Hypnosis FAQ

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that everyone experiences daily – similar to the feeling of being between sleep and wakefulness, to day dreaming, or to being absorbed in some activity like listening to music or reading a book.  In hypnosis, the mind is more focused, yet also more able to be relaxed and creative.  This is used to open up the possibility of new ways of responding to situations, creating more helpful patterns.

gull-456727How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy uses your imagination to tap into your subconscious mind.  You can place messages for change at the source, so that they spread out into your everyday actions and behaviours without you feeling like you’re constantly having to struggle with self-sabotage.

After all, the subconscious is where all your learned behaviours from the past are stored, and it controls many aspects of your life that operate without you thinking about them.  Aligning your subconscious with what you want at a conscious level will help you achieve your goals with greater ease and confidence.

In a session, we will talk through what issue you want to change, and I help guide you to make those changes in the most effective way.  Throughout, though, it’s a two way process.  I can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do, and I also can’t wave a magic wand to get you the results you want.  You need to be a full partner in this, willing and motivated to make changes to achieve a happier, more successful life.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

The basic answer to this is yes.  How you will experience hypnosis may be different to other people, or to things you have heard about it.  Still, if you are capable of focusing your attention, you can achieve a hypnotic state that will allow you access to this more creative mindset.

What is hypnosis like?

Hypnosis is a pleasant state where you may feel very relaxed, and yet also experience things more powerfully.  You will remain aware throughout, and can come out of hypnosis whenever you want to.

A guaranteed cure?

It is impossible of guarantee absolute cures.  What you are guaranteed is that you will be satisfied with the changes you achieve.

How many sessions?

Some issues can be dealt with in a single session.  More often, though, three to five sessions are recommended.  This gives you time to establish new thought patterns and consolidate them, to make changes that last.

What do sessions cost?

Your investment for sessions is £80 per hour, with the first session taking an hour and a half (£100).  You can also book a package of 4 sessions for £250.  For smoking cessation, there is a special 3 hour intensive single session (£200), which includes a free follow-up session, should you want it.  I also offer discount rates for students, single parents, pensioners, and anyone on benefits.  Contact me for more information, on ceejaymccracken@gmail.com, or call 07561 231 281.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, I will still have to charge the full session fee.

GestaltCentreMapWhere do sessions take place?

The Gestalt Centre, 15-23 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PT.

How to get there?

Nearest tubes: Mornington Crescent, King’s Cross St Pancras

Nearest train station: King’s Cross St Pancras