I practice hypnotherapy to help people with various issues such as pain, anxiety, stress, weight loss and many other.
Hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness. It is perfectly normal, and all of us enter into hypnosis on a daily basis. A good example of this would be watching a great movie. You get all of the sign of hypnosis: time distortion, tunnel vision, reduced awareness of your surrounding, vivid imagination that the movie seems real. Some people would even jump on their seat at scary moments, laugh out loud when it's funny, feel sad, etc. And yet, if you had to think about it, you would know you are staring at a device showing moving pictures of staged scenes, and none of it is real.
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are the exact same thing, and the experience often differ from one person to the other. For some people, they will just feel really heavy in their seat, so much so that it seems it's impossible to move. For other, they will feel so light that they may just as well be floating in the clouds. And for some, it will just feel like... sitting on a seat.
You will remember just as much from the session as you would from a normal discussion, and you will hear everything I will say. This is normal. Your mind will be active and alert, and you will gain control over areas of your brain that are out of control in every day life. You may be entirely focused or your brain might wander and explore your last vacation or anything else it fancies. And this is fine.
The majority of people will feel very relaxed and discover that hypnosis is truly and enjoyable experience. Some will feel dissociated, an almost out-of-body type of experience.
Can I be hypnotised?
Yes, provided you want to. I do not and cannot force someone into hypnosis. I can only show you the path to get there. As your therapist I will be your guide, and you will do all of the work yourself. This is a safe method and has never failed me. However there are a few cases where people cannot be hypnotised:
- those who are too young (below 4 years or so) because the language acquisition is just not there
- those under the influence of drugs or alcohol (not enough mental focus)
- some cases of mental disability or mental illness
- those who just don't want to be hypnotised
- those who have a hearing disability can go into hypnosis on their own, however a therapy session could be impossible.