Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of mind, normally enhanced by mental and physical relaxation, in which our conscious mind is by-passed and access gained to the subconscious mind – this allows new ‘programming’ to be installed, old habits and beliefs to be uncovered and eliminated and old memories to be deconditioned. It is a natural state that we all move in and out of at various times of the day.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy may be defined as the utilisation of therapy whilst in hypnosis – various therapeutic techniques, including relaxation, visualisation, regression, metaphors and positive suggestion are used to encourage and create change at a deeper level – the level at which our habits, beliefs, behaviours, thoughts and feelings are stored. Advanced Hypnotherapy uses regression techniques designed to uncover the root, original cause of emotional issues. All techniques will be explained to you and agreed upon before they are used.
Who can be Hypnotised?
Most people can be hypnotised. Some people are more readily hypnotised than others, but depth of hypnosis does not necessarily equal success of the therapy – for example, some people may say ‘Not much happened’ – or that they didn’t feel any different (‘I just lay there with my eyes closed’) – but the proof is the change that comes about following the session.
The most important thing is that you feel comfortable enough to relax to some degree – this is one of the reasons why a free consultation before your actual session is recommended.
Who may benefit from Hypnotherapy?
Again, most people. It is helpful if you are open-minded and are committed to change. In most cases you will need to listen to an audio recording (15 – 20 minutes long) for at least 21 days following treatment. There may be other tasks to complete too.
Will I remember what happened?
Hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness, so you should remember everything.
So I’m not asleep then?
No, just very relaxed.
Can I speak whilst I’m in hypnosis?
Yes, in many cases it will be necessary for you to speak.
Can I be made to do anything against my will?
No. You will be in control at all times. A hypnotised person cannot be made to do anything against their usual ethical or moral judgement or religious belief.
What commitment do I have to make?
The number and frequency of sessions will vary and an estimate will be given to you during your free online consultation. Many issues can be resolved in 1 – 3 sessions though more may be required. You will also need to listen to an audio (about 15 – 20 minutes long) on a daily basis for 2 – 4 weeks, then as required. Fees are displayed on another page – these will be discussed with you before treatment starts. Payment must be made at least 24 hours before each session.
What about Transformational Coaching?
Transformational Coaching is a cutting edge approach based upon an understanding of where our experience of the world really comes from. It is very conversational and relaxed, and can focus on any area you wish to work on. If appropriate, I may include meditations, hypnotherapy techniques and strategies - you can also request Energy Healing / Clearing.
Free Online Consultation
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic all sessions are now online. There are many advantages to this – you can relax in your own familiar environment following you session, there are no risks of Covid-19 transmission and you have no travel time or costs.
I have always found an initial consultation to be very beneficial to subsequent treatment. I will ask you about your reason for seeking treatment, answer any questions you have, explain more about the actual session and sort out any tech issues. I will need to be able to see you during the session and hear you clearly – sitting upright is perfect, if you want to be able to recline we will work out how this can be best achieved. Headphones with a microphone are preferred. You will need a quiet, private space with no interruptions (relaxed cats and dogs are allowed!)
I tend to use Skype as there is instant call back if the internet connection is lost. The best connection is made if devices are connected to the internet using an Ethernet cable. Skype is encrypted. I have a family member who works in cyber security – he assures me Skype is safe for therapeutic purposes. If you would prefer another video platform, please let me know.
There is NO sales talk and NO pressure to commit further. I want you to feel comfortable with online working so that you can gain maximum benefit from future sessions.
Following the initial consultation you can book an appointment – payment must be made in full at least 24 hours before the session – this can be via PayPal or Bank Transfer (UK bank accounts only).
I have lived in West Sussex for many years and have worked in the field of complementary therapies since 1995. I am passionate about personal and spiritual development and love helping people create inner and outer transformation.
1987 – BA (Hons) Degree in Sociology (University of Reading)
1995 – Reflexology Practitioner (Association of Reflexologists)
2003 - Diploma in Hypnotherapy (HypnoThink Foundation)
2004 - Diploma in Past Life Therapy
2007 – Advanced Hypnotherapy Training - 5-Path® with Cal Banyan
2009 – International Coaching Academy ILM (accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management)
2010 – Advance Diploma in Past Life Therapy
2011 – Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
2016 - The Rewind Technique – Uncommon Knowledge
2017 – Spiritual Healing Certificate
2019 - Ultimate Coach Programme with David Key
2020 – Virtual Gastric Band Procedure training with Sheila Granger
2020 - Rapid Transformational Therapy (Marisa Peer) – in training
I am a full member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, The Past Life Therapists Association and the Association of Reflexologists. I have a Mentor and attend Supervision on a regular basis.
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I operate under the laws of England and Wales. The information contained within this website is for general information only. Hypnotherapy and or coaching are not guaranteed to be effective in every case. Nikki Durrant makes no claim to be able to cure any condition. Sessions are not a substitute for professional medical / legal / financial advice. You must be 18 years and older to book and receive a session. Nikki Durrant disclaims any liability, to any person or entity, for any loss or damages caused in regard to any information, suggestions or advice, provided to you through this service, including audio recordings. Any reliance you place on the information contained within this website is therefore strictly at your own discretion.