Frequently asked questions


On this page you will discover a brief explanation of what each of the treatments are, how they work and answers to the many common myths and misperceptions that some have.




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What are the different types of treatments available with Hypnotherapy?

There are two main types commonly used and highly effective-

Suggestion Therapy

This is a very simple and effective way of helping you to cope with or change a way of approaching such things as driving test nerves, smoking cessation, fears, increasing a performance in work or sport, nail biting, tics, stress, some weight issues and so on. The amount of sessions vary depending on what you are seeking to improve, it can be anywhere between 2 and 4 sessions.

Stress Release Relaxation

It is a proven fact that 75% of most illnesses are created through stress of work and relationships, hypnotherapy and simple relaxation can be excellent in the relief of stress on a short term basis. For longer more permanent treatment then suggestion therapy combined with some of the other forms of therapy available provides a more solid coping methodology.

Analytical Therapy

This form of treatment is for the more deep-rooted of issues, it is a specialist technique that tackles the underlying source and original cause of many problems, typical examples of issues which are easily dealt with using this method are: lack of confidence, phobias, panic attacks, Psychosexual issues, anxiety, many irrational fears, relationship difficulties, feelings of general unhappiness and apathy, and many more issues where there is any form of psychological conflict at work.

Can anybody be hypnotised?

Almost, however there are some exceptions such as those who suffer from dementia, generally very young children, heavy drug users, anyone who is intoxicated at the time of the session. Basically anyone who wants to experience the wonderful state of hypnosis can, as many thousands all around the world do every week to sort out their issues.

Is Hypnosis Safe?

Absolutely, Hypnosis is a 100% natural state; everyone has been in a form of waking hypnosis many times today. It is impossible to become stuck in hypnosis, the worst thing that can happen is that the client may become too comfortable and fall asleep!

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis is very relaxing. However, you never lose awareness during hypnosis. When you are experiencing, you continue to be aware of your surroundings. Everyone experiences hypnosis differently, for some; it may feel similar to the normal 'waking' state. But normally it's similar to that feeling of deep calm that we experience just before drifting to sleep at night or just before waking in the morning. It's an entirely naturally occurring state; every time you get absorbed in a book or a TV programme you are in a form of light hypnosis, daydreaming is also a natural form of hypnosis; everybody daydreams at some time or another.

Will I remember everything from the session?

You will remember everything. When using some techniques you may be asked to describe images or sensations or sounds as they come to you. You will be able to remember every discussion.

Can I be made to do anything I didn’t want in hypnosis?

No! While the Conscious mind has relaxed its control of the information coming into the mind it still monitors what is being heard. If at any time a suggestion was given that is contrary to a person’s values or beliefs, the conscious mind steps in and stops the hypnotic state. If this should happen, it may result in the person being unable to go into hypnosis by the same person again until they can regain the trust that was lost.

During Hypnosis you maintain your free will, hypnosis does essentially increase choices. If you come in because you cannot stop yourself from repeating some undesirable action, like smoking, you come in with a habit that limits your choices in life. With hypnosis we assist and guide your unconscious mind in ways to neutralize the habit or problem giving you the freedom and confidence to live your life more normally.

Do I lose consciousness in hypnosis?

No. Many believe that people who are hypnotized are unconscious. This misunderstanding may be attributed to the way that hypnosis has been portrayed on television and film or because of stage shows.

Is hypnosis mind control?

No, nothing could be further from the truth, you are in a state of relaxation and awareness and always in control, all you are doing is following the directions of the hypnotherapist or just listening.

What is NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming?)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a science of understanding your personal behavioural and thought processing, which simply means that it is a set of guiding principles, attitudes, and techniques about real-life behaviour and thinking.

It allows you to change, adopt or eliminate behaviours and thinking patterns as you desire, and gives you the ability to choose your mental, emotional, and physical states of well-being.

With NLP, you learn how to grow from every single life experience, thus increasing your ability to create a better quality of life and move past those that have prevented you from success.

NLP is a technology that quickly helps individuals tap into their most powerful mental, emotional and physical resources. NLP provides a means for you and I to define and enhance the internal mental and emotional "programs" you use that make you successful and to get rid of those that have "held you stuck".

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is one of the most highly effective set of modern technologies and psychological processes ever developed to help individuals quickly discover and take advantage of new options for getting what they desire.

What is SymbioDynamics™?

SymbioDynamics™ utilises a central logical structure identified by the acronym M.A.G.I.C! to ‘feed’ three major processes of the subconscious.

The entire ‘SymbioDynamics™ experience’ seeks to create an effective balance, or symbiosis, between the three major psychological processes of thought that are vital for success. Many might wonder at how only three processes can be so important, yet they are truly all that is needed to ensure the successful implementation of that most important and inexorable of the three, Change. Change will always happen, no matter how hard you try to resist it , and SymbioDynamics™ gives you the opportunity to manipulate it so that it works completely in your favour.

What is Time Line Therapy™?

Your "Time Line" is how you unconsciously store your memories. Behavioural change in an individual takes place at an unconscious level. People don't change consciously. The Time Line Therapy process allows you to work at the unconscious level and release the effects of past negative experiences and change "inappropriate" programming that is or may be affecting you emotionally or behaviourally.

Time Line Therapy ® is a specific process designed to trace a particular negative feeling, belief or limiting decision back to the first time in memory that it can be found.

The theory behind this is that problems in the present day are likely to have their roots in the past. So, what is bothering us now isn’t what’s happening now but what it has reminded us of from the past at an unconscious level.

What is Educational Kinesiology (childsplay)?

This is a very special and unique process used with children; it was developed by Lin McAllister and combines Educational Kinesiology with psychotherapy and hypnotherapy and is a proven highly effective method for understanding the workings of the Childs mind also the mind body connection.

As a process and understanding it constantly produces the most outstanding and rapid improvements in a child’s ability to read and write, their comprehension, their maths and their confidence to name but a few of the many benefits that your son or daughter can have.

It is highly effective with dyslexia, dyspraxia and confidence with children of age 4 onwards and adults alike, in fact I have used this treatment many times with adults ranging in all ages up to 60 to help them resolve their problems with the most basic and important ability of all in living a successful and productive lifereading and writing.

How does Educational Kinesiology (childsplay) work?

It is about getting all parts of the brain to communicate with each other, as bizarre as it sounds, we have several areas of our brains which each has a different job, for example, one side of the mind works on processing data and information and is if you like the technical side, the other side is the creative side. Also the left side of the brain controls the right hand side of the body and the right hand side of the brain controls the left side of the body.

I will attempt here to simplify the subject. When someone has say for example dyslexia, there is one side of the mind being used predominantly, and what childsplay does is to get all the segments and layers of the mind working in harmony and “communicating” with each other, thus being able to tap into and teach the mind body connection to create better results, the mind becomes efficient, just as it was designed to be.

How long does Educational Kinesiology (childsplay) take?

That really depends on what you want to solve and the severity of the problem, however as a rule of thumb you could say that it will be a maximum of 10 one hour visits, the initial consultation will give us a better idea.

Is Educational Kinesiology (childsplay) completely safe?

Absolutely it is, it combines some simple exercise to stimulate both halves of the mind and then working on a flip chart with some special techniques with both left and right hand to train the mind on how to co-ordinate and work as a whole united unit. It is above all a lot of fun that really engages the children, they see instant results the same day and it helps their self confidence and self esteem, and that’s what we all want, happy children.

Are the improvements with Educational Kinesiology (childsplay) permanent?

Yes, they are, once the mind has been taught and remembered how work as it was designed, that is that it is communicating with itself and the body properly it will be permanent. Put it this way, imagine a stream flowing gently, the water is the same depth and width along the full length of the stream, imagine that the stream represents the flow of communication in the mind, now imagine that you put a great big rock half way along the stream, what happens to the water, it stops flowing properly and causes less water (information to get through). What childsplay does is it removes the rock.