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Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?

To understand hypnosis, it's useful to understand your subconscious mind. This is the part of your mind that is the most powerful, containing infinite wisdom and a very deep level of intelligence. It is your untapped resource for creativity and imagination. Your subconscious mind is the seat of all your emotions and therefore directs nearly all of your behaviour. Most importantly, your subconscious is also responsible for maintaining your body in good health and for all autonomic processes (e.g. breathing, blood circulation, tissue regeneration, repair etc.) Hypnosis is a safe way of accessing this natural intelligence and issuing new instructions to create seemingly miraculous changes in you, your behaviour and your body.



WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

You already know what hypnosis feels like, because you have experienced natural hypnotic states every day of your life, when daydreaming or driving or watching TV. These are those pleasant, dreamlike states where we "drift off". The Safe, Intentional Hypnosis we use during your sessions is entering these same, natural states deliberately and with awareness. It is a systematic method that allows you to enter these "dreamlike states" and communicate directly with your subconscious and issue new suggestions or instructions. These suggestions are tailor-made for your individual needs, and will be made for you by your hypnotherapist. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the experience!



WILL I BE ASLEEP?

No. You are awake and alert, aware of everything that is happening throughout the session.



WILL I BE UNDER THE HYPNOTIST'S POWER?

No. You are in charge. You cannot be made to do anything and you cannot be taken into hypnosis against your will. It is your experience.



WHAT IF I CAN'T BE HYPNOTISED?

You can. Everyone can. As long as you wish to enter hypnosis, you will. It's an easy, enjoyable and thoroughly relaxing process.



IS IT SAFE?

Absolutely. The routines we use are the safest in the World. You enter hypnosis via a deep relaxation technique and your exit is safe, controlled and relaxed at all times.



WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

Claire Thornton Hypnotherapy Ltd has a beautiful therapy room in Gravesend Heritage Quarter, Kent.