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What is hypnosis?

When asked what hypnosis is, most people don’t have a firm answer. People are aware it can help with a range of problems, however are not sure exactly how it can potentially benefit them.

You may be astounded to learn that during everyday life, you experience a number of trance-like states without even knowing. The most common example is as you fall asleep, your mind and thoughts start to drift away from reality and your inner consciousness starts to take over.

As your brain processes information without restraint, many surprising things become possible; for example, in a dream which feels real and vivid, you can be left convinced the happenings were actual reality.

The experience of hypnosis is similar; you are neither awake nor asleep and in affect you are clearing the mind of the many distractions normally associated with full consciousness. Once this is achieved, you are left with an absolute feeling of relaxation and are able to access a deeper and normally hidden part of your mind.

How much does it cost?

This depends on the treatment and number of sessions. CONTACT me for more information.

How long is a session?

Again, it depends on the treatment, but generally they last between 60 - 90 minutes.

How many sessions will it take?

To quit smoking, usually just one session. For phobias it is typically one to two. Other treatments may vary from person to person.

I don't think I can be hypnotised!

Everyone can be hypnotised if they want to be. Hypnosis cannot be forced onto people, despite what TV and films make it seem. Different people experience hypnosis in different ways. When you come to see me, I will explain fully what will happen and eliminate any doubt or fears you may have regarding hypnosis.

Does it actually work?

Yes! With the methods taught by the UKHTC and the hypnotic techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. we will treat your condition together, safely and precisely.

Will you make me do silly things?

I won't make you bark like a dog, dance like Elvis or reveal your deepest, darkest secrets when under hypnosis. You will always be aware of your surroundings, therefore you won't do anything against your own will.

What happens if I don't wake up?!

Even if I collapsed unconscious, you would naturally awake from hypnosis as you would a normal night's sleep.

If you have any other questions or worries, please don't hesitate to CONTACT me.

North Yorkshire Hypnotherapy
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