What are some common Myths and misconceptions about Hypnotherapy?
- MYTH: Hypnosis is like sleep.
Fact: The hypnotized person is an active participant who remains responsive and aware of his or her surroundings.
- MYTH: It is possible to be hypnotized against your will.
Fact: Anyone who actively resists attempts to induce hypnosis cannot be hypnotized.
- MYTH: One of the risks of hypnosis is getting stuck in a trance.
Fact: If the hypnotist left the room, you would spontaneously come out of the trance.
- MYTH: Hypnosis is a form of therapy.
Fact: Hypnosis is not a form of therapy. It is an altered state of consciousness in which therapy can be conducted.
- MYTH: The hypnotist can make you do things against your will.
Fact: The hypnotist gives suggestions that will not be followed if they are unacceptable to the subject.
- MYTH: The hypnotist is a powerful authoritarian figure who has total control over the passive subject.
Fact: Hypnotic subjects are active problem solvers who maintain their values, beliefs, and opinions while in a trance state.
What happens in Hypnosis?
A Clinical Hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to enable the client to achieve a state of mental, physical and emotional relaxation. When in hypnosis, the conscious mind (that busy, critical, analytical part of the mind) takes a rest. Hypnosis allows people to tap into the storehouse of information that lies in the subconscious (sometimes referred to as the unconscious) mind and make positive changes to thought patterns, habits or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.
Is Hypnotherapy Safe?
Yes, hypnotherapy is safe and you will naturally only take in helpful, positive suggestions that work to support your desired outcomes. Hypnosis is a normal, naturally occurring, healthy state of mind. It is totally drug-free. There has never been a single documented case of harm resulting from the use of hypnosis.
Leslie Le Crone, psychologist and authority on hypnosis, states: “As to self-induction, many thousands have learned it and I have yet to hear a report of any bad results of its use”.
Psychologist, Rafael Rhodes, in his book Therapy Through Hypnosis, writes: “Hypnotism is absolutely safe. There is no known case on record of harmful results from its therapeutic use”.
Dr Louie P Thorpe, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California, in his book The Psychology of Mental Health, writes: “Hypnotism is a natural phenomenon, and there are no known deleterious effects from its use”.
Clinical hypnotherapist, Gil Boyne, states: “In almost forty years of practice and more than 40,000 hours of hypnotherapy, I have never seen or heard of any harm resulting fromhypnosis”.
When can I make an appointment?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (9:30 AM to 6:30 PM)
Saturdays (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
I live overseas can I still use your services?
Services are also available for our clients outside of Australia.
What if I need to cancel?
Life happens! If you need to cancel, please email email@example.com soon as possible so that your time slot can be offered to someone else. Repeated late cancellations or no-shows may incur a late fee.
Can I claim my session on Medicare?
Unfortunately, at this point in time I am not able to offer the Medicare rebate but hope to do so in the near future.
What are the payment methods available?
You can choose to pay by cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal.
What if I have problems with my internet connection?
If you experience problems with your internet at the time of the call you can try the following:
- a) Log in using a mobile device (e.g. phone or iPad)
- b) Use your phone to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will either call you and conduct the session over the phone or schedule another time with you.
What is the Free Initial Consultation?
The purpose of the Free Initial Consultation is for Saira to assess new clients and answer any questions they might have without obligation.
How long are the sessions?
The first session is usually 1.5 hours.
The second and subsequent sessions are usually an hour each.
How many sessions will it take for my condition?
This is best answered at the first consultation because it depends entirely on each individual case. However, as a guide most clients need between 4 to 8 sessions, depending on the complexity and intensity of their condition.
How often will I need to come for treatment?
Sessions are normally scheduled 8 – 12 days apart.
Is a doctor referral necessary?
A referral is usually not necessary. A medical check is advisable before therapy in cases where the problem may have a predominantly physical cause. Often the Hypnotherapist will work with your Doctor as many problems can best be overcome by a joint effort.
Can I attend my appointment online?
Yes. Appointment can be attended online. We offer Skype, Zoom meeting and via phone call. We highly recommended our clients to have online face to face video conferencing however audio conferencing can also be scheduled.
Can you provide therapy services at my own place?
No. we only provide services either online or in our practice.
If there is domestic violence in my relationship, can I book a relation Coaching session?
No, People are best off trying individual counselling or anger management. At MindElation we do not try to fix relationships that are abusive because it is not safe for us to work with such clients.
Where can I get more information or make an appointment?
Email us at email@example.com for more information.