Does hypnosis work instantly?
Hypnosis is a process. It very much depends on what issue you are addressing. For example I have worked with clients on stopping smoking and after one session they have stopped smoking.
Most of my sessions we work with hypnotherapy techniques to clear conflict or to go back to the root cause of the issue and then the programming is made. In general, I say to all clients listen to your programming for 21 days and allow the process to happen.
Can I be brainwashed?
Hypnosis is not a dangerous procedure. It is not mind control or brainwashing. A therapist cannot make a person do something embarrassing or that the person doesn't want to do.
Can hypnosis force someone to do something?
Contrary to popular belief, you can't be hypnotised into doing things against your will. You can't be forced into a hypnotic state either. Instead, you allow yourself to be hypnotised. It is a voluntary altering of your own consciousness, and you are always in control.
What does it feel like being in hypnosis?
It is a relaxed state of the nervous system which has you feeling calm and relaxed similar to the feeling you get when you are drifting into sleep but you are very acutely aware.
How would you describe the hypnotic state?
Hypnosis is an altered state whereby you are in a mentally relaxed state allowing the sub conscious mind to be wide open to take in powerful and positive suggestions.
How many sessions shall I need?
On average clients working on a one to one with me will have an intense 2 hour session followed by a 90 min follow up session. Some clients may need 3 or 4 for example working with medical conditions such as severe anxiety and depression (medical prescription required).
Will I be awake during the session?
You will most definitely be awake. You shall be in an altered relaxed state whereby you are more acutely aware of what is going on and at the same time you are highly suggestible in taking in positive suggestions.
Can you tell lies whilst being in hypnosis?
Yes you can. This is not a truth serum and you are in control at all times.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
I would say YES unless you have a mental health illness such as dementia.
Do you lose control?
Most definitely NO. You are totally in control. You can scratch your head, open your eyes, go to the restroom. You are fully aware and in control.