Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapy
You should send a request by email to the intended hypnotherapist for details of the duration and level of their training. Weekend or correspondence training is not sufficient.
Disclaimer: The NHPR does not endorse any hypnotherapist - the website is purely a self-declared register for hypnotherapists.
Absolutely not. There is not one case on record of anyone being harmed because of, or through, hypnosis. After the session, most people feel relaxed and mellow but in complete control of all of their faculties and able to perform any task or duty such as driving or working. Many people experience a very pleasant energy increase after the session.
Yes, 95% of the population can be hypnotised and the benefits of hypnosis do not depend on the depth of trance, excellent benefits can be obtained even from a very light depth of hypnosis. In fact, most people experience hypnosis several times during the day. Daydreaming is a form of hypnosis, so is becoming so engrossed in a good book or film that we temporarily lose touch with our surroundings. The state experienced just as we enter and leave steep every night is also hypnosis.
You will be aware of what is going on during the trance and will not be asleep. You will, however, be likely to feel more relaxed than ever before. A feeling of peace, serenity and well being generally accompany this relaxation. There is no such thing as an widely accepted "hypnotised feeling" and everybody experiences different physical sensations.
Hypnosis is the comfortable, relaxed state entered into when going into trance. Hypnotherapy is the therapy or technique which the hypnotherapist uses to help their clients once they are in hypnosis.
Hypno-Psychotherapy is the use of psychotherapeutic techniques administered when the client is in a comfortable relaxed state of hypnosis or trance.