Frequently Asked Questions

Find some information around what hypnotherapy is, how it can help, and what to expect below.

Still have a questions? Please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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What is hypnosis/hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a state of focused attention, heightened suggestibility, and often, deep relaxation. It's a natural and common state that we frequently experience several times the day, such as when reading a good book or those moments in between being asleep and awake. During hypnosis, our minds are more open to suggestions and more receptive to positive changes. Ever been really focused on something so didn’t hear someone saying your name? Or been so involved watching a scary movie you notice your hands sweating or your heart racing? They’re both example of hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of hypnosis (in a relaxed, safe way, where you are always in FULL control!) to facilitate changes to beliefs, thoughts or behaviours by tapping into the power of deeper levels of the subconscious mind.

How does it work?

Hypnotherapy involves supporting you to be in a state of concentrated focus (called hypnosis, or a trance, and is usually, although not always, with relaxation), where your conscious critical mind can take a step back and we can gain a deeper connection to your subconscious mind, where the magic happens! ✨

Gaining this deep connection with your subconscious mind enables us to get to the root cause of challenges and behaviours, and we can gain deeper self awareness and/or plant seeds for change. We can also access and allow unprocessed emotions to be released, and make changes to underlying beliefs and patterns for lasting change.

How many sessions will I need?

Hypnotherapy can be very effective quickly; some people will notice an instant change in their mood, thoughts and behaviours, others may need longer and several sessions. It will depend on your own individual challenges, circumstances and goals. I recommend a minimum of three sessions and then we can review and discuss what feels right for you.

Others choose to have hypnotherapy regularly as more 'maintenance' for their general health and wellbeing and to keep them on track, or choose to use it regularly to support self exploration and understanding. Feel free to arrange a discovery call to chat more about what you are trying to achieve.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! I'm always happy to discuss making this support more accessible for you. If you need any help or have any questions on this - please reach out, I'm happy to chat and come up with something that will work for both of us :)

What is group hypnotherapy?

Group sessions are a wonderful opportunity to get access to hypnotherapy, for healing and growth opportunities with likeminded people and also is a more affordable option. There will be opportunities for you to share your experience and challenges if you are comfortable to do so, with the listening ear and community of a small supportive group. For scheduled group sessions - please see the events page.

Think of a bit like a fitness class - you may join a group workout for general benefits, it will help you get fitter and you'll feel the motivation and the energy from exercising with a group of people. If you want to refine your technique, have an injury to cater for, or need specific help, a personal training session might be a better option. It's the same for hypnotherapy. You can gain many benefits from attending a group session, but if you have a history of trauma, or struggle to feel safe with guided visualisation or meditations, I'd recommend booking a 1:1 session first to work through this before signing up for a group session.

Why the price difference between a change session and a relaxation session?

For change sessions, additional pre-work is required to fully customise your hypnotherapy to maximise the effect during your session. When you sign up for a package of three sessions, I will also create a custom, take home audio track for you to listen to daily to maximise the effect of hypnotherapy by strengthening new neural pathways and solidifying the changes.a