Does hypnotherapy work remotely?

I offer hypnotherapy via Zoom as remote therapy sessions are just as effective, if not more so, than face to face sessions. Being in a familiar environment during hypnotherapy typically helps you relax more deeply, potentially enhancing the effectiveness of the sessions. This comfort can facilitate a deeper relaxed state, allowing for more profound therapeutic work.


There are additional benefits of online therapy such as increased accessibility, convenience and flexibility, allowing you to access the therapy from the comfort of your own home.


Will hypnotherapy put me into a trance?

The concept of trance is debatable within the field of hypnotherapy. The traditional understanding of the word trance is an altered state of consciousness. This interpretation of trance is controversial as there is no independent, objective way to measure it, proving it credulous. 


In more current nonstate theories of hypnosis, trance is defined as absorption in and focus on a particular idea, such as a suggestion. Nonstate is likened to day dreaming, reading and meditation.


What is hypnotic suggestion?

Hypnotic suggestion is a means of experiencing certain helpful ideas at a level profound enough to directly influence our emotions and behaviour.


Is hypnotherapy like stage hypnosis?

Comedy stage hypnosis has very little to do with clinical hypnotherapy and has been shown to foster misconceptions which can prevent people from benefiting from treatment. Take what you see on television with a generous pinch of salt.


Will I feel in control during hypnotherapy?

You will be aware and fully in control during hypnotherapy. You will be aware of your surroundings and retain control over your actions, you may feel deeply relaxed and focused.


Does hypnotherapy work for everyone?

Some people are more open to hypnotic suggestion than others, however suggestibility can be improved by participants wanting to accept suggested ideas and actively imagining responding to experience their effects. We will develop these skills as part of the therapeutic process.


What will happen in the hypnotherapy sessions?

All sessions will vary depending on the your needs. However common elements will be:


     ~ Discussion of goals, expectations and processes

     ~ Induction, focusing on breathing and relaxation techniques to help you enter a state of hypnosis; increasing your focus and                                      receptivity to suggestion

     ~ Deepening relaxation

     ~ Use of therapeutic suggestions tailored to your specific goals and preferences. These may include visualisation exercises and positive              affirmations.

     ~ Exploration using imagination

     ~ Reorientation; towards the end of the session I will guide you to return to full wakefulness and alertness, helping you to feel                                    grounded and present.

     ~Discussion and Integration; after the session, we will discuss the experience and any insights or revelations that emerged during                         hypnosis. This is vital to enable you to integrate the session's insights into your daily life and ongoing therapeutic work.


Can I get stuck in hypnosis?

Nobody has ever been “stuck” in hypnosis. Hypnosis is completely safe when used in a responsible and professional manner. 


How long does hypnotherapy take to work?

Hypnotherapy is considered a quick forward-thinking therapy. Whilst the duration of treatment can vary from person to person most people notice a positive effect after 1 or 2 sessions. The recommended treatment plan would include 6 sessions to consolidate changes and address underlying issues comprehensively. I will also provide you with exercises, supported with recordings, to support you and develop the therapeutic process in between sessions and after treatment.


Is hypnotherapy recognised as a clinical therapy?

Thousands of positive experimental and clinical research studies on hypnosis have been published. It was recognised as an effective treatment by the British Medical Association (BMA) and American Medical Association (AMA) in the 1950s and, more recently, by the American Psychological Association (for obesity) and NICE guidance (for IBS) used by the NHS.


Is hypnotherapy regulated?

Yes, I am a member of The General Hypnotherapy Register and The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. This means that I have to meet all professional and ethical standards, undertake supervision and keep up date with professional developments.


Do hypnotherapists need insurance?

Yes, I have full public liability insurance to provide peace of mind for both parties and to ensuring a level of professionalism and accountability in the practice.


Any further questions?  Please get in touch 


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