Frequently Asked Questions
Will, I get “Stuck”?
No! that’s practically impossible. No matter what you do Self-Hypnosis or with a Hypnotherapist, you CANNOT GET STUCK. The feeling of relaxation is so damn good that you MIGHT NOT WANT TO COME UP. But a skilled therapist knows exactly how to bring you back, don’t you worry.
How will I come to Know If I was hypnotized?
There is NO feeling of being hypnotized. But when you come back feeling relaxed or calm or feel like you have lost track of time or you hearing the therapist’s voice at a distant or if the voice seems to be fading, then these are all signs that you were hypnotized. Again, not necessary you might experience all or any of these. And hence it doesn’t mean you weren’t hypnotized.
Will, I do weird things, or will the Hypnotherapist control my mind?
You CANNOT do anything that you Genuinely do NOT want to do. Nobody can control your mind but you. And you will not be possessed either. Remember it is a Natural state of mind, you cannot be UNDER, you CAN ONLY BE IN HYPNOSIS. As all hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis.
Will, I leave my body or Lose my Mind?
You CANNOT do anything that you Genuinely do NOT want to do. Nobody can control your mind but you. You will not speak chicken and you will not be possessed either. Remember it is a Natural state of mind you cannot be UNDER you CAN ONLY BE IN HYPNOSIS. As all hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis.
Can I leave the Hypnotic state whenever I want?
Yes! you most certainly can. Just be mindful of that you are not rushing to come back up. SOMETIMES people complain of heavy headedness.
Will, I be aware of my surroundings?
Yes definitely you will be aware of all your surroundings. You are in the heightened state of consciousness. You can hear every little detail.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Coaching.
Q1. What is the difference between Coaching and Therapy?
Ans. Whereas coaching is focused on helping you achieve your future goals. Any form of therapy like CBT or Hypnotherapy focuses on the past and present. The focus of the therapy is more on healing of the past. Coaching is where you wish to go in the future.
Q2. Can a therapist be a coach too?
Ans Yes. Agreed they are different modalities, but they can be mastered and used appropriately keeping in mind the client’s requirements.
Q3. Difference between Coaching and Counselling.
Ans. As mentioned above coaching is more focused on future goals and the job of the coach is to challenge you. Counselling is to empathize and understand you with less focus on challenging limiting beliefs.
Q4. What is CBT?
Ans. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps people change unhelpful and inaccurate beliefs and thoughts and help them think more realistically. CBT is structured, solution focused and time sensitive and it focuses on the present. This form of psychotherapy has been scientifically tested and found to be efficient and helpful.
Q5. How does CBT work?
Ans. CBT helps people identify their unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behavior. It then helps them evaluate how accurate those thoughts are. The therapist then collaboratively helps them learn to modify those thoughts that are inaccurate or incorrect.
Q6. What happens in a CBT session?
Ans. CBT sessions are generally anywhere between 45-60 minutes. They can be conducted online or face-to-face. Initially in treatment the therapist helps the clients identify their values and aspirations set goals they want to achieve as a result of treatment. There is an initial assessment and information collecting. Based on that the therapist will work with the client and identify specific goals. Collaboratively they work to identify interfering thoughts and limiting beliefs and then plan a strategy and the therapist creates and action plan for the client to work in between the sessions.
Q7. What is the Goal of CBT?
Ans: CBT teaches the client to become their own therapist. It teaches the clients to implement and practice skills with or without therapy. It teaches them to be more independent so that they longer require a therapist. The therapist helps them evaluate their thoughts feelings and behaviors.
Q8. How will I know if the therapy has worked?
Ans: If you are consistent with your sessions and are dedicatedly doing the self-helps that are assigned to you in-between the sessions. Then you will start to see a decrease in your symptoms.
Q9. Who can benefit from CBT?
Ans 9. Practically anyone but specifically and not limited to people with anxiety, depression, grief, anyone struggling with procrastination, fears, stress etc.
Q10. Who is Coaching for?
Ans.10 Coaching is for people looking to shift their mindsets, set realistic goals, future oriented, making career choices, lifestyle changes, life changes etc.