What is Hypnosis

Hypnosis FAQ

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation with a heightened sense of awareness.  It is like a daydream state that we are all in many times a day.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis, and the mind’s own natural abilities, to resolve issues, relieve emotional burdens and achieve personal goals. It is a safe, effective process. Hypnotherapy involves working together with me, your therapist to bring about positive changes in how you think, feel and behave.

Is Hypnosis Safe?

Yes. Hypnosis is completely safe and natural. Everyone has already experienced hypnosis thousands of times whether they are aware of it or not. Normal, everyday hypnosis occurs when you are driving down the road and lose track of time, or when you are focusing on a book or television program and you don’t even notice something that is going on around you. You are not asleep, and you are in control. It’s an imaginative free-floating and pleasant state of mind where you’re far more aware than usual but also a lot more focused.

What about Stage Hypnosis?

A Hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything you don’t want to, even if it’s good for you. Forget what you’ve seen in the movies and on TV, you are actually more in control of your mind & body during hypnosis than at any other time because your attention is focused. Clinical hypnosis is very different from stage hypnosis, so you will not be asked to do anything foolish or useless. Hypnosis requires your consent and rather than someone controlling you, its purpose in Hypnotherapy is to enable you to feel more in control of your own life. Stage hypnosis is entertainment, where a willing member of the audience volunteers to demonstrate the power of their imagination.

What is the difference between the Conscious and Subconscious?

The conscious part of our mind deals with reasoning, calculating, analyzing and remembering what we need to get through the day. The Subconscious houses all of our permanent memories, creativity, belief systems, perceptions and programmed habits and behaviour. Hypnotherapy can bring the Subconscious back in harmony with the Conscious, so our experience reflects what we want, not what we are conditioned to accept.

Who Can Be Hypnotised?

Anyone can be hypnotised if they choose to do so. Hypnosis cannot be done against a person’s will, and is safe and effective for adults, teenagers and children. In fact the ability to be hypnotised is often a learned trait. You can teach your body and mind to go into trance, and get better and better at it as you practice self hypnosis.

What can it help?

Hypnotherapy can be used to improve, and in many cases entirely remove, any symptom or challenge caused by emotions, habits, behaviour or psychological issues. Experts now agree that many life problems, including physical disease, have underlying factors that are predominantly psychological or emotional.  Resolving a problem that’s “inside you but out of your control” can give you your life back.  As well as resolving problems, many now use hypnotherapy to improve performance in sport, business, study, the arts and personal relationships. It is successful for quitting smoking, losing weight, fears and phobias, performance anxiety, confidence, skin disorders, insomnia and other sleep issues and many more issues.

Why Should I choose Hypnotherapy Now?

Don’t sit around and wait for change to happen: make an appointment now and take control of your life. 

Why choose an ICHP PGA Therapist?

We are the largest and longest established Hypnotherapy Association in Ireland, and a respected member of many International regulatory bodies. Each of our Therapists is fully qualified from an Accredited Institute, bound by our Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics, and committed to Continuing Professional Development and Supervision.

ICHP PGA Mission Statement

ICHP PGA is the leading professional organisation of ethical Hypnotherapists in Ireland. We are dedicated to advancing the science and art of Hypnotherapy by achieving the highest standards in facilitating positive, empowering and lasting personal change.  I am a member of the ICHP and CHPA and Irish Institute of NLP as well as the Irish Life Coach Institute.