Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers to some questions I am frequently asked below:

Hypnosis has long been associated with the strange and mysterious. The truth is that hypnosis isn’t at all mysterious, supernatural or anti-religious. Without realising it you have been in a light hypnotic trance thousands of times but it seemed so natural that you didn’t notice it as anything “different”. How about not noticing chunks of a car journey, even when you are driving, or not hearing someone talking to you as you immerse yourself in a good book? These are examples of naturally occurring light trance states.

Hypnosis is not asleep, unconscious or out of control. It’s a state of relaxed awareness in which suggestions for change are acted on more powerfully than is possible in normal awareness. Conscious criticism, which blocks and limits, is suppressed. During hypnosis it is possible to change behaviour patterns, thought processes and reactions that are normally out of reach of your conscious mind.

Just about everyone is able to be hypnotized because they do it naturally without realising it! The relaxation aspect of hypnosis is of great benefit resulting in a relaxed yet energised feeling by the end of your session.

NO! The brain is highly suggestible when in hypnosis, however, I cannot make you act, say or do anything against your will. If the subconscious does not like the suggestion or believe it, it will simply reject it. It will have zero effect. Perceptions of swinging watches, people unconscious, eating onions and clucking like chickens is certainly not what hypnotherapy is all about! Think of hypnotherapy as MEDITATION WITH A PURPOSE.

You will feel completely relaxed and at ease. If you have ever meditated or done a yoga class, there is often relaxation at the end. This is how you will feel.

You will never feel out of control, just relaxed. You are free to come out of hypnosis whenever you wish.

We operate a 48 hour cancellation policy on all appointments made. We request that you give a minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel or move your appointment. Late cancellations or no shows will incur the full charge.

Our consultations last up to 1 hour and are a therapy session in themselves. We throughly assess your needs and will advise the best course of action.

Carrie Swain Hypnotherapy & Holistic Healthcare is a home based therapy centre located in Anlaby, East Yorkshire. With FREE parking too.

Yes, I offer both online and face-to-face hypnotherapy. Online hypnotherapy is just as effective as face-to-face hypnotherapy. There is no difference in the results. Some people feel even more relaxed and comfortable working from their own home or office which can only add to the positive outcome as we work together.

Yes there is free parking on the driveway.

If your question isn’t answered above then please don’t hesitate to contact Carrie by either filling in the contact form on this page or calling 07860 679334.

Why Choose Carrie Swain?

Carrie was great in helping me get back to my old self! Went to Carrie to get help with anxiety and dealing with the daily stresses of life. All my anxiety has gone and feel I have the necessary tools to handle anything that comes my way. Thanks Carrie!
Bethany Dean
I booked in with Carrie for a course of sessions for a problem I was desperate to overcome. I have had instant results and feel very optimistic, even after only the first session. She’s brilliant at what she does, and understands the issue youre trying to resolve.
David Allen
What an amazing experience. Carrie was not only professional but very supportive and caring. I found my hypnosis sessions very successful and continue to use all the strategies that Carrie gave me. I will be returning for more sessions very soon and I am also going to try some other things too.
Jane Peck