Frequently asked questions

Hypnotherapy: Relax & Resolve

When was the last time you were fully relaxed?

Life is a continuous and powerful stream.

Few people ever get the time they truly deserve to relax and most importantly resolve their issues from within. Relaxation is where the healing is at...

In essence, hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation with a heightened state of focused awareness. (Nothing to do with swinging watches/zombie walking etc!) So whatever the issue most people find hypnotherapy to be a fully relaxing and enjoyable experience. All hypnotherapy sessions are carried out in a safe and comfortable environment giving you the opportunity to fully unwind.

We all have 'issues'!

Anxiety, Insomnia, Infertility, Phobia Weight Loss, Hypnobirthing, Performance, Smoking Cessation, Binge Drinking, Nail Biting, Menstrual issues... To be honest the list goes on & on. Every single one of us has that 'lurking something' or some aspect of our life that we would like to improve.

With all the best intentions and the strongest will in the world you would think that it would be easy to make changes. Intentions and will certainly play a large part in hypnotherapy and it is essential that you recognise that the changes you are making are for you and not to please anyone else.

Sometimes though, intentions and desire are not enough. On a conscious level you may understand where you want to be, but something on a deeper level is blocking you from getting there. This is block is your subconscious mind. Each of us are born with, and develop a complex set of beliefs, behaviours and emotions, all of which are stored in the subconscious part of the brain.

Our subconscious mind is there to protect us. Often it is impossible to consciously access the deeply hidden memories and beliefs needed to make a change. Hypnotherapy can allow you to access the subconscious and literally update outdated beliefs, release negative emotions and create a positive mindset for the future.


At Calm & Contented Hypnotherapy you can expect:

  • All shared information is strictly private & confidential

  • All sessions are tailored to your personal circumstances & condition

  • Specialist sessions for pregnancy, birth and motherhood & Fertility

  • High standard of dedicated care & attention guaranteed (CNCH Reg.)


Hypnotherapy sessions will take the following format:


First Session


  • Completion of paperwork

  • Goals for therapy

  • Information gathering

  • Establish number & frequency of sessions

  • What is hypnotherapy? Q & A's

  • Hypnotherapy treatment

  • All clients will receive a hypnotherapy MP3 for home use


Subsequent Sessions


  • Review of progress

  • Hypnotherapy treatment

How many sessions will I need?

My aim is to make a change as quickly as possible! After the first session I will be able to give you a better idea of the number of treatments that you require. The number of sessions required is dependent upon the type of treatment that you are seeking and your individual circumstances, goals and expectations.

Some clients see amazing results after only one session - for others it can take longer. Most clients have around 4 or 5 sessions. Some clients require more treatments. Other clients just keep coming back because they love the relaxation! The smoking cessation consultation is two sessions only. For more information please contact Gemma Webster: 07729275909


Mental Massage with Crystals

As a one off session you may enjoy a Mental Massage with Crystal Layout. Many of my existing clients continue to see me following a course of Clinical Hypnotherapy for the ultimate monthly time out for their mind! All beings have energy or vibrational frequency which flows throughout the body. Eastern practices have taught us that we have 7 chakra points in the physical body - these chakras are the areas where energy flows and intersects. Crystal therapy is used to open and balance vital energy at the chakra points where blockages or low energy can occur. The client remains fully clothed whist crystals are place on the base, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras. The stones are selected to help clear, balance and heal so clients can leave feeling refreshed and restored.


What is hypnosis?

In essence a state of deep relaxation and heightened focused awareness. Hypnosis works by supporting the client to make changes to limiting thoughts and beliefs. All this will be explained to you prior to the session.

Will I be out of control?

There is no wonder people are more than a little sceptical when you tell them that you are considering hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy has been used in stage shows for years using the power of suggestion to convince gregarious members of the audience (who have usually had a drink or 2) to do something they would never ordinarily do. Brilliant fun, but nothing to do with hypnotherapy. The client is in control at all times!

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Yes, but only if they want to.

Will I be aware of what is going on?

Yes. You are not unconscious, simply in a dreamy, relaxed state in which you can hear everything that is being said and you are aware of your surroundings.

Is it safe?

Absolutely. You enter hypnosis via a deep relaxation technique and are brought out in a safe and controlled way. Unlike many orthodox medicines, there are no negative side effects!  You will not at any stage be under anyone else's control.

Does it work?

Yes! See Calm & Contented Testimonials!!!