What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is the use of a deep and relaxed state called a trance, during which the Hypnotherapist offers suggestions, to the client’s subconscious mind. These suggestions are based on changes which the client wants to pursue, and enhances the client’s ability to make these changes.

What is the difference between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, or Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist?

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy mean the same thing. The terms Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist are also interchangeable, with both terms relating to the therapist who is using Hypnotherapy on the client.

What is the difference between the conscious and the subconscious (or unconscious) minds?

The conscious mind is that part of the mind which chatters away constantly to you, and is hard to turn off, even at will. It is like the tip of an iceberg. The subconscious mind is deeper, and is like the larger part of the iceberg, which is not seen above the water. The subconscious mind holds those deeper automatic responses, like jumping out of the way of a snake. The Hypnotherapist uses training of the client’s subconscious mind through making suggestions, to help create the changes that the client wants to make.

What happens if I cannot be hypnotised?

It is very rare for a person not to be able to be hypnotised. If that occurs, together we will look at other options available, to see if you can be helped to achieve your goals through another modality.

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis feels like a deep state of relaxation. It is very enjoyable and afterwards you will feel very comfortable.

Am I in control during hypnosis?

You are always in control during hypnosis and no one can make you do anything that you do not want to do.

Can I take medication while I have Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy can usually be used concurrently with traditional medicines, but it is a good idea to discuss it with your GP, so that we can work together to help you, with your consent.

What is the benefit of coming to Hypnotherapy on Sunshine Coast?

You will be in the hands of a passionate, experienced Hypnotherapist who will be working in partnership with you, to get your goals met. Your Hypnotherapist is also a qualified Counsellor and has many years experience in the Mental Health area. Your treatment will be individually planned and your information will held confidentially, unless you agree to have it dispersed elsewhere, such as to your GP.