Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely!  No one can be hypnotised to do anything against their will or morals. You can open your eyes anytime you want you are always in control. Most people have seen how hypnosis is portrayed in film and television, It’s all for the drama.  There is absolutely no chance of becoming stuck in hypnosis, this is not possible.

There are so many issues which can be addressed. Here is a list of a few of them.

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Childbirth Fears
  • Birth Trauma
  • Depression
  • Phobias and Fears
  • Low Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Loss
  • IBS
  • Sleep issues / Insomnia
  • Anger Management
  • Exam Nerves / Stress
  • Public Speaking

And much more…

Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy that utilises hypnosis. The aim of hypnotherapy is to relax the conscious part of the mind using various relaxation techniques so you then have heightened focus and concentration and become more open to suggestions in order to bring about change to thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Hypnotherapy is not new in fact it is said to be over 5000 years old.

We all experience hypnosis on a daily basis, as it’s just a state of mind. Examples of these natural states of trance include; being engrossed in a good film or book, just before we are dropping off to sleep, daydreaming and driving a car and can’t remember how you got there. In a state of hypnosis we are able to access the subconscious whilst you are deeply relaxed and then make positive suggestions.

All our learnings, memories and associated emotional responses are stored here in the brain and it is responsible for all the autonomic functions of the body like breathing, sweating and other really important bodily functions which we don’t have to consciously think about. The subconscious part accounts for around 90% of the brains capacity. Hypnotherapy is an excellent way of accessing the subconscious to make positive changes.

During the first session we gather information such as medical, lifestyle, expectations, goals and other relevant information from the full consultation. Once this has been completed I will be able to ascertain how many sessions may be needed for your particular issue.

The techniques used will be inductions (mental relaxation to bring about a state of trance), appropriate therapy (using various techniques to address the issues and bring about positive change), Transition to wakefulness to bring you out of your trance, then any questions and reflection. Some cognitive techniques may also be used.

An audio recording (MP3) will be made of your tailored session for you to use at home, which you will be able to play on your phone or device. This will help to reinforce the positive suggestions and visualisations which we have done during the session. There may also be relevant tasks for you to do between sessions.

The most important thing is to be fully committed to the therapy, so no willpower is required, just the conscious desire for change, whilst keeping an open mind. Hypnotherapy isn’t a magic pill and there are no guarantees, as any other hypnotherapist would agree, as we are all different, but I will ensure that we optimise the best possible chance of success by giving you the relevant tools to meet your goals and change strategy if needed.

I have a relaxing home therapy room in Heath Road, Timperley, Altrincham, WA15 6BH.

Online therapy sessions (Video Call) are also available using Skype or Zoom. A high speed broadband connection, PC, tablet, and headphones are essential for the session and a quiet undisturbed environment at home.

You can use our contact form. Alternatley call me on 07799 032191 or email me at samantha@hypnoshift.co.uk to book your free initial phone consultation.