medical treatment. They ARE very good complimentary services and have been known to produce excellent results in a very short period of time