We have all seen movies or series where people are “hypnotized” to do things or act in ways which are in direct contrast to the way they behave in ‘normal’ life. How much of this is true? And what exactly is hypnosis and how does it work? On this page we answer your hypnosis FAQ’s.

Also read my client Chloe’s blog here:  The Healing Power of Hypnotherapy  Please note that results may vary from person to person.

You are welcome to chat with Sharon on 079 099 3252

Hypnosis FAQ – What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a process where the hypnotist assists you to connect to your sub-conscious mind, through the wonderful process of deep relaxation. In this very relaxed state of mind, a skilled hypnotist can help guide you to achieve your goals naturally and easily.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

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Hypnosis works by connecting you to your deepest resources – that place where you instinctively know just what to do and exactly how to do it.

Hypnosis can help you to resolve inner conflict, find answers and solutions, to clear the way for you to focus on desired goals, and achieve those goals. It is an awesome tool to boost confidence, and a great way to clear blocks, to achieve your goals naturally and easily.

Hypnosis is a very effective therapeutic tool, to resolve trauma, overcome fear and anxiety, and feel more in control of emotions and in life. Sometimes the roots of these raw emotions lie deep within our subconscious mind, and can’t be accessed by the conscious mind. Hypnotherapy is a gentle way to free yourself from those early traumas, and to attain real and lasting peace of mind.

What Will I Experience When I Am Hypnotized?

This depends to a large extent on whether you are visual, auditory, tactile, sensory .. etc. However, the primary experience is one of complete peace, relaxation and an easy focused attention. It’s a bit like sitting in the garden, in the dappled shade of a big tree, where you can tune in to nature, and you are somehow intensely aware of the smell of the flowers, or the feel of the breeze on your shoulders, the sounds of the birds, a little bee buzzing lazily somewhere in the distance … Or perhaps snuggled in bed, lost in a favorite book, where the world outside simply disappears for a while … or sitting in a group gathered around a camp-fire or braai, and lazily gazing into the flames, where voices drop and the stories start to come out … and how comfortable and natural and beautifully lazy that all feels … Exactly like that!

Hypnosis FAQ - A state of deep relaxation

Can Everyone Be Hypnotized?

Yes – even the most stressed people go into hypnosis easily. It is a beautiful natural state of deep relaxation, which has great health benefits, as well as being a completely natural path to inner lasting change.

Will I Lose Control While I am In Hypnosis?

Nope. The fallacy of ‘being controlled’  in hypnosis is just that – a fallacy. Even in the deepest states of complete relaxation, you are completely in control of everything you say and do. No one can ‘make’ you say or do anything which would conflicts with your normal code of behavior. The truth is that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and you are in control at all times.

Is It Possible to ‘Get Stuck’ in Hypnosis?

No one can get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis – and the main reason we cannot get stuck in hypnosis is that we all go in and out of various ‘mind-states’ all day long – some of which are actually a natural state of hypnosis. Every time you are completely focused on any activity, to the exclusion of the outside world – where time simply disappears – you are actually in a light state of hypnosis.

Some classic examples of very natural states of hypnosis are just before you fall asleep – that lovely drifty-floaty feeling of complete relaxation, or when you are completely focused on a movie, or listening to music, or daydreaming in the garden, with the sun on your shoulders, and tuning in to nature. Or when you are enjoying an activity so much that you forget about the outside world. Artisits when they are being creative, and get into that ‘flow’ are in a state of hypnosis.

We all drift in and out of these wonderful states of mind all day long – and they are all completely natural – including those wonderful relaxing floaty drifty times of hypnotic relaxation.

So no one can get stuck in hypnosis because we all go in and out of hypnosis every day of our lives.

What Techniques Are Used  – What Can I Expect?

During hypnosis, you are shown how to access a deep state of relaxation, you are taught techniques and coping skills, while deeper issues are being resolved. The hypnotist facilitates tapping into your deepest resources, shifting limitations and blocks, to help you step into your power. And there is a deep sense of inner satisfaction from taking action towards achieving your goal.

How Many Sessions Will it Take to See Lasting Change?

Hypnosis works very quickly – you can expect great and lasting changes within 3 – 6 sessions. Stop smoking with hypnosis is one single powerful session – and yes – it works!!

How Long is Each Session?

The first session is approximately 2 hours, as there is a lot of ground to cover:

  • Discussion of client problem & history
  • Explanation of how Hypnosis works
  • A session of light beneficial hypnosis to help you start feeling better immediately

Each subsequent session is 40 – 60 minutes.

What Happens in The Brain During Hypnosis?

Science is making huge progress into understanding what hypnosis is and how it works. New studies have done much to understand the effects of hypnosis – click these links to learn more:

  1. Readers Digest article: How does hypnotherapy work and should you try it
  2. Scientists find patterns in the brain
  3. Science discovers how hypnosis works

Who Can Benefit From Hypnotherapy?

Everyone ~ hypnosis literally has endless applications! Anything you think you can do – you can!

Studies have shown that your subconscious mind is 30 000 times more powerful than your conscious mind. Hypnosis is a completely natural way to connect to the powerhouse of your subconscious mind bring about the changes you want to see in your life.

Where Are We Situated?

CLAREMONT: 14 Miller Rd, Claremont

Read client Chloe’s blog about Sharon here:

The Healing Power of Hypnotherapy

*Disclaimer – results may vary from person to person

Hypnosis Treatment Fees

Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy / Medical / Emotional / Personal Development /Skype Hypnosis:

  1. First Appointment R800
  2. Follow-up Appointments R700

Weight Loss: SPRING SPECIAL R3450 – Save R850 (6 Powerful Sessions to get you on track)

Stop Smoking (One Single 2 Hour Appointment – Plus CD): R1350

Further info on some of the many applications of hypnosis


There are many misconceptions about hypnosis – here Sharon is interviewed by TV1 for her stop smoking hypnosis. In the interview she explains more about hypnosis, and what can be achieved with hypnosis. Her client also gives a very good description of what hypnosis feels like …

We hope we have answered some of your queries and hypnosis FAQ’s – and if you have any questions, Sharon will be happy to talk to you directly. Give her a call on 079 099 3252, or mail sharon@capehypnosis.co.za

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Further Info of Interest:

How Does Hypnosis Work?

Readers Digest article: How does hypnotherapy work

New studies show the effects of hypnosis:

Scientists find patterns in the brain

Science discovers how hypnosis works

Cape Hypnosis – The Natural Way To Change