What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis itself is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. You are deeply relaxed and calm, aware of everything happening around you. It is a pleasant and enjoyable state, very similar to daydreaming or drifting off to sleep.
Here is a short explanation of what Hypnosis feels like:
Will my mind be controlled?
No, you will be in control at all times. We all have a protective mechanism of ethics, values, beliefs and identities, which protect us as individuals and ensures that we do not do anything against our will.
Why would I need a therapist? Can't a good friend help me?
Whilst we recognise that friends can be good to talk to but they are not trained to deal impartially with such problems. Any hurt or upset or problem you have may also affect your friend, who being close to you, would not have the detachment necessary to help you to deal with the emotional content of the problem professionally. In addition, we work at your deeper psychological levels in order to deal with the problem at deeper levels.
Will I be made to do silly things like you see on stage or on television?
No, definitely not!
You will always be treated with the utmost respect, and your confidentiality will be safeguarded. Entertainment hypnosis relies on compliance, expectation from the audience and perception of what the audience expects. In fact, if you should choose to go to an entertainment hypnotist, you are going with the express intention of having fun and being asked to do silly things.
Can children be treated with hypnotherapy?
Yes, children can be treated using hypnotherapy from the age of about six, provided they have a good attention span.