Frequently asked questions about hypnotherapy


What is hypnotherapy?


Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy of guiding a person to a heightened state of relaxation. While in this heightened state of relaxation positive suggestions are made to the subconscious part of the brain to bring about changes to feelings, thoughts and behaviours.


What is the difference between the conscious and the subconscious part of the brain?


The conscious part of the brain is responsible for logic and reasoning and controls your intentional actions.

The subconscious part of your brain is the part that holds your beliefs, attitudes and values the part that keeps you alive without thinking about it – breathing and pumping blood.


An example of this is learning to drive. When you begin, you have to think about every action that is your conscious mind. After a while you can do it without thinking about the actions. This is where your subconscious mind has taken over.


How many sessions will I need?


Most people need a minimum of two sessions (excluding a free initial consultation, weight management and smoking cessation). Longer programmes in certain circumstances may be recommended however clinical hypnosis is about giving the client the tools to make their own positive changes.


Will I loose control?


You will be fully in control and aware of what is happening at all times no matter how deeply hypnotised you are. You will be able to speak and respond to questions and you can’t be made to do anything against your own moral or ethical judgment.


Can anyone be hypnotised


Most people are susceptible to hypnotherapy. You must be fully engaged in the process have a willingness to be hypnotised.

Children are particular susceptible to hypnotherapy and a number of issues can be dealt with using the process.


Is there a regulating body?


Linsey is registered with the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) which is governed by the GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council). This means she adheres to their assessment and accreditation criteria along with completing the recommended around of CPD (continuous professional development) and supervision on an annual basis.