Questions and Answers
What is Hypnosis?
A natural, drug free state of intense, deep relaxation and concentration, similar to the relaxed state that we experience between waking and sleeping. The person is not asleep or unconscious, but fully aware of sensations and surroundings. They are however much more receptive to therapeutic suggestions than they would be normally.
What conditions or problems can Hypnosis help overcome?
See: Hypnosis Helps....
Do I lose control?
You are in control at all times and are able to break a hypnotic trance at anytime (just as you can stop day dreaming instantly). You cannot be made to do or say anything that you do not wish to do or say. Hypnosis is achieved and maintained by mutual cooperation.
Can I be Hypnotised?
Virtually anyone can be hypnotised, some more easily than others. Cooperation, a desire to enter hypnosis and an ability to concentrate is all that is required. All hypnosis is "self hypnosis" and requires the subject to allow themselves to drift into a trance or "altered state". Everyone has experienced some form of hypnotic trance whether as a daydream or watching TV. You cannot be hypnotised against your will or if your ability to concentrate is impaired.
Is Hypnosis safe?
Being drug free, non contact and because you are in control, it is perhaps one of the safest forms of therapy. There is no documented evidence of anyone ever being harmed by hypnosis.
Is Hypnotherapy effective?
Dr. Alfred A. Barrios reported in the psychotherapy journal of American Psychiatric Association (Vol. 7-1),the following success rates:
Hypnotherapy 93% recovery after 6 sessions (about 1.5 months)
Behavior Therapy 72% recovery after 22 sessions (about 6 months)
Psychotherapy 38% recovery after 600 sessions (about 11.5 months)
How does it work?
In the deeply relaxed hypnotic trance state the subconscious part of the mind is best able to respond to positive suggestion and imagery. You can focus on the things you want to change and on the ways you can best do so, free from anxious or sabotaging thoughts. In certain cases, age regressive techniques may be used to access memories and uncover root causes of conditions or the deep underlying beliefs that may be preventing the desired change. If required other techniques can assist in "letting go" and clearing emotional blockages that allow the person to move on.
What happens in a session?
Each session is different of course, depending on the presenting issue, but after a personal history is taken the process begins with a conversation about the clients presenting issue. The conversation is aimed at opening up the issue, viewing it from a different perspective and discovering the clients strengths. It is usual for half the session to be devoted to counselling. Then some strategies are outlined and the client will be guided into a state of deep relaxation where suggestions and strategies are reinforced hypnotically. Depending on the nature of the problem, various techniques may be used to explore the root cause of the problem and to resolve the issue in a positive way (Age Regression, Ego State or Parts Therapy etc.). At the end of the session the client will return to full awareness, and feels completely rested and relaxed. Sessions are usually between 60 and 75 minutes in duration.
Daryl Wilkinson MACHA
BDA, Dip Clin Hyp, Dip S O Couns, GDip Psych Couns.
Certified HypnoBirthing® Educator
PERFORMANCE COACHING, COUNSELLING AND HYPNOTHERAPY
My connection with hypnosis began over forty years ago when as a teenager, after all else had failed, I was cured of asthma by a hypnotherapist. As a result I have always held an unshakeable belief in the extraordinary power of the mind, positive thought and the mind-body connection.
For over thirty years I have held lecturing positions in several tertiary institutions, but now devote my time to my private practice and corporate seminars in presentation and communication skills and stress management.
My client base embraces people from all walks of life with a wide variety of presenting conditions, but also includes many performers, writers and artists, reflecting my commitment to and understanding of, the needs of the arts community.
I am a trained counsellor and hypnotherapist and a registered member of the Australian Clinical Hypnotherapists Association.
AUSTRALIAN CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPISTS ASSOCIATION - http://www.hypnosis.asn.au
Hypnotherapist listed alphabetically in geographic regions:
UK and EUROPE
Tina and Henrik Anderson - http://www.talkingtherapies.net
NLP, Counselling and more. Stoke on Trent & Newcastle under Lyme UK
Elizabeth Brown & Christine Hines http://www.ilkleytherapies.co.uk
Positive change, weight loss, stress management, IBS. Ilkley West Yorkshire UK
Henrik Buchwald - http://www.hypnose-hypnosis.dk
"Hypnosis - Hypnosis" a Danish Website about Hypnosis and Therapy.
Dougie Connor - http://www.hypnotrance.co.uk
Edinburgh, Scotland. Confidential hypnotherapy and healing for a wide range of conditions.
Barry Cooper - http://www.magicofthemind.co.uk
- Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT and Life Coaching. North West London UK
Dennis S Davies - http://www.yorkshirehypnosis.co.uk
- Yorkshire Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. Castleford and Barnsley, Yorkshire UK
Tim Donald - http://www.orchard-hypnotherapy.co.uk
- Hypnotherapy in Leeds. Hypnosis and Analytical hypnotherapy, Horsforth, Leeds UK
Dawn Flockhart - http://www.brain-train.co.uk
Hypnosis, NLP, Reki and TFT Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Barabra Ford-Hammond - http://www.barbaraford-hammond.com
Hypnotherapy and Stress Management. Hampshire UK
Mike Fulton - http://www.hypnotherapylondon.org.uk
The Hypnotherapy Practice. Ealing, London UK
Lyndon Garvey - http://www.hypnosisforchange.co.uk
- Hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner. Warrington UK
David Goode - http://www.hypnotherapy-services.com
- Hypnotherapist specialising in Past life regression, sexual disfunction and more Torquay UK
Steven Harold - http://www.hypno-therapist.com
Hypnotherapist, East London, UK
John Hudson - http://www.hypnosisbristolbath.co.uk
Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist Bristol UK
David Kato - http://www.depression-therapist.co.uk
Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist specialising in womens health and depression. Also at http://www.depression-bristol.co.uk
Derek Kew http://www.derek-kew.co.uk
Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Eating Disorders Practicioner. Essex/Hartfordshire and London UK
Max Kirsten - http://www.stop-smoking-in-1-hour.co.uk
Hypnotherapist specialising in Stop Smoking, Weight Loss, IBS, Insomnia, Depression, and more, West London UK
John D. Lawrence - http://www.highland-hypnosis.co.uk
- offering hypnotherapy and hypnotherapy training in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland
Eddie Lester - http://www.hypnos.info
- Oxford Hypnotherapy, specialising in stress management, confidence and achieving life-goals. Hypnosis tapes and cds available. Oxford and Swindon UK
Jean Mann - http://www.hypno-surrey.com
Hypnotherapy & Stress Management.Little Bookham Surrey UK
Larry McMahon - http://www.larrymcmahon.com
Hypnotherapist Coach,Trainer. Killarney, Ireland
Steve Mckeown - http://www.themckeownclinic.co.uk
- hypnosis, hypnotherapy, analytical therapy, psychoanalysis. St Albans, Hertfordshire
Nigel Magowan - http://www.hypnotize.me.uk
- Advanced Hypnotherapist, NLP Master practitioner and NLP Life Coach in Manchester UK
John L. Moonie - http://www.hypnoperth.com
Hypnotherapist specialising in fear, phobis and panic attacks. Perth Scotland UK
Dylan Morgan - http://www.hypno1.co.uk
- Morganic Therapy Site - Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling - Leeds UK
Bettina Pantung - http://www.bp-hypnose.dk
- Pantung Hypnoterapi, Denmark
Phil Panter - http://www.geocities.com/phil_panter/index.htm
Sort it out with hypnotherapy and NLP - Redditch, UK
Andrew Parr - http://www.professional-hypnotherapy-lomdon.co.uk
Stop smoking hypnosis, weight loss, fears and personal problems. London, UK also at http://www.hypnotherapy-sussex.co.uk
Hypnotherapy in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and Sussex UK
Richard Parsons - http://www.richardparsons.net
Hypnotherapist, Cheltenham, Gloucester UK
José Penrose - http://www.counsellingtaliesin.co.uk
- Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and Counsellor. Woking, Surrey UK
Christal sonne Rasmussen- http://www.sonnerasmussen.dk
Terapi - psykoterapi - hypnose. Kolding, Denmark
Jane Robinson - http://www.janerobinson.net
Psycotherapist and advanced clinical hypnotherapist. Anxiety, panic attacs,sleep disorders, pain and stress. Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire UK
Adam Sargent - http://www.haworth-hypnotherapy.co.uk
- Hypnotherapy and NLP, healing the whole self. Haworth, West Yorkshire UK
Anthony Smith - http://www.anthony-smith.co.uk
Hypnotherapist NLP Practitioner, Specialist in Stress, Anxiety, and Phobias. Maidenhead, near London UK
Nick Smith - http://www.creativeself.co.uk
Creative Self Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Hypnobirthing and Fertility specialist in Oxford, UK.
Adrian Tannock - http://www.lastingchange.co.uk
- Lasting Change Hypnotherapy. Anxiety, weight loss, phobias, stopping smoking. Manchester
Stuart Thompson and Stephen Powell - http://www.hypno-web.co.uk
Strategies for Change Hypnosis and Life Coaching. Yorkshire UK
Debbie Waller - http://www.debbiewaller.com
- Hypnotherapy and relaxation classes - Yorkshire UK
Will Williams - http://www.121hypnosis.com
- Information rich site and quality hypnotherapy and NLP in Exeter, Devon UK
Jonathan Wootton - www.wakefieldhypnotherapy.co.uk
Clinical and Analytical Hypnotherapy in Wakefield, West Yorkshire UK
David Barron - http://www.changework.com
Master Hypnotist, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Facilitator. San Jose, Ca USA
Joseph Bennette - http://www.jbennette.com
Hypnotherapy, Rapid Eye Therapy, Energy Therapies. Salem, Oregon USA
Cal Banyan http://www.hypnosiscenter.com
Banyan Hypnosis Center for training and services. Staff of six hypnotherapists. Minneapolis - St Paul, Minnesota USA
Gregg Capella - http://www.hypnosisenergy.com
- Hypnosis Energy Centre Hypnotherapy in San Diego County. Solana Beach California, USA
Sanna Carapellotti - http://www.mentalperformances.com
Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner specialising in performance enhancement and performance coaching. Pittsburgh PA, USA
Bob Choat - http://www.hypnomindpower.com
Granada Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV. USA. Helping You to Realize Your Dreams by Enhancing Your Personal Belief System using Hypnosis and NLP.
Richard Clark - http://www.californiahypno.com
Solution Focussed Clinical Hypnosis in Siuthern California. USA
Daniel J. Cleary - http://www.danclearyhypnosis.com
Hypnosis for Health Learning Center. Pain Control specialist. North Palm Beach Florida USA
Alan Crandall - http://www.alpha-mind.com
Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Counselor and Success Coach. San Jose, California USA
Mary Curro http://www.thesaneasylum.com
The Sane Asylum. Portsmouth, VA. USA
Jan Eisnor - http://www.healingswithhypnosis.com
- Offering Hypnosis near Boston. Past Life Regression CD's available. Woburn, Massachusetts. USA
Wendi Friesen - http://www.wendi.com
Hypnotherapy - NLP - EFT -Over 60 Audio and Video Hypnosis Programs - Sacramento, California, USA
Susan N. George - http://www.njhypnosis.com
Hypnosis to stop smoking, eliminate fears and phobias and aid in weight loss. Monmouth County, Sea Girt, New Jersey USA
Errol Gluck - http://www.glucksolutions.org
Hypnotherapist, life coach and trainer. Brooklyn New York USA
Kathy Harrison - http://www.KatHypnosis.com
Hypnotherapist, NLP practicioner Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
C. Devin Hastings - http://www.MBH4U.com
Psychotherapist ,Specializing in treatment of diabetes and OCD. Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Roy Hunter - http://www.royhunter.com
- Leading Hypnotherapist, author/trainer and speaker. Tacoma Washington USA
Del Hunter Morrill - http://www.hypnocenter.com
Counseling Hypnotherapist Tacoma, Washington USA
Benjamin Moss - http://www.benmosshypnosis.com
Hypnotherapist "Achieve your goals through Hypnosis" Irvine, California USA
Doug Kelly - http://www.newlifedynamics.com
Hypnotherapist, Speaker, Author. Port Charlotte, Florida USA
Dr.Bryan Knight - http://www.hypnosis.org
Hypnosis Headquarters: Bringing Solutions to Mind. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mary Lee LaBay - http://www.maryleelabay.com
Author, speaker, instructor and practitioner of holistic hypnotherapy, Bellevue, WA, USA
James Malone Ph.D - http://www.njhypno.com
Point Pleasant, NJ, USA
Kim Manning - http://ww.hypnotherapy-detroit.com
- Medical Hypnotherapist in Detroit USA.
Kathryn McGlynn - http://www.hypnosis.ws
Metaphysical Hypnosis Explorations,Sturbridge, MA USA
Robert Monteux- http://www.hypnosis-now.com
Portland Hypnotherapy - Hypnotherapy and Sports & Performance Hypnosis in Portland, Maine. USA
Don and Nancy Reno - http://www.jenkshypnosis.com
Jenks Hypnosis Center near Tulsa, OK, USA - Change your perception, change your life.
Carol S. Rios http://www.hypnosiscures.com
Powerful Self Hypnosis CDs and DVDs North Carolina USA
Lenay Rogus http://www.hypnosisbylenay.com
Hypnotherapy, HypnoBirthing, NLP Stress Maangement and more. San Diego CA, USA
John Syme http://www.hypnopower.ca
Hypnotherapist and Counselor. Past Life Regression Specialist - Belleville Ontario Canada
Christian Wasinger - http://www.christianwasinger.com
Hypnotherapist, NLP practicioner and Results Coach. San Diego California USA
Victoria M.Wizell, http://www.hyptalk.com
Hypnotherapist - self-hypnosis audio programs available and much more. Nevada USA
Katherine Zimmerman - http://www.trancetime.com
- Hypnotherapy and training, Reiki and EFT Sacramento Ca USA
Grant Boddington - http://www.nzhypnosis.com
Leading NZ Stage Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist, Wanganui, New Zealand
Erik Bragg - http://www.hypnosis-japan.org
Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner. Tokyo, Japan.
Lindsay Claxton - http://www.lindsayclaxton.com
Solution Oriented Counsellor and Hypnotherapist. Frankston (outer Melbourne), Australia
Andrew Elder - HypNoCoach - http://www.hypnocoach.com.au
- Hypnotic Coaching combining Hypnotherapy, NLP, Coaching, Counselling, and Facilitation in Sydney CBD, Australia.
Michelle Hardwick - http://www.hypnosistherapy.co.nz
Hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT. Dunedin New Zealand
Belinda Hulstrom - http://www.belindahulstrom.com
- Counselling and Hypnotherapy - Caring help with all personal issues. Williamstown, Melbourne Australia and via telephone/online.
David Kennedy School of Hypnosis - http://www.hypnostudies.com.au
Training in the Clinical Practice of Hypnosis and Ericksonian Psychotherapy. Brisbane Qld Australia
Michelle Mayur, Angel Wings Healing Pty Ltd - http://www.angelwings-healing.com
Hypnotherapy and channelled energy work. Caring, spiritual focus. Consultations and workshops. Melbourne, Australia
David Mendes http://www.feldenkraisinmotion.com.au
- Feldenkrais and Counselling Kew, Melbourne Australia
Roana Simmons http://www.divinemoon.com.au
Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist, Hypnosis for all issues. Brisbane, Australia.
OTHER INTERESTING HYPNOSIS, COACHING, COUNSELLING AND STRESS RELATED SITES
HYPNOSIS.COM - http://www.hypnosis.com
- A valuable source of information on Hypnosis and NLP
HYPNOSIS MUSEUM - http://www.angelfire.com/pr/hypno
: An educational site depicting instruments throughout the ages used to induce hypnosis.
HYPNOTHERAPY EQUIPMENT Ltd. http://www.hypno-quip.co.uk
: Kevin Gray UK.
HYPNOTHERAPY SCRIPTS available from http://www.hypnotherapyscripts.co.uk
HYPNOSIS SCRIPTS AND LINKS at http://www.hypnosis-japan.org/scriptlinks.html
HYPNOSIS and HYPNOTHERAPY UK http://www.hypnosis.me.uk
Resources, links and information on Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy in the UK.
HYPNOSENSE - http://www.hypnosense.com
- Terence Watts Hypnotherapist, author and trainer. Essex UK
UK HYPNOSIS - http://www.UKhypnosis.com
Donald Robertson Hypnotherapist, London UK.
HYPNOTIC WORLD - http://www.hypnoticworld.com
- A resourse for professional hypnotherapists UK
SOLUTION ORIENTED COUNSELLING and HYPNOSIS http://www.ampersandaus.com.au
Dr GERARD SUNNEN - http://www.triroc.com/sunnen/index.htm
- Interesting artilles on the uses of hypnosis in a medical context.
Stage Hypnotist, San Fransisco USA
THINKWELL CORP - http://www.hypnosoft.com
- HypnoSoft(TM) Internet Hypnosis.Visitors can create a custom, talking hypnosis on the Internet, delivered via email.
HYPNOTHERAPY TRAINING COMPANY - http://www.hypnosistoday.com
-Wakefield Massachusetts USA
THE INSIGHT http://www.the-insight.com
A Spiritual Directory
PUBLIC SPEAKING http://www.public-speaking-to-promote-and-profit.com
- An excellent site run by a hypnotherapist with plenty of useful tips and infomation.
HYPNOSIS INFORMATION http://www.hypno1.co.uk
- Possibly the world's largest site of FREE information on hypnotherapy.
ABOUT HYPNOSIS http://www.about-hypnosis.com
An informative site explaining how to use hypnosis to improve your life
ORCA INSTITUTE http://www.orcainstitute.com
- Offering Hypnotherapy training through onsite and distance programs -
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNSELING HYPNOTHERAPISTS
STRESS SPOT http://www.StressSpot.com
Stress Information resource website.
STRESS MANAGEMENT HQ Information and resourses for stress management - http://www.stressmanagementhq.com
STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE http://www.stressfocus.com
An information hub with valuable information on stress, it's causes, symptoms along with the right solution to overcome stress by easiest and affordable methods.
STRESS MANAGEMENT - http://www.mindtools.com
- Learn how to relieve stress. Mind Tools helps you manage the causes of stress and teaches useful stress management techniques.
YORKSHIRE STRESS MANAGEMENT - Stress information and stress management services for business and individuals. (UK) - http://www.yorkshirestressmanagement.com
CCOUNSELLING AND STRESS REDUCTION - http://www.counsellor.com.au
Learn effective strategies to change your state of mind. Positive lifr coaching techniques.
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT DIRECTORY - http://www.performancemanagementsite.info
A one stop resource for all your performance management needs.