Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnotherapy Melbourne
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis can simply be defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which you’re able to reprogram your mind and body for success. It’s an integrative process of rebuilding habits and behaviours, as well as emotions, beliefs, and feelings.
Have you ever found yourself completely immersed in an activity to the exclusion of everything else? That is a natural trance state. Common examples of this are while watching a movie and becoming absorbed in the plot, or in working intently and finding that the last four hours have flown by without your conscious awareness. Perhaps you have been reading a book and been so absorbed that you did not hear someone come in and speak with you.
Hypnosis is a naturally occuring state you’ve already experienced thousands of times. It is not manipulation, mind control, or magic. It simply is a tool that will allow you to tap into the power of your mind and take control of your life.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes! Anyone who is willing to be hypnotised can experience the state. When working with an experienced professional, the techniques and program will be customised for you. Our clients report they easily achieve the state and can use it for their continued success long after the sessions are over.
Will I lose control?
No. Hypnosis is a state of mind that requires consent. You will be aware of what I am saying during the session, and cannot be made to do anything against your own ideals or morals. You cannot be made to tell secrets while experiencing hypnosis.
A common misconception of hypnosis involves a potential client thinking that they may be “too strong-willed” to be hypnotised. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The stronger your ability to focus and concentrate, the faster and easier you will go into hypnosis.
Will I be asleep?
No. Hypnosis is actually a heightened state of awareness. The hypnotized subject is aware of their surroundings. You will hear cars outside – confirming you are alert and in control the entire time. We also employ a number of techniques utilising post-hypnotic suggestions, and you will remember everything that happened during your session.
Is hypnosis dangerous?
Hypnosis is a natural ability of the mind that we all experience daily. The use of hypnosis has been recognised by the American Medical Association since 1958. It is completely safe when practiced by an experienced, professional hypnotist. There has not been one documented case of hypnosis doing any harm.
What does it feel like?
By definition, hypnosis is NOT a state of relaxation but most people report feeling very relaxed or pleasantly lethargic.
Many clients are surprised at how “normal” the experience feels, as many have been conditioned by movies or television to think there is a “magic feeling” that suddenly washes over you. Your mind will be alert and perceptive of the suggestions it is receiving. Your focus will be directly on your experience or the words of the suggestions you are receiving.
I have a friend who tried hypnosis, and they said it didn’t work – what happened?
The success of your experience is dependant on two factors – the client’s willingness for change and the skills of the hypnotist.
If the client doesn’t have an honest desire for change, such as a smoker who is only seeing a hypnotist due to the pressuring of a spouse, they are not prepared to accept the suggestions for positive change. If the smoker is fed up with the habit and no longer wants the cigarettes to be a part of their life they are primed for success.
Hypnosis is not a “one size fits all” process. Your hypnosis experience at Yarraville Hypnosis will include a pre-session interview in which we will identify your goals and custom-design a program for your success.
How long does it take?
Rapid change is possible with hypnosis. Sessions are scheduled for 60-90 minutes.
Our clients are scheduled for a brief series of sessions, as our goal is to provide you with the most effective hypnotic process in the most efficient use of your time. This model allows for an effective series of sessions with continued reinforcement, and proper customisation for your unique set of needs.
Most people begin to experience benefits from the very first session, though hypnotherapy is a process. Contact us today to learn more about our current pricing and availability.
What’s the next step?
Call 0390134440 Today for a Free Confidential Phone Consultation.