These are some general Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnotic or suggestive therapy is the oldest of all healing techniques. From the Sleep Temples of Egypt through the histories of ancient Greece and Rome some form of hypnosis has always been an intimate part of all cultures.
What is it like?
The actual experience of being hypnotised is very difficult to describe, neither asleep nor awake. All hypnotic states are characterised by a tremendously pleasant state.
Applications / Hypnotherapy
Help with breaking unwanted habits, (e.g. smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, nocturnal enuresis, nail biting, stuttering); relief and often remission from symptoms like breathing problems, stomach and ‘nerves’; skin problems and nervous rashes; arthritic pain, period pains and general neuromuscular aches and pains.
What is NLP?
NLP, or Neuro Linguistic Programming, captures successful approaches to understanding, modelling and creating new behaviour, rapidly. It’s original creators defined it as ‘an attitude and a methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques’.
What is Time Line Therapy®?
Time Line Therapy®is a process that helps us to let go of negative emotions from the past, let go of doubts and fears, and create our future.
What is Creating Your Future®?
The Create Your Future® process lets you set future outcomes deep into your unconscious so that you seek them out in reality.
What happens? – we meet for an hour , in which I listen and assess the problem and ask what you want me to do. I assess the case and propose a way forward. I will then offer you a treatment programme, in which sessions are generally for two hours weekly. Exceptions sometimes apply, for example with children, and for occasions where the treatment looks very straightforward.
How many sessions will I need? – Usually between 5 and 7 hours in total; Smoking cessation therapy is geared for a single two-hour session.
How much does it cost? £99 for the first session.
Is it guaranteed? Your doctor cannot guarantee outcomes and neither can I. Indeed guarantees are frowned on by the professional bodies. The thing is, you are involved in the process. However, by far the most people get the results they wanted, if not more.
Why should I pay that much? – Well, I pay £58 for a garage mechanic – and don’t even ask how much my solicitor charges. More seriously, I will get to the heart of the matter and more quickly, and the aim here is to help you achieve a long-term resolution to your current problem. Being an ex-scientist helps me analyse more easily and and gain deep insight more quickly, which saves you time, money, grief and disappointment. I have some 15 years experience working in this field full-time, and also train people in hypnotherapy and NLP. In fact I recently gained my PhD in understanding what makes people happy! But the bottom line here is to ask yourself how much is a solution worth to you, and what is the cost of leaving it unresolved?
Are you insured?
Yes, I have appropriate and full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
Is it confidential? – Yes absolutely. (Do note, however, that the law makes certain demands – these concern issues arising where the law has or may be broken by a patient. I undertake to warn you of this requirement, before you reveal any such facts.)
Are the techniques ‘safe’?
Yes, safer than normal life! I am deeply ethical in my approach.
Do you work with the public? – Absolutely, yes. In confidence
Do you work with businesses? – Yes. I provide you with training in-house, and one to one coaching.
Can anyone be treated with Hypnosis / NLP?
Most people, yes.
What If I am taking medication? – Sometimes antidepressants can slow our progress; other times not; call me to discuss.
Do you need to speak to my Doctor? – No, not usually. If you are currently under the care of another medical professional, or where we are dealing with clinical matters, then it may be appropriate and in your interests that we seek a referral.
Do you work with children? – Yes. You might want to consider that for children less than age of about 16 years, then most problems are a call for some form of attention – or to be ‘listened to’. This even includes quite ‘serious’ problems. It follows that you as parents have a role to play in the problem and in the outcome. Sometimes a chat with Mum or Dad can produce a far simpler solution. In all cases, ask, does the child see this as a problem from his/her point of view? The lower age limit also depends on the child’s capability to understand and follow instructions. Formal hypnosis is hardly ever needed with young children. I have current CRB clearance.
Where can I learn NLP and Hypnosis myself?
Generally speaking, if you are basically sound of mind, anyone can learn to use NLP or hypnsosis. Find out how to train and be certified at the Hertfordshire College of Hypnosis and NLP.