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Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for positive purposes such as self-improvement, performance enhancement, emotional blocks, overcoming fears and phobias, bad habits etc. Many people have had experience with talk therapy, psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, counselling etc. and wonder how hypnotherapy differs from all those other modalities. In hypnosis a client becomes so deeply relaxed that they are able to make direct access with the subconscious mind and explore it, whereas in more traditional modes, people are working strictly with the conscious mind which while often extremely effective may take a great deal of time to yield the same deep, permanent results that one can achieve quite quickly through hypnotherapy. Keep in mind that everyone can be hypnotized if and when they are ready, the process is extremely relaxing and that your subconscious mind cannot be forced into doing what t doesn’t want to do. Your subconscious mind is still you, with your values, morals and ethics. Hypnotherapy is often used in conjunction with other modes of treatment including NLP, PSYCH-K, and EFT etc.

Please note that all services, including Hypnotherapy, NLP, PSYCH-K, Past Life Regression and EFT offered by Alison Longley are presented for educational and self-improvement purposes only. These services should never be used as a replacement for psychiatric treatment, counselling or the treatment of any medical ailments. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any mental, physical and/or emotional disease.



What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is simply hypnosis used in a therapeutic context, rather than, for example stage hypnosis, which is simply designed to entertain.


I have tried hypnotherapy before and I couldn't go into a trance, what if I can't with you?

There is this big misunderstanding of what hypnotherapy (hypnosis) is. Because of stage hypnosis, which sometimes makes it look as if a person is unconscious (they aren't), people sometimes think a hypnotic trance is unconsciousness, rather than simply relaxation. Hypnotherapy isn't a general anaesthetic. If you were having dental or medical hypnotherapy for anaesthetic purposes you would be quite awake, just more relaxed and, hopefully, anaesthetised.


Is everything I say confidential?



Are there any side effects with hypnotherapy?

No, though as the effects of hypnotherapy on the body are sometimes akin to deep sleep, it can take a few moments to wake up (just as if you have been sleeping).


How many sessions will I need?

That depends upon what you want help with. We get at least one of these questions a week via email, without reference to the issue the person wants sorted. Hypnotherapy and NLP, certainly the way we work, can help you to make rapid changes but there's usually going to be a difference in number of sessions between nail-biting and decades of depression! When emailing give us a good outline of what you want. When phoning, We will ask you! on Facebook
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