Hypnosis Q & A

What is a Trance?

Trance is a state of relaxation, a state of focused concentration in which you are neither fully awake nor fully asleep. Research on scans taken during hypnosis demonstrated there is a specific state that the brain accesses whereby the mind is receptive to suggestions. During hypnosis most people simply feel relaxed. There is a change in the brain wave activity, similar to that time just before sleep when the alpha state is entered. Your brains waking state is a beta brain wave, just as you are going to sleep it changes to alpha and then to delta, before reaching theta in deep sleep.

The alpha state is a very dreamy, pleasant state. During this time the mind is very open to visualisations and creating a rich sensory experience, allowing the subconscious to be reprogrammed to eliminate fears, phobias, pain and change unwanted habits such as smoking or eating. Not only that, the therapy can be used to create new compelling habits such as exercising more, being more confident, focused, driven and ultimately more successful in life.

Is Hypnosis Safe?

Hypnosis has been around for more than a century to treat a broad spectrum of medical conditions. In recent years it has received increasingly popular attention and professional recognition. Since 1955 it has been recognised by the British Medical Association (BMA) as an approved treatment. It has now developed in to a science and there is a section devoted to Medical Hypnosis at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Hypnosis is both safe, proven and regulated.

Can Someone Come With Me?

Yes, of course. Although the work i do is strictly confidential, you are more than welcome to bring someone along with you, but keep in mind you may want to tell me things you wouldn’t wish others to know.

Questions to ask When looking for a Hypnotherapist.

What is important to bear in mind is that within the United Kingdom there is no governing legislation requiring minimum standards of training and competence for hypnotherapy . When you look at London and North London areas is taking in Edgware, Watford and St Albans, there are literally thousands of adverts advertising not only hypnotherapy but also hypnotherapy related courses. So many of these courses hold dubious qualifications at best. It may surprise  learn further, that quite a number of organisations offering hypnotherapy courses amount to no more than a series of MP3 downloads and a manual. So no matter what area you live in be London, North London or any other area of the UK

  • Ask what qualifications they have as a Hypnotherapist
  • Who that qualification is recognised by
  • What additional training they have had
  • How long have they been in practice
  • Are they a member of a professional organisation
  • Are they signatories to a code of practice

These are very basic questions that any properly qualified clinical Hypnotherapist would be only too pleased to answer.Within my website you will find answers to all these questions

  • Trained by the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy at Birkbeck College.
  • Qualified by the British medical examining board which is recognised by the National Health Service.
  • I have been in practice for over 15 year
  • My training is ongoing and from a personal point of view I continue to attend workshops to remain on the cutting edge of therapy.
  • A Full Member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnotherapist and The Hypnotherapy Association  and  signatory to their code of practices.
  • The Complementary & Nature Health care Council set up to maintain standards and protect the public

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