Allison PattinsonHypnotherapy at Port Carlisle in Cumbria

Frequently Asked Question

Can anyone be hypnotised?
It is estimated the 85% of people will respond at some level to clinical hypnotherapy. As a qualified hypnotherapist I will take time and ensure that you feel 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.

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 endeavour 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 requires 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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