Does Hypnotherapy Work – FAQ

DOES HYPNOTHERAPY WORK? – FAQ

 Hypnosis has been around since the beginning of time

The Egyptians and Greeks had Temples where people laid down and a Priest or Doctor whispered or intoned or chanted to help them get better. Why would trance therapy have survived if it didn’t work?

Like most Professions there have always been Quack Doctors or Snake Oil Salesmen along the way who have tarnished the respectability of Hypnosis – but since the 1950s it has been accepted as mainstream by the BMA.

Some commentators labelled it as the “Placebo Effect” – however recent research shows that hypnosis definitely stimulates a very specific part of the brain – and the proof of the pudding is in the eating – please have a look at my Testimonials!

DISCLAIMER: Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy and should not be considered a replacement for Medically advised treatments and results can vary from person to person.

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I CAN’T BE HYPNOTISED – I LIKE TO BE IN CONTROL – WILL I BE DOING THE FUNKY CHICKEN?

Actually the easiest people to hypnotise are the most intelligent

… because they have a highly developed imagination. We all have one – and Hypnosis actually is an enhanced focus and concentration: Athletes talk of being in the Zone when you have a great Film Book or Sports event – or if you are Texting – you are completely unaware of your surroundings: you tune them out and focus your awareness on the task in hand – and this is what we mean by trance.

So actually you are learning how to harness your natural ability to concentrate and enable you to deal with anxiety stress depression weight loss smoking phobia fear etc.

Nearly everyone can be hypnotised – if they want to be – we could resist but what is the point? Actually all my clients have reported it as a very relaxing and comfortable state akin to Meditation or feeling very relaxed – just as you are in a Bath with scented candles or on a nice sunny Beach or in your Garden on the sun lounger or maybe Gardening.

You are learning control not giving it up – don’t confuse it with stage hypnosis – that is completely different in it’s ends and aims. This is bespoke and aimed at resolving your issues in life holistically.

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 HOW LONG WILL HYPNOTHERAPY TREATMENTS TAKE

Most of the time – three to four sessions. Why? Because hypnotherapy works best when we find out what works for you to achieve what you want – but more importantly WHAT DOESN’T!

This is a BESPOKE service using Hypnotherapy NLP and Hypnoanalysis and other Counselling and CBT techniques holistically addressing all the issues that surround the problem so it simply is resolved because you no longer need the coping habit or limiting behaviours.

Example: If a client comes to me after a first session to stop smoking, for instance, and says that they are still smoking – that means we haven’t found what drives the smoking yet – so maybe we will now have narrowed it down so we can take away the REASON for smoking – such as Anxiety Stress Boredom etc. – by finding a healthy alternative strategy – quite apart from realising that you are poisoning yourself by smoking – you are getting strategies in place to replace what drove the smoking. The needs to tranquilize yourself with smoking or any other habit over eating drinking or addiction are replaced with healthier alternatives. There is more on this on my Stop Smoking with Hypnosis page

Example: If a person is overeating they are often doing so to feel comfortable. There are however many reason why we tranquilize ourselves with Food. Diets only work temporarily while you are on a starvation or restriction diet – the problem comes when you go back to your “normal” eating – so we need to address normal eating which is mostly overeating andf give you control over it – see my Weight Loss Hypnosis and Hypno Gastric Band page for more Hypnotherapy

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IS HYPNOSIS A MIRACLE CURE?

It is very effective – we work together to resolve issues and limitations but it is not a miracle cure – it takes work – but if you commit to working with me and we learn what is working, and more important what is not, the likelihood of success is high.

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COST OF HYPNOTHERAPY AND NLP

24 Hour Cancellation fee payable of £15 if you forget to let me know WITHIN 24 HOURS to cover rent.

If you book and pay in advance or on the first session £180 for three sessions otherwise £65 per session.

Hypno Gastric Band £260 in advance for four sessions PAYABLE on the first session £70 per session otherwise.

Graham Howes Advanced Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner ASHPH GQHP GHR registered GHSC regulated CNHC recognised Deep Trance and Timeline and Hypnoanalysis Hypnotherapy Weight Loss Hypno Gastric Band Hypnosis Anxiety Stress Trauma Fears Phobias Panic Attacks specialisms

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