How do our recordings work?
With Nicola and Samantha’s recordings, you will be guided into a state of complete mental and physical relaxation using the latest hypnotherapy techniques and soothing background sounds. These sounds are recorded in specific musical keys and frequencies which deepen the relaxation effect. Sometimes emotions can surface but this is often a good thing as it can be a part of the clearing process. If you are unsure of the suitability of this recording then please consult a medical practitioner.
At the end of the recordings, you will be gently brought back to full waking consciousness with a combination of suggestion and music. Some of our ‘bedtime’ recordings also offer alternative ‘go to sleep’ endings.
Precautions before using hypnosis and meditation titles
These recordings are not designed to be listened to by anyone suffering from epilepsy or severe mental health issues, including psychosis. The information and guidance given by Nicola Haslett and Samantha Redgrave-Hogg are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. If you are unsure of the suitability of these recordings in any way, please consult a medical practitioner before listening. It is especially important to seek advice from a medical practitioner in cases of mental health disorders or severe health conditions. Also, please do not listen to hypnosis recordings whilst driving or operating heavy machinery.
Downloading our MP3s
When you download our MP3s they will be placed together in a zip folder. Here are some instructions on how to save the file to your computer, extract the MP3s and transfer them to your MP3 player:
On a Windows PC
1) Click on the download link in the confirmation email and then ‘Save’ (do not click on ‘Open’)
2) Select a location on your computer where you wish to save the file and save the file. This will save the zipped file to your computer.
3) Go to the location of the saved file and right click, select ‘Extract All’ (this will unzip the file so that it can be transferred to the location from which you would like to use it). You should then be able to see the zipped version and then the unzipped version both in the same location.
4) If you are using an application such as iTunes, open the application and click on ‘File’ then select ‘Add Folder To Library’. A box will appear asking you which folder you wish to import, so navigate to the folder you extracted in step 3 above and double click it to add the folder to your iTunes library.
5) The files should now appear in your iTunes library and you can now transfer (or “sync”) to your iPod, MP3 player or mobile phone.
On an Apple Mac
1) Click on the download link in the confirmation email. The download should start (however, if you are given an option to ‘Save’ or ‘Open’ choose ‘Save’.)
2) Allow the file time to download. Once finished the zip file should appear in your Downloads folder in Finder. If you’re not sure where this is, open Finder and choose ‘Downloads’ on the left hand menu. Once you find the Zip file, double click on it. This will automatically create a new folder in which contains the unzipped files. This folder will be placed in the same location as your original Zip file.
3) If you are using an application such as iTunes, open the application and click on ‘File’ then select ‘Add To Library’. A box will appear asking you which files you wish to import, so navigate to the folder you extracted in step 3 above and double click it to add the folder to your iTunes library. Alternatively, you can simply drag the MP3s into iTunes.
4) The files should now appear in your iTunes library and if you wish, you should now be able to “sync” the files to your mobile/tablet device.
On a mobile phone (iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone device)
If you are downloading directly to a mobile phone device, you may experience difficulties with the zip folder format. We usually advise downloading our files to a normal computer first using the instructions above. If you do not have access to a normal computer and your device cannot open the zip folder you may find that an app on the Apple App Store such as iZip or WinZip can help you. Or if you are using an Android device AndroZip can help. Please note that we cannot offer technical support for these apps as they are by 3rd party developers.
How to use the recordings
The recordings work in varying degrees and will be different for each individual. It is impossible to give an estimated time, but after a few listens you should begin to notice some positive changes. Sometimes the positive changes can be instant and dramatic. For other people it can be a gradual, subtle progression into a new pattern of behaviour over time.You can listen to any title as often as you like and it is said that 21 days is an ideal length of time to change a pattern of behaviour. So it is best to listen to the recording on a daily basis initially and you may even choose to continue listening indefinitely. It is probably best to listen to one title at a time to allow your mind to focus on one goal or intention. However, some titles will work fine with others as the issues are closely related for example Stress Relief and Peaceful Sleep.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis, put it simply, is an altered state of awareness. Ever cried watching a sad film? Or arrived at your stop on the train and not known where your mind has wondered off to in the last few minutes? If yes, then you’ve already been in a state of hypnosis. Even though we know the characters aren’t real and it’s just actors standing in front of a set speaking aloud a script, we can still become engrossed in what we’re watching. Just like when we become engrossed in a conversation, a book or even a daydream. This is because our conscious mind has let go of reality, completely focussed on the matter in hand. So it’s really a calm concentration where we can cope more efficiently and joyfully with life and allow positive changes begin to take place.