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Questions and Answers

Common Questions

There are a lot of questions and even misunderstandings about hypnotherapy and hypnosis. Find answers to some of the more common questions below, as well as questions and answers about undergoing treatment at Jon Adkin BAHyp Hypnotherapist.

My Glasses.

Do you take control of my mind?
No. This is a myth that is created by film makers and those who use it for entertainment. You remain in complete control and a Clinical Hypnotherapist will not ask you to do anything that you wouldn’t normally feel comfortable doing. Your subconscious mind will only accept suggestions that are right for you.

Can everyone be hypnotised?
Not everyone is comfortable at letting go to that level of relaxation. There are very few people who can’t be hypnotized to any degree but if people feel that it won’t work for them, then it’s usually because they don’t like the idea of losing control. I will always talk through hypnosis with my clients and work around their feelings and concerns to give the optimum effect of using hypnosis.

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How does Hypnosis feel?

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. Unless you enter a deeper state, 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.

Can hypnotherapy help me?

If you are ready to push through those invisible barriers that have stopped you getting where you really deserve to be, Hypnotherapy is a fantastic tool for helping your subconscious mind to catch up with your conscious thoughts and help you to achieve whatever you want to. It gives you the confidence to believe in yourself, no matter how many false starts you’ve had.


If you’re worried because you’ve seen programmes on TV where people are hypnotized and then told to do silly things to make people laugh, then please don’t worry. Those sorts of programmes are done purely for entertainment and the participants know exactly what they’re letting themselves in for and are very willing to take part.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is very different in that it is done as a means of creating change and you’ll only accept the suggestions which are right for you.

Hypnotherapy is simply deep relaxation which allows the client to open access to their subconscious mind and change their inner belief, old habits, release fears, gain confidence and create a whole new way of thinking and feeling about themselves. There are so many ways that it can help someone to change how they feel, think, act or are so if you’re not sure if it’s something that can help you, then give me a call and we can explore if it’s something that can help you.

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