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Lodge Hypnotherapy

Stifford Hill

North Stifford Village

Grays Thurrock

Essex RM16 5UJ



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Frequently Asked Questions


What is hypnosis?

A state of relaxation and concentration at one with a state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is a non-addictive power for good and is a natural manifestation of the mind at work.

Are there some people you cannot hypnotize?

Yes. People with learning difficulties, although of course the degree varies from person to person. The only other exceptions would be persons 'high' on the effects of alcohol or drugs, and very young children.

Everyone else can be hypnotized as long as they are prepared to concentrate and co-operate with the process.

Are drugs or tablets used?


Shall I be aware of what is happening?

Yes. Most people are surprised to find they can remember what has happened during the therapy. The state is one of heightened awareness - not diminished awareness.

So I'm not asleep then?

No, you are simply extremely relaxed.

Is there any cause at all for concern?

None whatsoever. Hypnosis is a proven therapeutic aid.

Can I speak whilst in hypnosis?

Yes, you can speak to your therapist if you want to.

How many visits will I need?

Stop Smoking therapy usually requires just one session.

Can I be influenced to do anything against my will or nature?

No. In fact you would be shocked out of the hypnotic state immediately if any such action was suggested to you.