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Frequently asked Questions

There are a lot of questions and even misunderstandings about hypnotherapy and hypnosis. Find answers to some of the more common questions below, as well as questions and answers about undergoing treatment at Sui Cura Therapies.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the specialised use of hypnosis in therapy on its own or in combination with other types of therapy. Hypnotherapy aims to assist individuals to develop new and healthier habits.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of awareness and relaxation that allows for improved focus and concentration. The hypnotic state is a natural experience that is something you are probably unfamiliar with but it occurs every day when we do something.  For example, have you ever noticed how focused you are when reading a book?

Hypnosis is the main tool used in hypnotherapy.

Can I be forced to say or do something against my will?

No. The client cannot be forced to say or do anything against their will as they are always in control and have the ability to return to full consciousness at any time. The hypnotherapist will suggest new ways to behave or react but it is up to the client to accept and integrate those changes into their life. The client is always in control.

What can I expect in a hypnotherapy session?

The session starts with a catch-up designed to assess the effectiveness of the given treatment followed by hypnosis to continue delivering the treatment plan designed by the hypnotherapist.

During hypnosis, an individual engages in a sustained and focused period of concentration that allows them to reach a deep level of relaxation. At this point, the individual can access their subconscious mind. The hypnotherapist will suggest new and healthier ways to react or behave and the client's subconscious mind will have the opportunity to replace old behaviours and thoughts with new and more positive ones if they are found beneficial for the wellbeing of the client.

Can hypnotherapy cure me?

Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy and it is effective in lessening the effects of several conditions.

If you have a medical condition, if you are taking medication or if you haven't discussed medical symptoms with your doctor, it is recommended that you do visit your doctor before or after the initial consultation with the hypnotherapist.  This is particularly important if you are having unexplained pain or symptoms such as bowel problems or any other new health issues. [1]

[1] Hypnotherapy Directory (2016). Preparing for your first hypnotherapy appointment. [online]. Available at: https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/memberarticles/preparing-for-your-first-hypnotherapy-appointment

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