Here are some commonly asked questions, If your question isn’t listed here please feel free to contact us at Contact@thehypnotherapyclinic.com.au
What is Hypnosis? ↑ Top
Hypnosis or trance is the induction of a state of consciousness, resembling sleep only superficially and marked by a functioning of the individual at a level of awareness other than the ordinary conscious state. In this state the person is highly responsive to suggestion or direction.
What is Hypnotherapy? ↑ Top
Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy utilized to create unconscious change in the patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors and/or feelings. It is undertaken with a subject in hypnosis.
A person who is hypnotized displays certain unusual characteristics and propensities, compared with a non-hypnotized subject, most notably heightened suggestibility and responsiveness.
Can anyone be hypnotised? ↑ Top
Yes, anyone with an average IQ or above IQ can be hypnotised if they want to be. All hypnosis is self hypnosis and you probably go in and out trance all day. Ever driven somewhere and thought I don’t remember getting here? auto pilot? or been so engrossed in a movie or book you haven’t noticed anything around you? Both are states of trance.
What is like to be hypnotised? ↑ Top
It is different for everyone as it is a personal experience. Some become very aware and can hear everything that is going on around them and don’t feel like they are in trance. Some drift in and out and feel they have not listened to everything you have said and some drift off and feel they didn’t listen at all. But you will remember everything regardless of your experience. You will experience what is right and natural for you. All experiences are perfect as the subconscious mind is always listening.
Can I say or do something under hypnosis I don't want to? ↑ Top
No, your mind will not allow you to say or do anything under hypnosis that you would not do or say in your ordinary conscious state. You are fully aware so if anything is said to you that you don’t like to can just stand up and walk away.
Will things I say be kept confidential? ↑ Top
Absolutely! The hypnotherapist is bound by a similar Hippocratic Oath as doctors and as any other therapist and unless there are exceptional circumstances everything said will be kept within the confines of the therapy room.
What if there is a complaint that cannot be resolved between me and my Hypnotherapist? ↑ Top
Make sure your hypnotherapist is a member of an national registration body for hypnotherapist. Hypnotist’s associations handles notifications and complaints in relation to the profession. The Hypnotherapy clinic is a member of the Australian Hypnotist Association (AHA). The AHA is the National Registration Body for hypnotherapists and has been the premier association for hypnotherapy and hypnotherapists since 1949, it is the oldest and largest hypnotherapy organisation in Australia.