How many sessions will it take?
This really depends upon the individual client and how the first session flows. The first session is primarily to get to know the client and understand their smoking, the results of which will generally determine the flow of session 2. On occasions further sessions may be required.
How long will sessions last
Allow for up to 2 hours.
What happens during a session?
See the Our process page Here
Do you use hypnosis?
Yes. One of the reasons why hypnosis is so powerful and effective with smoking cessation is because it works with the subconscious processes which can make smoking so difficult to quit. That is why willpower and nicotine replacement therapy typically have such poor results.
What is hypnosis?
Opinions vary on the exact definition of this natural state of mind. First of all, contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance state or a sleep state even though a person in hypnosis may appear to be sleeping. Hypnosis is really natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route, watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis. Brain scans on people who are in hypnosis state show that brain wave activity moves from a Beta state to an Alpha state, and sometimes a Theta state. This is not dissimilar to the pattern of brain activity during meditation.
If I’m hypnotised do I give up control?
Do we give up control of our mind to someone else when we are reading a book or watching a film? In situations like this you are in a hypnotic trance, although you still have the power to emerge from that state if wished. Whatever or whomever hypnotises you; you always have the power to resist. When you realize that you are the one in control, when you decide how deeply into hypnosis you wish to go, then you become aware of what hypnosis is. A hypnotherapist is a guide and helps you on a journey, but the change can only be made by you. Often the realisation that you are in control, and that you can make change yourself is very empowering. You’ll find that the more often you going into hypnosis, the more you realise how easy it is to let go, secure in the knowledge that you can always stop a session if you feel uncomfortable.
Is hypnosis safe, could I not wake up?
Yes, hypnosis is very safe when used by a well trained practitioner. You will always wake up (the worst that could happen is you might fall asleep).
Are there any side effects of hypnosis?
Yes, some people report feeling really great and extremely relaxed.
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