Hypnotherapy FAQs

subconscious mind

Why Hypnosis?

You may have heard it said that we only use 10% of our brain; hypnosis is a way to get access to that other 90%.

Because in hypnosis you access your subconscious or the more powerful part of your mind where real, lasting change takes place. Especially in habit and pain control, this eliminates any internal battle that may occur.

“Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness characterized by increased responsiveness tosuggestion. The hypnotic state is attained by first relaxing the body, then shifting attention toward a narrow range of objects or ideas as suggested by the hypnotist or hypnotherapist. The procedure is used to effect positive changes and to treat numerous health conditions including ulcers, chronic pain, respiratory ailments, stress, and headaches.”

– (NCCAM –National center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.)


What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?

Hypnosis is a means of moving into a perfectly natural state of mind that people actually move in and out of several times in a day.

Have you ever had the experience of driving along the highway and suddenly realizing that you passed your exit several miles back? Or been so

caught up in a book or movie or video game that you don’t even realize that someone has been speaking to you for the past several minutes? THAT is hypnosis.

So you see, when a hypnotist induces you into hypnosis they are not asking you to experience anything strange or that you haven’t experienced before.

Can Anyone Be Hypnotized?

Anyone of at least average intelligence, who can follow directions can be hypnotized. Occasionally, a person may need several attempts before actually entering into hypnosis. What causes this? Generally, it’s holding onto a little bit of fear and that fear is usually a fear of loss of control. This is actually a misunderstanding as the proper use of hypnosis actually gives you greater control over all aspects of your life.

Will I Do Something Against My Will?

When you are hypnotized , you are aware of all suggestions given to you and you will not do anything against your moral or ethical principles. (despite what you may have seen in stage shows of hypnosis)

Many clients express concern that they mustn’t have been hypnotised as they could hear everything I said!  There are many states of trance and hypnosis can effect significant changes for someone even in the lightest trace state.

Will I Remember Everything That Happens in Hypnosis?

Yes, you will remember everything that happens in hypnosis if that is your desire. Occasionally a person might choose to selectively forget certain facts for a time and then bring them up later when they are more ready.

What If You Can’t Bring Me Out of It?

There is no danger of a person failing to come out of the hypnotic state. In fact it would be impossible to remain hypnotized. Some people choose to stay in trance a little longer because it feels so good and it’s the most relaxed they’ve been in their lives!  Inthe same way you come out of a normal daydream you come out of trance.

But I Can’t Be Hypnotized!

Again, ANYONE can be hypnotised (see above). There is no such thing as a “good” subject or a “bad” subject.  A good therapist is trained to handle such instances such as a nervous client.

How does hypnosis fit with my religious beliefs?

While its not commonly known as far back as 1956 mainline Religion has publicly announced its acceptance of  Hypnosis as a means of Healing.  On January the 8th 1956 Pope Pius 12th endorsed the use of ethical hypnosis for therapeutic purposes for medical and dental treatments.


Complementary therapies are seen as promoting healing. They focus on strengthening the health of the individual, rather than destroying the cause of the disease. Complementary therapies include:

  • Visualisation.
  • Relaxation.
  • Psychotherapy.

Nowadays these three therapies are often regarded as part of standard support for patients with cancer. Other therapies which many people find helpful include:

  • The touch therapies for example gentle massage, aromatherapy and reflexology.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Hypnotherapy.
  • Creative arts therapies for example and music therapy.

Many patients that are stressed either physically or emotionally because of their illness find real benefit from these therapies and develop an increased sense of well-being and an increased perception of their quality of life.

– (Information taken from The Irish Cancer Society website.) 


“The human mind is one of the most amazingly complex, things in the universe”.


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