Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnotherapy?

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council describe hypnotherapy as:

“Hypnotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours.

In a typical hypnotherapy session the hypnotherapist and client will discuss the intended alterations or therapeutic goals desired. The hypnotherapist will ask questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle to decide on the best approach for the individual.

Hypnotherapy may be found to be helpful for those seeking relief from a range of problems and is used alongside a person’s own willpower and motivation to seek a desired goal. It is often used to help relieve anxiety, aid sleeping, help to address bedwetting, address attitudes to weight, and help clients achieve behavioural change to stop smoking. It may also help with minor skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress and confidence issues, and may also be used to enhance performance in areas such as sport and public speaking. Hypnotherapy may help people to cope with and manage the relief of perceived pain.

Hypnotherapy has also been used with both adults and children to help manage the pain associated with irritable bowel. There is evidence to support its use in this condition for both adults and children and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidance (NICE) recommends the NHS should consider referring patients for hypnotherapy if their irritable bowel is persistent and has failed to respond to simple prescribed medicine.”

Where do sessions take place?

Linda can see people face to face on an individual basis within The Sutherland Osteopathic Clinic in City Centre Inverness, with the relevant safeguards for Covid-19. 

Linda can deliver group training virtually via Zoom or a similar virtual platform.

Individual sessions can also be delivered via Zoom. 

Are there special arrangements in place for working during this time of Covid-19?

Yes. Before you book a face to face session arrangements during Covid-19 times will be discussed with you. These will reflect government guidence at that time. 

Are there particular safety and security arrangements in place for working virtually?

Yes, working as safely and securely as possible with virtual platforms is vital. Arrangements will be discussed with you when you book a virtual session, and you will have the opportunity to talk through any aspect of this before booking and joining the session. 

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