What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that helps you to make positive changes in your life by using the power of the sub-conscious mind.
What is Hypnosis?
It's useful to think of hypnosis as your conscious mind being completely focused on just one thing. In a therapy environment, this would normally be the therapist's voice enabling the sub-conscious mind (the root of all memories and emotions) to be addressed directly.
Is Hypnotherapy dangerous?
Absolutely not. We all experience hypnotic states from time to time. This could for example involve us drifting off to sleep and our mind beginning to wander. Daydreaming is often a similar, trance-like state. Hypnotherapy makes uses of these trance-like states to bring about positive change for the person concerned.
Will I lose control?
Hypnosis will make you relaxed and comfortable. You will have an enhanced sense of yourself and what you are doing. In just the same way that you remain in control whilst watching a film, you will always remain in control when listening to a hypnotherapy recording.
What if I don't come out of hypnosis?
This is just not possible. Remember, you remain in control. You will simply return to your normal state of consciousness feeling refreshed and with a great sense of achievement. Just occasionally if you listen to a recording in the evening you may drift off to sleep if already tired.
Will I be forced to do things against my will?
No! Your sub-conscious mind will always be looking after your best interests. A suggestion that was harmful to you would be rejected and you would very likely come out of hypnosis. These recordings contain positive life affirming suggestions designed to make your life so much better.
Will I be asleep whilst using a hypnosis recording?
No, you will be aware of what is happening, although people are often very relaxed with their attention directed inwards. One helpful definition of hypnosis is "complete concentration on a single thought". You can open your eyes at any time during a session if you want to. Most people say they feel very relaxed at the end of a session.
How long does it take?
A typical audio track lasts around 30 minutes. Some recordings have more than one track to address the issue in as complete a way as possible. Listening to the recording regularly will help to resolve the issue or make improvements in the most effective way.
Is listening to a recording different to seeing a hypnotherapist?
Many people find hypnotherapy recordings a very effective way of making positive change in their life. We have a growing range of downloadable products to cover many common areas of difficulty and the repeated use of a recording will reinforce the positive change. Being able to use the recordings wherever and when ever you want can be a great benefit. Sometimes however a personal visit to a hypnotherapist can be helpful to resolve complex or more deep-seated issues.
What makes hypnotherapy different?
Hypnosis allows you to access your sub-conscious mind, the root of your emotions and your behaviour. The sub-conscious cannot normally be accessed directly and this is why it can be so hard to change an unwanted habit or behaviour like giving up cigarettes for example. Other "talking therapies" are carried out in a conscious state sometimes making it much more difficult to achieve a desired change.
What do the medical professions say?
Hypnotherapy is now widely recognised and accepted by the medical profession that has come to understand that the mind and body are closely linked. Many (but sadly not all) Medical Doctors actively support the use of hypnotherapy to achieve change.
I have epilepsy; is it OK to use the recordings?
Hypnosis is often used by experienced therapists to help those who live with Epilepsy, but we strongly recommend that you consult your medical advisor before using our recordings if you have this condition.
I'm pregnant, can I use Gift4life recordings?
Hypnosis is often used very sucessfully in pregnancy but its use is not recommended in the first 3 months of the pregnancy.
What format are the recordings in?
Our recordings are in the widely used MP3 audio format. MP3 files will play on most PCs (with Windows Media Player or similar software), Apple Macs and any portable audio player. Our audio CDs will play in virtually any normal Compact Disc player or computer CD/DVD drive.
Why are some of the materials in ZIP format?
Some items contain more than one audio track or PDF document. These are combined together in one ZIP file to make it easier for you to download. The compressed files also mean that your download time will be shorter.
What is a ZIP file?
A ZIP file is a compressed version of a normal file (or files). Once downloaded onto your computer, double clicking on the file in a folder (Windows) will allow you to extract the MP3 audio or PDF files.
How do I unzip the files on my Apple Mac?
You can use StuffIt Expander to unzip the files. This can be downloaded from here: http://www.stuffit.com/mac/expander/index.html. This is free to download and use
Will the recordings change my computer settings?
No, the downloadable files make no changes to your computer. You can move them freely from your computer to your portable audio player without restriction.
What about viruses?
We do everything we can to guard against the possibility of our products being attacked by viruses or other malware/spyware. We recommend that you always use a virus checker on any downloaded file (not just ours!).
Do you do hypnosis tapes?
No, all our recordings are available for immediate download as an MP3 file or by post as a CD.
Can I buy is US Dollars or another currency?
Yes you can, although our prices are shown in British pounds the value will be converted to your local currency by the credit card company. In December 2008 there are about 1.49 US Dollars to 1 GBP. About 2.25 Australian Dollars to 1 GBP, 2.71 New Zealand Dollars to 1 GBP, 1.11 Euros to 1 GBP and about 1.84 Canadian Dollars to 1 GBP. Please remember that what will show on your credit card statement is a payment to Nochex our payment services provider.
Who are Nochex?
Nochex are the secure payment services provider we use for all transactions on this web site. We do not store details of your credit or debit card.
Can I order over the phone?
Yes you can, by phoning the UK number +44 (0)845 121 4737 and giving your card details over the phone. If you get the answer machine then please leave a message with a contact phone number and we will call you back.
If I can get free hypnosis tracks why should I pay for them?
Yes of course you can download free tracks but often the quality of the tracks is poor and the actual hypnotic suggestions not well phrased (and therefore not very effective). But if you really cannot afford even our low prices then give the free ones a try. Remember though that we have a money back guarantee on all the products we sell. As a wise person has said before, "you often get just what you pay for!".