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Frequently asked Hypnosis Questions

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Hypnosis uses a ‘trance state’. Most of us experience trance all the time when we are daydreaming, when we drive or operate on ‘auto-pilot’ or when we are really absorbed in a movie or music. If you’ve ever been in a state you’d describe as ‘in the zone’ or ‘away with the fairies’ then you’ve already been in hypnosis. When we see hypnosis on TV it’s dressed up for entertainment but in reality, it’s a state of mind most people dip in and out of on a regular basis.

If we use hypnosis can I get stuck?

Again all pass through trance states on a daily basis, whether we are glued to a TV or go into auto-pilot while driving. A trance is a natural, normal state of mind that hypnosis simply uses as a route to communicate with the subconscious. It’s just like a daydream we either come out of it naturally or fall asleep. There is no danger of being ‘stuck’.

I don’t like the idea of someone messing with my mind. What if the changes are wrong for me and I’m stuck with them?

Rest assured. You’re sub-conscious mind is unbeatable as a threat detection mechanism. Hypnosis isn’t brain washing and your mind always queries and questions the ideas we put forward, only accepting those that are a good fit and appropriate for you. I see trance work as a collaborative process where I approach the subconscious in a calm state and encourage it to find ‘ways of being’ that are healthy and positive.

It might work for other people but it won’t work for me

The techniques and approaches used have helped hundreds of thousands of people and I vary techniques between several disciplines adapting as we go to your preferences and success. Of course I can’t guarantee success however many people find simply the opportunity to understand themselves and their minds better is invaluable in itself.

I only have a little anxiety in certain situations, maybe I’m not ‘bad’ enough for support?

Anxiety is a natural emotion but when we know logically it’s disproportionate to the events then there is what I call an error in brain computing that needs restoring.

Most likely it’s one of a handful of events that have caused the mind to feel frightened and decide to protect you from that ‘thing’. Personally, I had a fear of escalators from falling as a child that led to very strange looks in shopping centers.

My job is to encourage the brain to be calm and confidence in situations where there is no reason to be otherwise and nothing is too small to work out. I work with people from fears of spiders to deep trauma and I’d love to help you.

I can’t have therapy. People will think I’ve gone mad.

The world is changing and the stigma around mental health has shifted dramatically. We live in a culture of being more open and honest than we’ve ever been and most clients find that people tend to respond with pride and respect when we share our struggles rather than judgement. In fact in most cases it opens up communication for others in your life struggling with anxiety to share their stories too. Having said that, all our sessions are confidential and you don’t have to share anything with anyone until you’re ready.\

I’m worried the process to bring up some negative emotions that are too difficult.

The sessions are designed to be kind and gentle. The focus is always on where you’re heading to and how to get there and when there is a need to explore feelings we always end on trance work so that you leave with a relaxing, healing experience.

It’s too hard. I just can’t talk it. I’m scared of being judged.

Change isn’t easy and of course there can be work to be done that be feel uncomfortable to begin with however clients nearly always say it wasn’t as bad as they thought and my approach is to use a mixture of compassion at our shared humanity and an explanation of how the brain works to help to see things in a fair and objective way. Most people leave being thankful they shared, as they end sessions with a fresh perspective that’s much kinder to themselves.

How can I be sure that you can help me?

I use the best techniques I’ve come across from several disciplines with which I’ve undertaken highly respected and recognised qualifications accredited by the UK’s leading awarding bodies. I would love to take credit for the techniques I use but they have been passed down from generations of cutting-edge thought leaders in the fields of hypnotherapy, coaching, NLP and energy work. I can tell you that the brain is a true passion and I enjoy keeping up with fresh techniques, perspectives and thought leaders in my field. I can tell you that I’ve helped hundreds of people overcome all sorts of anxieties. I can’t promise we’ll be the right fit but can tell you that I genuinely care and I will always do my very best to help you.

I’m not sure if I can justify investing in my mental health when I have other priorities in my life?

When I think back to the years it took me to get to the point of health I’m in now I realise I spent a fortune in precious hours of life as worry and self-criticism took over. Peace of mind is worth it’s weight in gold when you consider the value of moving forwards towards your goals, feeling happy and content and improving your relationships by being a freer, happier person.

Luckily, I don’t charge in gold but in fairly priced packages and single session rates. I also give you free recordings to repeat the subconscious support outside of sessions and train you in techniques for self-help which you’ll use long after our time together.

Reducing fear and anxiety is removing a barrier to fun, peace and finding gratitude for what you have. It’s truly remarkable what’s possible when you find peace and re-connect with yourself.

Get in touch for your free consultation by emailing stephaieclarksontherapies@outlook.com

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