There are many advertisements for hypnotherapists on the web, who should I chose?
It is vitally important that you varify the qualifications of the therapist you chose, ask to see copies of their diplomas and professional society memberships, ask who validates those qualifications, ask for a copy of the code of conduct of the professional body (if any) to which your therapist should abide by and the entry qualifications for that body, ask to see proof of professional indemnity insurance (remember a therapist who is not insured is unlikely to be qualified to a high standard.) If the chosen therapist is unable to allay any fears you might have about their suitability or their ability to deal with your presenting symptom walk away and chose again. Ultimately it is up to you to protect yourself, there is no legal requirement to practice as a therapist in the UK or Spain and their are many unqualified or poorly qualified pratitioners advertising on the web, in the press and locally.
What form of therapy does Martin Roberts practice?
Martin Roberts is a Diploma accredited psychotherapist who specialises in the use of hypnotic techniques to enable people to take control of their own lives resulting in greater productivity and the opportunity to eliminate a wide variety of complaints.
What is Hypnosis?
Unlike the television or Hollywood version, hypnosis is simply a state of deep relaxation. In this state the critical factor is set aside and the desired change is instantaneous.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes. In fact, most people experience hypnosis several times a day. Daydreaming is a form of hypnosis, also, the state experienced directly on entering and leaving sleep is hypnosis.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Because hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, or awareness, at no time will you be asleep or unaware of what is going on. You will, however, be likely to feel more relaxed than ever before, a feeling of peace, serenity and wellbeing generally accompany this relaxation.
Can I be made to do something against my will?
Absolutely not!. There is a safeguard in hypnosis. Anything suggested to you in hypnosis that is against your morals, beliefs, religion, ethics, wants or desires will simply be rejected by you. It is impossible for you to be made to to do anything against your will.
What about those stage shows then?
Successful stage hypnosis relies on willing volunteers. Those people have a desire to join in the show and perform. Hypnosis merely helps them to overcome inhibitions that they may, ordinarily, have against performing in public.
Will I remember what is said or done, after I come out of hypnosis?
Hypnosis is not an unconscious state, so you will remember what is being said and done. If you have no apparent memory of what is said or done, this is likely to be because you were drifting and daydreaming in your own pleasant thoughts during that part. Generally, with gentle prodding, you will fully remember everything.
Am I giving up control during Hypnosis?
No! You will be in such complete control during the entire session that if anything is said or done that you disagree with, or that you feel is in bad taste, you can simply open your eyes and leave the room. No one can control your mind, except you.
Can only 'weak-minded' people be hypnotised?
On the contrary, while everybody can be hypnotised, those that respond better are people with strong and active minds capable of imagination and mental dexterity. Those that refuse to be hypnotised, generally are exhibiting either a lack of understanding of the subject entirely, or 'weakness' in the form of inflexibility.
Does Hypnosis wear off?
Yes & No. The state of hypnosis being a relaxed 'Day Dream' state leaves you when either you or the therapist ends the session, but the results of your hypnotic session are self-rewarding and therefore the effects will become stronger.
Are there harmful after-effects?
Again, no. There is not one case on record of anyone being harmed because of, or through, professionally administered clinical hypnosis. After the session, most people feel relaxed and mellow but in complete control of all of their faculties and able to perform any task or duty such as driving or working. Most people experience a very pleasant energy increase after the session.
Why is Hypnosis sometimes linked to witchcraft and fortune telling?
Television and Hollywood are mostly responsible for this. There is nothing magical, mystical or mysterious about hypnosis, and we actively disassociate ourselves from those that would have you believe otherwise.
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