FAQ


Hypnotherapy FAQ

Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy. It utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious changes to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. When our mind wanders or when we are concentrating, we are in a state of hypnosis. The more relaxed we are, the easier it is to learn new skills which is why hypnotherapy can be a faster way to make positive and lifelong changes.
We get to know each other, you can ask as many questions as you like and you can give me an outline of the issues and conditions that you would like help with. We end the session with some relaxing hypnosis which can be emailed to you as an MP3.
I work Monday - Saturday on a flexible basis from 5am.
Some people might say it is because of the training I have undertaken, or because I have worked with children and adults since leaving university in 1994. Others say (as I do) that it is because I have experienced hypnotherapy and find self hypnosis to be highly beneficial.
You are safeguarded because I am fully insured and a member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and the Psychologists Protection Society and I abide by their strict code of ethics. I also have an enhanced DBS in place.
Following an initial discussion with you, I will talk to you about the most beneficial ways to help you and give you an idea on how many sessions you will require.
Yes, it has been around for hundreds of years and has been recognised and approved by the British Medical Association. You cannot get stuck in hypnosis and you would simply just open your eyes feeling absolutely fine when you do self hypnosis at home.
No. If you asked me to make unethical suggestions, I would be unable to work with you. Stage hypnosis is very different from clinical hypnosis. Nothing silly will happen and you will not leave your appointment feeling confused.
Life doesn't always go as planned and that there may be times when you cannot make it to your appointment. I ask for at least 48 hours notice and cancellations need to be made by telephone. I am very easy to talk to. You can call or email at any time so you should always feel comfortable to turn up to your appointments.
The first session lasts around one hour and further sessions are usually around 50 minutes. Smoking Cessation sessions last around 2 hours. The number of sessions you require depends on your requirements and we will discuss this in your first appointment so you have a rough idea.

 


Mindfulness Groups FAQ

Mindfulness is a skill we can apply to everything we do, accepting what is in the moment and letting thoughts and feelings flow through without judging them or forming an opinion. Mindfulness can help with anxiety, depression and with practice; mindfulness can help you to develop a set of life skills that allow you to relate to what is happening around you with more wisdom and compassion. Mindfulness practice can help you focus better, stay calm and deal with unwanted thoughts and feelings with clarity and a calmer mind. You can read an excellent article from The Mental Health Foundation here.
Just yourself. We will be sitting in chairs but you can bring a cushion if you would like to sit on the floor.
All you need to do is sit, listen and learn. Although my groups are therapeutic they are not therapy. One-to-one hypnotherapy/NLP/mindfulness sessions are available separately.
No. My groups are secular. They are held in a function room at Dorridge Methodist Church and not in the main Church Hall.
No more than 8 people as this gives us plenty of room to spread out and feel comfortable.
No. The groups run for 4 weeks paid in advance with a maximum of 8 people. They will run regularly so you can join the next available group. Just drop me an email or call me to go on the waiting list.
My groups are open to adults age 18 and over. I am planning groups for children in 2018.