Hypnotherapy Q&A

Will I be able to control myself at all?

It's totally out of the question for a person to be mastered, manipulated or put in a trance against his/her will because you are in control. All states of hypnosis allow you control.


Is Hypnosis Sleep?

A hypnotized person does not sleep; on the contrary, he/she can be more aware of what is happening in the world around him/her than in a normal state of mind, as the senses usually work better.


Can I be tricked with hypnosis?

Nobody can ever be persuaded against her/his own will. Anyone of normal intelligence and ability to concentrate is able to experience the hypnotic condition (this means that seriously mentally challenged persons, very young children and persons affected by drugs/alcohol cannot be included in this category).


Will I be powerless to move?

During the trance, you are not immobilized or paralysed. You know exactly where you are at all times. You can change your sitting position, scratch yourself, sneeze or cough.


Is it like what I have seen at a club on stage?

We do NOT do stage hypnotism. This is not about entertainment, it is about assisting you with hypnoTHERAPY.


Can you get stuck in hypnosis?

No one ever gets “stuck” in hypnosis. If the hypnotist left the room, two things would happen: 1) You would drift into natural sleep, and after 5 or 10 minutes you would wake up naturally. 2) You would notice no one talking and open your eyes feeling fine.


Is it a natural state?

Everyday states of trance are daydreaming, crosswords, absorption when reading a book, and watching a movie. Some forms of meditation can also be considered trance-like. These, and hypnotic states, are all natural.


Who can perform hypnosis?

It is important that the hypnotherapist is trained and certified. This ensures you get the best form of therapy.

How can Authentic Self help?

We can offer the services of a Certified Hypnotherapist/ Facilitator/Coach See Facilitator .

Our staff are always mindful of your specific requirements and treat everyone as an individual.

Authentic Self follow the Code of Ethics of the regulatory body the National Guild of Hypnotists. NGH-ethics

How much will my treatment cost?

Some therapies can be done in one session. Therapies like Smoking take 3 or more sessions.

Prices are discussed when you ring to make your appointment. It's worth the first call as it means you are  about  to change what's not working for you. Even if you just get a question answered you are already moving forward. Our  prices are reasonable and we consider concessions, limitations and payment plans. 

From $125​

Further Information

Science News

The Mesmerized Mind : Scientists are unveiling how the brain works when hypnotized

Explore the science behind hypnosis at the Hypnosis and Suggestion web site: www.hypnosisandsuggestion.org

Spiegel, D. 2007. The mind prepared: Hypnosis in surgery. Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Sep5):1280-1281

Raz, A., et al. Hypnotic suggestion reduces conflict in the human brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(July 12):9978–9983.

Oakley, D. A. and Halligan, P. W., 2008. Hypnotic suggestion and cognitive neuroscience. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13(June 6):264-270. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2009.03.00