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I get asked this question a lot in my conversations with new clients and it is a common concern of whether individuals can get stuck in hypnosis. 

It's a misconception that often stems from portrayals of hypnosis in media and entertainment. 

In reality, getting stuck in hypnosis is extremely rare and not a valid concern for those considering hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis is a natural and safe state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility. It's a joint process between the hypnotherapist and the client, where the individual remains in control of their thoughts and actions at all times.

The trance-like state induced during hypnosis has been remarked as similar to daydreaming. Even if the hypnotherapist were to unexpectedly stop the session, the individual would naturally emerge from the hypnotic state on their own, similar to when we wake up after a short nap.

It's crucial to understand that a person cannot be forced or coerced into staying in a hypnotic state against their will. 

Hypnosis is a voluntary and cooperative experience. Clients can choose to end the session at any point, and they retain full awareness and control throughout the process.

In my practice, I prioritise creating a supportive and comfortable environment for clients, ensuring that they feel empowered and safe during their session. 

This helps dispel any fears about getting stuck in hypnosis and allows individuals to fully benefit from the therapeutic process.

In conclusion, the fear of getting stuck in hypnosis is unfounded. Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective therapeutic approach, and clients are always in control of their experience.

Put simply, it is a form of therapy that uses relaxation and heightened suggestion to treat conditions or help people change their habits. It can be used to help with anything from anxiety and depression to phobias and weight loss and much more.

While the exact origins of hypnotherapy are unknown, it is believed to date back to the early Egyptians and Greeks. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, wrote about the therapeutic use of hypnosis. In more recent times, Sigmund Freud used hypnosis in his practice.

A hypnotherapist is a person who uses hypnosis to help people change their behaviour. During a session, the therapist will put the person into a state of relaxation , similar to daydreaming and give them suggestions for how to change their behaviour. The therapist may also use other techniques, such as visualisations, to help the person make changes.

You are always in control of what is happening and a hypnotherapist cannot make you do something you do not want to do.

Most people have heard of hypnosis, or at least have seen it performed on television. However, many don’t realise that there is a real therapeutic application for hypnotism, called hypnotherapy. During hypnosis, a person is generally in a heightened state of relaxation with their muscles relaxed and their eyes closed. They are not asleep, but they are also not fully awake. This middle ground allows the mind to be more open to suggestion than it would be if the person were fully alert and focused.

A hypnotherapist is a therapist that uses hypnosis to treat clients with various conditions. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and concentration in which the individual becomes more open to suggestion. This allows the therapist to make suggestions that can help improve the client’s condition and help them achieve their goals that they will follow, such as changing behaviour or improving performance.

People who have never had hypnosis before may wonder if they will lose ‘control’ whilst in hypnosis as they may have seen TV or theatre shows showing others that have acted differently to how they would normally act. Whilst under the care of a hypnotherapist this is NOT the case. No matter how deeply you may go into a hypnotic trance you remain in FULL control all of the time. You are able to talk if you wish to and can even leave the room at any time.

Hypnotherapy can help you with many ailments, here are a few of the common treatments it can help with, but there are many more, so contact me for a FREE chat to see if it is the right healing for you.

Confidence, anxiety, panic attacks, weight-loss, smoking cessation, addictions, fears, fear of flying, phobias, depression, menopause, peri-menopause, pain, stress, exam stress, speeches, anger, sleep issues, insomnia, incontinence and many more.

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