What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is an altered state of awareness which allows access to the subconscious mind.

It is a perfectly natural state of deep relaxation, sometimes mistakenly thought of as sleep, unconsciousness, or losing control. It is a way of isolating and focusing totally on a particular problem.

There is no loss of consciousness and there is no loss of control. Hypnosis is now recognised by the medical profession as a powerful tool which is complementary, not alternative, to medicine.

It is a holistic method of treating and assisting in the relief of a multitude of diverse problems, including: stress, excessive eating, smoking, fears, motivation, self-confidence, concentration, learning enhancement, attitude modification, pain management, insomnia, goal setting, relationships and other areas which lead to unhappiness, dysfunction or
difficulty in achieving personal goals.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

The subconscious mind is far more powerful than the conscious mind in that it 'records' all of life's experiences. It is your very own computer, tape recorder or video camera. It provides access to emotions and past events that your conscious mind has repressed or forgotten, sometimes called focused awareness.

The subconscious can recall facts, information, behaviour, attitudes and causes of feelings, which can then be strengthened or altered according to your individual needs or wishes.

As you are in control of the session at all times you will not need to divulge the problem to the hypnotherapist unless you choose to do so.

What Can You Expect From Hypnosis?

Your conscious mind will be guided to a state of deep relaxation similar to daydreaming. Once the desired suggestions have been made you will be gently brought back to full awareness. Most people feel very calm, relaxed and re-energised after a hypnotherapy session.


Each session lasts for approximately one hour with the exception of smoking cessation which lasts a little longer. Results can be dramatic necessitating only one or two sessions but with complex conditions patients may need more sessions.