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How It Works – Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

How it Works in an Hypnosis Session?

Your hypnotherapist will take a detailed history and explain to you how it works.  In certain circumstances they will request permission from you to write to your doctor, to let them know your are participating in hypnotherapy. They will discuss your presenting issue, your goals and how you like to see or feel at the end of your session.

Using various techniques the therapist will help you relax, make you comfortable and help you into a trance state.  From there they will help you work towards your goal.  After the session you will feel uplifted, calmer and more relaxed.

Change can be subtle as the therapist has been working with your sub conscious mind. The whole experience will make you feel positive.

How Does Hypnosis Feel?

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind,  Tou will be able to hear sounds around you.  But hopefully you will be focused on the therapists voice.  You will want to close your eyes and relax into a state which is similar to daydreaming.  It can be like the stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep.  A point where you feel totally relaxed, where all your body relaxes.

Everyone experiences hypnosis in a different way. There is no right way, it is down to how you will feel on the day. Your therapist will guide you through the process, explain everything and help you relax and enjoy the whole experience.  You might be very surprised in how relaxing hypnosis can be!

Will I Bark like a Dog or Cluck like a Chicken?

Your own morals, beliefs and mind are all in your control whether you are hypnotised or not!

You will not allow anything to happen to you that you wouldn’t agree with consciously. I mean you may have seen a stage show or film or TV program on which the stage hypnotist has made people do things strange and funny.  This is for entertainment only.

A hypnotherapist works in a different way.  They work with the client to change a habit, pattern or behaviour. 

At Blue Sky Hypnotherapy we will make you feel safe and comfortable. We work with you, focus on your needs and tailor make the therapy to help you. So no you will not not cluck like a chicken or bark like a dog.

Can Anyone Experience Trance?

Unless the person is suffering from brain trauma, dementia or has significant psychiatric illness the answer is YES.

Anyone can allow themselves to experience trance to a greater or lesser extent. If you can imagine it, want it, it will happen.  Your therapist will use different techniques as everyone is different.  Even light levels of trance can effect powerful change on a sub conscious level.

Often your trance experience will grow over several sessions. If you are already able to meditate or relax you will find it easier to achieve a trance state.

How do I choose a hypnotherapist?

There are some tips and tricks to finding the right hynotherapist

  • Firstly, find someone who you can relate to, a person who will listen to you and understand the issue that you are presenting.
  • Secondly make sure that the therapist has a qualification in hypnotherapy which is state registered and that they are a member of a governing body such as the AHA (Australian Hypnotherapy Association).
  • Also check that they have all the necessary insurances for their practice. At the end of the day it is about YOU. If you are not happy a good hypnotherapist should always refer you onto another reputable therapist.

Hypnotherapy Is Here To Help You, Help Yourself

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness or trance. This state is often called a hypnotic state. During hypnotherapy, clients are usually more open to discussion and suggestion, which can be used to explore psychological roots of certain behaviors, perceptions, sensations, and emotions.

Will I Lose Control?

This is a myth.  You are always in control and you can always hear what is going on.  Hypnosis is a state of relaxed deep focus. You are fully in control and could at anytime wake yourself up and be fully awake.  So you can just count to yourself 1 2 3 and open your eyes.

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What issues can hypnotherapy help with?

Applications: Hypnotherapy is often used to help manage numerous issues, including pain control, weight control, anxiety, stress, phobias, and unhealthy habits like smoking. It’s also employed to help improve sleep and learning disorders, communication, and relationship issues.

Is hypnotherapy safe?

Safety: Hypnotherapy is generally safe when conducted by a trained therapist. It is not about being made to do things, it is about empowerment and helping the individual to achieve their potential. It does not involve being put into a deep sleep, and the client cannot be made to do anything they would not ordinarily do.

Are there any side effects of hypnotherapy?

Side Effects: Hypnotherapy is a low-risk intervention with few potential side effects. Occasionally, some individuals may experience headache, dizziness, or lethargy following a session. More complex emotions may also surface during or after sessions as part of the therapeutic process.

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How many sessions will I need?

Duration of Treatment: The number of hypnotherapy sessions needed varies based on the individual’s condition and response to therapy. Some issues like simple phobias may be treated in three to five sessions, while more complex issues like depression or eating disorders may require a longer treatment plan.

What qualifications should a hypnotherapist have?

Qualifications: Choose a hypnotherapist who is licensed and certified by reputable organizations. Many countries require hypnotherapists to have specific training and certification in hypnotherapy, alongside a background in medicine or psychology.

Can hypnotherapy be done online?

Online Sessions: Yes, hypnotherapy can be effectively conducted online. This has become a popular format, especially with the advances in video conferencing technologies. Online sessions can be particularly helpful for individuals with mobility issues or those living in remote areas.

How is hypnotherapy different from meditation?

Comparison with Meditation: While both hypnotherapy and meditation involve states of deep relaxation and focus, hypnotherapy involves an active participation in healing and problem-solving processes, guided by a therapist. Meditation typically involves self-guided practices for relaxation and mindfulness without a specific focus on changing behaviors.

How soon will I see results from hypnotherapy?

Results: Some individuals may notice changes very quickly, sometimes even after a single session. However, more substantial and long-lasting changes typically require a series of sessions. The speed of results can vary widely depending on the individual’s issues and their responsiveness to hypnosis.