What Is Hypnotherapy?

All Your Hypnosis Questions Answered… 

Everything  you need to know about HYPNOTHERAPY / HYPNOSIS:

On this page, you will learn everything you need to know about HYPNOTHERAPY.


FAQs About Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis


What is Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis?

There are many forms of psychological therapy but Hypnotherapy is distinctive in that it attempts to address the client’s subconscious mind using hypnotic trance as a powerful tool to facilitate change. The result is that unwanted behaviours and habits can be modified, self-defeating thoughts transformed and even the body’s autonomic healing functions can be influenced at a deeper unconscious level. It can be described as a state of detachment from one’s surroundings, similar to daydreaming or meditation. The actual meaning of the word hypnosis comes from the Greek word ‘Hypnos’ meaning sleep yet hypnotic trance is very unlike sleep in that the recipient is actually more aware, not less during the session.

What is Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy?

The Wisdom Room tends to use Solution-focused Hypnotherapy. Solution-focused hypnosis is a type of therapy that combines elements of traditional hypnotherapy with principles of solution-focused therapy. It focuses on helping clients identify their strengths and resources to create positive changes in their lives. Rather than delving deeply into past issues or traumas, solution-focused hypnotherapy concentrates on the present and future, emphasizing goal setting, problem-solving, and building a vision of the desired outcome.

What does Hypnotherapy feel like?

The most common experience is one of feeling deeply relaxed, calm and aware of everything around you. Often clients also talk about feeling physically, mentally and emotionally refreshed afterwards as though their mind has had ‘a massage’. You already know what hypnosis feels like though, because you frequently experience natural hypnotic states, when travelling, daydreaming or watching television. It is those times when you just ‘drift off’. In fact, after emerging from their first hypnotic trance, many people don’t even think that they have been hypnotised.

How will my body react to Hypnotherapy?

It is quite usual to feel some interesting sensations during hypnosis, such as your arms or legs tingling or feeling heavy or light. There can be the sensation of the mind being separate from the body. It is also quite normal to see interesting images, or patterns of light or colour. None of these sensations are harmful though and most are very pleasant.

Can anyone be Hypnotised?

Yes, but only if you want to be. The only requirement is the desire to be hypnotised (or at least allowing it to happen) plus an understanding of what you need to do in order to achieve the hypnotic state. The degree, however, varies from person to person. Most therapy sessions do not require more than a light trance state. Just remember that being hypnotised may not feel as you expect it to feel, but that does not mean that you are not in hypnosis.

Does Hypnosis really work?

Yes. Hypnosis can be very effective in helping people cope with a range of issues at a deep unconscious level especially when used as part of an integrated treatment plan (like we do at the Wisdom Room).

Is Hypnotherapy safe?

Absolutely. You enter hypnosis via a deep relaxation technique and the entire session is safe and controlled at all times. Hypnotherapy is non-addictive with no unwanted or unpleasant side effects. Only the natural power of your own mind is used to relieve symptoms and alter unwanted behaviour patterns. It is perfectly natural and ethical.

Will I be in control during Hypnotherapy?

Yes, all the time. You do not go ‘out’, ‘under’ or ‘to sleep’. You are not unconscious. You are in an altered state of consciousness with a very narrow focus of attention. You can hear everything that is being said. Nothing happens without your consent. You have absolute control. However, you will be extremely relaxed.


“I tend to use Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy or Clinical Hypnosis but to me it’s all Heartfelt-Hypnosis….”


“Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious mind to facilitate change and release unwanted habits and old beliefs. It’s also incredibly gentle and soothing for the soul…”

Will I remember what happens after Hypnosis?

Ninety percent of people remember some of what was that was said during the session but most people don’t remember all of it.

Could I get stuck in Hypnosis?

No. The trance state can be terminated at any time you chose. It is your choice to enter hypnosis and you are able to bring yourself out at any time too. If you were left in a trance state by a hypnotic recording, for example, you would either return to full consciousness on your own or enter a natural sleep and awaken after a short pleasant nap.

Could I be influenced to do something against my will in Hypnosis?

No, you are completely in control. You cannot be ‘made’ to violate your own values of accepted behaviour or moral judgement. You would either reject the suggestion or come out of the hypnotic trance. It is your experience and you are in control throughout.

Is Hypnotherapy like stage Hypnosis?

No. Hypnotherapy is a recognised form of treatment to help people overcome emotional disorders and unwanted habits whereas stage hypnosis is trance used purely for entertainment purposes. A therapist would never ask you to do anything that you don’t feel is entirely comfortable doing. So no clucking like chickens here! It’s worth noting though that participation in a stage act is also an entirely voluntary process (thus “permission” is already given to the hypnotist) and that there can be no such volunteer who is unaware of exactly what they are letting themselves in for!

Can Hypnosis cause me to reveal hidden secrets?

This is a fear commonly expressed by some people. They are afraid that while hypnotised they will say something they would not normally say. But hypnosis is not a truth drug or a lie detector and it is actually just as easy to be economical with the truth in a trance state as it is in a normal state. A client will not do or say anything that contravenes their inner principles.

What if I can’t relax during Hypnosis?

Some people do find it hard to ‘switch off’. However, relaxation itself is not a necessary requirement for hypnosis to ‘work’. Light trance is all that is needed for most sessions with a hypnotherapist. There are many different styles of hypnotic induction and it could simply be a question of finding the right style. In addition, many people are not able to relax fully on the first session but find they are more able to let go with subsequent sessions.

Is Hypnotherapy Recognised by the NHS?

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, recognises hypnotherapy as a complementary therapy. So while hypnotherapy is not considered a primary treatment for medical conditions, it could be advised as a supplement to conventional medical treatments for certain issues.

Who should not have hypnotherapy?

Although people with depression and anxiety disorders can use hypnotherapy. The use of hypnosis is not advisable for patients with serious personality disorders, psychosis or epilepsy. If you have a serious mental health disorder or any other underlying (or undiagnosed) physical or mental health condition, or are taking any medication, please disclose before the start of the session. If you have any concerns though, please note that it is your responsibility to seek medical advice first.

What are the benefits of Hypnotherapy/ Hypnosis? 

Hypnotherapy can offer various benefits, including:

1. Stress Reduction: Hypnotherapy can induce a state of deep relaxation, helping to alleviate stress and tension.

2. Behavioral Change: It can assist in modifying unwanted behaviors or habits, such as smoking or overeating.

3. Anxiety and Phobia Management: Hypnotherapy may help manage anxiety disorders and phobias by addressing underlying causes.

4. Pain Management: It’s used as a complementary approach to manage chronic pain and discomfort.

5. Improved Sleep: Hypnotherapy may contribute to better sleep patterns and overcoming insomnia.

6. Enhanced Focus and Concentration: It can help improve concentration and focus by addressing factors that may contribute to mental distractions.

7. Boosted Confidence: Hypnotherapy can be utilized to enhance self-confidence and self-esteem.

8. Overcoming Trauma: It may aid in processing and overcoming traumatic experiences by accessing and addressing the subconscious mind.

9. Weight Management: Hypnotherapy is sometimes used to support weight loss efforts by addressing psychological factors related to eating habits.


Can Online Hypnotherapy / Online Hypnosis work?

Yes, Online Hypnotherapy or Online Hypnosis can be very effective for many people. Hypnotherapy doesn’t have to rely on a hypnotherapist being with you in a room. Hypnosis sessions can be conducted effectively online. With the advancement of technology and the availability of secure video conferencing platforms, hypnotherapists like Jane can guide clients into a relaxed state and facilitate positive changes remotely.

During online therapy sessions, Jane typically uses techniques to induce relaxation and focus, similar to what would be done in an in-person session and then provides therapeutic suggestions tailored to the client’s goals and concerns.

While some people may initially have reservations about the effectiveness of Online Hypnotherapy, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that it can be just as effective as in-person sessions when conducted by a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist. Additionally, online hypnotherapy offers the convenience of receiving therapy from the comfort of one’s own home, making it more accessible for many individuals.

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     Online Therapy

Perhaps in the past, the thought of visiting a therapist might have seemed like a daunting prospect or something that other people do?  Especially if you suffer from high anxiety or agoraphobia. Or maybe you have transport or mobility issues or family commitments that restrict your movements, or you’re not based in the UK?

Or perhaps, like so many of us, you are just super busy and would prefer to take advantage of an online therapy service!

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Whatever your personal situation. Now that Online Hypnosis is so simple there is no reason why you can’t access the help you need today. Having a Sofa Session from the comfort of your own couch also means you can save time and travel expenses and it doesn’t matter where in the world you are located. We can still see each other for an appointment…

All you need is a private space, a good broadband connection, and a comfortable chair and we are good to go!


“It makes sense to use Hypnotherapy because it’s the only treatment that works directly with the unconscious mind where habits are actually created and stored…”

Wisdom Room® Integrative Therapy includes: 

If like so many of us, you are unsure of what kind of support might work best for you, then an integrative treatment plan could be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Each session is tailored to the individual’s own unique needs, using a combination of techniques, so you can rest assured that you are getting the best treatment, created especially for you...

Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious mind to facilitate change and release unwanted habits and old beliefs. It's also incredibly gentle and soothing for the soul!

Transformational Coaching helps you release blocks to success, ramp up your self--confidence and motivate you to achieve your dreams.

NLP & CBT incorporate useful tools and techniques to help you understand how your thoughts & beliefs are formed and importantly how to change them.

Talking therapy gives you a safe space to explore any issues or anxieties  and bring them out into the open so they can be healed, transformed and released.

Guided meditation and mindfulness help restore your inner balance,  calm your senses, and centre your  core allowing you to be more present. 

Online Hypnotherapy & Online Hypnosis


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