Frequently Asked Questions
What to expect
On your initial session, the main emphasis will be to gain a rapport and feel relaxed enough to discuss the reason for the visit openly. Identifying the desired outcome, and agreeing on the methods we will use to achieve that outcome. The Initial free session can be completed by Telephone or Skype and confirmed in person later.
Why does Access Health not just advertise Hypnotherapy?
Although Hypnotherapy is a magnificent means of therapy, it is not the only one. At Access Health we recognise that every client that comes through the door is a unique individual. Hypnotherapy may help you to achieve your goals, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Nutrition Management and Meditation are available to reinforce and give that extra reassurance to the therapist that when you walk away, you will indeed be on the road to optimal health.
How do I know Hypnosis will Work for me and what Does It Feel To Go Into Hypnosis?
If you want to be hypnotised, and you’re willing to go along with the process, then the chances are that you can be. To be Hypnotised, you need to have an IQ above 70, be willing to go into hypnosis and be able to understand what we are saying (you need to be able to speak English). If you meet those three criteria, then you can be hypnotised!
Most people who become Hypnotised, experience a state of relaxation. Have you ever had the experience of being very immersed in a good movie or a book, and it’s as if the world fades away? In your mind, you know that you could think about other things, but for that select period, you are so focused that you just don’t care. Being hypnotised feels just like that.
Won’t I Lose Control?
One of the biggest myths today about hypnosis (and one perpetuated by movies and TV shows) is that hypnosis is “mind control” or that the hypnotist can make you do THINGS. That simply is not true! You won’t do anything against your moral, ethical, religious, or personal values. If the hypnotist gave you a suggestion that you didn’t like, you would simply reject that suggestion. It’s as simple as that.
Is It Possible To Tell Secrets?
No. If there is a secret you would have kept in your normal waking state, you will keep that secret in hypnosis. You’re not going to give the hypnotist the PIN number to your Bankcard. In hypnosis, you are perfectly capable of lying or withholding information if you wished to do so. Remember: Hypnosis is a consent state, where only you can decide what information you reveal and what you keep to yourself.
Can I Get Stuck In Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state which you drift in and out of every single day. It’s been around for a very long time; the Egyptians used it, the Greeks used it. Just as you wouldn’t get “stuck” in a daydream, you won’t get stuck in hypnosis.
Will I Remember What Happened During The Session?
Yes. You will remember everything and will be perfectly aware through-out the session. The subconscious mind is 1 to 1,000 times more aware during the state of hypnosis than in a normal state. Some people can even hear the ticking of a wrist-watch.
Does It Work For Smoking? I have to WANT to do it, right?
Yes, you have to want to do it, and for a very good reason! There is a behaviour of your subconscious mind called the Protective Mind. It’s entire job, 24/7, whether you are asleep or deep in hypnosis or just going about your day, is to help you and protect you. That is all it does!
If you have been smoking for many years, and your mind continues to have you smoke every day, there is a reason for that. It thinks it is protecting you! So unless you truly want to quit, that subconscious protective part of your mind is going to say “You don’t really want this, I’m not playing along.” When you really want to quit smoking for your own reasons, hypnosis works beautifully well and you’ll get great results.
Can Hypnosis Really Make Me Lose Weight?
What we do through hypnosis is to “re-align” your conscious and subconscious perceptions of your ideal weight, motivate you to exercise and become healthier, and remove the subconscious blocks so that the weight can come off.
Of course, no one can “make” you lose weight. It is not as if you are hypnotised and then wake up the next day 20 pounds lighter without thinking about it. What we do is to put in suggestions to the subconscious mind that when acted upon will have you thinking like a slim-trim person.
When those suggestions get into your subconscious mind, you’ll find you have increased motivation and desire for exercise. You will find yourself eating healthier foods, and the weight will start to come off as a result of the changes you’ve made! After you’ve lost your first 10 pounds and have kept it off, you’ll be a believer in hypnosis.
What Is A Typical First Session?
For your first session, you will come in and take a seat in the waiting room, and we will come out and greet you and invite you to the treatment room. We’ll talk about what you have explored so far, and what changes you wish to make.
We’ll discuss how our sessions will be presented and what you can expect, and then we’ll normally do a relaxation and positive foundation session that we can build on to achieve our goal. Occasionally we use techniques from NLP, and EFT (see below) during the session, which is very effective for certain issues. After the session is over, you will walk away feeling relaxed and calm.
Are Your Sessions Confidential?
Yes. We are bound both morally and by law. We operate within the directions given by the Registration authorities and must comply with the Data Protection act 1998. You will be provided a document which states that we will not release any confidential information to anyone outside of our organization without written authorization from you, except as provided for by law.
What Is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP — Neuro-Linguistic Programming — is an approach to changing a person’s perspectives, behaviors, and attitudes, in such a way that it “re-codes” a change in the brain.
NLP techniques are useful for dealing with fears and phobias, nail-biting, memory, self-concept, motivation, stage-fright / public speaking, and many other things. Often, we blend hypnosis with NLP to achieve the best long-lasting results.
What Is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques is a relatively new therapy and a fast-evolving treatment within the field of Energy Psychology which is catching the attention of healers, scientists, spiritualists and lay people. Often referred to as “Psychological acupressure”.
An EFT session involves the use of fingertips rather than needles to tap on the endpoints of energy meridians that are situated just beneath the surface of the skin. The treatment is non-invasive as you use your “own” fingers following instruction to provide the acupressure and works on the ethos of making a change as simple and as pain-free as possible.
Why EFT as a form of therapy?
- It is a positive, proactive experience
- Often works where nothing else seems to
- Usually rapid, long-lasting relief from symptoms
- Can be self-applied (some cases are more complex, however, and may require more detailed attention from an experienced EFT Practitioner)
- No drugs or equipment needed
How can Nutritional Therapy help me?
We are what we eat. This is an old saying, but also as true today as it was in yesteryear. To have optimal health, we use optimal fuel. If you put diesel in a petrol engine would you expect it to keep running in good condition? Our bodies are no different, and yet we are not very well informed about the foods that will keep us in the fast lane, running strong, etc.
A popular science theory is that humans are capable of living up to 160 years old!! But sadly, due to our lifestyle, environment and the Foods we consume, most will never reach the halfway point. Nutritional Therapy is the foundation of health in both Mind and Body. From assisting in recovery to the prevention of illness, nutrition is key.
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