Hypnotherapy FAQ & Misconceptions
Stage hypnotists entertain. Hypnotherapists help change lives.
Hypnosis is not about giving someone else control over you. It’s a natural, relaxed state that you experience every day; when you're daydreaming, driving along without thinking, or just before you fall asleep.
1. Will I be in control under Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is not a form of mind control. Hypnotists cannot make you do anything you don’t want to do. You will be in complete control throughout the session and will be aware of everything that is happening.
You might notice your eyelids flickering or fluttering, this is just a natural and normal response.
2. Can I get “stuck” in hypnosis?
No! That’s an old wives tale. You have complete control the whole time. You can talk, move your body, get a tissue, even get up and leave (I’ve had clients who had to stop to go to the toilet before!).
3. What if I don’t “go deep” enough?
Don’t worry about how deep you go. Forget all about that. It’s not important. The depth of trance is not linked to results at all. Just tell yourself the truth – “This is working” and it will absolutely work. Just know that it is effective.
4. What does a Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) session feel like?
The experience feels different for different people. Some people feel a floating sensation, some do not. Others may feel sleepy, some do not. Most people feel relaxed and at ease. What’s most important is to know that how you feel isn’t an indicator of how effective it is. Regardless of what it feels like – it’s working. I promise.
Hypnosis is not magic – it’s science. It works by creating a burst of brain waves that are the same as when you’re in REM (rapid eye movement). These brain waves allow you to access your subconscious mind.
5. Do you use Regression techniques?
Yes, it is likely that you'll be regressed to understand the root cause of the problem. Regression is an invaluable way to review scenes from the past and identify issue causation. You won't re-experience anything. You'll simply observe events or experiences you have had in your past as if you are watching them on a television in a safe environment.
6. What if I go back to scenes that are painful or scary?
If you go back to memories from your life that are related to events with trauma, it’s important to remember that you are not reliving that scene, you are simply reviewing it and you are safe. I will support you and create a safe space for you to express your emotions and heal – you’ll be OK.
7. What if I think I already know the reasons behind my issue?
What makes RTT amazing is that even if you think you know what is holding you back, you may not have felt or processed it enough to integrate it, that’s completely fine. Rapid Transformational Therapy allows you to change your perspective and ultimately, change your beliefs. Just relax and trust that your subconscious mind will show you exactly what you need to see.
8. What is the difference between face-to-face and online sessions?
Online sessions are available via Zoom, and this technique is equally as effective as face-to-face sessions.
Zoom is a free, widely used RTT platform and full instructions will be provided to you when you book your appointment.
9. What if our online session gets disconnected?
If our online session gets disconnected, you may drift into sleep if you’re very relaxed, but eventually you’ll notice that you’re not hearing my voice and you may open your eyes. Zoom will automatically reconnect our session once the internet is up and running again. Please note, disconnections don’t happen often but are possible on either side.
10. When will I start to see changes?
There are 3 types of change from RTT – every person is different:
Immediate: You feel a massive shift right away – immediate changes in your physiology, thoughts and behaviors right in the session.
Incremental: You see consistent shifts every day, or over time.
Retroactive: You don’t see the shifts right away and then one day you suddenly look back and see all of the things that are different in your life.