Shelley Downs

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Shelley Downs Page

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state that we go in and out of all day. From that experience of getting stuck staring at something random, to driving back home and having no recollection of the drive. These incidents are common examples of slipping into a trance-like state or hypnosis. Hypnotherapists can help you harness this ‘zone’ and make positive suggestions to the unconscious mind in order to change your behaviour or mindset towards your desired goal.

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis works by eliminating the blocks within your unconscious mind and rewiring your response to stimulus. For example, when you’re feeling stressed, you might default to emotional eating. After hypnosis, your response to stress will be changed to a new positive behaviour or to not respond by eating at all.

Do I need to be visual for Hypnosis to work

It’s not a requirement to be a visual person for hypnosis to work. If you know where to go in your local supermarket for milk or how to find your car in the parking lot, then you are visual and can create visual maps in your mind. You are just not conscious of it.

How can hypnosis help depression?

The pain of depression comes from the fear and feeling that it is permanent. Depression is episodic in nature, which means it comes and goes. People who have major depression experience 3 or more episodes a year. Hypnosis works with the unconscious mind and the hidden pattern of depression. The unconscious mind knows exactly how to come out of its depression pattern because it has done it many times.

How many sessions do I need?

Individual sessions can be super beneficial and you’re welcome to book one to see if you like it. Then, if you feel like it’s a good fit, you can either book further sessions or upgrade your package. The number of sessions you need will depend on your specific issue, but this is a guide based on my past experience with client success.

Recommended 1 Session

Recommended 3 Sessions

Recommended 6 Sessions

What conditions can hypnosis treat?

It can also help with habits you want to break free from, including nail biting, procrastinating and emotional eating.

What is NLP?

Neuro-linguistic programming works through the conscious use of language to affect change in a person’s thoughts and behaviours. NLP techniques are used to enable individuals to recognise negative thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns, so we can replace them with positive substitutes.

What is the Emotional Freedom Technique?

EFT, or the Emotional Freedom Technique, is an alternative therapy practiced by people all over the world. It is commonly referred to as “tapping,” or “psychological acupressure” and it involves tapping specific points on the body that correspond with meridian system points. EFT is a natural alternative treatment for both physical pain and emotional distress.

What is the Anxiety Expert Package

The anxiety expert package is where we take an in-depth look at anxiety. We’ll look at the science behind anxiety. Look specifically at your anxiety and apply techniques that act to;

Additionally we take a look at language patterns and how to use self hypnosis techniques.

The Anxiety Expert is available via Zoom or in person and is suitable for children aged 7 and above. It is perfect for teenagers and is especially good when a parent and child do the course together, so you can remind each other of different techniques.

Available for groups.

Available for group presentations too.