Each of our recordings starts with a relaxing introduction, followed by 15-30 minutes of hypnotic in nature session.
You will notice that we use pauses (sometimes up to 20 seconds). The purpose of it is to give your mind time to process the information and make the necessary psychological and physiological adjustments before moving on.
Relaxing binaural background music is also used in every session. We’re definitely taking advantage of the latest advancements in the field to produce recordings that deliver outstanding results.
Anywhere as long as you’re comfortable (like your comfy chair or bed) and you’ve ensured you won’t be disturbed while listening.
Some people have even reported that they enjoy listening to our recordings when working, say at their computer, because it keeps them relaxed. You’re free to experiment with them.
Of course, avoid listening while operating heavy machinery.
It’s an interesting fact that our brain goes into right hemispheric dominance every 80 to 120 minutes. This occurrence is known as an ultradian rhythm. You will feel it as a shift in your focus and attention to a more daydreamy state. It happens at night, too – it is when you enter REM sleep and dream.
We often override this natural pattern with coffee or stress-fuelled adrenaline but sometimes its great to use these natural dips in your day to experience refreshing hypnosis.
Other than that, it’s highly individual in nature. Of course, the usual preparations apply – make sure you won’t be disturbed by any external irritants.
It’s highly individual in nature and depends on your needs, really. Some people find they get what they need from just listening once but continue to listen to their selected recording to reinforce the changes or because they just love to relax so much.
Our general recommendation is to listen to your session once or twice a day for a week. Then, just as often as you feel you need to until you get the benefits you are looking for. Of course, you are also completely free to listen it as many times per day as you deem necessary.
Once you have got what you want and need from the session, you can listen to it occasionally when you feel in the need to reinforce its effects.
It’s highly individual in nature so it’s difficult to give any precise estimation. Some people notice improvements straight away, others have to listen numerous times before they start experiencing any.
It’s important to stay focused on the outcome you are looking for. With the aid of our carefully crafted recordings, your subconscious mind will get a clear message on what is that you want and will assist you in achieving it. 85% of the people who have tried report notable improvements.
It’s completely fine to fall asleep while listening. However, the positive effects of the recording will just not take place, for the most part.
If you are specifically using a download to help you sleep then, of course, it’s ok to fall asleep by the end of the session – otherwise we recommend to stay awake.
If you fall asleep every time you listen then that’s most likely a sign that you are short of sleep and need to sleep more.
We get that a lot, and the obvious and straightforward answer here is that you will notice the results yourself.
However, after the first sessions some people wonder if the recordings are actually properly influencing their subconscious mind and working. Some people may believe that if they can remember the session, it didn’t penetrate their subconscious mind, nor is working.
Contrary to popular belief, one does not usually become unconscious during hypnosis; rather experiences a parallel state of awareness that allows him to continue to be aware of his thoughts and where he is, but also allows his mind to glide inwards to realities beyond his immediate environment.
It’s quite normal to drift in and out and sometimes go deeper than at other times. Many people who believed they ‘weren’t hypnotized’ (because they “could still hear everything’) have told us of their surprise when they found themselves experiencing amazing life alterations.
While you’re listening to your recording, you’ll usually feel relaxed and perhaps a little day-dreamy, and you may stop being aware of time passing. Afterwards you may have or may not have precise conscious recollection of all the ideas and suggestions from the session – either way is fine.
The effects will not wear off in a perfect environment. However, different external influences on your subconscious mind may begin a process of alteration and you may notice some of the positive changes disappearing. They are not actually wearing off, but rather being replaced by new subconscious affirmations, some of which may be completely unwanted and downright harmful as far as your personal development, happiness, and growth are concerned.
That’s why we recommend being vigilant, if you notice any of the positive changes “wearing off”, be sure to reinforce your subconscious intelligence with the same suggestions you used prior. That way you’ll make sure you are staying on the consciously chosen path of prosperity and growth.
No, you remain in control at all times and are free to come out of hypnosis at any point. Hypnosis is a gentle, safe, respectful process. Some problems, however, because of their nature, may involve revisiting memories or thinking about things you are afraid of, in order to treat them. You can stop any technique at any time; we will go at your pace, with you in control.
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that utilizes the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
The process itself aims to alter our state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focusing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness – reached using skilled relaxation techniques – allows the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions.
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that utilizes the power of one’s conscious and subconscious mind. It is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress related issues and for a range of long-term conditions, and in recent years has been gaining steam in the medical world after a recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognized hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Advancement in research have consistently proven it to be capable of treating very physical conditions as well, such as tissue healing of any kind, neurological disorders, and even disabilities.
While more concrete evidence is needed to support the use of hypnosis in additional areas as an alternative to conventional medicine, many have found the process has been incredibly effective either when used in tandem with traditional treatment or when used independently after other avenues have been exhausted.
If you are considering hypnosis, it’s important to understand the different types of hypnotherapy available to you, as certain techniques will be better suited to certain situations and circumstances.
Below is a brief overview of some of the most frequently used hypnotherapy types:
Traditional/suggestion hypnotherapy involves the therapist imparting a series of ‘suggestions’ to the subconscious mind with a view to positively influencing thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This form of hypnotherapy is often employed in situations where there is no root cause that needs addressing, and can also be used effectively on a short-term basis to foster change in a limited number of sessions.
A hypno-pscyhotherapist differs from a hypnotherapist in that they will have undertaken training in psychotherapy theory and practice.
This integrative approach utilises both techniques to help with deeper problems that may not be able to be addressed with hypnotherapy alone (for example trauma or abuse), allowing the therapist to use their training and skills in psychotherapy to provide a supportive and empathetic therapeutic relationship.
Analytical hypnotherapy draws upon concepts and techniques of psychotherapy (though the hypnotherapist might not be qualified in psychotherapy) in a bid to discover and address deeper, longer standing concerns. The aim of this form of hypnotherapy is to find and remove the root cause. For example, while suggestion hypnotherapy could potentially help to mask and reduce troubled sleep – analytical hypnotherapy seeks to establish the cause of the troubled sleep (e.g. relationship issues), before addressing it. In short, it aims to resolve problems as opposed to managing them.
In terms of treatment length analytical hypnotherapy lends itself to longer-term treatment and is an involved process often requiring significant commitment from the client.
Clinical hypnotherapy is where a person receives hypnotherapy from a qualified hypnotherapist with a healthcare background. In the UK, hypnotherapists are not required to have any specific training by law, but a clinical hypnotherapist is a licensed clinician who can use the practice to treat a range of medical and psychological conditions. Most health professionals who practice clinical hypnotherapy are registered with a professional body and are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Cognitive/behavioral hypnotherapy is a modern, scientific approach to therapy that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and hypnosis to positively influence emotional, behavioral, cognitive and symptomatic change.
This branch of hypnosis differs significantly from the traditional schools of hypnotherapy – drawing influence from a range of theories such as positive psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and NLP, and combining them so that they fall in line with the personal goals and values of the client. Drawing from this extensive range of techniques and disciplines is how therapists are able to create such a personal and tailored approach for the client – avoiding the ‘one size fits all’ approach.
The process itself sees the therapist accessing the mindset of clients, so that they can use techniques and language based on the client’s unique model of the world. The process will also often incorporate an analytical approach, whereby unwanted thoughts and behaviours from the past are cleared away and then techniques to retrain the brain in the present are utilised to ensure the changes clients would like to make become fully realised.
Hypnotherapy and NLP
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explores the relationship between language, behaviour and excellence. It is essentially a model used to identify and analyse the linguistic techniques used subconsciously by successful people, in order to produce a recipe for excellence.
An NLP practitioner will look at your attitude, language and your use of it, your understanding of relationships and how you build a rapport and the physical and emotional states that are best for accomplishing a task. Effective communication and perception of others and ourselves will also be key focuses and all will be examined so that strategies for improving understanding, motivation, learning and remembering can be formed.
Many hypnotherapists train in NLP in order to help themselves communicate more effectively with their clients, and also to help their clients communicate more effectively with themselves.
Time Line Therapy
Developed by NLP practitioner, Tad James, Time Line Therapy is a hypnotic approach that derives from NLP. It is based on the concept that our unconscious mind stores memories in a linear pattern – like a time line – which is essentially a mental photo album of our life. Time Line therapists use a variety of techniques to unconsciously help clients release negative emotions and limiting beliefs linked to past experiences in order to facilitate long-term transformation and better mind-body health. Time Line Therapy™ is considered particularly useful for helping people to overcome symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, and tends to achieve quick results.
Solution focused hypnotherapy
Solution focused hypnotherapy looks at what the client would like to achieve, rather than the reason why they booked the appointment. It focuses on the present and the future instead of the past, which is why it can provide a positive effect in such a short space of time.
The hypnotherapist may ask how the client’s life would improve if they fix the problem, and specifically what would have changed. This provides a specific goal for the client to aim for while making the solution clear.
This approach can help with confidence problems, anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences and minor phobias such as water, spiders and flying.
Hypnosis is a normal, naturally occurring, healthy state of mind. It is totally DRUG FREE. There has never been a single documented case of harm resulting from the use of hypnosis.
Leslie Le Crone, psychologist and authority on hypnosis, states: “As to self-induction, many thousands have learned it and I have yet to hear a report of any bad results of its use”.
In his book Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Dr William S Kroger states: “Platonof, an associate of Pavlov, who used hypnosis for over fifty years in over fifty-thousand cases, reports as follows: ‘We have never observed any harmful influences on the patient which could be ascribed to the method of hypno-suggestion therapy, or any tendency toward the development of unstable personality, weakening of the will, or pathological urge for hypnosis'”.
Dr David Cheek, MD, who has vast experience in the field, writes, “We can do more harm with ignorance of hypnotism than we can ever do by intelligently using hypnosis and suggestion constructively”.
Dr Julius Grinker states, “The so-called dangers from hypnosis are imaginery. Although I have hypnotized many hundreds of patients, I have never seen any ill effects from its use”.
Psychologist, Rafael Rhodes, in his book “Therapy Through Hypnosis”, writes: “Hypnotism is absolutely safe. There is no known case on record of harmful results from its therapeutic use”.
Dr Louie P Thorpe, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California, in his book “The Psychology of Mental Health”, writes: “Hypnotism is a natural phenomenon, and there are no known deleterious effects from its use”.
Clinical hypnotherapist, Gil Boyne, states, “In almost forty years of practice and more than 40,000 hours of hypnotherapy, I have never seen or heard of any harm resulting from hypnosis”.
No, not at all. Hypnosis has been used for a long as records have been kept. Modern clinical hypnosis is dated from the late 1700s, and the use of hypnosis has grown by leaps and bounds since 1958.
Hypnosis is not a new modality of treatment. Hypnosis has had a variety of names and has been used for millenia as a means of influencing human behaviour. Therapeutic suggestion and concentration have been practised throughout the history as we have sought to recognise and treat discomfort, disorder and disease. The Celts and Druids practised hypnosis. The Egyptians established “sleep temples” some 4,000 years ago dedicated to therapeutic trance states in which curative suggestions were given. The Bible contains many sections which allude to hypnotic phenomena. Primitive tribes had Shamans who practised ritual, sleep cures and healing suggestions to remove the influences responsible for illness. Undoubtedly, the chants of the earliest medicine men helped many patients to restore their health. Think about the crooning and rocking that a mother uses to help her fitful child into a peaceful state of quiet and sleep.
In modern times, hypnosis is usually dated to Vienna in the 1700s and a young physician named Mesmer. The method Mesmer used became known as Mesmerism. Mesmer guided his patients to use their powerful imaginations. By doing so, Mesmer unwittingly lay the corner stone of many present-day therapies. Today, imagery techniques are used in many health care settings, with cancer patients, and in the areas of sports and business motivation.
In 1855, English surgeon, James Esdaile, used hypnotic skills in India. He operated on three thousand patients, of which three hundred were major procedures. He discovered the mortality rate dropped from 50% to 5%, and that many of his patients recovered more quickly, had increased resistance to infection, and had greater comfort. He presented his findings to the Royal Academy of Physicians in London. His work was denounced as blasphemous because “God intended for people to suffer”.
During the 1st and 2nd World Wars, interest in hypnosis was heightened because hypnosis was found to be very effective in combating war neurosis. The success of hypnosis in dismissing symptoms through a reliving of the events of a traumatic experience created a wave of enthusiasm for hypnotic methods.
It is probably true to say that hypnosis is clouded with more myths and misconceptions than any other form of psychological practice, even though these misconceptions have their roots in long-distant history and have no foundation in fact.
In the UK and elsewhere throughout the world, hypnotherapy is now recognised as a valuable therapeutic methodology.
Virtually anyone can be hypnotized – some more easily than others. Like anything else in life, the more people practice self-hypnosis, the more easily they can slip into that wonderful relaxed state. The depth that people reach in hypnosis varies between individuals. It is not necessary to achieve a very deep level of hypnosis to bring about change to habits or conditions that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.
A common myth about hypnotizability is when a person says, “No one could hypnotize me, and I’m too strong minded”. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis in a sense. A person goes into hypnosis because they choose to. So strong-minded individuals are really good candidates for hypnosis provided they are committed to wanting it to work for them.
As it stands hypnotherapists are not currently regulated in the UK, meaning that there are no laws in position which outline the level of training and experience required in order to practice. Our verification process however, ensures that we only work with hypnotherapists who have provided proof of a relevant qualification and insurance cover, as well as proof of membership with an industry professional body, and proof of practical experience in the field.
You will not become unconscious and you will be aware of everything at all times. Your will is not weakened in any way. You are in control and cannot be made to do anything against your will. Hypnosis is not sleep.
Hypnosis, particularly the deeper forms, can appear to be like sleep because the person’s body is typically very still and quiet. That can be deceiving, though, as there is mental activity going on on a deeper level, affecting one’s subconscious mind for healing and restoration.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind. People are often surprised that they hear every word and could get up and walk out of the room at any moment. You may not seem any different, just very relaxed.
It’s similar to drifting off to sleep at night, that stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, you may feel a sense of weightlessness or you may feel heaviness as all your muscles relax. Everyone experiences it differently, and your therapist will be able to reassure you and help you relax and enjoy the experience.
Most people are surprised at just how relaxing it is.
Hypnosis is a powerful life skill for the modern person. There is a great deal of stress to be handled in today’s work environment, schools, and society in general. Self-hypnosis, at the most basic level, is wonderful for de-stressing, calming, and restoring a healthful energy to your body. It gives a sense of control and connectedness to your mind and body that supports confidence and success.
After becoming more skilled in self-hypnosis, you’ll find that it can help you maintain motivation and peak performance, as well as health and vigor. It can help you make clear decisions. It is incredibly powerful to be able to discover what your subconscious beliefs and patterns are and be able to change them at will. You can literally design your life! Cope with almost any problem. Remain more calm and centered in day to day life. You can design your patterns and beliefs to propel you to your highest goals and to your vision of success, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.
Hypnotherapy has the advantage of being able to communicate with the subconscious in a two-way fashion. Affirmations don’t facilitate direct responses from the subconscious; they only seek to speak to the subconscious, while also having difficulties reaching it in a productive manner.
A post-hypnotic suggestion is also different than an affirmation: effects tend to be more direct, more specific, more immediate, and more lasting when using post-hypnotic suggestions.
Both of these methods (psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy) approach the conscious mind and you have to actively think about what you are doing and learning. You use your intellect and your rational thinking to help solve problems. But when you use your thinking mind, there is a greater possibility of negative thoughts interfering, excuses, or barriers going up that block progress. These negative experiences or negative thinking then goes back into the subconscious mind and gets further reinforced. This is not to say that these methods cannot be helpful, because they can, but it requires a lot of work on a conscious level, and is not as “easy” as hypnosis can be, as it is frequently considered superior because it influences both your conscious and subconscious mind at once for greater results. Many individuals use hypnosis after failing with other methods, because they are so frustrated and fed up by their failure.
Hypnosis is the method used to put yourself (or with the help of a therapist) into a relaxed state of consciousness that is common to everyone everyday. Hypnosis may be used just to be put into the state of relaxation only, or to feel pleasant, or as a therapy to help change behavior, etc. Hypnosis as used by professionals is not to be confused with stage hypnosis, which is entirely different from this discussion and is employed as entertainment rather than therapeutic. Generally, a person who administers hypnosis is a hypnotist, though this term sometimes has bad connotations due to stage and theatrical hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis as a therapy to help individuals improve their lives whether it be just general relaxation or stress reduction, or for other medical or emotional concerns, such as helping individuals reduce pain, heal specific organs and tissues, endure medical procedures when medication is contraindicated, reduce symptoms of functional disorders or just general well-being. Hypnotherapy is NOT however, a substitute for professional medical care, but rather a complement to it.
A person who provides hypnotherapy is a hypnotherapist, and usually has additional professional training, certifications and qualifications in mind sciences and therapy as well as counseling skills in addition to hypnotherapy.
Solely for ease of use, the terms hypnosis and hypnotherapy are used interchangeably throughout this site.
Guided Imagery or visualization are processes used by hypnotherapists to help their patients resolve issues or improve their health. The subconscious mind responds very well to images and metaphor which can represent facets of the individual’s life or problems. By using these visualizations, the subconscious mind makes a mental picture and solves the problem since it cannot distinguish reality, it will take the images as a means to improve and move forward with suggestions made.
Meditation can be a form similar to self-hypnosis where the mind goes to a slower level for inner calm and insight but the individual is not being guided. No specific behavior or change is targeted. It can also be a form of prayer.
The communication with the subconscious mind that hypnosis facilitates is one of the reasons why hypnotherapy is so effective. The subconscious part of the mind is responsible for much of our behavior and as a result, hypnotherapy can create lasting behavioral change with relatively short-term therapy.
Our subconsciousness is also responsible for almost all of the not consciously regulated processes taking place in the body, which is almost everything. It can be used to help with numerous conditions and diseases, and even guide physical tissue restoration and healing when needed.
Hypnosis also facilitates learning and can therefore be used to improve memory or modify negative thought patterns, to learn new behaviors or improve performance.
As far as the ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis) knows there would be no information in relation to using hypnosis as a lie detector because that is not how hypnosis really works, no matter what Hollywood movies might like you to believe. A person in trance always has control of their actions, which includes the ability to lie if they want to.
No. When in hypnosis, the conscious mind takes a rest. Hypnosis allows client and hypnotherapist to tap into the storehouse of information that lies in the subconscious (or unconscious mind) and makes positive changes to thought patterns, habits, or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.
Hypnotherapy will bring out the best in you. This means that you will change by leaving behind any habits or baggage you no longer need or want and therefore become a stronger and happier person. It will help you to unlock your true potential. It just helps you to uncover your strong and good qualities, which you may not even have known you have.