There are many questions we are frequently asked about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, so we’ve taken a little time to jot down some brief answers which we hope you will find useful.
What is hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
“Hypnosis is a state of natural deep, relaxation and concentration. It helps you to use the power of your mind and your creative imagination to find new ways of dealing with problems and to alter unwanted patterns of behaviour. The hypnotic state enables you to access the ability of the subconscious mind to resolve deeply rooted issues.” – Australian Hypnotherapists Association.
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic application of hypnosis to bring about desired changes in sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
What is the subconscious mind?
There are 3 levels of the mind, the conscious mind, the subconscious mind and the unconscious mind.
Your conscious mind reacts to patterns and established perceptions held within the subconscious and unconscious minds. The subconscious mind stores memories, reasoning capacity, understanding, judgment, beliefs, creativity and physical skill. The unconscious mind provides an emotional intelligence filter between the subconscious and conscious mind.
What does hypnosis and hypnotherapy treat?
Habits, addictions, emotional disorders, self esteem issues, fears, phobias, obsessions, sleep disorders, weight management, mind-body conditions, past life regression and spirit attachment and invasive energy. For example:
Agoraphobia, Alcohol, Anger Management, Anorexia, Anxiety Release, Arthritis, Assertiveness, Bells Palsy, Bereavement, Blood Pressure, Bruxism (Grinding Teeth), Bulimia, Bullying, Caffeine, Crohns Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Claustrophobia, Compulsive Behaviours, Confidence, Dealing with Divorce, Depression, Diabetes, Diverticulitis (Intestinal Inflammation), Dosposaphobia (Compulsive Hoarding), Drug dependence, Eczema, Emotional Issues, Enuresis- (Bed Wetting/Incontinence), Exams, Exercise, Fears, Fibromyalgia, Forgiveness, Gambling, Grief, Guilt, Happiness, Headaches and Migraines, Healthy Eating, Hypochondria, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Jealousy, Loneliness, Lupus, Memory and Concentration, Mental blocks, Motivation, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Relaxation, Nail Biting, Negativity, Nightmares, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Pain Relief, Panic Attacks, Past Life Regression, Patience, Perfectionism, Phobia Release, Procrastination, Psoriasis, PTSD, Public Speaking, Rebuilding Trust, Reinvent Yourself, Relaxation, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Self Belief, Self Confidence, Self Esteem, Separation Anxiety, Sleep Talking, Sleep Walking, Smoking, Sports Improvement, Stress Management, Stroke, Stuttering, Sugar Addiction, Surgery, Survivor of Child Abuse, Thyroid Balance, Tinnitus, Trichotillomania – Compulsive Hair Pulling, Weight Loss, Worrying.
Can anybody be hypnotised?
Yes, anyone can be hypnotised as long as they have a desire to be.
How many sessions will I need?
On average, clients require between 3 and 5 sessions. Depending on individual progress, motivation and desire to change, this may need to be extended. Appointments are usually weekly, however some clients come on a fortnightly or monthly basis depending on their circumstances.
How much does hypnotherapy cost?
Sessions last approximately 1 hour and cost $90 per session. Our rate is extremely competitive, with the average cost for hypnosis falling between $125 and $250 per hour. Whispered Wisdom Hypnotherapy chooses to apply a lower hourly rate because we are local to Muswellbrook and understand our community. Very few private health insurers provide rebates for clinical hypnosis and clinical hypnotherapy, so we deliver up front lower prices.
What should I look for in a Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist?
Always ask your therapist about their qualifications and experience. A professional will also hold relevant insurances and first aid certification and where working with children, necessary clearances. Membership to a professional association is not mandatory in the hypnosis profession. Most importantly you should feel comfortable with your therapist.
How does Whispered Wisdom Hypnotherapy stack up?
We each hold a Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy, Diploma Clinical Hypnosis and an Advanced Diploma Clinical Hypnosis. We have a combined experience of more than 50 years working with complex human issues. We hold all relevant licences to practise and are professional members of IICT and IACT. Lastly we also comply with the requirement to undertake continuous professional education and supervision.