FAQ

FAQ

Q. What are the costs

Every client has unique requirements. For example, to cure someone of a lifelong smoking habit can cost as little as 20 packets of cigarettes. To rid you of a crippling phobia may only take 1 hour. Please phone to discuss your individual needs. Individually tailored sessions can be packaged to address a number of issues and offer attractive discounts.

Q. What is the Sydney City Hypnotherapy approach ?

SCH uses clinical hypnotherapy combined with strategic psychotherapy to provide a tailored approach to specifically cover the individual client’s needs. This is a brief solution-oriented therapy using modern hypnosis that quickly focuses the client on finding solutions rather than spending time identifying causes for problems.

Clinical hypnotherapy is the use of advanced methods of hypnosis to heal a variety of medical and psychological issues. This is not to be confused with stage hypnosis which is performed in front of an audience for the purposes of entertainment only. Strategic psychotherapy uses a learning about your condition, moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors to teach you skills for improved functioning and personality growth.

Q. What's the difference between Traditional and Modern Hypnosis ?

Traditional hypnosis, still practiced by the majority of hypnotherapists, involves the use of scripts with direct suggestions. This scripted approach is inflexible and so does not allow for the different scenarios or personalities presented by each client. The significantly more advanced modern hypnosis, developed by Milton H Erickson in the 1950s, uses a permissive conversational approach involving complex language patterns so that each client’s respective needs are handled individually.

Q. Will I still be in control ?

Being out of control is one of the most common misconceptions about hypnosis. Most likely derived from seeing hypnosis performed on stage, people can think that they will be forced to do things against their will when being hypnotized. We can honestly say that this is absolutely not true! The client remains completely in control and fully aware. If something does not fit with a client’s core beliefs or values whilst out of hypnosis then it will also not be accepted by the client when in hypnosis.

Stage hypnotists prime their participants in a certain way such that they only pick those who will be easily hypnotized and follow orders, as well as the rest of the group, without question. In the clinical sense, it is undoubtedly a partnership between the client and therapist, both equally working together to serve the purpose of helping the client.

Q. What is hypnosis ?

There are a number of different definitions for hypnosis but it can be best described as a focused internal absorption similar to meditation or daydreaming. Hypnosis is used to bypass the barriers of the analytical conscious mind to assist the client’s unconscious mind in finding their own resources to resolve an issue.

Q. What else can hypnotherapy be used for ?

Other than the areas previously mentioned, hypnotherapy can be used for sports performance enhancement, treating depression, self esteem or confidence improvement, pain management, trauma, hypno birthing, procrastination, sexual concerns, insomnia, relationship issues, skin irritations and many more. Please ask us if you are unsure and we can advise the best steps forward.

Q. What does it feel like to be hypnotized ?

The experience of being hypnotized is different for each client, but it has been likened to a deep state of relaxation, similar to when we are about to drift off to sleep. Some people are more imaginative or creative which is due to the unconscious mind being more active in hypnosis. For the same reason, the client can benefit from insights being created that they would not be aware of outside of hypnosis.

Q. How do I know if I can be hypnotized ?

Provided you as a client are committed then it is unusual for you to not be hypnotizable. The depth to which you experience hypnosis can vary each time and from one person to the next, but depth is not necessary for the therapy to work. As mentioned, it is another form of relaxation which is something that we all have the capacity to do.

Q. Is Hypnotherapy covered by Medicare or Health Funds

No Hypnotherapy is not covered by Medicare and we do not bulk bill. Some Private Health funds cover Hypnotherapy and we have a Provider Number. As levels of cover vary please check with your provider.
The following funds do cover Hypnotherapy
Australian Unity
CBHS Health Fund
Grand United Corporate aka GU Health
Health Care Insurance Ltd
MBF Alliances Pty Ltd trading as:
NRMA Health Insurances (East Coast/Tasmania)
SGIC Health Insurance (SA and NT)
SGIO Health Insurance (WA)
Medibank Private
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