For your convenience, we have addressed a number of frequently asked questions here.
If you have more mind boggling questions, feel free to contact us.
What is hypnosis? How is it like to be hypnotised?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of undisturbed focus on something. When someone is absorbed into a task or a thought like driving, jogging or day dreaming, they are experiencing the state of hypnosis. Therefore, it’s fair to say that everyone knows how it feels to be in hypnosis. It may look, feel and sound very different to everyone, but everyone has experienced it.
Generally, our clients compare it to a deep state of meditation, and relaxation, but it can also happen while the person is physically very active, like competing in sports, or doing any other kind of peak performance.
How is Clinical hypnotherapy different to just hypnotherapy? / Who can practice hypnotherapy?
Clinical hypnotherapist is a specialist in hypnotherapy. It’s important to know that every good hypnotherapist should be a member of at least one recognised professional associations, like Australian Hypnotherapy Association.
In addition to that it’s good to know there are differences between the training organisations, and one have adequate training from certified and preferably well-recognised training organisation.
What are the benefits of using hypnosis as a form of therapy?
By using hypnosis as a form of therapy your entire neurology is engaged with the process.
Our aim is to create the setting to involve your whole mind and body in alignment towards change and your outcome.
Is hypnosis going to fix my problems for me?
You are an active part of the process. The practitioner is there to guide you to the answers and solutions you yourself have in your unconscious for every problem. Therefore, the state of hypnosis in and of itself is not the solution, but rather what you choose to do with it. With a good practitioner almost anything is possible, and while there’s nothing mystical about it, the results may sometimes seem like there was.
Hypnosis and NLP techniques are used for overcoming hundreds of different conditions, varying from removing phobias and fears; recovering from depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, loss of a loved one; healing chronic pain, illnesses, IBS, emotionally significant events; and it’s used in endless ways to improve one’s performance, starting from better weight management, peak performance in sports, corporate work, sales, anything to do with confidence, study and learning, stress management etc.
How does hypnotherapy work?
When a person is thinking and analysing their mind and body is in a state of stress. In this state the imaginative and creative part of ourselves is essentially, switched off as we are more geared towards analysing what is in front of us and finding safety.
When we relax, the creative centres open up and allow a flood of interesting solutions to come to mind, very much like how in that moment before you sleep, amazing ideas pop up.
As hypnotists we are trained in guiding you through proven processes that allow your own personal and individual solution to become available to you.
What can hypnotherapy help me with?
It will help you with creating lasting positive results in your life.
Hypnosis and NLP techniques are used for overcoming hundreds of different conditions, varying from:
- removing phobias and fears;
- recovering from depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, loss of a loved one;
- healing chronic pain, illnesses, IBS, emotionally significant events;
And it’s used in endless ways to improve one’s life, starting from
- better weight management or losing weight;
- peak performance in sports, corporate work, sales;
- confidence, study and learning, stress management etc.
It truly is one the most effective ways to change one’s life for better in short periods of time.
Will I lose control of my body and free will?
No, you won’t. This is based on the misconception that stage hypnosis has made popular.
Clinical hypnotherapy differs significantly from the stage hypnosis. The process of stage hypnosis starts way before you even step into the room. In the show the hypnotist chooses the people who are willing to participate by reading the crowd. The ones who end up on the stage and do funny things in front of everybody are the ones whose body language told the hypnotist that they actually want to do that.
Anyone can come out of hypnosis anytime they want. The hypnotherapist cannot “put anyone down” against their will in any given time.
Can a hypnotherapist make me do things against my will?
See the question above.
Do I remember afterwards what’s happened during the session?
Most often you will remember what happened. It may seem like a dream, or a vague memory, but you will remember.
In some cases where the subconscious messages deviate greatly from what the conscious mind can handle (discovering something totally new from one’s past or present), client’s subconscious might decide to keep the information safe from the conscious mind. It will only reveal the message and learnings at a suitable time, when the analytical mind can achieve that piece of information without negative effects. This might happen while asleep, meditating, or any other time that meets the criteria
Is it possible that I can’t be hypnotised?
If you can look for information on this topic, read these FAQs and decide what kind of assistance you want from us (which you are doing now), you most definitely can go to a state of hypnosis. The only real prerequisite is to be able to hold a thought, i.e. focus on something for as little as 10s. If a person can do that, they can be hypnotised.
Instead, if you don’t want to be hypnotised, it’s a different story.
Does self hypnosis work?
Again we want to point out the difference between the state of hypnosis (naturally occurring state of undisturbed focus) and the change work that happens at experienced practitioner’s clinic. For a beginner, the state in itself, while nice and relaxing, rarely creates a lasting result. The missing part is the change work that our therapist does after inducing the trance state.
There are definitely ways how one can apply change work techniques on oneself after a session or two with an experienced hypnotherapist. We truly believe in empowering our clients to learn these techniques, so we teach you the ones that are easy, safe and effective to use on your own.
What is NLP?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) was developed in the 1970’s by two men who were interested in human excellence.
As a result many people who were excellent in their field were studied using the attitudes and methodology of NLP.
The thinking patterns of excellence were collected and documented as the NLP techniques used today.
Do you do Timeline Therapy?
Timeline is one NLP technique that works beautifully in certain circumstances.
We use it whenever appropriate.
I have been hypnotised in the past and it didn’t work / I had a bad experience. Why would it be different this time?
There are a number of reasons why you might have had an unsuccessful or negative experience.
- Not a good personal match – All of us (clients and practitioners) are individuals and some get along better than others.
- Susceptibility compromised by external factors such as mood, hormones, nutritional balance that affect neurotransmitter activity etc.
- You didn’t give yourself permission to explore your subconscious fully (maybe because of not feeling safe).
- Trust & feeling safe – For hypnosis to work one needs to trust the practitioner and be willing to work subconsciously on the issue at hand.
- The other practitioner didn’t find out what you expected from the session, and hence didn’t deliver to your expectation. This naturally leads to disappointment.
- If this has been your experience, please contact us. We will be able to help you to understand what has happened, and continue on your healing journey.
How can I book in?
Best way is to call us, and book in. You can find our contact details here.
You may also come and see us in person in one of our workshops where we usually take bookings, if there are free openings.
We do have limited numbered of sessions available, so call us to day to secure your spot.
What is the location? / Do you do home visits?
Our practitioners operate currently in three different locations:
Fremantle Area in Perth, WA.
Helsinki Area in Finland. (For bookings in Finland, please email us your request.)
In some cases home visits may be available. Please contact for further details.
How long is the session?
Usually 1 hour.
However, it’s not unusual that the problem client presents is resolved within as little as 20 minutes. So, the duration varies depending on the situation, client’s willingness to change and other factors like mood, physiological state etc.
We always give more than enough time for clients to integrate their experience before they walk out the door. In the frequent cases of rapid resolution, we normally add some extra relaxation, especially if the client has requested it.
How many sessions do I need to have to solve my problem?
Everyone is different, and therefore every case is different. Even two clients with similar symptoms may take different number of times to resolve their issue.
On average it takes 3-6 sessions to achieve your desired outcome. Therefore hypnotherapy is significantly more effective method than many other forms of therapy.
When you contact us to book an appointment and have an initial conversation with us, we will give you an estimate of what’s required for your needs.
What do I get out of a session? / What can I expect?
You can expect the following in one shape of form:
- A warm and friendly welcome
- Discussion on the issue at hand
- Hypnosis for anything between 20-40 minutes
- Relaxed, comfortable feelings
- Your desired outcome
How much is a session?
Office prices are the following:
1 session – $219
3 sessions – $537 ($179/session)
6 sessions – $954 ($159/session)
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How can I pay?
We will send you an invoice beforehand with all the details.
Electronic Transfer via PayPal or credit card payment is preferred.
Do I need to prepare for the session?
We will send you a client intake form for you to fill before your session. Then all you need after you’ve booked in and arranged the payment, is to show up on time, be open and ready to improve your life.
Is all my information kept confidential?
All our practitioners are members of clinical hypnotherapy and NLP associations in Australia and worldwide. We adhere to strict codes of conduct and ethics. Confidentiality and our clients’ wellbeing are of utmost importance in everything we do.
I am on medication (anti-depressants or similar), do I need a doctors certificate to book in for a session?
Yes. We recommend you consult with your doctor first, and bring in the certificate for your first session.
To find out if this is required for you, please contact us for a confidential chat.
What if I have to cancel the appointment?
As you can understand, it’s impractical and very difficult to fill a cancelled appointment on short notice.
Therefore, we have introduced the following cancellation policy.
- If you cancel up to 48 hours before your session: cancellation is free of charge
- If between 48 and 24 hours before the scheduled time: 50% of normal fee applies
- 24 hours or less before the scheduled time: The full fee applies
I have more questions, who can I contact?
You are more than welcome to call us for a confidential chat. You will find our contact details here.
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