FAQ’s

What is Complete Mind Therapy (CMT ™) ?

Complete mind Therapy (CMT ™) is a unique combination of Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and NLP. Complete mind therapy was created by Dr Jonathan Royle, the founder of The Royle Institute of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention, and, even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration, and change. Hypnosis, called by different names in different cultures and times, has been recognized for thousands of years and used for many purposes.

When we enter into the absorbed state of hypnosis, we can use our thoughts, talents, and experiences in ways not usually available to us. With the help of a trained professional, we can develop innate, individual abilities that enable making desired changes in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors possible. For reasons that are as yet not clear, the focused state of hypnosis allows changes to intentionally be made “automatically”, changes that we could not ordinarily consciously make.

Hypnosis has been used in the treatment of pain, depression, anxiety, stress, habit disorders, and many other psychological and medical problems. 

In addition to its use in clinical settings, hypnosis is used in research with the goal of learning more about the nature of hypnosis itself, as well as its impact on sensation, perception, learning, memory, and physiology. Researchers also study the value of hypnosis in the treatment of physical and psychological problems.

Can I get stuck or trapped in the hypnotic state?

No. At any time a client can & will always come out of this state. No one can or will stay
hypnotized indefinitely.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

YES. Although Some people find it easier to relax than others. By the same token, some people are able to go into trance more quickly and more deeply than others. Generally, a light trance is all that’s needed for most therapeutic goals so that almost everyone can benefit from hypnotherapy to some extent.

Will I be asleep or unconscious?

No, The word hypnosis comes from the ancient Greek word ‘hypnos’ meaning sleep, but it is
misnamed. Hypnosis is 
NOT sleep. Sleep and hypnosis may seem similar since we
may be relaxed and have our eyes closed (which is not necessary), but there are
many differences. One main difference is that we tend to be in a relaxed state, but with
heightened awareness! If a person were to fall asleep during a session, they would
return to normal consciousness when asked to, or simply awaken after a short nap.
They would feel refreshed.

I don’t think I was hypnotised–I heard every word you said!?

Some people, after a session of hypnosis, don’t believe that they were hypnotized at all.
This is likely to come from misconceptions about just what a ‘trance’ really is. There are
differences between the brain waves of people who are asleep and those who are in
trance. In practice, people who are hypnotized often talk with the hypnotist, and can both answer and ask questions, hear everything that is said very clearly and are perfectly well aware. 
There’s no mysterious feeling to being hypnotized and our minds are not taken over nor controlled.

How can a treatment aimed at your mind affect your body?

The body responds physically to thoughts, (Our Psychology affects our Physiology and visa verse). For example, when we think a frightening thought, we can experience increased heart rate, shortness of breath, muscular rigidity, sweating, shaking, etc. Similarly, when we think a pleasurable thought, we can experience reduced heart rate, deeper breathing, relaxation of muscles, etc. These are autonomic nervous system responses that are involuntary, but they can be utilized to promote health. When hypnotized, an individual is very open to suggestions that can enhance positive and diminish negative physical reactions.