Perhaps you’re considering whether to try hypnotherapy to help improve an aspect of your life such as confidence and public speaking or maybe you want to gain control of unwanted stress or old habits like smoking or comfort eating. Are you wondering what to expect from the hypnotherapy experience? Sometimes people have preconceived ideas such as, “will I fall asleep ...will I remember anything ... will I lose control”. Let’s demystify the process a little. The object here is both to discuss and to clarify a few points.
First, the object of hypnotherapy is to use suggestion as a means to assist the client towards their desired goal and to a beneficial outcome. The client doesn’t lose control and is not placed out of their comfort zone or into a state of sleep. Suggestion is often undertaken during the general course of conversation when a person is fully conscious, or during a more relaxed state of trance when our consciousness is resting and suggestion can be made to our unconscious.