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What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a process of being guided into a natural ‘trance’ state for a particular purpose.
This is generally done by relaxing the body and the mind to release the attention away from normal conscious function (with the ability to return to that function at any time).

The ‘trance state’.

The ‘trance state’ is quite a natural state that we all go in and out of all the time without realising it. It’s a state where our awareness is separate to our normal conscious state.
Maybe you’ve been deep in thought or conversation with a friend while driving and later thought “I can’t remember driving to this point?”. Perhaps there has been a time where you’ve been so emotionally engaged in a movie, book or computer game that you feel like you’re in a different world once you disengaged from that story again.
Hypnosis is used to access the ‘trance state’ on a deep level; with the intention of exploring or addressing whatever issue or subject a client wishes to address.

Control while in the ‘trance state’:
Hypnosis takes co-operation from both the participant and practitioner, so it is not a form of mind control or truth serum. At any stage the participant has the ability to open their eyes, get up and leave, or even hold back and not communicate information that comes to their mind.

Although the participant may want to stay in the trance state, it’s not possible to get “stuck”.

Can I be hypnotised?

Yes. Everyone seems to go into a ‘trance state’ (even if only lightly) multiple times a day. If you want to be hypnotised and you follow instructions, you can be hypnotised. The only limit is how much you’re willing to surrender to the experience.

Whilst it is impossible to know how far into the 'trance state' one will allow themselves to go during a session, there are a few things recommended to keep in mind whilst entering hypnosis to assist with the process:

Tip 1 - Remember, you can surrender to the process and shift your awareness without surrendering control. Your always in control even if you don’t know what’s going to come up next.
Tip 2 - Relax and don’t expect anything, this just brings our awareness back to our conscious thought.
Tip 3 - Stay curious and don’t analyse what comes up during the session, there is plenty of time for analysis afterwards.

Each time someone goes into hypnosis, they get more familiar with the feeling therefore are able to go in to deeper sessions.

What’s being hypnotised like?

It’s not sleep, it’s a deep inner awareness.

We are all so different, so hypnosis is different for everyone.

Some people are very visual and can get clear visual messages. Some people are quite sensory and may not see but just feel what’s happening. Others may have smells and sounds.

Either way, sessions start with a physical and mental relaxation, the attention of awareness is diverted from our conscious thoughts and then… Well that’s the exciting bit, what’s meant to come through will come through.

Clients remember what happened and feel in control the whole time.

How is hypnosis used for therapy?

Depending on what the issue (or what the possible source of the issue is), hypnosis could be used a couple of different ways.

Practitioners can agree on a positive suggestion for clients to take on subconsciously whilst in the hypnotic state to replace any current negative thought patterns that lead to behaviours or tendencies that are no longer desired.


It could also be a way of exploring what the source of the issue is and dealing with that rather than the symptoms the client is experiencing. This is done by connecting with oneself beyond the conscious level. Clients can then safely process and clear any emotional experiences related to the issue and even receive some inner wisdom and guidance for moving forward.

Issues under the surface.

Issues with an emotional connection are normally due to a significant emotional experience. We may have suppressed the memory of the experience on a conscious level, but the emotional response from the body is still there. This means the attachment could be on a sub-conscious level.

Symptoms of a deeper issue could be:

  • Fear of public speaking or presenting;
  • Self conscious and over analytical;
  • Lack of motivated (exercise/career/business);
  • Phobias (e.g flying / animals / needles);
  • Relationship issues;
  • Depression / Anxiety;
  • Unexplained physical issues that modern medicine hasn’t been able to effectively treat*

There are many more, these are just some examples.

***Medical issues would require consent from a clients medical team