Who can be hypnotised?
Anyone can be hypnotised if they have the ability to focus and concentrate and are willing to be hypnotised. Anyone that can daydream, can be hypnotised. However there are some mental health conditions which do not compliment the use of hypnotherapy,except by specially trained hypnotherapists. If you have any concerns that this may apply to you, contact your local hypnotherapist for advice.
What does it feel like?
Hypnosis produces a relaxed and restful trance like sensation. This sensation is encountered many times throughout our everyday lives when doing simple things such as driving, watching TV, listening to music or just before falling asleep. During hypnosis your senses are much more heightened than when you are in a normal waking state.
Can you make me do stupid things?
Throughout the entire process, you remain fully aware of your surroundings and what you are saying, therefore you cannot be made to do anything that you do not want to. Your natural instinct and mind defenses will prevent you from doing anything that you do not feel comfortable with. Your mind will automatically reject any unwanted or uncomfortable suggestions.
Do Hypnotists have special powers?
Hypnotists do not have special powers like you see in the movies, however, they have had special training that gives them the ability to help you access your subconscious mind.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
No. Once your sessions has come to an end, your hypnotist will bring you out of the hypnotic state. Sometimes people remain in the hypnotic state because they have fallen into such a deep relaxed state, but they will just wake themselves up naturally once the session has ended.
How old do you have to be? Children as well as adults can be hypnotised and the age range will depend on the individual hypnotherapist. Children tend to do very well during hypnosis and hypnoanalysis and seem to be more accepting and receptive of the process, thereby achieving their goals in a shorter time than adults.
What can hypnosis be used for? It is used for both clinical and entertainment purposes. At Hastings Hypnotherapy we use it for the clinical benefit of our clients, helping them to make the desired positive changes needed to have a happier, healthier, more balanced life.
Will I tell any secrets under hypnosis? No. You remain in total control of what you say and no secrets will be revealed, you will not say anything you do not want to say.
What are some of the benefits of Hypnosis? Some of the more common uses for hypnosis are: anxiety, bedwetting, childbirth, confidence, fears and phobias, insomnia, memory and concentration, menopause, mood swings, preparing for surgery or other medical treatments, sexual problems, stop smoking, weight loss. However, there are many, many more conditions that can benefit from its use.