What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and concentration at one with a state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is a non-addictive power for the good and is a natural manifestation of the mind at work. The word hypnosis is derived from the Greek word ‘hypnos’ meaning ‘to sleep’, but is actually far from being asleep. By the time the early users of hypnosis realised this and tried to change the name it had already become fashionable.

Are there any people that can’t be hypnotised?

No, except sometimes individuals with learning difficulties, although of course the degree varies from person to person. The only other exceptions would if someone was ‘high’ on the effects of alcohol or drugs. Basically the more imaginative and intelligent you are, the more successful it is. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis; the professional therapist guides you with a personal, focused programme tailored to meet your individual requirements.

Are any drugs or tablets used?


Will I remember what has happened?

Yes. Most people are surprised to find that they remember most of what happens during the therapy. It is a state of heightened, not diminished awareness. However you may well be surprised how quickly the time goes when you are deeply relaxed.

So I’m not asleep then?

No, simply very relaxed and positively focused.

Are there any causes for concern?

None whatsoever. Hypnosis is a proven therapeutic aid. The only time hypnosis could prove dangerous is whilst driving or using machinery. You should not listen to a hypnotic CD ever under those circumstances.

Can I speak whilst in hypnosis?

Yes and in some cases you will be encouraged to do so.

How many visits will I need?

Simple problems, such as smoking, nail biting, slimming usually entail 3-5 sessions and the success rate is very high. The more deep-rooted nervous disorders such as phobias and panic attacks can require more extended therapy to gain the permanent success you desire but this is not always the case. This will be discussed on your first visit.

Can I be influenced to do anything against my will?

No, and in fact you would naturally come out of the hypnotic state should such a thing happen. All NRHP therapists undergo strict background checks and adhere to a professionally regulated code of ethics.

Can ‘normal’ people be hypnotised?

Absolutely but Clinical Hypnotherapy is nothing to do with stage hypnosis which is solely for entertainment. Properly qualified hypnotherapists do not engage in hypnosis for entertainment. Provided you want hypnosis to take place, expect it to take place and perhaps most importantly, allow it to take place, it will take place for you. In fact the more intelligent and imaginative you are the easier it is to gain the full benefits of clinical hypnotherapy


Hypnotherapy is a wonderful tool to help you take back control of your life and to help you achieve your personal goals and dreams.

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