World Hypnosis LLP - Frequently Asked Questions

CDsWhether you are new to the world of hypnosis or have been practising or using it for years World Hypnosis aims to provide you with all the information and resources that you will ever need to learn more about this fascinating subject.

At World Hypnosis we have produced a wide range of powerful hypnotic recordings to help you to achieve any goal that you wish to.  With the help of these expertly produced MP3s and CDs you can overcome hurdles such as anxiety, stress, fears and phobias, habit disorders and so much more.


Why use Hypnosis?
Firstly, hypnosis is a safe, enjoyable, gentle yet powerfully effective way of helping yourself. There are no side effects (apart from the obvious positive ones of overcoming your problems and achieving your goals), and you will feel beautifully relaxed throughout the whole experience. This feeling can last long after the session is over, however you will be alert enough to deal with any situation that you need to.

Secondly, hypnosis is nature's natural way of healing the mind, body and spirit. Ancient Egyptians used to retreat to their sleep temples where the healers would talk gently to a patient until they were in a deep, dreamlike state which helped to restore harmony to the body, soul and mind.

It is well known that during that trance-like state, the conscious critical bystander can be lulled off-guard so that the positive suggestions can penetrate deep into the subconscious mind. Of course, if any suggestions were given that weren't for your best interest then that critical bystander would immediately be alerted and reject the suggestions - so - it's important that you really want to be hypnotized and want to achieve whatever it is you are addressing.

Who uses Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is used worldwide - by ordinary, everyday people, by celebrities, politicians, sports personalities, the medical profession - even royalty. In fact it is becoming increasingly more popular and acceptable as we witness the amazing benefits of hypnotherapy.

What is Hypnosis?
I'm sure we've all heard that hypnosis is an altered state of awareness but what does that actually mean? During waking (and even some sleeping) periods, the mind flits about all over the place, gathering and locating information from the brain.

Hypnosis slows down the brain waves which in turn creates an amazing clarity, allowing inspiration to flow forth, memories to be accessed, new ideas to be taken on board, healing to take place, and so much more.

Experiments at Harvard University have demonstrated how people can be hypnotized to see colour where only shades of grey exist and vice-versa (Kosslyn and Thompson, 2000).

Their research took 3 years to be published because of the controversy surrounding hypnosis within the scientific profession, however the study eventually appeared as the cover story in the August issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Subjects who were instructed to perceive either colour or grey whilst not under hypnosis displayed activity on only the right hemisphere of the brain, however when given the same instructions whilst under hypnosis both sides of the brain registered activity, which led the researchers to conclude that hypnosis changes conscious experience in a way not possible during normal conscious awareness.

How does Hypnosis Work?
The true depth of the mind is unknown and impossible to determine at this time, however it is estimated that we probably use only about one tenth of our brain capacity. What we do know is that our conscious mind (the part that you are using to think with right now) is likened to the tip of an iceberg. Your subconscious mind can be compared with everything below.

The subconscious governs our emotional responses, imagination, dreams, automatic behaviours, it regulates our breathing, heartbeat, muscular reactions, emotions and much more.

Once a habit has been established (so that we no longer need to think about - let's say driving a car, playing the piano, typing - smoking) - then it is relegated to the subconscious as an automated response.

Hypnosis works by bypassing the conscious thinking mind and gaining access to the deeper part of our mind - allowing us to access long forgotten memories or accept new ideas for changing established habits.

An experienced Hypnotherapist can work with you to resolve unwanted patterns of behaviour, thinking or feeling. Our recordings are based on the experience gained over thousands of sessions with clients from differing cultures, backgrounds and beliefs.

Why use MP3s?
If you're not able to visit a Hypnotherapist or if you don't have the cash to pay for some of the extortionate fees (that some charge), or if you have a busy life style and just don't have the spare time, then our MP3s (and CDs) are ideal.

Upon receipt of your order you will be sent a link which will take you to the recorded MP3. These are in zipped format to make them easier for you to download and copy to your MP3 player.

The recordings are based on an actual hypnotherapy session and range from between 25 and 40 minutes in length (some even longer). They are easily downloaded to your MP3 player and can be burnt onto CD, or we have the CDs available if that's easier for you.

Then simply listen to the recording when you have a spare half-hour or so. You can listen in bed, either before you go to sleep or when you waken, or sitting in a comfortable chair and enjoy the most wonderfully relaxing experience you've ever had.

Don't have an MP3 player?

All our recordings are also available in CD format. For an extensive list please click here.

We have hypnosis scripts in English, Dutch, French and Spanish and MP3s and CDs in English. Our collection is building daily.

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Can Hypnosis help with Anxiety?
Hypnotherapy can help with most conditions associated with the mind - especially anxiety attacks, fears and phobias and stress.

Traditional medicine aims to treat the symptoms of a disorder, however most Hypnotherapists will be interested in looking for the cause and dealing with that.

As an example, a client who has a phobia of flying will have associated a negative emotion with flying at some point in their earlier life. This could lead them to avoiding travelling on aeroplanes wherever possible and the avoidance would subsequently reinforce the fear.

Once such client was regressed during hypnotherapy to recall the origin of her phobia. She remembered how, as a young child, her Uncle had shown her a photograph of her father (his brother) whilst they were travelling abroad.

This client's father had a fear of flying and the image of the look of terror on his face during the flight aroused her young emotions to such a degree that she inherited her father's fear.

As a young child she could not rationalize this in her mind, therefore she carried the fear around for many years.

However, during the hypnosis session she was able to understand that this was not her own fear and subsequently she released it and now enjoys flying whenever possible.

Hypnosis for Children
Most children are excellent subjects for hypnosis; their wonderful, naturally rich imagination is all that is necessary to work with to create a good trance deep enough for therapeutic use.

There are different techniques according to the age and maturity of the child. Inductions need to be structured around the interests of the child.

Very young children can be asked to imagine they are holding a favourite toy or pet, whilst describing the sensations of the object, perhaps ask the child to imagine rocking the toy or pet to sleep.

(If a child has had a pet that has been 'put to sleep' then to prevent avoid any possible anxiety avoid these words or phrases).

Slightly older children can be asked to visualize a journey on a magic carpet and the scenes below are described as the child floats gently up.

Children of most ages will respond to the request to close their eyes and imagine watching their favourite television program. Their favourite character can be incorporated into the therapy as an aide or a role model.

Those who are interested in sport can be asked to imagine watching a successful game. I have successfully used a football match, whereby my client was watching from a prime position as his hero scored a goal. At this point their eyes met they shared (for a brief moment) that winning feeling of success. The memory of that "brief moment" remained with him, and within six sessions of hypnosis the boy was cured of a bedwetting problem which he had had for twelve years.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the difference between psychoanalysis and hypno-analysis?

Psychoanalysis gives a complete explanation of a complicated behaviour pattern. It deals with the material of the unconscious mind, which, though special, time consuming techniques, is brought into the patient's consciousness so that he can deal with it.

Hypno-analysis reveals the cause of a patient's particular reaction to a given set of circumstances. It deals with awareness below the level of consciousness. Hypno-analysis is a speedier method of therapy. It is the difference between a broad plateau and a pin point. A complete psychoanalysis takes time, years in some cases. Hypno-analysis takes hours.

Q. Do I have to remember things from my past in order to recover from my problem?

Not necessarily; different therapists have varied approaches, but if the cause of your problem is a repressed memory (one that you are unable to remember consciously), then bringing it back into conscious awareness can help you to view the problem from a different perspective and so feel differently about it.

Q. When I am 'under' will I be asleep?

You will be aware of everything that is happening and being said the whole time, however you will be so deeply relaxed that you may find yourself drifting into different levels of awareness. Remember, your subconscious mind is active throughout and it is this that your therapist is working with.

Q. Will I remember everything afterwards?

That depends how deep in hypnosis you are, but generally most people do remember either everything or certain parts of the experience. You will find that suggestions which have been given to you in hypnosis will resurface in your conscious, thinking mind after your hypnosis and these will be the thoughts that produce changes in your behaviour or way of thinking and feeling.

Q. Will I give away any secrets whilst I am hypnotized?

No, you won't say or do anything at all that you don't want to. If you were given suggestions that you didn't morally agree with you would either reject them or come out of hypnosis.

Q. How do I know I will wake up from hypnosis?

No-one has ever remained in hypnosis indefinitely. Even if something were to happen to the Hypnotherapist halfway through the session, you would still 'come out' of the trance state once rapport had been broken.

Q. Are there any side effects from hypnosis?

The only side effects are the beneficial ones of feeling more relaxed afterwards and feeling more positive about whatever it was you sought hypnotherapy for. Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state.

Q. What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of altered awareness during which our subconscious mind is more open and receptive to suggestions that are given. We drift in and out of different levels of awareness many times a day, absorbing information on a subliminal level as well as consciously. Your Hypnotherapist will work with your imagination to help you to achieve your goals.

Q. How does it feel to be hypnotized?

Everyone is different. Some people say that their body feels like a lead weight, others say they feel as though they're floating away. Most people will agree that it's a lovely feeling because they are more relaxed that they have ever been before.

Q. Can I be hypnotized against my will?

No, anyone can resist and it won't work. Hypnosis is cooperation between two people - your therapist will show you the way and you can choose if you want to go there or not.

Q. I went to a Hypnotherapist once before and it didn't work. Does this mean I'm not able to be hypnotized?

The most common reason for failure to induce trance is lack of rapport. To overcome this problem, make a few free initial consultations with different therapists and choose one that you instinctively trust.

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