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Nigel Spears MSc, PG Cert (Clin.Hyp), PDCHyp, PDCBHyp, DBSCH

Headstart Clinical Hypnotherapy

Helping Adults & Children Achieve Life-Changing Results Since 2009

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a perfectly naturally occurring trance like state that you go into when your mind is focused, you are absorbed in what you are doing and your awareness alters.


Is hypnosis safe and are there any side effects?


The hypnosis I use is perfectly safe and the only possible side-effect is that you can fall asleep. 


Can anyone be hypnotised?


Every adult and child who can focus their attention and wants to be hypnotised can be. Absolutely no one can be hypnotised against their will.


What’s hypnosis like?


Hypnosis is a relaxed and trance like state where you are not quite awake or asleep. It’s like when you are drifting off to sleep at night, or waking up in the morning.


Will I be asleep in hypnosis?


No you will not be asleep, just deeply relaxed


Will I be in control in hypnosis?


Absolutely! Because you are relaxed, not asleep and have awareness in hypnosis, you are always in control.


Will I remember what happened after I have been hypnotised?


Almost everyone does, you remember whatever you need to remember. People who have little or no memory of being hypnotised still achieve excellent results and are always in control like everyone else.


Can I get stuck in hypnosis?


The simple answer is no. Whenever you want or need to come out of hypnosis, you will.


Is there anyone who should not be hypnotised?


In the UK, hypnosis is considered unsuitable for people with epilepsy or seizures, bipolar affective disorder, dissociative identity disorder, schizophrenia or psychosis.

For answers to other questions, contact me...

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