Hypnosis Questions Answered

What is hypnosis? 
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of deep relaxation. In this altered state of consciousness a person is much more able to use therapeutic suggestions, explore problems and address issues to achieve effective change.

What does hypnosis feel like?
Although reports vary from person to person, most people experience a pleasant, comfortable feeling of mild drowsiness or heaviness as well as a sense of ease and calm. This altered state is similar to the experience of daydreaming or zoning out. Contrary to media portrayal, during hypnosis you will be aware of the therapist, their instructions and you will remain in control at all times. You will remember everything that happens when you are in hypnosis. You will not do or say anything in the trance state that you normally would not choose to say or do. 

How safe is hypnosis? 
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring process that does not use drugs. The hypnotic state is maintained by consent between you and the therapist. You can come out of trance or stop the process any time you choose. At all times you remain in control, aware of your surroundings and your body. There are no side effects to hypnosis. Some people are reluctant to leave this relaxed state as they enjoy the experience so much. 

Can anyone be hypnotised? 
Almost everyone can be hypnotised. For some it comes naturally and others improve with practice, but generally everyone can achieve a state sufficient to achieve therapeutic benefit surprisingly easily. As long as you have a desire to engage in the process and trust in the hypnotherapist you will easily be able to achieve this state. Remember you cannot be hypnotised against your will, nor would any reputable therapist want to do so. 

What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is co-operative process in which the therapist facilitates the client achieving the agreed goal of the therapy using hypnosis. A variety of techniques can be employed during hypnosis to bring about the desired goal. Ego State Therapy is one the most effective tools. 

How can hypnotherapy help? 
Hypnotherapy can be used to reduce physical symptoms, increase wellbeing and resolve how the past influences your daily life. Hypnotherapy has helped many people to stop smoking, nail biting, bed-wetting, to stop self sabotage, to lose weight, to deal with fears and phobias, and to stop anxiety and panic attacks. Hypnotherapy can also be used to increase self confidence, improve study and examination performance, reduce symptoms of stress as well as help with lack of motivation. Studies prove hypnotherapy is very successful in relieving Irritable Bowel Syndrome. As you would expect no single form of treatment will work in all cases all the time, but hypnotherapy can be used successfully in a wide variety of cases, sometimes on its own, sometimes in conjunction with other treatments. Hypnotherapy can be a useful adjunct to traditional medical treatment. 

What is self hypnosis? 
Self hypnosis is the ability to put yourself into this relaxed state. You may wish to do this to calm your mind, reduce stress, to enhance study or sports performance, to reinforce positive motivation or connect with your inner resources. There are a variety of techniques that allow you to learn self hypnosis easily. You can request a CD personalized to your particular needs.


How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions will depend on the nature of the work you want to do.  Some issues can be dealt with in a few sessions, others take longer.  This can be discussed on the phone or in your first session.

Is a Doctor’s referral needed to see a Hypnotherapist?
No, although it is advisable to speak to your doctor about any physical problem you are experiencing before commencing hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can be a useful adjunct to traditional medical treatment.

What is Ego State Therapy?
Ego State theory states that everyone is made up of many different parts.  Sometimes these parts of us are in conflict with each other or engaging in destructive negative behaviour or angry and upset by past traumas or events.  It is possible to discover and work with an individual ego state to access and release deep seated issues. 

Ego State Therapy can help you discover and understand your internal world to enable you to use internal resources to bring comfort to hurt parts, resolution to angry parts, completion to grieving parts, bring love to lonely and abandoned parts.

Ego State Therapy is a powerful technique for deep personal change which helps bring about inner peace, greater self awareness and increased self esteem.  This will allow you to move forward powerfully in your life.

Workshops and sessions are available to enable you to meet and understand the purpose of your ego states which enables you to bring out the right part for the job

Promoting change through partnership
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Julie Madden - Clinical Ego State Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist  0408 355 592