Frequently asked questions about hypnosis
Here I answer some frequently asked questions about hypnosis.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state you enter many times a day. It means your subconscious mind is in a focused state of attention. Hypnosis relaxes your conscious mind allowing for beneficial suggestions to enter your unconscious mind to make the changes you desire. It is a pleasant feeling and is completely safe with no side effects.
Why does hypnotherapy work?
If you have tried to fix an issue on your own and not succeeded you will know how hard it is. This is because you will have tried to fix the issue with your conscious mind (which is where will power is). But the change may not stick because the unconscious mind (the greater part of your mind) has not been involved.
Many people try Councelling, CBT, Psychotherapy, groups or sheer will-power to fix their issue but it simply isn’t enough. Something in your unconscious hasn’t ‘clicked’ and you are stuck. Hypnotherapy seeks co-operation from your unconscious mind and change happens much more easily and quickly with your whole mind committed to change.
What can hypnosis help with?
This is quite a tricky most frequently asked question because the scope of what hypnosis can help with is very big. A competent hypnotherapist knows how to work with most issues and many specialise in certain areas.
Most of my clients are looking for help with issues related to anxiety and depression which cause unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviours. Some of the issues are unwanted habits like binge eating, stress and anxiety or addictions such as smoking and sugar.
Some of things you do want might be confidence, better sleep, help with interviews, exams, study or sporting performance. One of the best uses of hypnotherapy I offer is to help with anxiety and depression which is more in your control than you could ever imagine.
Hypnotherapy can be used in two ways. To remove things we don’t want or to give us things that we do. There are many emotions that can sabotage your happiness or ability to function well but the most common are overwhelm, guilt, fear, insecurity, self-doubt, worry, hopelessness, inadequacy and low self-esteem.
How many sessions are needed?
With the integrated techniques that I use, you will feel better from the first session. A few sessions can replace weeks, months or years of therapy. Please book a free 15 minute consultation so I can advise you for your specific requirements.
How confidential is the treatment?
Trust is absolutely key to my work. The content of your sessions and personal details are strictly confidential and you can have complete confidence.
Can someone get stuck in a hypnotic state?
No. You are in control at all times and can come out at any time you wish.
Do people reveal their secrets whilst in hypnosis?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions about hypnosis.
No. You will not reveal anything that you don’t want to, you are always in control and aware.
Does everyone respond to hypnotherapy?
Some people are more open to hypnosis than others. If you allow hypnosis and feel comfortable with your hypnotherapist, there is no reason why this form of therapy will not work for you.
How long does a hypnotherapy session last?
Many of my clients opt for the four hour complete package I offer and take this over two sessions of two hours which works brilliantly.
Teenagers under 16 take their sessions one hour at a time.
Is hypnosis available online?
If you feel I am the right therapist for you, but location is an issue, we can work together online. This means you can be anywhere in the world. All therapies are just as effective online.
Online therapy is nice because it has the advantage of you being very comfortable because you can be in your own home. There is also no travel time so it works really well for busy people and shift workers. It’s an easy and convenient way to access therapy where ever you may be.
You can have your session if you are travelling on business, from home or anywhere suitable. Some people from other countries just prefer an English therapist and people in high profile or celebrity positions may not wish to be seen in public.
Housebound clients looking for pain relief benefit greatly from OldPain2Go pain elimination sessions online.
For a successful online session you need:
- Privacy and no interruptions
- A comfortable area to sit or lie down
- A good internet connection
- Access to a computer, tablet or phone
- An appointment with Honey Lansdowne
Will hypnosis work online?
I use a blend of many therapies in a way that you just know that it works! Hypnosis works perfectly online as it is primarily a talking therapy.
Is telephone therapy available?
Yes, you can book a telephone therapy session here
What will my sessions be like?
This is an important frequently asked question about hypnosis because you want to know what to expect.
In the first session we will have a discussion about you, your life and the reason you are here. Sometimes we won’t even discuss much at all and get straight into change work so you leave your first session feeling different. Many of my clients have had CBT or counselling previously and it had helped in understanding things but they want to feel significantly different. This is the whole premise of my work; to change how you feel and give you techniques to manage your emotions for life.
In subsequent sessions we will release issues and unhelpful emotions so that your life can be better. Your future well-being is my priority and sometimes you will find yourself releasing emotions that you have carried for a long time. I may provide you with Hypnotic recordings to listen to at home to support your treatment.
When your course of sessions has finished, you will find yourself feeling very different about things and will find it easier to relax whenever you need to. Being relaxed puts you in control, helps you make better decisions and manage your emotions.
All sessions are subject to 24 hour cancellation policy and full charge will be billed if less than 24 hours notice given.
My issues are complicated, will this help?
Your unconcious mind has all the answers and an amazing power to heal and change.
I feel nervous about opening up about my problems, do I have to if I want to feel better?
The therapy I offer can be done ‘content free’ where you discuss the feelings that you want to change, rahter than the experiences that caused them.
How much time will I need to invest?
Most of my clients come for 4 hours. Rapid Transformational Therapy is a 2 hour session.
How much will this cost me?
Please download my services and price guide.
I’m worried I might cry
You might but crying is a great release and way of healing.
Is this a confidential service?
Absolutely. Confidentially is a must.
How do I choose the right therapist for me?
Can I have this treatment at home?
Yes, you can find all the details of my online service here.
Will I get any support after my sessions?
Yes you will receive aftercare support.
What other products and services can I buy?
Visit the shop for a full range of hypnosis downloads.
Are there any guarantees?
I guarantee that you will feel better after your first session.
How can I trust this service?
Chck out my qualifications and experience on my about me page.
If your question isn’t answered here, please do get in touch There is no such thing as a silly question and I would love to hear from you.