The simple answer is no. You will be in a very pleasant relaxed state but able to hear everything being said around you, Hypnotherapy requires a mindset that is focused and engaged, and so therefore contrary to belief that during hypnosis you will be oblivious to everything, the exact opposite serves to be true. Therefore if at any time you feel you want to break the state of hypnosis, you will easily be able to, you are in control at all times.
Absolutely not. You will have full control of everything you want to happen. You will only respond in such a way that you are completely comfortable and happy with. The direction of your treatment will have been discussed in great detail beforehand and the methods and techniques used will be with your full agreement.
Hypnosis is a mindset that can be achieved by everyone. The level of hypnosis you are able to enter into at any specific time will depend upon numerous factors, one of them being how relaxed and comfortable you feel with your therapist. My aim is to develop a level of trust between us whereby this can happen. If for any reason you are unable to relax sufficiently then more needs to be done for me to dispel any concerns and to reassure you that you are in good hands. Please rest assured that even a light depth of hypnosis can be sufficient enough for gains to be made. During our work together the more practice that is had the easier it will become for you to enter in and out of hypnosis more naturally.
This is one of the most commonly asked questions. Unfortunately it can also be the most difficult to answer.
Every person and every situation is unique, and so is every course of hypnotherapy. It's a bit like booking driving lessons. You can guess how many lessons you'll need based on averages, but you don't know for sure until you get behind the wheel! Working on averages, I usually suggest starting with three sessions. If you can see value in booking more when these are complete, I am happy to do this.
No, in fact quite the opposite. Stage hypnotists work hard to make you believe they are controlling the mind because it makes an entertaining act. Most people seeking hypnotherapy do so because they have already lost control in some way (for example continuing to smoke when they don't really want to). The goal of therapy is to regain control.
When your hypnosis session comes to an end you'll be brought safely out of hypnoisis. Suggestions will be given for you to feel revitalised and energised so you are able to go about your day feeling fully refreshed.