Frequently Asked Questions

Is hypnosis safe?

The first thing to understand about hypnosis is that the experience of trance is very common. We all  move in to a trance-like state quite easily and regularly. There is nothing mysterious about it. Hypnotic trance is a state in which we are both focused and deeply relaxed, for example when we are watching a film, driving along the motorway or playing a sport at which we excel. Trance is a pretty ordinary and every day state.

The trance like state is powerful but also natural and safe. It’s natural because it is induced through the open and suggestive nature of hypnotic language, and not by using any tricks, shocks or mind control. Hypnotherapists are governed by a strict code of professional conduct laid down by the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (The AfSFH) and are fully insured and governed by ethical guidelines.