FAQs

IS HYPNOSIS SAFE?
Yes, absolutely. It is utilising a perfectly natural function of the sub-conscious mind to bring about desired change and is a state of co-operation.

WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
A precise definition is difficult to obtain but it is a SELF induced state of relaxation and heightened suggestibility during which the deeper parts of the subconscious mind become more accessible.

HOW IS IT DONE?
To induce hypnosis the therapist uses his voice to talk you into deep relaxation. No swinging watches or flashing lights are necessary!

HOW WILL I FEEL?
You will usually feel relaxed and drowsy during hypnosis and after your session you will feel thoroughly refreshed.

SHALL I BE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON?
Usually you are completely aware of what is happening while you are in the light hypnosis used in therapy. Unless you give yourself a suggestion to the contrary, and accept it, you can speak and, if you want to, open your eyes at any stage.

SHALL I FEEL DROWSY AFTER?
No, you will feel refreshed.

WHAT IF I RESIST?
It’s your mind – you are in complete control. As you are using hypnosis for self help you presumably will co-operate as much as possible. A “strong will” is excellent, you can use it to help yourself.

IS IT SLEEP?
No, hypnosis is NOT sleep.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Yes, but only beneficial ones, like the reduction of stress and anxiety and removal of tension; nothing that would be liable to impair your abilities. Remember, Hypnosis is a perfectly safe, natural state.

COULD I GET STUCK IN HYPNOSIS?
No, this simply cannot happen as the next stage down in this process of relaxation is sleep.

SHALL I TELL MY DOCTOR?

Yes, let your Doctor know that you are considering Hypnotherapy. Most local G.P.’s have some knowledge of Hypnosis and many know of Mr Clare. Your Doctor has probably had a lot of feed back already and may be one of those who recommends Den Clare, who has been in practice on the Isle of Wight since 1980.

IS IT CONFIDENTIAL?

YES – absolutely!