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FAQ's

What is the essence of hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapists encourage the use of imagination. Mental imagery is very powerful, especially when in a focused state of attention. The mind seems capable of using imagery, even if it is only symbolic, to assist us in bringing about the things we are imagining. For example, a patient with ulcerative colitis may be asked to imagine what her distressed colon looks like. If she imagines it as being like a tunnel, with very red, inflamed walls that are rough in texture, the patient may be encouraged in hypnosis (and in self-hypnosis) to imagine this image changing to a healthy one.

Another basic hypnotic method is to present ideas or suggestions to the patient. In a state of concentrated attention, ideas and suggestions that are compatible with what the patient wants seem to have a more powerful impact on the mind. Hypnosis for weight reduction or to stop smoking or for some other purpose that the patient desires can be quite effective.

Hypnosis may also be used for unconscious exploration, to help to understand underlying motivations or identify whether past events or experiences are associated with causing a problem. Hypnosis avoids the critical censor of the conscious mind, which often defeats what we know to be in our best interests.

The main reason people find it hard to lose weight has to do with the subconcious mind. Once smoking becomes a habit, the subconscious mind drives you to smoke automatically. So unless you deal with the subconcious mind, and the individual reasons that you smoke, you are unlikely to give up in the long term. The reason there can be success with this type of method is that it deals with all the reasons that are unique to you, and is also pro-active in removing a lot of the common reasons people fail, before they even happen.

How does this type of treatment work?

One of the main reasons why our treatments work so well is because it focuses on advanced hypnotherapy techniques. The old myths and misconceptions about hypnosis have given way to proven, scientifically sound applications. Today the use of hypnosis is seen in medicine, dentistry, law enforcement, professional sports, and education. The other reason the method works is because it is tailored to your individual needs. It uses NLP, destroying myths, and removing ingrained habits.

How does hypnosis work?

Our minds work on two levels – the conscious and the subconscious. We make decisions, think, and act with our conscious mind. The subconscious mind controls our habits. In the relaxed state known as hypnosis, we can communicate clearly and directly with the subconscious mind. This is why it can be so quick and easy to change habits of a lifetime with hypnosis.

Will This System work for me?

Everyone with an Average IQ can be successful with these methods. Because the session is focussed and tailored to your individual needs, it works for most people.

Is this system safe?

The methods are based on advanced hypnosis and NLP. Both of these systems are very safe. You are completely aware and in control at every moment and can terminate the session at any time. You cannot get stuck in hypnosis. You can't be made to do something against your will! Hypnosis is a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable experience.

 

Please note that while the majority of our clients have positive results we cannot by law or otherwise guarantee individual outcomes.