FAQs

What is the difference between EMI hypnotherapy and other therapies?


Emotional Mind Integration or EMI is a solution focused approach for a wide spectrum of issues (such as depression, phobia, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, low self-esteem, inner conflict, trauma and more) with an underlying root cause of emotional trauma. EMI technique combines various elements of traditional psychotherapy techniques, hypnotherapy, CBT, ego state therapy with more modern modalities such as coaching, Family Constallations and present day neuroscience. It is especially effective in creating new neuropathways when helping to establish new patterns of behaviour.




How does Hypnotherapy session work?


We would start with an informal discussion, during which I will ask some questions to help me ascertain the nature of the issue and the necessary route to overcoming or dealing with it. The next stage will involve hypnosis. Hypnosis helps to relax your body and mind. We would then engage your subconscious mind to help you achieve a desired change. This is not a deep hypnosis, and you consciously will be aware of what is happening. If at any time you feel any kind of discomfort you will be able to advise on it at any time. Each session is individually designed based on your request for change.




What is hypnosis and how does it feel?


A Clinical Hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to enable the client to achieve a state of mental, physical and emotional relaxation.

Hypnosis is often referred to as trance. We encounter the phenomenon of 'trance' almost daily. For example, when we watch a movie, listen to our favourite tune, ot being lost in thought. Meditation is also a form of a trance. The hypnotic trance is very similar to these states and is a natural state of consciousness.

The feeling when in hypnosis is of being physically and mentally relaxed or sometimes more alert. It has been likened to the feelings we experience just before waking completely from sleep or just as we drift off to sleep. Some people say it feels like daydreaming. In itself, this is a very healing state. Dr Milton Erickson, a leading American hypnotherapist, described the process of clinical hypnosis as “a free period in which individuality can flourish”.




Will I lose control during hypnosis? Will I be unconscious?


No, during our hypnosis you will not lose consciousness or control. You will be aware of what I am saying and be fully present. Your waking consciousness will be increasingly focused to enable us to tap into your subconscious mind and make positive changes to thought patterns, habits or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact on you either mentally or physically.




Cancellations


Kindly give me a courtesy call on 04 1144 8082 or send a text at least 24 hrs before you appointment. If you fail to attend a session without 24 hrs notice, you forefeit the prepaid amount for the session.




Can I claim with my health fund?


It is important that you do your own due diligence. Please always check with your insurance provider.




What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?


Clinical Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses advanced methods of hypnosis and other techniques to treat a variety of medical problems and psychological conditions that a client wished to change.




What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?


Put simply: hypnotherapy = hypnosis + therapy. Hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind, the learning state that every human being enters, to one degree or another, on a regular basis. It is used by a licensed mental health practitioner (hypnotherapist) as one of the tools in the counselling or therapeutic toolbox. The difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy is that hypnosis is defined as a state of mind, while hypnotherapy is the name of the therapeutic modality in which hypnosis is used.




Can I be hypnotised?


The answer is likely to be yes, you can. Like anything else in life, the more you practice self-hypnosis or experience hypnosis through hypnotherapy sessions, the more easily you can slip into that wonderfully relaxed state. The depth that people reach in hypnosis varies between individuals. It is not necessary to achieve a very deep level of hypnosis to bring about change to habits or conditions that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically. In fact, in clinical hypnotherapy we use light and medium levels of hypnosis. A common myth about hypnotisability is when a person says, “No one could hypnotise me, and I’m too strong minded”. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. A person goes into hypnosis because they choose to. Hence if you see yourself as a strong-minded individual who really wants to achieve change in his/her mindset, you are a really good candidate for hypnosis provided you are committed to wanting it to work for you.




Can I be hypnotised to do anything against my will during the session?


This is one of the common misunderstandings associated with hypnosis. This is probably tied in with another misconception that the hypnotherapist has control over the client. This is not the case. People will not do or say anything under hypnosis that they would not do when not in hypnosis. Thanks to TV shows and stage hypnotists, there is a common misconception that you can be hypnotised against your will. It is not true. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Research conducted at the University of NSW by Dr Amanda Barnier and reported in The Sydney Morning Herald on 2 February 1998, states that “Hypnotised people do not act like robots, nor are they powerless pawns of post-hypnotic suggestions planted in their subconscious”.




What is Hypnotherapy used for?


Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues like mindset shifts, limiting beliefs, fears and phobias, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, insomnia, lack of self-confidence, weight management, smoking cessation, low self-esteem and even physical conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin conditions and migraines. If you are not sure whether your request can be treated with Hypnotherapy, feel free to book a free Discovery call on the website and I would be happy to discuss it with you directly.