Will I sleep during my session?
No. Although many stage hypnotists like to use the word "sleep", hypnosis is not about "sleeping". The trance state of hypnosis is best described as a wonderful daydream where you are awake yet completely absorbed in your inner world.
How can hypnosis help fight anxiety and panic?
Firstly, it is important to understand that anxiety is a natural bodily reaction that we don’t want to stop completely.
When we speak of hypnosis curing "anxiety and panic", we’re referring to patients who experience inappropriate or exaggerated anxiety in harmless situations or an uncontrollable, permanent feeling of stress.
The first step in tackling anxiety is to identify what triggers this feeling. We’ll then use hypnosis to find the cause(s) for this overreaction, dissolve them, and establish new reactions, which are then anchored as new automatisms.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes. Anyone who is willing to be hypnotised can experience hypnosis.
Hypnosis can be described simply as a state of deep concentration with heightened receptivity, which most people will slip into naturally several times a day without even realising. You will have experienced it thousands of times. In fact, every time you drop off to sleep or slowly awaken, you are in a state of hypnosis, even if only for a few seconds. Or, whenever you are so immersed in an activity that you forget your surroundings, this can be likened to a state of hypnosis.
Hypnosis is not a manipulation, it is not mind control, and it is not magic, even though the results can sometimes seem magical. It is simply a tool that enables us to harness the true potential of our own minds and achieve the changes that we wish to attain.
When you work with an experienced professional, the techniques and hypnosis program are tailored to suit you. My clients report that they can easily achieve the state and use it for their continued success, long after the sessions are over.