FAQ Hypnotherapy Sessions

FAQ Hypnotherapy Sessions


Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention.  It’s the process of shutting off the world around you so you can go deep inside to laser focus on an issue and resolve it.

It’s like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when your mind is concentrated and focused you’re able to use your mind more purposefully and powerfully.  And because hypnosis allows you to use more your potential you can create change, install new patterns of behaviour and make life changes on your terms.

Your conscious mind can only process 5 – 9 pieces of information at a time whereas your unconscious mind can handle millions upon millions of pieces of information at the same time.


Here are some things about hypnosis you should know:

  • Hypnosis is safe
  • Everyone can be hypnotized
  • Hypnosis is not sleep
  • You will not forget everything
  • You will not lose control
  • You will not reveal any deep dark secrets
  • You will be aware of what is happening
  • And No… you will not cluck like a duck
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

In the state of hypnosis you enable desired changes in your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The focused state of hypnosis allows changes to intentionally be made “automatically”, changes that you could not consciously make even though you may have tried. When you’re in a hypnotic state you are in a state of deep concentration and you become extremely suggestible to the suggestions given by the hypnotherapist. Those suggestions are absorbed by your unconscious mind and they become part of your own thinking.


Your conscious mind likes to analyze information, judge it and criticize it. So while your conscious mind is resting your unconscious mind wants to absorb the information without questioning it. You generally become very relaxed and your imagination is amplified allowing your mind to recognise opportunities in your life you may not have noticed were right in front of you.


What is hypnotherapy used for?

Hypnosis is the original natural mind/body medicine.

I use hypnotherapy with clients to:

  • stop smoking
  • quit drugs – marajuana and ice
  • quit drinking alcohol
  • weight loss
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma
Is Hypnotherapy safe?

Hypnotherapy is often the choice for certain health and emotional problems because it is non-evasive nothing is inserted into your body and there are no drugs used which can create side effects. Hypnotherapy is safe. It’s a natural experience of going into a state of trance. There are no side effects except relaxation.

What can I expect in a Hypnotherapy session?

Every person who experiences hypnosis is unique. Your body may feel weighed down and heavy or light as if you’re floating. You may feel warm or tingling feelings throughout your body. You may feel like you were under hypnosis for 5 minutes but in actual fact it was 30 minutes or it may have felt like 30 minutes and it was actually 5 minutes.

Some people say it felt like a deep restful sleep. Most importantly you will more than likely remember the session, there are no side effects other than feeling relaxed. You may find you will have the best sleep you’ve had in a long time and the changes you wanted to make in your life have already begun to take place.

You may experience any of the following during a hypnotherapy session:

  • Dry mouth
  • Body relaxation
  • Deep breathing
  • Slowing down of breathing
  • Numbness in parts of the body
  • Tingling sessions in the body
  • Levitation of the arms, or fingers
  • Pupil dilation
  • Heaviness in the body
  • Lightness in the body
  • Eye lids fluttering
  • Facial flushing
  • Rapid Eye Movement
  • Time Distortion
  • Feeling Emotional
Can I claim the Hypnotherapy session through Private Health or Medicare?

There are over 60 health care funds and each fund has different levels of cover and different types of requirements. You would need to check with your health fund.

However Whitsunday Professional Counselling is no longer registered with a Provider number due to our remote location and the requirements we couldn’t justify jumping through the hoops to retain the provider number.

So you more than likely will not get a rebate through private health insurance. But we can give you results which in my opinion is much better than a rebate!