FAQ

What is hypnotherapy?

Basically it is what it says on the tin. It is the application of therapy via the medium of hypnosis. When a person is hypnotised they enter into a trance like state, usually they are so deeply relaxed that their consciousness is virtually in a state of suspension and they go into an altered state of awareness in which the ‘unconscious’ (also frequently referred to as the ‘subconscious’) element of their mind becomes more alert and receptive. It is whilst the recipient of the therapy is in this ‘altered state’ that the hypnotherapist is able to implant positive and life enhancing information into a person’s thought processes. Upon returning back to their normal state of awareness most people are usually able to recall the information and use it positively and effectively to enhance and change their lives. Even if a person cannot consciously recall this information, it is generally accepted that the ‘unconscious’ element of the mind will effectively be able to influence that person’s thoughts and actions in a subtle, positive and beneficial way.

Will any changes become immediate?

This all depends on the nature of the condition being treated and the mind-set of the person receiving the treatment. In many cases, the condition being treated by hypnotherapy is as a result of acquired habits and behaviours. It stands to reason that the more deeply ingrained a person’s behaviour, then the longer it may take to change their ways. Sometimes changes can be immediate but often it takes a number of treatments to effect major changes. When a client is being treated on a one-to-one basis by a hypnotherapist, the therapist can make an assessment of the individual and recommend how much (or little) treatment is necessary. When a person is being treated on a self-help basis by means of a DVD, CD or downloadable programme, then the general advice is to view or listen to the programme for around a month but this will often depend on how successful the client feels the treatment is for them.

Can hypnosis harm me in any way?

The answer to that is quite simply, no. Hypnosis is a natural state and is not in any way harmful to you. The word hypnosis comes from the Greek word ‘Hypnos’ which means sleep. In truth, the hypnotic state is not a ‘sleep’ state at all but certainly gives the appearance of sleep. It is a form of ‘meditative’ state of mind, assisted but not always reliant on the subject being in a totally relaxed state of body and mind.

 

Can I be made to do things in a state of hypnosis that I would not do normally?

Many people worry about this because of watching stage shows in which people may be ‘hypnotised’ into behaving in an entertaining way. For instance imagining they are Elvis Presley or that the audience are not wearing any clothes. Stage hypnotists are clever and convincing entertainers who give us a lot of pleasure with their performances. However, even they cannot make someone believe they are Elvis Presley if that person does not want to believe they are Elvis Presley at that moment in time. Hypnosis can only take place with the consent of the subject and even then a person cannot be coerced into doing anything they would not normally do in their normal state of awareness.

Can I be stuck in a trance?

Here again the answer is no. While you are under hypnosis you will be aware of events taking place around you but will usually be so relaxed they will not affect your ‘trance-like’ state and may even, with the suggestion of the hypnotist, aid the process of relaxation. If you need to be fully awake and alert, you will not lose that ability and can immediately become totally in control of your reactions.

 

Do I have to listen to the entire programme on my hypnosis downloads?

Most of the programmes produced by Hypnotic Transformations have three separate tracks. These are: Track 1. The introduction track which tells you what hypnosis is about. Track2. Which talks about the reasons why you are listening to the programme e.g. weight loss, giving up smoking, fear of flying etc. Track3. Which covers safety aspects, the hypnotic induction, the therapy section and the ‘wake-up’ ending. You should listen to all three tracks the first time you listen to the programme but after that you can safely concentrate on listening only to track 3 if you wish to do so.

I have a number of your titles; can I listen to more than one at a time?

If you are concentrating on changing a habit or behaviour, then it is better to focus on a single issue until you feel you have achieved your goal. However, many people often enjoy listening to various titles as a means of relaxation and in that case you can simply re-listen to any title as a means of relaxation and reinforcement.

 

What type of payment do you accepts and is the payment method secure?

All payments are processed securely via Paypal whether you are paying through your Paypal account or using a credit or debit card.

 

What are subliminal messages and binaural beats. Do the soundtracks produced by Hypnotic Transformations contain them?

Subliminal messages are all the messages presented to us without our conscious awareness and that can have an effect on our mood, thoughts, decisions or behaviour. Sometimes this is done by incorporating very low volume audio messages or brief visual messages. Hypnotic Transformations do not incorporate any form of subliminal message in their programmes. Binaural beat is a simple soundwave with different frequencies that is used for therapeutic and relaxation sessions. There are different benefits one person can have just by listening to binaural beats. Despite the popularity of this method of influencing states of mind, Hypnotic Transformations have chosen not to use them in their programmes.

Can Hypnotherapy cure physical and mental illness?

That is a difficult question to answer. There is evidence that hypnosis has helped many people with recognised illnesses and conditions. However, whether this is a direct result of the hypnosis or as a result of a person’s desire to heal themselves or some other factor, it is difficult to say. What can be safely stated is that hypnosis can help sufferers of many conditions manage and cope with the challenges they face. However, Hypnotic Transformations recommends that clients seek clinical or psychiatric intervention where they have a health concern and advise that Hypnotherapy should not be considered as an alternative to professional medical treatment.

Are Hypnotherapists regulated?

In order to practice as a Hypnotherapist, a person will need to be a member of a recognised register or association that will be self-regulating and require totally ethical behaviour on the part of its practitioners. If they are not registered then they cannot obtain professional insurance and should not practice.

 

I would like to suggest a new title for your programmes, how do I do this?

Use the contact us page to advise us of your requirements. We always appreciate hearing from you.

 

What do I need to do if I want a refund on a product?

Our refund policy is compliant with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 and is displayed on our website. In the event you are dissatisfied with any product please do not hesitate to contact us, it is important to us that you are totally satisfied with the products and service you receive from us.

 

What if I have trouble downloading my MP3 programme?

The system employed by Hypnotic Transformations to download programmes to you should be straightforward and easy. If you experience any difficulty please contact us using the contact page and we will email a help sheet to you and/or provide you with further help and advice.