Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What is solution focused hypnotherapy?

Solution focused hypnotherapy aims to help people overcome stress or emotional problems by reducing anxiety and calming the mind. It is often referred to as a ‘talking therapy’ and involves looking at a current situation to determine where you want to be and what you would like to change in your life. This will help you to build coping mechanisms and discover new positive solutions to make you happy. As the name suggests, this branch of hypnotherapy focuses on solutions for the future, rather than analysing problems or discussing painful experiences of the past. This can make a therapy session an extremely soothing and positive experience

How could solution focused hypnotherapy help me?

During a session, hypnosis is used as a therapeutic tool to help stop the negative downward spiral of anger, anxiety and depression. You will achieve a relaxed state, naturally increasing your levels of Serotonin. This chemical messenger can help you to feel happier, more positive and more refreshed. Additionally, it gives you more control over bodily functions and in particular encourages better sleeping patterns. Amazingly, solution focused hypnotherapy can even improve your ability to make positive decisions in your life.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis enables us to relax our mind and body to go into a subconscious state – often called a ‘trance’ or ‘daydream’. This may sound scary, but it is not. On average a person goes into a trance every seven minutes. This is considered a very ordinary and normal human activity. We can go into a trance when we are reading a book, doing housework or working out at the gym.

What does hypnosis feel like?

During hypnosis you will be guided into a similar state so that beneficial suggestion can be directed towards your subconscious mind. Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to help you change unhelpful thought patterns. Clients often comment about how “ordinary” Hypnosis feels – you can hear everything that is being said whilst in a deeply relaxed state. I often describe it as guided daydreaming.

Should I be worried about having hypnosis?

The hypnosis you will encounter with me will be completely safe, and always using evidence-based practices. Solution focused hypnotherapists do not hypnotise their clients or ‘magically’ solve the problem as portrayed in the media or on the stage. For hypnotherapy to work it is important that you are completely committed and ready to make your own positive changes to your life and to your mindset. I would like to reassure you that you will have complete control over your session and your own hypnosis. My role is to teach, help and support you to use hypnosis as a tool to achieve a positive mindset and transform your life.

Where do sessions take place?

All hypnotherapy sessions take place at: The Chiron Centre
130 Westbury Road
Bristol BS9 3AL

How many sessions will I require?

After your initial consultation you can choose as many further 60-minute sessions as you wish to undertake. The number of sessions is dependent on factors such as the condition you presented with at your Initial consultation, your ongoing progress with the sessions, and your progress. I may advise, but you will have complete control.

How long will it be before I see results?

Many people report feeling calmer and more relaxed after only one session. However, to see long-lasting results you will need to undertake a number of regular sessions. We will discuss how many sessions you may need at your initial Lifestyle Discovery Session.

Is Daniel Bateman a registered practitioner?

I am a registered member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) for Hypnotherapy . I also have professional indemnity insurance and an up-to-date DBS check so you can be assured that my services are highly professional and safe.

What happens if I can’t attend a session?

If you are unable to make the appointment, I politely request that you give 48 hours’ notice to allow me to reschedule another client. All cancellations must be made verbally by telephone (if you leave a message that is fine). Unfortunately emails or text messages cannot be accepted. Due to overheads incurred, same day cancellations, forgotten or missed appointments will be charged in full.