About Hypnosis

The art of persuasion, sometimes called the ‘Ultimate Natural Therapy’.

Hypnosis is used to:

  • Make dreams and plans come true
  • Remove personal limitations
  • Improve mental and physical health
  • Improve relationships at home (and at work)
  • Get rid of fears and phobias
  • Get rid of unwanted habits like smoking, binge eating, 
  • Improve sports performance etc…

In fact, if it’s in the mind, Hypnosis helps. Hypnosis – Definition There are many and varied definitions of ‘Hypnosis‘ or the ‘trance state’, but basically it is a mental state that is different from the one normally experienced. It is a state where attention is turned inwards and in which conscious awareness of the ‘real’ world changes. It is in this state, with the conscious awareness distracted, that the protective barriers around the unconscious mind weaken and allow the deeper levels of the mind to be accessed and motivated to change in a way that seems to the subject perfectly natural. Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon and, as such, the trance state is familiar to most people, even if it does not exactly match their preconceptions of what hypnosis is or should be. 

In everyday life people only gain true experience by doing things, and then retaining memories of the actual experience. Thus, we all learn by experiencing. We recall the original event by remembering how we experienced it with our senses. The Hypnotherapist is an expert in communication at all levels, who uses his/her skills to help the client recall or create a specific sensory experience (how we remember) and to use this to maximum advantage. This process requires active participation by the client. In this sense all Hypnosis is Self Hypnosis. 

Why Learn Hypnosis? 

Traditional Hypnosis, where the Hypnotist assumes an authoritarian stance and dominates the subject, has limited use outside the field of entertainment. Contemporary Hypnosis however is more permissive and allows the subjects more choice in the way they accept suggestions that the Hypnotist makes. 

Using this contemporary model, with its roots in the work of Dr Milton H Erickson MD, you can use the power of the mind to create lasting changes in attitudes, behaviour and beliefs. It can be used to create the strength to resist certain physical illnesses and to hasten recovery from sickness. 

Learning Hypnosis is a true voyage of self discovery. But be warned, for the learning to have lasting value it must be learning by experience. And for the learning to remain effective it must be used regularly. NATCOM hypnosis training courses provide the opportunity for you to learn, but it is up to you to put this learning into practice. 


Q. What does it feel like to be in a hypnotic trance? 

A. Well, you can ask twenty good hypnotic subjects what they experience in trance and you will probably get eighteen different answers! Everyone has to experience it for themselves in their own way. However, most people experience it as if they are daydreaming. Not asleep, not awake. 

Q.Does the Hypnotist control the subject totally? 

A. In as much as the subject allows him/herself to go into a trance, the Hypnotist is controlling the subject’s thoughts and actions. 

Q.Is Hypnosis dangerous? 

A. If used unethically or inexpertly, yes it can be dangerous. That is why it is necessary to learn from a trainer who is also an experienced practitioner with years of practical experience. 

Q.Do I have to belong to a professional association after I have qualified? 

A. If you intend to enter practice as a practitioner we strongly advise you to belong to a professional organization where you can rely on continuing support and help. The reasons are threefold. One, to present a professional image to the public, two, your clients can be assured that they are protected from the ministrations of untrained operators, and three, to protect yourself. 

Q.What happens if the subject resists the suggestions made by the Hypnotist? 

A. The human mind is extremely skilled at finding reasons to overcome or ignore direct commands. Anyone who was once a child will readily understand this. The results of direct commands are very rarely long term. ‘Ericksonian’ Hypnosis as taught by NATCOM utilises more subtle forms of suggestion to avoid this pitfall. Its object is to integrate changes into the subject’s lifestyle in a way that is completely natural. The subject can then take full responsibility for these changes. 

Q.Can I stop someone from smoking using Hypnosis? 

A. As a qualified Practitioner you will be able to use Hypnotherapy to stop smoking. However your success will depend on the subject’s desire to stop. In that sense you assist them to stop smoking. You do not make them. The Advanced Hypnosis course also covers authoritarian traditional style hypnosis to ensure that Master Practitioners have the skills necessary to cover all possibilities of client response. 

Q.Can I get rid of fear and phobia? 

A. Yes you can, but because fear and phobia are generally so deeply engrained it will usually be more effective if you combine Hypnotherapy with NLP in this case. 

Q.How effective is weight loss hypnosis? 

A. Weight loss hypnosis is very successful but it does not make people lose weight . It helps them change their attitudes towards food and eating. So the subject’s desire to change is all important. It also changes their beliefs relating to food, safety and comfort as it relates to food. 

Q.Is Hypnosis appropriate for building self confidence? 

 A. Yes. You can use Self Hypnosis to build your own confidence, and as a Practitioner you can help your subjects become good at building self confidence for themselves. 

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