Allison Pattinson Hypnotherapy in Carlisle, Cumbria

Frequently Asked Questions


Can anyone be hypnotised?
It is estimated the 85% of people will respond at some level to clinical hypnotherapy. A qualified hypnotherapist will take their time and ensure that a patient feels completely safe and comfortable and prepared for trance.
Any anxieties can be discussed before, during or following sessions. Individuals will experience different levels of trance. Some patients may experience only a light trance, but this is all that is needed for therapy to take place and be just as successful.

How will I feel during hypnosis?
Everyone feels something different and has different experiences. Patients have reported feelings of calmness, complete relaxation, or time passing quickly.

Will I be under the control of the hypnotherapist?
This is a misconception. You may have heard that stage hypnotists appear to be in control of their audience members. This is not true. The audience member is in full control and is either acting or is a co-operative participant willing to behave as instructed.

In the hypnotherapy room, the patient is always in full control and cannot be made to do anything by the hypnotherapist that is out of character.

Will I wake up from trance?
Trance is a normal state that you may enter several times a day while concentrating or focusing your attention on a particular activity. After being in a trance you will always be able to wake up or be awaken by the therapist and return to a non trance state.

Will my information be kept confidential?
As a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis I am bound by a code of contact. Under this code I shall endeavor to keep my patient's affairs confidential, the law of the land not withstanding.


How many sessions will I need?
Issues are treated over an average of 3 - 6 sessions. This can be discussed and agreed by the client and therapist.


Does Hypnotherapy work?
There are no miracle cures. The therapeutic process required work and commitment on your part also. It is a partnership between client and therapist to work towards achieving a goal.


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