Q: What is hypnosis and how does it work?

A: Hypnosis is a natural process of entering a state of deep relaxation. This helps your subconscious (or unconscious mind) become more attentive, receptive to beneficial suggestion and more open to change. In hypnosis, you are simply deeply relaxed and highly focused.

Q: Will Hypnosis work on me? What if I feel fully awake?

A: Hypnosis is simply a state of focused relaxation. We all enter into this state many times throughout the day, driving is a good example. Your mind will often wander whilst driving but you’re still conscious enough to respond to things around you. This is the same for light hypnosis. Most people are responsive to hypnotherapy. Different people experience different levels of relaxation, so even if you feel totally awake during the process you will still be receiving messages in the subconscious.

Q: How can I be sure I can be hypnotized?

A: Hypnosis is a natural, though altered, state of mind. You enter some form of hypnosis several times a day, like when you are driving and pass your turn-off because you haven’t been paying attention. Everyone goes through natural, altered states before they fall asleep and as they come into wakefulness. Most people can enter hypnotic relaxation easily, provided they want to.

Q: Can a hypnotist make me do something I don’t want to do?

A: Since it is a 100% consent state, no one can hypnotize you against your will. You are free to reject and receive any suggestion at any time. Hypnosis cannot cause anyone to do something against their will or that contradicts their values.

Q: Will I reveal too much when I am hypnotized?

A: Hypnosis is not a truth-serum or other drug. It is not like “opening Pandora’s Box” and letting out all your secrets. Since you are in charge, and allowing yourself to be hypnotized, your own mind determines how much or how little you wish to contribute to a hypnosis session.

Q: How long before I begin to see results?

A: If you are committed to the program and follow the suggested guidelines you can expect to see immediate changes to your eating habits. On average weight loss is 3-7lbs in the first week and 1-2lbs in following weeks.

Q: Do I have to avoid certain foods?

A: You can eat whatever you like, but you will notice that without feeling deprived you will happily eat reduced portions. You are asked to do 30 minutes of exercise daily, this can simply be a walk. Exercise will help you to retain muscles mass and burn fat.

Q: What can hypnosis be used for?

A: Hypnosis can be used for eliminating negative habits and shedding unwanted pounds. Its also effective in dealing with anxiety, self-esteem issues, exam nerves, fears, phobias and much more!

Q: Can I get ``stuck`` in the hypnotic state?

A: You can’t get stuck. As you’re always in control, it’s impossible to get ’stuck’ in hypnosis. It’s a bit like when you’re daydreaming, you can snap out of it if you want or need to.

Q: What are my Hypnotherapist’s Qualifications?

A: Your hypnotherapist is a highly qualified professional. She is certified with the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association and is also a certified member of The National Guild of Hypnotists.
In addition, your hypnotherapist has achieved extra certification in the advanced hypnotherapy system 5-PATH® as well as certification in the Virtual Gastric Band program. Rest assured that she will treat you with respect, and that your visits are completely confidential.