Will I still be in control?
Yes, you are still fully in control of yourself when you are hypnotised. It’s sort of like a daydream. You are still conscious, but extremely relaxed. No one can take control of you and make you do silly things while you’re hypnotised unless of course, you want to.
Is Hypnosis mind control?
Nope. Despite how it is portrayed sometimes, hypnosis can’t make you the slave of the person hypnotising you. You are in control throughout the session and you are not under a “spell” or under the power of someone else. You will never do anything while you are hypnotised that you wouldn’t do in normal life. And trust me, I do not want any of my clients clucking like chickens!
What happens if I can’t come out of hypnosis?
It’s impossible for that to happen, because you won’t be unconscious. You will just be deeply relaxed, and you can come out of that state at any time that you wish. Sometimes at the end of a session it takes a few minutes to return to your normal awareness but that is only because it feels so good to be relaxed, sort of like not wanting to get up after a massage. You are always in control.
Can I hypnotise myself?
Sure you can! And it can even be said that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis; as you are in control of what you are doing. If you are doing the Relax Baby Hypnobirthing® program or using your HypnoKit and your Hypnotic Stress Reduction techniques, this is exactly what you will be doing. Some people prefer self-hypnosis because they can relax easier on their own, on their schedule, in an environment that is comfortable to them. That said, remember, when you are using self-hypnosis you aren’t getting the expertise and therapeutic help that you would be getting from a trained therapist. If you are using hypnosis to help you deal with anxiety, depression, or psychological issues then you should probably see a professional therapist instead of relying on self- hypnosis.
Is hypnosis real?
Even though hypnosis is becoming more mainstream and well known as a therapeutic modality, lots of people still feel a bit sceptical. But relax, baby (sorry, I couldn’t resist) it’s a legitimate therapeutic technique that has been used with proven success to treat medical and psychological disorders in millions of people. Hypnosis has been around a long time, it isn’t new or untested.
How many sessions do I need?
The brain needs repetition to change. But every brain is different. For lasting positive changes, I would recommend 6-8 sessions as a rule of thumb. Sometimes more and sometimes less. The truth is most people will feel better after just one session, but it does take repetition for the changes to stick. Remember, you are learning new skills!
What if I fall asleep?
Even when you sleep a part of your brain is always alert. You are always listening. The brain was designed to stay alert to protect us and our offspring. For example, if someone breaks into your home while you are sleeping at night, you will wake up as soon as you hear a noise. Or think of a new mother with a infant, she wakes up just as soon as she hears the baby crying. Our brains are wired for hearing even when we sleep, taking in information and recording it. In hypnosis, we use this, so even if you fall asleep during your session, your brain is still recording all of the information in your subconscious mind.
Can I use hypnosis instead of seeing a doctor?
No way, Jose. You should always seek the advice of a medical doctor before making a major change in your life.
Will I remember what you’ve said?
Possibly a little. But remember, hypnosis is designed to make your conscious mind forget the suggestions so that it doesn’t interfere with your subconscious.
What if I can’t be hypnotised?

Everyone enters a hypnotic state (Alpha) every day, several times per day. In alpha, your mind is slowed down a little bit, your focus narrows, your breathing slows, and you are relaxed.

This happens when you watch TV, read a book, play video games, and drive a car. It’s the same state you are in when you just wake up or right before falling asleep. You aren’t entirely conscious, but you aren’t entirely unconscious either.

When you are in this state, you’re much more suggestible than when you are fully awake (Beta). Sometimes people think they can’t be hypnotised, but that’s really just a bit of a misunderstanding as to what hypnosis is and what it is not.

Hypnosis is just a natural state which everyone moves in and out of throughout each day. It’s just like the state you are in when you’ve been driving a car for a long-distance, do you know that feeling? It isn’t that you are unconscious, but you do tune out. Your focus is concentrated on driving.

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Thank you, Judi, for helping me find the path to managing anxiety and stress. You have helped improve my mindset which has helped me be the mom and wife that my family deserves. I hope others looking for peace find you and embrace Relax Baby! Life is meant to be easy and we need to be reminded of that. Judi helped me do just that!

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I saw Judi to help me with several issues, in particular, my fear of enclosed spaces. Judi put me at ease from the very first session and I like the way she explains about the brain and how hypnotherapy works. I never imagined how much Judi’s sessions would help me and I have the added bonus of a recording I can listen to whenever I need to relax.

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Dogs are the magicians of the universe - Clarissa Pinkola Estes .
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Feeling scared or helpless whenever you turn on the television or scroll through your socials? I feel you, it's been so difficult to process everything and it’s all starting to get to us. The first step when these feelings start to come up is to remind yourself, that in this moment you are safe and everything is OK. Mentally step back and say to yourself, I am safe, and everything is OK. Know that you cannot control what is happening in the world, but you do have control of your mindset and the ability to shift your emotional state.

It also may be helpful to switch off the news. It's good to stay informed, but not at the expense of our mental health. Our brains don't know the difference between imagination & reality. And we watch images of suffering, we feel it too. There are things we can do. For example, we can donate to aid organisations or see how we can volunteer in the community. When we are doing something positive for others we feel better. Watching bad news passively just feeds that sense of helplessness.

Remember your breathing. Did you know that by simply observing and focusing on your breathing can help shift your emotional state? Breathing consciously gives you back control and in 7 exhalations in about a minute's time, you can trigger the relaxation process. Try this:
Take a breath. Sense your belly rising. Now release that breath naturally. Notice how it flows in. Now out. Begin counting from 1 to 7.
✨1, inhale, belly rising and expanding
✨1, exhale, belly releasing and relaxing
✨2, inhaling, belly rising and expanding
✨2, exhaling, belly releasing and relaxing
✨ Continue counting with your body’s own natural breathing rhythm
If you lose count, start again at 1. Do this until you reach the count of 7.

I hope some of these tips speak to you, but if it's starting to feel like anxiety has become a constant companion, please get in touch through the link in my bio and let's see how I can help. https://linktr.ee/judiquirke

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Happy Sunday y'all! (As a native Kentuckian living in the UK I just really miss saying "y'all" 😆).

Anyway, a very happy Sunday & just a little reminder to make sure you get a little rest today.

Sunday is a good day to start as we tend not to have as many obligations, so start today - and keep it up all week! If you can prioritise just 15 minutes a day of YOU time, just to do NOTHING, you will feel so much better for it. It helps your mood, decreases the perception of chronic pain, & can even improve your immune system & cardiovascular health.

So think about making a NOT to do list 😉:

✨ Go outside
✨ Be by yourself
✨ Read
✨ Listen to music
✨ Do nothing in particular
✨ Take a walk
✨ Have a bath
✨ Daydream
✨ Meditate or self-hypnosis (shameless self promotion, you can try one of mine - link in bio 😉)

Whatever you choose, I hope you have a lovely and restful Sunday, and are looking forward to a little bit more non-doing this week 😊.

❤ Judi Q

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Treatment room selfie aka my best attempt at being a morning person 😆

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Happy Twosday! 2/2/22!

Did you know...

Today, 2/22/22 is a palindrome, (reads the same forward and backwards), it's on a Tuesday, and we won't get another date like this in 200 years.

Fun facts...

In numerology the meaning of the date 2/22/22 is all about connections and coming together—not just in one-on-one pairs, but among larger groups and communities. Some say it's a particularly good day for manifesting your dreams.

I sort of think everyday is a good day to manifest your dreams, but hey, let's not take any chances 🙂

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