Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need for an ‘online’ session?
In order to participate, you will need a computer or device with a microphone and camera, and a stable internet connection. Please note that old or out-of-date software may affect your device’s compatibility with our services.
All of our online sessions are on Zoom platform. We will send you a ‘link’ and instructions how to join. You can open the ‘link’ in your browser and bypass downloading Zoom. If you have Zoom, you may wish to type in the meeting ID and passcode to join.
For participating in Yoga online please see ‘How to set up for an online yoga class’ (link to be added)
For Hypnotherapy online see below.
- Are the practices religious?
All our teachings and practices are secular.
- What is your cancellation policy?
We request that you provide 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule a session, otherwise a cancellation fee may be charged.
- Do you offer concessional rates?
Please contact us to discuss; we consider this on a case-by-case basis.
- Is it safe to practise mindfulness?
Mindfulness is generally considered to be safe for ‘healthy’ people.
The practice of mindfulness is often compared to physical exercise and just the same as physical exercise mostly brings benefits, it is not without some risks and it is not always suitable for everyone. If you have any mental health concerns and are under medical supervision, please consult with your healthcare provider.
- Do I need a special or a quiet place to practise mindfulness?
Mindfulness can be practised anywhere. Many people when first practising mindfulness meditation find easier in a quiet space, where they won’t be disturbed. However, with busy lives and the benefit of headphones you can practise ‘on-the-go’ while commuting or sitting in the park. You can also take ‘informal’ mindfulness practices, which simply means integrating mindfulness into your daily routine such as mindfully walking or eating.
- I perform better under pressure and don’t want to lose my edge. Will mindfulness affect my performance?
You will not lose your edge; mindfulness has been shown to improve performance when we are under pressure.
- How should I meditate?
You may find it useful when you first start, to have a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. You should feel comfortable in both your surroundings and your posture. You do not need to use a meditation cushion to practise, sitting comfortably on a chair is perfect.
- I am not very flexible can I still practise yoga?
We teach yoga for every body. We will help you progress from wherever you currently are. If you have specific requirements you might benefit from our 1-2-1 tuition.
- What do I need to practise yoga?
You will need a yoga mat and sufficient space to be able to move freely, so being able to extend arms and legs when on your mat without colliding with anything.
You may wish to have a yoga block and strap, but these can be improvised.
- Is it better to see a hypnotherapist in person?
Online sessions are just as effective as face-to-face and can for many be more comfortable, as well as convenient.
- How should I prepare for an online Hypnotherapy session?
Prior to the session, ensure that you have a space where you will not be disturbed, and are able to make yourself comfortable either sitting or lying down for the trance part of the session. Please remember to put your phone on silent and turn off notifications on your computer.
- I’m worried I might lose control under hypnosis?
Rest assured, you cannot be made to do anything that you do not wish to do. You remain completely in control in a hypnotic trance. Remember trance is a perfectly natural state that we go into many times a day.
- Can hypnotherapy ‘cure’ me?
Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy, if you are under medical supervision for a physical or mental health condition, please consult with your health care provider.