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Kensington Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist

Kensington Hypnotherapy

Call Elaine on 07834 761882

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FAQs

Hypnotherapy

Most people can be hypnotised although some people can be hypnotised more deeply and more easily than others. You cannot be hypnotised against your will; it simply won’t happen if you don’t want it to. Hypnosis is most successful with clients who are open-minded about trying hypnosis and willing to participate. Having a good rapport with the hypnotherapist is essential for you to allow yourself to become hypnotised. The hypnotherapist’s role is to facilitate hypnosis; however, the ease with which you become hypnotised depends on your willingness to be suggestible, meaning you are open to being influenced. The success of hypnosis relies on your suggestibility to the hypnotherapist’s words plus your ability to focus your mind and concentrate. Our minds are alert during hypnosis, therefore our minds are able to reject anything the hypnotherapist says which does not resonate; likewise our minds will accept words which are beneficial and in line with the goals for changes agreed during therapy.

Doctors, therapists and alternative practitioners cannot give guarantees because no two people are alike and treatments can work differently according to the person and their symptoms. However I can guarantee that I will always work in your best interest and I will apply my training, knowledge, skills and experience to the best of my ability in order to help you. We will work together to achieve your goals. I am governed by a strict code of conduct and I have provided the link for that Code of Ethics for you to view:

Hypnotherapy has been compared to Psychoanalysis and Behavioural Therapy

Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behaviour therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions

Yes, you are in control of whether you are hypnotised and therefore you can come out of hypnosis any time you choose to. However most clients prefer to listen to the hypnotherapist’s instructions and remain in a state of hypnosis until the hypnotherapist indicates that it is time to ‘awaken’.

We may not have to revisit your traumatic experiences in order for you to make progress although it may be helpful in some cases. Some people may have forgotten their trauma for good reasons. We may only recover memories if it is beneficial to you however this will be discussed during therapy.

Yes. I see many clients who aren’t sure why they think, feel and/or behave the way they do; they only know that they don’t feel good about themselves or they struggle with certain aspects of themselves or their lives. I can help you as long as we can develop a goal to work towards.

No. The application of hypnotherapy as well as the influences which attribute to the success of hypnotherapy is very different to stage hypnosis. Unlike stage hypnosis, cognitive behavioral hypnotherapy is used with individuals with varying levels of willingness to be hypnotised and the objective is to apply therapy which helps individuals with their concerns

A hypnotherapist will be caring and compassionate, while using their knowledge of the human psyche and their training and experience to compliment the therapy which has taken place, in order to help a client who is ready make the changes they want; a stage hypnotist uses hypnosis purely for entertainment.

Some, but not all, concerns clients come to see me about:

  • Abuse
  • Anger and Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness issues
  • Audition nerves
  • Blushing
  • Bruxism/teeth grinding
  • Childhood trauma
  • Claustrophobia
  • Concentration problems
  • Confidence issues
  • Depression/low mood
  • Destructive patterns of behaviour
  • Divorce – stress/trauma
  • Exam nerves
  • Family issues
  • Fatigue
  • Fear of germs
  • Fear of dentists or dental treatment
  • Fear of flying
  • Fear of heights/vertigo
  • Fear of needles
  • Fear of public speaking
  • Fear of spiders
  • Feeling emotionally fragile
  • Feelings of alienation
  • Grief/coming to terms with loss
  • Guilt
  • Impatience
  • Inability to be yourself around others
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Memory improvement/retrieval
  • Menopause
  • Nail biting
  • Motivation issues/procrastination
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Over-eating/under-eating
  • Pain control
  • Painful experiences/painful memories
  • Panic disorder/panic attacks
  • Performance anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Psoriasis/skin problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Relaxation/inability to relax
  • Low self-esteem
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social anxiety
  • Stuttering
  • Stress
  • Technophobia
  • Teeth grinding/bruxism
  • Tension/headaches
  • Tinnitus/ringing in the ears
  • Trauma
  • Unwanted thoughts & behaviours
  • Weight management (gastric band)

The areas of application for hypnosis are endless.

Find out whether hypnosis is suitable for you by contacting me to discuss your specific needs.

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