What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is simply an altered state of awareness which we go through on a daily basis. For example: getting “engrossed” in a book or being totally absorbed in a movie. In this natural deep relaxed state, the mind is free of constraints and preconceptions and also open to therapeutic and positive suggestions.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of hypnosis. It is a gentle and effective way of dealing with a whole range of problems and challenges with long lasting results. In hypnotherapy the conscious mind which is logical, analytical and stubborn to positive changes is relaxed so that positive and effective changes can be made in the subconscious mind. This enables greater self awareness and openness to make the right changes.
Is hypnotherapy safe?
Yes. It is natural, drug-free and safe with no side effects. You remain aware and in control all throughout and can come out of hypnosis whenever you want.
How many sessions will I need?
It depends on the nature of your issue. Usually it would take 4 to 6 sessions to address most issues. Other deep rooted issues might require a few more sessions.
What can I expect during a session?
You will have a consultation with me discussing the nature of your problem or request you have that we need to work on. It is during this time that I will also encourage you to ask me any questions that you have on your mind regarding hypnosis. After gaining your confidence and trust, only then will I lead you in a state of hypnosis. All you are required to do is listen to the sound of my voice and that itself will lead you into a state of relaxation. I will have access to a variety of techniques during the course of your sessions in order to address the issue you wish to resolve.
How long does a session last?
A typical session lasts between 1-2 hours. Sometimes a session can even last up to 3 hours.
What will it feel like to be hypnotised?
Some people may feel heaviness in the limbs and others lightness. Most people will experience a sense of being very relaxed and a sense of calmness.
Will I remember everything that happened?
Yes. Most people will recall everything that happens during a session. You will also be aware of me throughout the session while communicating with me.
Can I be made to do anything against my will?
NO. In fact you will instantly come out of the hypnotic state if such a thing happens. Your protective instinct is always at play and so a hypnotherapist can NOT make you do anything against your will, values and belief system.
Will I be able to speak during the session?
Yes of course! In fact you will be talking all the time. Hypnotherapy is a cooperation between the client and the therapist. Therefore a constant dialogue between the two is important and even essential for the therapy to be successful.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Hypnosis is like day dreaming. Anyone with the ability and willingness to follow instructions and letting your mind relax and drift off in your normal life can easily be hypnotised. You just need to open your mind and accept me to guide you into a state of hypnosis.
More about Hypnotherapy, links and directories:
Information on hypnotherapy
Hong Kong Hypnotherapy
London College of Clinical Hypnosis – LCCH