There seems to be many people who have a lot of misconceptions about hypnosis, particularly hypnotherapy. Here are some of the questions I get from clients and prospective clients about hypnosis along with my answers to them.

What is hypnosis?

Simply put, hypnosis is a natural process where we bypass the conscious mind in order to gain beneficial access to the subconscious mind. We all already experience hypnosis in some form every day, however, it is not done deliberately or with a purpose. When a hypnotherapist does it, it is done purposefully and controlled to be able to achieve a goal.

Can I be left so that anytime someone snaps their fingers or something like that I will be under their control?

As a trained hypnotherapist and affiliated with SAIH (South African Institute for hypnotism) I am ethically bound to not leave any such binds within any client.


Can I get stuck in a trance?

No, if I were to induce trance for you and walk away, 1 of 2 things will happen. 1, you will have a nap and wake up rested or, 2, your conscious mind will alert you to wake up.

What is trance?

Trance is a state similar to sleep, however, you will be able to hear and respond (verbally or by gesture) to questions. Trance is the state where the conscious mind is bypassed and we can communicate with the subconscious mind.

Can you make me do strange things while under hypnosis?

I cannot make you do anything that you are uncomfortable with in any way, if I did, your conscious mind will bring you out of trance immediately. Furthermore, when doing hypnosis as a form of therapy, it would be counterproductive to do anything that would do more harm than good.

I have some things that I don’t feel ready to share, will I end up sharing all of it in trance?

Even while in a trance state you have complete control over what you share. At every step of the way, you have an option as to what information you choose to share. We are more focused on the emotions that are being experienced and what is actually happening when recalling memories or picturing certain situations.

Will I remember everything that happens while IM in trance?

Not always, your subconscious mind will choose what portions are left for conscious recall or not. The choice is done for your benefit.


Do you use Jinn (supernatural entities) to do hypnosis?

No, all that is done during the hypnosis session is that we induce trance through a process of deep relaxation. This is done through guiding you to relax in a way that will allow us access to the subconscious mind to bring about change.

If you have any other questions, please contact me with your questions on hafsa@healingelements.co.za