Who Is The Hypnotherapist?
Hi, my name is Paul Hunter and I come from a city called Cork in the Rep. Of Ireland. I am a full-time, practicing clinical hypnotherapist and regularly see 25 – 35 clients every week. I went to University College Cork and studied Psychology, spent the earlier part of my career in sales, working my way up from Sales Representative to Sales Director and eventually changed career, studied hypnotherapy and started a full-time practice called Cork Hypnosis Clinic in Ballincollig in Cork where I am currently based.
I qualified in hypnotherapy with the ICHP in Cork with an Advanced Diploma In Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy. I also studied EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and became an EFT Master Practitioner in 2012. I have also served as Chairman of the CHPA (Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Association) in Ireland.
Confucious said “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. I finally understand what he meant because my life has worked out that way. I passionately love helping people to unearth their hidden resources, overcome their limitations and start really living their lives instead of just existing. I always love quoting the Morgan Freeman line from the film “The Shawshank Redemption” to my clients – “I suppose when it all comes down to it, you either get busy living or you get busy dying”. I firmly believe that how good your life turns out to be is much more within our control than we choose to believe and my mission in life is to teach people how to achieve that through one-to-one therapy and through my self hypnosis recordings
What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a word that is widely misunderstood and has been sensationalised by stage hypnotists for their own benefit. To clear up any misunderstanding – lets be clear – hypnosis is a very simple, everyday occurence in most people’s lives. In other words, you’ve probably been in hypnosis many, many times. That’s right! All those times when you were “zoned out”, “miles away”, daydreaming, or focussing so intently on something that you forget about everything else. All that we do using a self-hypnosis recording is deliberately get you into that state so you can absorb new and beneficial learnings much easier using your subconscious mind.
Will I Lose Control?
The idea that you’ll lose control is an urban myth – sensational and also completely untrue. Hypnosis is completely safe and you will never lose control. You will never experience any negative effects. Hypnosis can be an extremely powerful tool but it does require openness and your willingness to experience it and your genuine desire to make whatever change is suggested on the recording.
Can I Get “Stuck” In A Trance?
No. There has never been any recorded case of anyone ever getting “stuck” in hypnosis. Once again, this comes under the title of urban myth.
Can I Listen While Driving?
Under no circumstances! Never, ever listen to any self-hypnosis recording while driving, or operating machinery or equipment, or in any situation where you need your full conscious awareness. Just to be perfectly clear – it would be dangerous to listen to a hypnosis recording while driving as you are liable to close your eyes involuntarily which could lead to a serious accident.
Are There Some People Who Should Not Listen To Self Hypnosis Recordings?
Hypnosis is contra-indicated for anyone who has had a problem with psychosis or has previously had psychotic episodes, and also for anyone who suffers from epilepsy. You are responsible for your own health and wellbeing and you should always consult you GP or physician before embarking upon any program of change to ensure it is safe for you. By completing the purchase of an mp3 recording from this website, you are implying consent to our Terms & Conditions.
How Long Does It Take For A Hypnosis Recording To Work?
Psychologists reckon that it takes 21 – 45 days to effect a permanent change in human behaviour, so I always recommend that you plan in terms of listening consistently (once a day) for at least one month or until you are satisfied the desired changes are happening for you.
How Long Is A Self Hypnosis Recording?
Each recording varies slightly in length but on average, they tend to be approximately 30 minutes in length.
How Do I Know If I Am Falling Asleep Or Not?
Many people think they have fallen asleep when they go into deep hypnosis, and it’s easy to figure out whether you did. Just answer this question: at the end of the session, did you hear Paul count from 1 back up to 5? If so, then you were definitely listening on a very deep level, which is excellent. If not then you were quite probably asleep.
If you find that you are falling asleep then there are three simple adjustments you can make to prevent this in the future:
- Sit up more erect, potentially even sitting all the way up, and then get comfortable in that position and continue the hypnosis. You will feel much more awake and will probably hear the whole recording.. then you can gradually adjust to a position where you enter a trance but don’t fall asleep.
- Let your hand grip onto something that will keep that arm elevated (e.g., drape the arm over the back of the sofa, hold onto the frame of your headboard, etc). You will be able to relax and enter a trance like this with a little practice, but you won’t fall asleep.
- Take a pen, pinch it between your thumb and forefinger, then rest it at an angle on top of your leg in such a way that if you drift too far off and your fingers fully relax, you’ll feel the pen drop onto the top of your leg and you’ll be reminded to pick it up again and continue.