What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state

The first question people usually ask about Hypnotherapy is ‘will I know what I am doing?’. And the answer is absolutely, yes.

Although everyone can be hypnotised, you have to want to be and give your consent. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.

Hypnosis is a natural state you enter many times a day. It occurs when your concious mind (the smaller part of your mind) is bypassed or occupied, so that your subconcious mind is fully present.

Your concious mind is the part of your mind that is analytical, rational and holds your short term memory.

Your subconcious mind holds your emotions, permanent memory and is all about your self preservation.

Imagine your concious mind to be the camera of your life, taking pictures that you can recall to function and do your work, run your home etc.

And your subconcious mind is like the video camera recording every single thing that has happened in your whole life, yes every blade of grass you’ve ever seen!

How can Hypnosis help you?

Your mind is both complicated and simple!

You see your mind does everything for you and just wants you to be happy.
But sometimes it misunderstands and creates unhelpful emotions or habits. You need to guide it and make changes.
If you are clear in your mind what you want, your mind will work for you rather than against you.

Hypnosis helps you change your thoughts or behaviour with: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Food
  • Addiction
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor sleep

In hypnosis, you work directly with your subconcious mind to release and change anything that is affecting you negatively. 

Your subconscious is very powerful and has stored all your life experiences and belief structures. This means a lot of your behaviours are controlled by the subconscious, so it’s a really good place to make changes.

Because your subconcious mind is all about self preservation and keeping you safe, changes made in hypnosis stick.

You can read a blog about how what hypnosis feels like here.

Why would I choose hypnosis over counselling, CBT or psychotherapy?

Sometimes people try hypnosis as a last resort. And then when they feel better they wish they’d tried it first.

No week on week of sessions, ongoing costs or talking about the problem over and over (which means you are revisiting the negative stuff over and over. When you could be thinking about the positive changes you want and how much better you’ll feel when you’ve got them!).

When you have hypnosis you are working with the direct source of the problem – your subconcious mind.

You can work ‘content free’ meaning you don’t even have to talk about the problem at all (which is great for really personal stuff or if you are a very private person).

Although I’ve trained in many therapies (including counselling and CBT), in my experience, hypnotherapy is the gentlest, most effective way to heal anything.

If you have long standing issues and you’ve tried other things, hypnosis may be the answer that you are looking for.

How long does it take?

I offer 2 hour sessions for adults and 1 hour sessions for teenagers.

Where does hypnosis with Honey Lansdowne take place?

I help clients using hypnotherapy around the world online.

My local client base is from Worthing, Shoreham-By-Sea, Lancing, Brighton and throughout Sussex. 

Once a year I teach other people to be amazing hypnotherapist in Worthing, West Sussex

Is hypnosis weird?

It’s the most natural thing in the world, most people love it!

There is nothing scary or weird about Hypnosis. In America they have Hypnotherapists in hospitals. The British Medical Association accepted the value of Hypnotherapy in April of 1956.

Many famous people such as Prince Harry,  Matt DamonEllen DeGeneres, David Beckham, Tiger Woods and Ashton Kutcher have used hypnosis and hypnosis is widely accepted for helping ladies give birth.

Can I get “stuck” in hypnosis?

No! That has never happened. Anywhere, ever. You have complete control the whole time. You can talk, move your body, get a tissue etc. If the session is over zoom, your unconcious will know what it needs to do to stay awake or open your eyes if you want to.

How does it work?

Hypnosis is not magic – it’s science! It works by using your brain waves to access your subconscious mind. It’s very easy and anyone can do it, you’ll see for yourself when you do it too!

What if I don’t “go deep” enough?

Don’t worry about how deep you go, everyone’s experience is different and it can be different for the same person each time.

The depth of trance is not linked to results at all. Go with the flow and see what happens, people are usually amazed. 

What if I go back to scenes that are painful or scary?

This is why it’s important to see a professional that knows how to help you navigate the past safety.

One of the most powerful transformational things about hypnosis and NLP are the ability to review events of the past in your mind from a safe distance.

Some people call this healing the inner child or timeline therapy.

Rather than talking about it over and over as you might in other therapises, you can review scenes from the past and obtain a new understanding, closure and move on with your life without them bothering you anymore. 

Revisiting scenes from the past helps you see how your unconcious interpretation of those scenes has carried through your life in other ways and caused you to feel the way you do.

And for many clients they go back to scenes that are totally different than what they expected. Just relax and trust that your subconscious mind will show you exactly what you need to see.

If you go back to scenes from your life that are related to things like sexual or physical abuse, or other trauma, it’s important to remember that you are not reliving that scene, you are simply reviewing it and that you are safe.

I will support you and create a safe space for you to express your emotions and heal – you’ll be OK.

When will I start to see changes?

Although everyone is different, my business guarantee is that you will feel different from your first session.

Some people feel good right away, like a huge relief at dealing with things and making changes. Their friends and family comment that they seem happier and life feels easier.

Other people feel tired after the first session as they process the changes. In this case you may need another session. 

The total outcome is positive for both types of people and just shows how we all process and change differently. It’s all about expert help and personal commitment to change.

Quite often, one session is enough because the way I work is at a deep level and I bring in other techniques and experience as required.

What if I need or want another session?

You can buy extra sessions at a 2 hour session rate for adults or 1 hour rate for teenagers.

What does hypnosis cost?

Details of all my services and fees are available here

I'm interested in learning hypnosis

Great! Take a look at my hypnotherapy training site at The Hypnotherapy Academy