Questions People Are Asking About Hypnosis

On this page I have listed the most common questions that my hypnotherapy clients in Melbourne ask me. Each question has a short answer with the option to click through to a more detailed answer.

You can learn all about hypnotism, how it works and how it can change your life and make it better. If the answer to your question is not listed below, feel free to call me directly on 0403 920 200.

The Most Common Questions Asked:

What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxed concentration that bypasses your conscious mind and allows you to change negative beliefs that are locked deep within your subconscious mind. A clinical hypnotherapist can find the beliefs that are not working for you and help you change them. Read more...


Is Hypnosis Safe?

YES. Hypnotherapy is completely safe and effective, provided you choose a fully qualified therapist with plenty of experience. Unlike the old wive's tales involving clucking chickens, barking dogs and swinging pendulum watches, hypnosis is a completely natural and achievable state that is very beneficial on all levels. Read more...


How Can I Find The Best Hypnotherapist?

It's imperative that you interview potential therapists to be sure they have the right credentials and expertise for your situation. There are three specific steps you must take before you hire a hypnotherapist. Read more...


What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?

Hypnotherapy feels very similar to daydreaming. In fact you don't need the help of a hypnotherapist to go into a hypnotic trance. You already do this every day by yourself. You know, when your mind wanders off in a meeting or class, when you're driving your car? That's self-hypnosis. Read more...


How Will I Know If I'm Actually Hypnotized?

There are plenty of ways you can tell if you're in hypnosis or not. One is if you are able to imagine what I am describing to you. So, if I ask you to imagine you're lying in the grass and looking up at the sky and you can do that, you're in a state of hypnosis. There are also many other subtle clues that signify you're in a trance. Read more...


Can Anybody Be Hypnotized?

YES. And that includes you! You already know how to go into hypnosis because you spend about 90% of your day in a state of trance. If you want to be hypnotized and are open to the process you can achieve fantastic results by working with a Melbourne hypnotherapist. Read more...


What If I CAN'T Be Hypnotized?

Rest assured, you CAN be hypnotized if this is what you want. Choose a qualified therapist with plenty of experience and you can't go wrong. Your therapist will gently guide you into a relaxed state and you'll be amazed at how easy it really is. Read more...


What Happens To The Brain During Hypnosis?

There are various stages of hypnosis that can be measured in brainwave frequency using an electroencephalogram (EEG) test. This article explains what happens to the brain during hypnosis. Read more...


Can You Take Control Of My Mind?

NO. In fact you cannot be made to do anything you don't want to do by a hypnotist. Your hypnotherapist is here to assist you in making positive life changes. The process requires your full co-operation and you are in complete control. Read more...


Can I Get Stuck In Hypnosis?

NO. When a your session ends, your therapist will bring you out of hypnosis. Even if she didn't, you would eventually open your eyes and wake up yourself. This is an automatic process and you will never get stuck in hypnosis. Read more...


Can Hypnosis Trigger a Psychotic Episode?

In very rare cases, yes. Those who are suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder should always get clearance from their doctor before undergoing hypnosis. Read more...


What Conditions Can Be Treated With Hypnosis?

The most popular reasons to visit a hypnotist are for weight loss, quit smoking, anxiety management and phobias. However, there are a myriad of other conditions that respond positively to hypnotherapy as well. Read more...


What Conditions CANNOT Be Treated With Hypnosis?

There are some things that simply will not respond to hypnotherapy, despite many unethical practitioners claiming the opposite. You should always do your research to find out whether your condition can be treated. Read more...


How Much Does a Session Cost?

Prices for a hypnotherapy session can vary depending on whether you select a program or see me on a sessional basis. There are many things to consider when deciding on your budget. Read more...


How Much Does a Weight Loss Session Cost?

You need to have at least 3 sessions of hypnosis for weight loss in order for it to be effective. This is because the process is quite complex with multiple factors to consider. Read more...


How Many Sessions Will I Need?

The number of sessions you need will depend on your problem and your susceptibility to hypnosis, but the average number of time people see me is about 2-3 sessions. If you have more than one issue you need to work on, it could be more. Read more...


What Is Your Success Rate?

The success of your hypnotherapy sessions will depend on the therapist who is treating you and your motivations behind seeking treatment. Read more...


What Is The Success Rate Of Hypnotherapy For Smoking?

The first thing your hypnotherapist needs to work out is which type of smoker you are. From there she can put together a program that will give you the best possible chance for success. Read more...


When Will I Notice Results?

It's a very individual thing, but most people start to notice positive results after about 2-3 sessions of hypnosis. Some people feel better almost immediately and others take a little longer to notice the positive effects of the sessions. Read more...


Will It Wear Off?

That all depends on the calibre of your hypnotherapist. If you see a qualified professional, then the changes applied through hypnosis are permanent. That is, you don't have to go back week after week for extra sessions once you have finished. Read more...


I Remembered Everything - Will It Still Work?

YES! It's perfectly natural to hear and remember everything that goes on in your hypnosis session. You don't have to be knocked out or in another world for the therapy to work effectively. Read more...


I Couldn't Concentrate On Anything You Said! - Will It Still Work?

YES! If you couldn't concentrate that means your mind was wandering off. This is an indication that you were in a very DEEP state of hypnosis. Congratulations! You are among the small percentage of hypnotherapy clients from Melbourne who are highly suggestible and very easily hypnotized. Read more...


Should I Remember Being Hypnotized?

Not necessarily. Different people respond in different ways, and there is no right or wrong way to experience your hypnotherapy session. Read more...

I Don't Believe In Hypnosis - Will It Still Work?

You don't have to believe in hypnosis in order for it to be effective. As long as you are open to the process, you will have a great experience. Read more...

Will Hypnosis Take Me Somewhere Scary?

A skilled hypnotherapist will make sure your hypnosis journey is a pleasant and safe one. You will never be made to deal with something you are not ready to address, and a good hypnotherapist will ask the right questions to ensure you have a great experience. Read more...

Does Hypnosis Work For Smoking?

Yes. Hypnotherapy is incredibly effective if you want to give up cigarettes. There are a few things you should know before you choose your hypnotherapist, and you need to ask the right questions and do some research first. Read more...

Does Hypnotherapy Cause Unpleasant Side Effects?

Provided you work with a qualified, professional hypnotherapist, hypnotherapy is a safe and effective treatment that gets great results in a relatively short space of time. Read more...


Dear Sonia,

I have lost 10kgs since my first appointment with you!

The weight actually came off quite quickly & I have managed to keep it off.

Sometimes it fluctuated a little but I've been sitting around the same weight now since about June.

- Jan Farrell, Melbourne

Hi Sonia,

I just called to tell you that since the session with you, I have not touched a cigarette and I feel fantastic – it worked!!

Anyway I have recommended you to all my friends. Thank you!

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I want to thank you for effectively saving my life. You have been an inspiration and a true guiding light.

I can honestly say I am truly happy and content and feel confident to tackle anything the world throws at me.

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- Dimi, Melbourne