Frequently Asked Questions Hypnotic Evolution

Frequently Asked Questions

Hypnosis is a powerful and natural way for you to take control of your life. It can help you achieve your goals, increase self-control and increase your self-esteem. Hypnotherapy is a safe and ever growing method of achieving change effortlessly.

A highly skilled Clinical Hypnotherapist can bring about beneficial change in your life through powerful therapeutic techniques. Incredible results can happen quickly and with ease.


What is Hypnotherapy and how does it work? [Top]

Clinical Hypnotherapy is safe and is medically approved by the Australian Medical Associations for use by professionally trained, responsible therapists. We stand by a high code of ethics and professionalism.

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation of both body and mind, and assists you to focus inwardly and connect to your sub-conscious mind. You can overcome unwanted behaviors, difficulties, habits, and self-imposed limitations by accessing the sub-conscious mind, which is the part of the mind that is more receptive to appropriate suggestions. Hypnosis has long been recognized as a direct and powerful means of creating change through accessing the mechanisms of the subconscious mind. Just imagine your brain is like a computer, which has its own software to help you to organize your thinking and behavior, but sometimes thoughts and behavior get out of control. This is when Clinical Hypnotherapy can help you to give you back that control.

Hypnotherapy is a partnership between you and your Hypnotherapist. It is the process of tapping into your subconscious mind, bypassing the conscious mind, allowing you, with a skilled Hypnotherapist to achieve the desired change you wish to achieve.


Can I be hypnotized? [Top]

Almost everyone has experienced a hypnotic trance.

For example, when you daydream or when you become engrossed in a book or film or when you chat to someone with great rapport and lose track of time. As a practicing hypnotherapist,

I am yet to encounter a person who could not be hypnotized.

You are fully aware when under hypnosis and unlike some misconceptions – you are not asleep and you cannot be made to do or say anything you don’t want to. You can come back to your conscious thoughts whenever you want to.

A common example of how hypnosis works, An overweight person may be overeating or eating unhealthy foods despite consciously thinking it is unhealthy and wanting change. The subconscious mind has different ideas but these are hidden from view! The person cannot understand why they yo-yo diet. This is because the subconscious desire to eat unhealthily keeps silently pestering despite the conscious efforts to stop. Hypnotic suggestions to the subconscious mind to eat healthily can change this. The result is, that the person is able to lose weight and keep it off. Permanent change is achieved.


Can hypnotherapy control my mind? [Top]

My hypnotherapy sessions are tailored towards your needs and wishes. As a team we work together. It is as if we are driving a car and you are steering the steering wheel, pressing the gas, change gears. I, as your hypnotherapist hold the map to guide you and tell you turn left or right. Since you are holding the steering wheel it is your decision to turn when I ask you to turn. With my training as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor I only suggest what is healthy and beneficial for you and suggestions that are presented to the subconscious mind are specifically tailored towards your needs and wishes. You will heal and change in your own time.


Will the changes I made through hypnotherapy last? [Top]

Hypnotherapy is powerful and delivers real and profound results. It is not a ‘magic’ cure. Some people find that one to three sessions are enough for the changes they wish to make. Others require more sessions depending on the area of their life they wish to make changes. It all depends on your goals and your personal level of commitment to change.


Will I do anything against my will? [Top]

You are in control, you can hear that is said, and can respond verbally and physically. The body relaxes as the subconscious mind remains alert.


How does it feel to be under hypnosis? [Top]

You have been in a state of hypnosis many times throughout your life.

  • Have you ever driven home from work and then realized that you have almost no recall of the journey?
  • Have you ever watched a movie and did not notice how much time passed?

In both cases, you experienced a trance state, which is a natural and normal state of mind that we all go in and out of, throughout the course of the day. You will experience hypnosis as a very comfortable relaxed state of mind and body. When being hypnotized, the hypnotherapist is able to elicit and to deepen the state of trance, which empowers you to make lasting positive changes from your subconscious.


Can I be hypnotized? [Top]

All hypnosis is Self – hypnosis. Since we enter a state of trance every day, there is nobody who cannot be hypnotized. If, however you do not wish to be hypnotized, you will not do so.


Will I be aware of what you suggest to me? [Top]

Hypnotherapy sessions are individually tailored towards your needs and what you wish to achieve. Suggestions to the Subconscious mind are discusses with you before you enter a hypnotic trance.


How long will it take before I see results? [Top]

No conventional or alternative treatment has a 100% success rate with 100% of the population. Research has shown, however that statistically speaking, hypnotherapy has an 90% success rate.

From my experience, results can be achieved within 2-4 hypnotherapy sessions with an often significant difference in how you feel after the first session of hypnotherapy. Please bear in mind that your motivation to make changes in your life has a profound impact on your success of your hypnotherapy sessions.

HypnoBirthing® Questions


What is HypnoBirthing®? [Top]

HypnoBirthing® is a childbirth method that focuses on preparing parents for gentle birth. In HypnoBirthing® classes, you will learn techniques in a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, visualization, and self-hypnosis.

All of these are designed to help you achieve a more comfortable birth. HypnoBirthing® encourages a calm, peaceful, and natural pregnancy, birth, and bonding experience for families.


How does HypnoBirthing® differ from other childbirth preparation methods? [Top]

HypnoBirthing® is based on the premise that childbirth does not necessarily need to be painful if the mother is properly prepared and relaxed.

When women understand that pain is caused by constrictor hormones, created by fear, they learn, instead, to release fear thus creating endorphins—the feel good hormones. They are then able to change their expectations of long, painful labor and are able to replace them with expectations of a more comfortable birthing.

Rather than exhausting, shallow breathing and the distraction techniques of typical “prepared childbirth” programs, HypnoBirthing® parents learn deep abdominal breathing and total relaxation, enabling the laboring mother to work in harmony with her body and her baby. This allows her to achieve a more comfortable labor for herself and baby.


How is the Birth Companion/Partner involved? [Top]

The Birth Companion of the mother’s choice is an important part of the HypnoBirthing® experience. He or she practices with the mother in helping to prepare for deep relaxation. During labor the Birth Companion guides the laboring mother through hypnosis prompts, relaxation techniques, deepening methods, and visualizations, provides comfort measures, and joins in welcoming the new baby, often by receiving the baby as he emerges.


Will I be unconscious or will I remember my birth experience? [Top]

Despite misconceptions and misinformation, you are definitely not unconscious during self-hypnosis. The HypnoBirthing® mother is deeply relaxed, but she is also an active participant in the labor process.

Though she is deeply relaxed, she is totally aware and may return to a conversant state or choose to become mobile whenever she desires. HypnoBirthing® mothers often find that they experience time distortion and are not distracted by other people or their birthing environment, while they focus on their birthing and their baby.


Will HypnoBirthing® be useful to me if I don't opt for a natural childbirth or if circumstances necessitate medical intervention or a surgical birth? [Top]

Absolutely. The things you will learn in your HypnoBirthing® classes will help you to learn relaxation skills that will be useful to both you and your baby, regardless of your birth experience. In the event that medical intervention of any sort is needed, you will find yourself better able to remain calm and in control.

Mothers who have needed scheduled cesareans for medical reasons report that they were totally relaxed before, during and after the procedure. Many report that they needed less medication following the birth , and they were able to return to normal functioning in a very short period of time.


Is it true that I will experience a pain-free birth with HypnoBirthing®? [Top]

HypnoBirthing® does not promise painless birthing, though many HypnoBirthing® mothers do report having a relatively pain-free birth or one that they were able to manage easily. When the cause of pain--fear that constricts the birthing muscles—is eliminated, birthing can be accomplished in a shorter period and much more comfortably. A relaxed mother’s body will produce more endorphins, nature’s own relaxants.

HypnoBirthing® mothers may still experience sensations of tightening or pressure; but most describe their birth experience as working with their body through the sensations, and thus avoiding the excruciating pain that is frequently spoken of by women who choose other methods of preparation for birthing.


What if my doctor/midwife is not familiar with HypnoBirthing®? Can I still use this method and how can my healthcare providers help me to achieve my HypnoBirthing® goals? [Top]

More and more care providers are becoming aware of the benefits of HypnoBirthing®. Many hospitals offer HypnoBirthing® as an option in their childbirth education programs, and HypnoBirthing® is now taught in some schools of medicine to student doctors.

If your care giver is not knowledgeable about HypnoBirthing®, take the opportunity early in your pregnancy to discuss the techniques you will be using and the type of calm birthing environment that you desire. In class, you will learn how to create a plan of Birth Preferences, which will help you to communicate your birthing goals and preferences to your doctor or midwife. Also, your HypnoBirthing® instructor will contact your provider with information on HypnoBirthing®.

DISCLAIMER The testimonials on this website are a true and accurate reflection of what some of Viola’s clients have achieved. Results may vary from person to person. Hypnotic evolution website is not intended to serve as medical advice and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical care/ advice, however can be used in conjunction, if appropriate. If you conside your problem may be of medical nature, please contact your medical practitioner.