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FAQ for Hypnotherapy

What does trance feel like and will I be able to experience it?

A hypnotic trance is a feeling of deep relaxation, it is experienced in a unique way for everyone.  What you tend to experience will be very similar to the sensations you experience when, for example, staring into an open fire and watching the flames flickering, another example is the soothing effect of listening to the waves roll in or getting lost in a film.  If you have ever experienced drifting off slightly, this will give you a good idea of what the experience is like. It’s a slightly altered state of mind where you will feel able to put your concerns of the day to one side and yet still remain aware of what I am saying.

Will I lose control of myself
You can’t be hypnotised if you don’t want to be hypnotised.
You can’t be made to do things that you don’t want to do.
You can’t get “stuck” in a hypnotic trance.
It is NOT mind control by one person over another.
It is your journey. The therapist is more like a guide.

Will I have to do anything?

No, just lie back and relax. Of course like all therapies, Hypnotherapy works best when both of us are engaged in resolving the difficulties you face, working together as a partnership.  It is not a magic cure, I will use my skills to facilitate the necessary changes, whilst you as the client remain open, willing and motivated to take the journey of personal growth.

Can you come to me?

Yes, if travelling to me is a problem. I will need to discuss this with you and view the space first to make sure it is suitable. Abbey Hypnotherapy is based in Sheffield S8, South Yorkshire

Can I have someone with me?

If you are under 17 you must have someone with you such as a parent, guardian or chaperone.
If you are an adult I would prefer you didn’t. The reason is that, depending on who the other person is, it might make it difficult to speak openly. Of course there may be exceptions.

What should I wear?

Anything that you feel comfortable in.

Do I need to do anything before I come to see you at Abbey Hypnotherapy?

No, although please bear in mind that it’s often best not to drink alcohol, tea or coffee as these are stimulants.

Accessibility at Abbey Hypnotherapy:

I work from home in South Sheffield, S8. The house is not modified for wheelchair access but there are no steps other than gaining entry through the door.


If you have a disability that you think could make Hypnotherapy difficult please discuss this with me.

Examples of issues that could present a problem:

Hearing, Language, Cognition


What takes place in the therapy room is private and will not be disclosed to anyone else.