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WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?

Hypnotherapy is a vehicle and the modalities can be used with or without hypnotherapy.

A clear definition of hypnotherapy has been elusive, but many experts believe that hypnotherapy is characterized by an altered state of consciousness. There is no question that hypnotherapy has eluded a single, simple definition. This is not surprising since the field is far from reaching a consensus about how to explain the hypnotic phenomena.

Hypnotherapy is not an injection that the therapist gives the client to “put him under”. The client is totally awake, alert and completely focused on what they need to be focused on with all unimportant things fading into the background. For example, it is like looking at a specific flower and the rest of the garden is out of focus in the background.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HYPNOTHERAPY      >>>

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HYPNOTHERAPY

Q: WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY REALLY?

A: Hypnotherapy is nothing more than the brainwaves moving from beta (the normal state) to alpha state. Beta state means the brain operates between 18 and 30 vibrations per second as measured on an EEG. Alpha state is approximately between 7 and 14 vibrations per second.

Q: IS DEEPER HYPNOSIS BETTER THAN SHALLOW HYPNOSIS?

A: The answer is no! In the delta state or the theta state it is almost impossible to work with people. One can however be taught to go into the delta state and go into self-hypnosis. The depth of hypnosis has very little to do with the effectiveness of hypnosis.

Q: CAN THE HYPNOTIST MAKE ME DO ANYTHING THAT HE / SHE WANTS ME TO DO?

A: The hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything that is against your value system. Subsequently, you can't be forced to do something you don't want to do. Your subconscious permission is vital.

Q: ARE ALL HYPNOTHERAPIST’S THE SAME?

A: It is important to notice that there is a difference between a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist or hypnosis and clinical hypnosis. A hypnotherapist using clinical hypnosis is a psychologist, medical doctor or dentist. They are registered with the Health Professional Council and therefore have ethics, rules and regulations to obey.

Q: HOW EASY IS IT TO LEARN HYPNOSIS?

A: It is very easy to teach someone to do self-hypnosis. However, the danger exists when non-medical or inexperienced practitioners hypnotise people and then don’t know what to do.

Q: HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THAT THE PERSON THAT I GO TO IS COMPETENT?

A: Shopping around and getting people by referral. Make sure that the practitioner is registered with the Health Professional Council in a professional capacity. You can also check if they are a SASCH  member. The South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis is a division of PSYSSA.

Q: CAN YOU CURE ME IN ONE SESSION?

A: In some cases ‘yes’, depending on how quickly the mind shift can take place. Hypnotherapy, however, is not a magical process. It rather works like planting a seed that then grows with the necessary water and sun. It is very important what work should be done by the patient-client who wants to work with hypnosis.

Q: WHAT IS HYPNOSIS GOOD FOR?

A:  Hypnosis is good for any obsessive compulsive disorders like smoking, nail-biting, hair pulling, weight reduction as well as emotional blocks. Emotional blocks are things that are preventing you from gaining your full potential. It is also quite often used by many spiritual clinical hypnotherapists for spiritual growth and development and breaking their glass ceiling.

Q: CAN HYPNOSIS BE NEGATIVE?

A: ‘Yes’. Remember hypnosis is working with the subconscious mind and whatever you put into the subconscious mind, be it negative or positive, can manifest.

Over and above the exceptionally high qualification, I have worked for the last 20 years with hypnotherapy as a vehicle for a variety of symptoms. From extreme depression to and including coaching and growth.  I also use hypnotherapy as a vehicle to do the spiritual work that I am doing.  I can’t recall a time before I started to use hypnosis.

Being the chair lady of hypnosis, I organized workshops every three months, who I as chair lady has to set the pace and the lead and have to present about hypnosis.  The training courses that I organize in hypnosis, I have to carry knowledge, I have to be totally confident in the hypnotherapy courses which I arrange around the country.  Sometimes I lead the course and sometimes I get a senior colleague of mine.

Hypnotherapy is especially valuable for making, not only for overcoming an issue, as a result also making a dream come true.  It is extremely powerful or profound to make a real difference to be successful and overcome the obstacle.

Dr Cecile Gericke holds the very rare qualification of a Diplomat in hypnotherapy, the equivalent of a doctorate in psychotherapy, and it is the highest possible qualification in hypnotherapy that you can get.

WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?

Hypnotherapy is a vehicle and the modalities can be used with or without hypnotherapy.

A clear definition of hypnotherapy has been elusive, but many experts believe that hypnotherapy is characterized by an altered state of consciousness. There is no question that hypnotherapy has eluded a single, simple definition. This is not surprising since the field is far from reaching a consensus about how to explain the hypnotic phenomena.

Hypnotherapy is not an injection that the therapist gives the client to “put him under”. The client is totally awake, alert and completely focused on what they need to be focused on with all unimportant things fading into the background. For example, it is like looking at a specific flower and the rest of the garden is out of focus in the background.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HYPNOTHERAPY

Q: WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY REALLY?

A: Hypnotherapy is nothing more than the brainwaves moving from beta (the normal state) to alpha state. Beta state means the brain operates between 18 and 30 vibrations per second as measured on an EEG. Alpha state is approximately between 7 and 14 vibrations per second.

Q: IS DEEPER HYPNOSIS BETTER THAN SHALLOW HYPNOSIS?

A: The answer is no! In the delta state or the theta state it is almost impossible to work with people. One can however be taught to go into the delta state and go into self-hypnosis. The depth of hypnosis has very little to do with the effectiveness of hypnosis.

Q: CAN THE HYPNOTIST MAKE ME DO ANYTHING THAT HE / SHE WANTS ME TO DO?

A: The hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything that is against your value system. Subsequently, you can’t be forced to do something you don’t want to do. Your subconscious permission is vital.

Q: ARE ALL HYPNOTHERAPIST’S THE SAME?

A: It is important to notice that there is a difference between a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist or hypnosis and clinical hypnosis. A hypnotherapist using clinical hypnosis is a psychologist, medical doctor or dentist. They are registered with the Health Professional Council and therefore have ethics, rules and regulations to obey.

Q: HOW EASY IS IT TO LEARN HYPNOSIS?

A: It is very easy to teach someone to do self-hypnosis. However, the danger exists when non-medical or inexperienced practitioners hypnotise people and then don’t know what to do.

Q: HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THAT THE PERSON THAT I GO TO IS COMPETENT?

A: Shopping around and getting people by referral. Make sure that the practitioner is registered with the Health Professional Council in a professional capacity. You can also check if they are a SASCH  member. The South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis is a division of PSYSSA.

Q: CAN YOU CURE ME IN ONE SESSION?

A: In some cases ‘yes’, depending on how quickly the mind shift can take place. Hypnotherapy, however, is not a magical process. It rather works like planting a seed that then grows with the necessary water and sun. It is very important what work should be done by the patient-client who wants to work with hypnosis.

Q: WHAT IS HYPNOSIS GOOD FOR?

A:  Hypnosis is good for any obsessive compulsive disorders like smoking, nail-biting, hair pulling, weight reduction as well as emotional blocks. Emotional blocks are things that are preventing you from gaining your full potential. It is also quite often used by many spiritual clinical hypnotherapists for spiritual growth and development and breaking their glass ceiling.

Q: CAN HYPNOSIS BE NEGATIVE?

A: ‘Yes’. Remember hypnosis is working with the subconscious mind and whatever you put into the subconscious mind, be it negative or positive, can manifest.

Over and above the exceptionally high qualification, I have worked for the last 20 years with hypnotherapy as a vehicle for a variety of symptoms. From extreme depression to and including coaching and growth.  I also use hypnotherapy as a vehicle to do the spiritual work that I am doing.  I can’t recall a time before I started to use hypnosis.

Being the chair lady of hypnosis, I organized workshops every three months, who I as chair lady has to set the pace and the lead and have to present about hypnosis.  The training courses that I organize in hypnosis, I have to carry knowledge, I have to be totally confident in the hypnotherapy courses which I arrange around the country.  Sometimes I lead the course and sometimes I get a senior colleague of mine.

Hypnotherapy is especially valuable for making, not only for overcoming an issue, as a result also making a dream come true.  It is extremely powerful or profound to make a real difference to be successful and overcome the obstacle.