F A Q
Is Hypnosis like sleeping?
No,not at all. Hypnosis is a state of deep inner relaxation and well being. Your conscious thinking and logic thinking are reduced for the time of the hypnosis. You will be awrae of everything that is going on around you, e.g hear sounds and noises around you.
During a session can I be made to do something against my will?
No. During hypnosis you do not loose control. If at any stage during the hypnosis you feel that something is said or done against your will, believe or moral standard, then you can come out of hypnosis straight away.
Can I remember things that were said during the hypnosis session?
Hypnosis is not unconsciousness or sleep, therefore you will be able to remember things from the session. If you happen to not remember something then this is due to the fact that your mind has drifted off and after a while and with some probing the memory will come back.
Can anybody be hypnotized?
In general yes, only some people are harder to be hypnotized than others. This is usually the case with people who want to keep in control of things. But it is only a question of effort and skill from the therapist and the willingness of the patient and then these people will be able to enjoy the hypnotic trance too. Certain psychological illnesses and the intake of medication possibly mean that hypnosis is not advisible. This of course will be clarified during the initial consultation.
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis conducted by professional and responsible therapists pose no risks. Reputable hypnotherapists usually are affiliated with various organisations and are bound to strict ethical standards. Even though in hypnotic trance psychological barriers against feelings and emotions can be overcome (the mayor advantage of using hypnosis), there is evidence that even in this state of hypnotic trance there is some form of a safety mechanism to prevent people from questionable therapies. If you feel that the therapist does not adhere to these standards, then you will be able to stop the session at once. You can also contact the organisations the therapist is member of, should you have any concern. Reputable hypnotherapists receive supervision by very experienced and specially trained supervisors.
What about these hypnosis shows?
Unfortunately these shows damage the reputation of reputable and responsible hypnosis. It appears that people are being ridiculed by making them do something against their will. These are staged events with people who volunteer to participate and therefore are keen to cooperate.
Is hypnosis right for me?
Most likely! If you have become curious but are unsure if hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis can help you, then I invite you to contact my at any time. I am happy to explain more and to arrange a free consultation if you wish to do so.
Is the therapist part of an official organisation and bound to certain ethics?
Yes, Martin is member of the Berufsverband der Hypnosetherapeuten e.V and the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy (Germany) and is adhering to their highest ethics standards and professional secrecy.