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Frequently asked Questions

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  1. What is hypnosis?
  2. Are there some people who cannot be hypnotised?
  3. Are drugs or tablets used?
  4. Will I be aware of what is happening?
  5. Will I be asleep?
  6. Could I be influenced to do anything against my will or nature?
  7. Can I be hypnotised against my will?
  8. Can 'normal' people be psychoanalysed?
  9. Can I bring someone with me for the consultation?

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and concentration, at one with a state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is a non-addictive power for good and is a natural manifestation of the mind at work.  For more details, visit the about hypnosis page.

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Are there some people who cannot be hypnotised?

Apart from people who have a severe learning disability, very young children, or those under the influence of drugs or alcohol, anybody can be hypnotised if they want to be.  This is the key factor here; If you did not want to go into hypnosis, then you would not.

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Are drugs or tablets used?

No.

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Will I be aware of what is happening?

Yes, you will be fully conscious and aware of what is going on.  In fact, a person in hypnosis is usually more aware of his or her surroundings than usual.

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Will I be asleep?

No, you are simply in a state of relaxed concentration.

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Could I be influenced to do anything against my will or nature?

Absolutely not. In fact, you would be shocked out of the hypnotic state immediately any such action was suggested to you. See the section on stage shows for further details.

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Can I be hypnotised against my will?

No. You will only enter hypnosis if you want to.  Forget the stereotype of a stage hypnotist yelling "sleep", causing the volunteers to fall into a coma-like trance where they can then be manipulated into carrying out silly acts (see the stage hypnosis page).  Hypnosis is a very natural state of mind that we all enter spontaneously throughout the day (when daydreaming or reading a book, for example).

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Can 'normal' people be psychoanalysed?

Yes. If you want to, you can be psychoanalysed, and can gain a surprising amount of benefit from the experience. For learning about “the real you” and gaining an insight into yourself, it has no equal. 

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Can I bring someone with me for the consultation?

Yes.  Please feel free to do so; it can often make you feel more comfortable if you are accompanied by a friend.

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To book an appointment or request further information, telephone 01325 316700 or e-mail simon@simon-alexander.co.uk