During hypnosis will I lose control?

No. You will be relaxed but also focused. At any time during a hypnotherapy session a person can open their eyes at will, get up and walk out of the room. However, because they feel so relaxed and calm, they choose to stay. The therapist exerts no control over a patient, but merely acts as a facilitator of trance.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Most people have at some point in their lives experienced trance. It is estimated that around 90% of people can be hypnotised. However there are different levels of trance. In general, as a person becomes more proficient at being hypnotised – the deeper the level of trance.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

There are no known negative side-effects. It is a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Patients cannot be hypnotised against their will. In addition, they will not accept any inappropriate suggestions. At the end of a session the patient will return to their normal state of consciousness.


Patients should make it known to the therapist if they have any eye problems, wear contact lenses, have hay fever or suffer with any joint problems in their hands, arms, shoulders, back or neck.

The client should inform the therapist if there is anything that frightens them - such as water, enclosed spaces, animals etc.

It is advisable that clients wear comfortable clothing during the session. Some people like to bring a blanket to cover themselves while in trance.

Patients should make sure they have eaten a few hours prior to the appointment. Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine is also a good idea. If the patient feels unwell, for example with flu or a cold, it is wise to cancel the session.

If the patient is taking any medication please make a note of it and pass on the details to the therapist.

In certain cases it may be necessary to contact the client’s doctor before therapy can begin and therefore their GP’s details will be required.