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Frequently Asked Hypnosis Questions:
Answers from a Hypnotherapist

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Hypnosis has become an increasingly popular topic in recent years, and for good reason. As more people discover the benefits of hypnotherapy, the demand for hypnotherapists has grown. However, with all the buzz surrounding hypnosis, it’s natural to have hypnosis Questions. In this article, we’ll be answering some of the most frequently asked questions about hypnosis.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness in which the conscious mind takes a back seat while we work with the powerful subconscious mind. Through accessing and working with the subconscious mind where the problem lies, we can change the deep rooted beliefs and upgrade the subconscious programming. 

While in a state of hypnosis, a person’s critical thinking is bypassed and we are able to access the powerful subconscious to update the outdated information being stored there, which allows individuals to make significant changes to their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. 

Compared to conventional talk therapies, Hypnotherapy is a lot more effective to create desired results for individuals as it helps remove any resistance or blockages.

Where is hypnosis derived from?

Hypnosis is derived from the work of Austrian physician Franz Mesmer, who used a technique called mesmerism to induce a state of trance in his patients. Mesmerism was later refined by Scottish surgeon James Braid, who coined the term “hypnosis.” Since then, hypnosis has been used as a therapeutic tool in a wide range of settings, from hospitals to private practice.

What is modern hypnosis?

Modern hypnosis refers to the use of hypnosis in a modern context, using the latest techniques and research to improve outcomes. Modern hypnosis goes beyond the old school hypnosis approach, it may include Conversational Hypnotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and mindfulness techniques. Modern hypnosis is a constantly evolving field, as new research and techniques continue to be developed.

What are the effects of hypnosis?

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy can have a range of effects, depending on the individual and the issue being addressed. There is many evidence that hypnosis can help in many aspects, including:

  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Overcome phobia
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Pain relief
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • allergies and phobias
  • Improved concentration and focus & more

What happens during a hypnotherapy session?

During a hypnotherapy session, the hypnotherapist will guide the client into a state of hypnosis. This is achieved through relaxation techniques and visualisation. Once in the hypnotic state, the hypnotherapist will help the client to find out the root cause of the specific issues or challenges with the powerful subconscious mind. Experienced Hypnotherapist will be able to facilitate you to remove any subconscious blockages and change the perception of the past. You will have new realisations with new way of thinking and feelings coming out from a hypnotic state. 

Is hypnosis safe?

Yes, hypnosis is considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed hypnotherapist. However, it’s important to note that hypnosis is not appropriate for everyone. People with certain medical conditions, such as epilepsy or schizophrenia, may not be suitable candidates for hypnotherapy. It’s also important to only work with a qualified hypnotherapist who has undergone training in clinical hypnosis techniques.

Also, some people worry that they may get stuck in hypnosis. However, there’s no such a thing as getting stuck in hypnosis as hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness which we get in and out daily.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Hypnosis is a technique that involves intentionally inducing the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) state within oneself. This natural state enables an interface with the subconscious, wherein brainwave activity slows down to the alpha state and an individual becomes highly receptive to suggestions and open to change. Anyone who wants to go into hypnosis can be easily hypnotized. People who respond well to hypnosis are those who are willing to follow the instructions.

The hypnotherapists work collaboratively with clients to guide them towards a hypnotic state. The key to accessing this state is being present and mindful of one’s inner experience. The success of a hypnotherapy session depends on the client’s willingness to follow instructions and trust the process. With the expertise of clinical hypnotherapists, anyone can achieve the desired changes or overcome challenges by rewiring and reprogramming their brain.

What is the hypnotic state? 

The hypnotic state, also known as a trance, is an altered state of deep relaxation and heightened suggestibility. During the hypnotic state, the client is more open to suggestion and can be more receptive to change. The hypnotic state is not sleep, but it can feel like having a daydream. It is a natural state that we all experience at times. 

You will find changes in sensation, some people may feel heavier whilst others may feel lighter. In the state of hypnosis, the client is able to access their subconscious mind, which can be used to facilitate change in thoughts, behaviours, and emotions.

What is the process of Clinical Hypnosis with Regression? 

Regression is one of the powerful hypnotherapy techniques to make changes for individuals. Here is the process:

The therapist uses hypnosis to guide the client back in time to explore past experiences that are contributing to their current issues. This can involve investigating past events, from a detached and observer perspective, allowing the client to explore and process the experience and change the perception of it.

What is an example of a Clinical Hypnotherapy Session using Parts Therapy?

When there is internal resistance, the hypnotherapist will typically guide the client to identify and communicate with the different parts of themselves which are in conflict. Here are some steps the therapist might take to explore parts:


  1. Identifying the parts: The therapist may ask the client to identify the different parts of themselves that are involved in the issue they are seeking to address. For example, a client may identify a part of themselves that is fearful, and a part that is protective.

  2. Communicating with the parts: The therapist will then guide the client to communicate with each part individually. This can involve asking questions such as “What is your purpose?” The client may communicate with the parts through visualization or other sensory experiences, such as feeling a physical sensation in a certain part of their body.

  3. Exploring the origins of the parts: The therapist may then guide the client to explore the origins of each part. For example, the fearful part may have originated from a past trauma or experience of being hurt. By exploring the origins of the parts, the client can gain a better understanding of why they have certain feelings or behaviors.

  4. Resolving conflicts between parts: In some cases, parts may conflict with each other, creating internal turmoil for the client. The therapist can help the client to resolve these conflicts by facilitating communication and negotiation between the parts. For example, the protective part may be causing the client to avoid situations that the fearful part is afraid of. By facilitating communication between the parts, the therapist can help the client to find a more balanced and effective way of managing their emotions and behaviors.

How many hypnotherapy sessions are needed?

The number of hypnotherapy sessions required will vary depending on the client and the issue being addressed. Some clients may see results after just one session, while others may require several sessions to achieve their desired outcome. It’s important to note that hypnotherapy is not a quick fix, and it can take time to see results because we use hypnotherapy as a mean for reprogramming the subconscious. 

How to choose the right hypnotherapist?

It’s important to choose a clinical hypnotherapist who has undergone comprehensive hypnotherapy training to become certified in hypnotherapy techniques in therapeutic setting, who are capable to work with clients to achieve desired outcomes through dealing with emotional blockages.

Well-trained hypnotherapists don’t just work on your symptoms but help you find the root cause of the issues and create neural pathways for desired behaviour by accessing your subconscious. Whilst other hypnotists may only use scripts with suggestion therapy, i.e. giving you suggestions about the unconscious mind with regards to your issues. This just serves as a bandage and not a long-term solution for your issues.

Well-trained hypnotherapists uses advanced techniques helps you to resolve underlying emotional and psychological issues with and make changes rapidly. You can easily check the google review and testimonials of a hypnotherapy business and get an idea of their success rate.

At MIHH, we are very skilled at removing emotional blockages and have many positive google reviews. You may book a FREE Strategy Call to learn more how we can help you for your specific circumstances.

What to expect during the FREE Strategy Call at MIHH?

Through a FREE Strategy Call, our hypnotherapist will learn about your goals and challenges before your initial hypnosis session. The hypnotherapist will also explain the hypnosis process and you will have all questions answered. This is a chance for you to get to know the hypnotherapist, and how we can best help you.


Hypnosis can be a powerful tool for facilitating change and improving well-being. However, it’s important to work with a licensed and trained hypnotherapist to ensure effectiveness. By addressing common questions about hypnosis, we hope to promote a better understanding of this valuable therapeutic tool. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, phobias, or other challenges, hypnotherapy may be able to help you achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Hypnosis can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  1. Managing anxiety and stress: Hypnosis can be an effective tool for reducing anxiety and stress by helping individuals access a state of deep relaxation.

  2. Pain management: Hypnosis can help individuals manage chronic pain by altering their perception of pain and reducing the severity of physical sensations.

  3. Smoking cessation: Hypnosis can be used to help individuals quit smoking by targeting the unconscious beliefs and habits that contribute to their addiction.

  4. Weight loss: Hypnosis can be used as part of a weight loss program to help individuals change their relationship with food and adopt healthier habits.

  5. Improving sleep: Hypnosis can be effective in treating insomnia and other sleep disorders by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety before bedtime.

Hypnotists typically ask a series of questions to help individuals enter a state of hypnosis and achieve their desired goals. These questions may include asking about the individual’s personal history, their current challenges or goals, and their preferred method of induction. Hypnotists may also use questions to help individuals access a state of deep relaxation, such as asking them to visualize a peaceful scene or focus on their breathing

The experience of hypnosis can vary from person to person. During hypnosis, individuals typically enter a state of deep relaxation and heightened suggestibility, in which they may be more open to positive suggestions and imagery. Some individuals may experience a sense of dissociation from their surroundings or a feeling of time distortion.

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