Frequently asked questions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy
Below I will attempt to provide answers for the most commonly asked questions.
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Level 2, Watson House,
300 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Kindly give us a courtesy call 0424 079 690; send a text or email at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
If you fail to attend the session without 24 hours notice, you forfeit the prepaid amount for the session.
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There are so many providers, so many plans, please do your due diligence.
All sessions apart from the QUIT SMOKING FOR GOOD are priced at $225 incl GST. Alternatively, buy the recommended four-session bundle for $780 and receive a $120 discount bringing the cost down to $195 incl GST per session.
QUIT SMOKING FOR GOOD is priced at $495 per session incl GST.
This includes a backup session commitment at no extra cost within twelve months of the original session if required, plus an audio download MP3 aftercare ($49 voucher) & aftercare homework notes.
The first session is 90 minutes, subsequent sessions are 60 minutes.
Weight loss FAQs
Most clients experience changes from the start of the process in their eating patterns, making better choices and weight loss. The average achievements with Virtual Gastric Band therapy are 1-1.5kg in the first week and .5-1kg in subsequent weeks. (This is a guide only, as there are many variables such as age, gender, health & commitment too).
The virtual gastric band procedure is simply a very specific weight control hypnosis programme that also incorporates elements of NLP, visualisation and counselling. It is a unique and very effective way to control your weight.
This program especially targets negative eating habits and retrains your mind to accept and enjoy healthy eating patterns. This innovative program has proved successful for the vast majority of clients.
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy
We encounter the phenomenon of “trance” almost daily. The hypnotic trance is a natural state of consciousness. We’ve all experienced “everyday trances”, for example- during a long night drive or when we watch a great movie.
There is also an active trance state like the so-called runner’s high while jogging or in connection with dance and music. During hypnotherapy the client is induced into the trance state which enables the therapist to make a direct communication with the subconscious part of the mind.
No, it is quite the opposite! You even gain control, because you can access resources from your subconscious mind in trance that are otherwise not accessible to you.
No, in hypnosis, you don’t lose consciousness under any circumstances. And the feeling of trance is in no way comparable to fainting. Depending on the depth of trance it is even possible – and quite desirable in the context of a therapy – that you’re aware of every word being said and feel fully present.
No, that can not happen. If the trance state is no longer performed you would go to sleep. Then you wake up, when you have rested.
During the trance, the client is guided through suggestions and following them. At the end of a hypnosis session, the client is returned by suggestions to slowly and gently get back to the full waking state of consciousness. The bodily functions return to normal, the person wakes up.
The waking consciousness is increasingly focused so that the therapist can engage in a direct dialogue with the subconscious mind of the client. The inner stage opens, past or imagined future experiences can be perceived as absolutely real. The state of hypnotic trance means physically a maximum neural relaxation and is an extremely healing state for the whole organism: the concentration of stress hormones in the body drops, the immune system is stimulated, heart rate and blood pressure change to values that we find in deep relaxation.
While you are in the trance state you are aware of it and if certain suggestions are made, for example; “Your body is feeling warm and heavy”, you’ll actually experience the sensations. The experience of trance is relaxing and pleasant, plus the more sessions you have, the deeper you can go!
The very large majority of people can be hypnotised, but the depth of the trance reached and the speed in which it is achieved is different from person to person. Very suggestible people can after a few minutes slip into a deep trance, whereas less suggestible people sometimes need several attempts.
For example, old people, who can no longer concentrate, mentally handicapped people and people who have consumed drugs of any kind (including alcohol) can’t and shouldn’t be hypnotised.
To be easily hypnotised, meaning to be particularly suggestible does not mean weakness or will of character. On the contrary: This individual capacity can almost be described as a talent and is accompanied by a vivid imagination, intelligence and concentration. Basically, you can say that the suggestibility of a person is subject to natural variations on the day. In addition, the hypnosis – introduction ( ” induction ” ) works increasingly better the more times you have already been hypnotised.
After anamnesis and the preliminary clarification, analysis of the problem and the goal-setting, the client, of course, has the opportunity to discuss issues concerned with the therapist or the hypnosis procedure.
The introduction of trance called the ‘induction’ is then performed by different techniques that are found to be very gentle and pleasant. Body and mind are maximally relaxed. Subsequently the trance is deepened.
The therapeutic state of trance you can imagine as a framework within the actual work is done by solving blockages and reprogramming your smoking behaviour.
Throughout the duration of hypnosis, there is a dialogue between hypnotist and client. After the gentle wake up the feelings and experiences during trance will be discussed, then the clients is taught self-hypnosis techniques that can be used any time in stressful situations to quickly and effectively help themselves.
To make lasting changes under hypnosis means teamwork. Only if you are willing to get involved in the hypnosis techniques we will achieve success. I will give you different exercises and techniques that you will practice during and after your hypnotherapy program. This commitment on your part is critical to your success.
In the course of a session, it is of great advantage if you previously as accurate as possible observe the triggers of smoking.
A post-hypnotic suggestion can often persist for years without refreshing in their effect. Some behaviour patterns can be reinforced by repeated sessions, some suggestions only require a refresher after a long time. Experience indicates that for smoking the behaviour patterns can be eliminated very fast and forever.