HDH Clinical Hypnotherapy Coffs Harbour

(02) 66 001 686

The Professional Centre,
9 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia

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Does Hypnosis Work?

Your Hypnosis Questions Answered

 
 

Does Hypnosis work?

Hypnosis Questions Answered: HDH Clinical Hypnotherapy Coffs Harbour

hypnotherapy is beneficial for many mental health and even some physiological issues, including: 

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Grief, Losss, and Trauma

Fears and Phobias

Lowering Blood Pressure and Hypertension

Insomnia

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Quitting Smoking

Motivation, Confidence, and Public Speaking

Memory Recall, Study Focus, dealing with Exam Stress

Kids Bedwetting

Dealing with Bullying

Weight Loss,
Anorexia and Bulimia

Pain Relief and Management

Speed up Healing, and Surgical Recovery

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Anger Management

Self Mastery and Self Love

Self Esteem and Relationship Issues

Sexual Health and Wellness including Fertility Issues, Erectile Disfunction and Premature Ejaculation.

Sports Performance Improvement

Business Performance Improvement

How does Hypnosis work?

Can I be hypnotised?

Is hypnosis dangerous?

Does hypnotherapy work for everyone?

Do I have to give up control to be hypnotised?

Can I get stuck in hypnosis?

Will I remember what is said during a session?

HDH Clinical hypnotherapy has your hypnosis questions answered

Yes, hypnosis does work. There is an ever increasing amount of neuroscience and clinical research proving hypnotherapy is beneficial for many mental health and even some physiological issues, and academic citations proving this can be found by tapping here.

Some of the issues HDH Clinical Hypnotherapy Coffs harbour has successfully helped with include: 

Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Grief, Losss, and Trauma

Fears and Phobias

Lowering Blood Pressure and Hypertension

Insomnia

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Quitting Smoking

Motivation, Confidence, and Public Speaking

Memory Recall, Study Focus, dealing with Exam Stress

Kids Bedwetting

Dealing with Bullying

Weight Loss,
Anorexia and Bulimia

Pain Relief and Management

Speed up Healing, and Surgical Recovery

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Anger Management

Self Mastery and Self Love

Self Esteem and Relationship Issues

Sexual Health and Wellness including Fertility Issues, Erectile Disfunction and Premature Ejaculation.

Sports Performance Improvement

Business Performance Improvement

What Does Hypnotherapy Not Help With?

Although some hypnotists that don't work at HDH Clinical Hypnotherapy Coffs harbour make claims that hypnotherapy can help almost everything, there is little to no evidence that hypnosis can help with:

The elimination of Cancerous cells*

Tumours

AIDS

Hepatitis

Schizophrenia

Borderline Personality Disorder

Bi-Polar Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder

Improved Eyesight

Improved Hearing (except hypnotherapy has be found beneficial for Tinnitus reduction)

Breast enlargement 

Penile enlargement

 

*Although Hypnotherapy has not be found directly beneficial for the removal of Cancer and Tumours, HDH Clinical Hypnotherapy Coffs harbour has Successfully worked with cancer clients to feel a greater sense of comfort and a reduction in the level of perceived pain, allowing cancer patients to feel less stress and enhance their recovery while going through traditional medical treatments.

How does Hypnosis work?

During the day, we naturally drift in cycles between what are known as Beta and Alpha brain wave states. Beta is the alert and cognitive state, and Alpha is the awake but relaxed and daydreaming state, considered to be a light hypnotic state. There’s also Theta, which is the light sleep, dreaming and deeper hypnotic state, and Delta, the deep sleep and deep hypnotic state. In the Alpha, Theta and Delta states, the mind temporarily suspends the process of critiquing every message we receive.

This means that the process of criticising, analysing and judging is temporarily suspended to varying degrees. In this state, the mind is more open and receptive to suggestion than in the normal Beta state (the state we consider alert and awake ). It allows a window of opportunity to enter the inner, subconscious mind.

 

Hypnosis can be described as the vehicle we use to bypass the critical and analytical faculties of the conscious mind and communicate with the subconscious mind. And it’s the subconscious mind that calls most of the shots, heavily influencing our behaviours and creating our habits. It’s very powerful and utilises up to 90% of our mind’s power.

Can I be hypnotised?

Of course, you can! You already have been. It’s easy to go into hypnosis because it's a healthy state of mind that virtually everyone has experienced in ordinary life. In fact, hypnosis is a natural state, and most people usually don’t even realise that they are hypnotised. Hypnosis occurs every day, and it can include times when you're focusing on a book or television programme and you don’t even notice the things that are going on around you.

 

When you come in for hypnotherapy, all you need to do is to be able to follow the instructions of the hypnotherapist, and you can put the power of hypnosis to work for you.

 

FACT: Anyone who can understand this answer and is willing to follow instructions can experience the power of controlled hypnosis and use it to improve his or her life. This includes children and teenagers.

 

To enter hypnosis, all that's required is that you want it and allow it to happen. Hypnotherapy requires your commitment, and your desire to be successful.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

This is a commonly asked question, and concern. The answer is no. Hypnosis is 100% safe. It’s been around for hundreds of years and has been recognised and approved by many medical associations for over 50 years.

 

You see, hypnosis is an entirely natural phenomenon. In fact, all human beings have an innate ability to enter into a trance. Many of us have done this when driving a car, and your mind and body take control of the vehicle, while your thoughts wander. Hypnosis is an ability unrelated to intelligence, character, personality or imagination.

 

The fact is that no hypnotherapist can make you do anything you don’t wish to do. (Yes, a stage hypnotists can be fun to watch, and I enjoy them too. They make great entertainment, but what you don't see is the selection process, the edits, the outtakes, and what happens off camera). In therapeutic hypnotherapy you remain in control throughout your entire experience.

 

 Hypnosis is completely safe. And you should know that even if the hypnotherapist just disappeared, you would naturally emerge from hypnosis feeling fine and with no ill effects.

Do you have a Satisfaction Guarantee?

Yes, However, let me start this answer by stating what my Guarantee isn't. It is not a guarantee that I will cure you. I am not a "snake oil salesman", offering a cure all. I am here to help you to help yourself.

 

No therapist is a magician. No therapist or therapy can ever realistically achieve 100% success for 100% of people 100% of the time. And any therapist who claims otherwise is, quite frankly, being less than honest.

 

To summarise, I guarantee that if by the end six (6) sessions you are not satisfied with the results you will not have to pay for any additional sessions to achieve the goal you were seeking. 

Why do some people have doubts about hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is much-misunderstood. It has long been associated with spiritualism, witchcraft and techniques that have limited effectiveness. Its public image has not been helped by publicity about stage and TV hypnotists who delight in making people cluck like chickens etc. Entertaining though it may be, this does not give an accurate picture of hypnosis and it's a far cry from the kind of hypnosis practised by a professional, properly trained and qualified clinical hypnotherapist.
 
Many people form their impression of hypnosis and hypnotherapy based on television programmes. It is important to understand that professional hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis are very different things. Most of the hypnosis you may have seen on TV has been heavily edited–and therefore greatly distorted. In all probability, very little you may have seen on TV has any real relationship to professional clinical hypnotherapy.
 

How many sessions will I need?

In the vast majority of cases, somewhere between two and six sessions are all that's required, but this does depend on the individual and the issue being treated. Simple phobias, for example, most often respond to a minimum of sessions, while more complex, long-standing and multi-faceted issues (e.g. depression that has lasted for years) obviously require longer. In your initial consultation, I will assess your situation and give you a realistic appraisal of the number of sessions you may need.

Does hypnotherapy work for everyone?

The vast majority of people who enter into the therapeutic process with me achieve genuine and permanent change.

 

For many reasons, however, not every single individual can achieve this. The main reason is obvious: people are individuals, they are not machines. Because of this, individual results will vary.

 

No therapist is a magician. No therapist or therapy can ever realistically achieve 100% success for 100% of people 100% of the time. And any therapist who claims otherwise is, quite frankly, is being less than honest. What I guarantee I offer is that if I take you on as a client, I will work with you on achieving your goal until you don't want my help anymore (please see the T&C's for full details).

Should I contact you if I have been to a hypnotist before and feel it did not do much for me?

Yes. Although well intentioned, many hypnotists are inadequately trained and mentored, because at this time in Australia you don't have to be formally trained or qualified to call yourself a hypnotherapist. Many 'hypnotherapists' induce trance and read a 'direct suggestion' hypnosis script at you. In the industry, we, call these practitioners 'script-notists'. They usually don't tailor their work to your unique circumstances and whatever results they may achieve are short-lived for their clients. For real, lasting change to occur, the actual cause of difficulty needs to be uncovered and then neutralised. My hypnotherapy work has been carefully crafted to achieve long-term success.

Also, even good hypnotists have their own style. Like with other treatments such as massage, there are are many different techniques and philosophies that can be utilised in a treatment, and your experience with one masseur will not be the same as being treated by another. The same goes for hypnotherapy.

 

Brad is more than happy to discuss your questions and concerns. There is no charge for that.

Do I have to give up control to be hypnotised?

The short answerer is no. In fact, hypnotherapy can help you gain control–of moods, emotions, respiration, heartbeat, blood pressure etc. You remain in control the whole time, and only integrate those suggestions that are useful and appropriate for you.

Can I get stuck in hypnosis?

No. This has never happened in the entire history of hypnosis. Even if the hypnotherapist just disappeared, you would simply emerge from hypnosis in your own time, feeling absolutely fine with no ill-effects.

Will I remember what is said during a session?

Yes, you will have a memory of what happened in a session, but there may be some or many details that you don't, just as when you watch a movie, you don't remember all the details of every scene you watched.

Do I need to fill in forms?

All clients are required to complete a short questionnaire requesting disclosure of certain medical information before undertaking hypnotherapy. (This is a brief and simple procedure.)

 

Whilst hypnotherapy is very safe, if you are epileptic, undergoing psychiatric treatment, or have been diagnosed with clinical depression, then we need a referral from your doctor confirming that there are no medical reasons why you may not enter into hypnotherapy. A doctor's referral is also required when working with pain and certain medical conditions. In order to facilitate this, we simply send the appropriate referral form to your doctor.

 

There is no charge for this part of a consultation.

 

(Please be aware that therapy depends on the individual's ability to connect with feelings. In certain cases, prescription medication and other drugs might flatten or affect feelings to such a degree that therapy may not be possible at this time. Should this be the case, Brad will discuss this with you during the first couple of sessions and therapy will be deferred or discontinued.)

What happens if I have to cancel an appointment?

We fully understand that life doesn't always go as planned and that there may be times when you just cannot make it to your appointment. As long as you give us a minimum of 24 hours–1 working day–notice, which enables us to book another client into your time slot, no charge will be made.

 

Clients giving less than 24 hours, however, are liable to pay for missed sessions (even if it is an initial consultation). A cancellation fee will be imposed. 

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