Q. Is hypnosis safe?
A.Hypnosis is totally safe, natural, and drug free, and there are no side effects whatsoever. In fact you will be in control at all times. Hypnotherapy has been recognised by the British Medical Association since 1955.
Q. Is the therapist in control of my mind?
A.Absolutely not. Hypnosis is not being asleep – you will hear every word that is said. The hypnotherapist cannot make you DO or SAY anything you do not want to do. If the fire alarm went off – you would bring yourself out of hypnosis immediately.
Q. Is hypnosis like being asleep?
A.Again, absolutely not. While in hypnosis you are conscious throughout, feeling totally in control. It is like daydreaming whilst somebody talks to you. The only side effect is that it is highly relaxing!
Q. Will it work straight away?
A.Although this sounds a little weak, it depends on the individual. If the individual is ready for the changes suggested they will happen fairly rapidly, if not immediately. For others it can take a few days or weeks. Hypnosis is very effective for the majority of complaints it treats.
Q. I’ve seen people believe they’re a chicken on TV. Will you make me do that? How can I trust you?
A.I am a professional hypnotherapist based in Guildford and you will be treated with the utmost respect throughout the hypnotic session. I am a full member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and am bound by their code of ethics. I am fully insured to practice hypnotherapy. I am not a STAGE hypnotist – I am a hypnoTHERAPIST.