Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a state of relaxation where the mind is restful and permits the subconscious part of itself to communicate easily without interference. Hypnosis incorporates the power of suggestion combined with the relaxed state of mind to effect positive change and outcomes. In this state, a wide range of conditions can be treated and behaviors can be changed. A person under hypnosis feels very relaxed, but completely aware.

How quickly will I experience results from Hypnosis?

There are many factors that affect this. First, the motivation level and commitment level of the client. If someone comes to see a hypnotherapist because their spouse or partner wanted them to, it is different than if they were motivated by themselves. If your motivation level is high, you’ll likely experience results rather quickly. It takes work and commitment to stay consistent and engaged in the process.

Is Hypnosis Safe?

Yes, hypnosis is absolutely safe. It feels very much like the state of mind between waking up gradually and being asleep. Most people describe a heightened awareness to their surroundings and their body. Choosing to relax yields quicker results. There is no hypnosis without a willing participant. Entering a state of hypnosis is a very normal, natural and safe process.

What if I’m taking medication?

If you have any questions about whether hypnosis will conflict with a present medical condition, ask your General Practitioner. Hypnosis can often complement traditional medical care.

How do I know if I can be hypnotized?

Everyone who is willing can be hypnotized. All hypnosis is really “self-hypnosis”. The very small minority of people who have difficulty in a session are generally those who either don’t really want to be hypnotized or they can’t relax and let go enough to go with the experience. Sometimes these people are fearing a loss of control, but we know there is no loss of control. They may also be in fear of the unknown. Meditation, yoga, and other relaxation techniques can help someone become ready for hypnosis.

How is someone put into a state of hypnosis?

A hypnotherapist uses words spoken in a soothing tone along with mental imagery, guided visualization and techniques such as deep breathing to induce a pleasant, relaxed state of mind.

Is Hypnosis ‘mind control’?

No. Not at all. No one under hypnosis can be influenced to do anything they wouldn’t want to do or against their will. You are in complete control at all times. Hypnotherapy is a gentle process and hypnotherapists are trained to not judge. A person’s moral and ethical code in a normal waking state is the same under hypnosis.

Can I ‘get stuck’ in a state of hypnosis?

No one gets stuck. Hypnosis is a very natural, normal, and safe process. It is impossible for anyone to be left or lost in a state of hypnosis. If someone were to go very deep, they might fall asleep and then wake up naturally. Additionally, a client can easily awaken themselves at any time and simply stop the session.

How much will I remember?

You’ll be aware and remember everything. Most clients receive a lot of information in a session and it’s recommended that you write it down as soon as possible. It may take days or even weeks to process some of the information you receive. Most people continue to make the connections and realizations as time goes by.

How can hypnosis help me?

Overcome addictions
Relieve stress and anxiety
Remove limiting beliefs
Stop Smoking
Alleviate compulsive and obsessive behaviors
Overcome grief
Overcome phobias and fears
Overcome insomnia
Overcome procrastination
Pain management
Weight loss
Emotional issues
Maximizing performance in sports, career, test taking
Minimizing uncomfortable effects of chemotherapy
Enhance memory
Build self esteem

Discover your life purpose
Past life regression
….and more

How frequent are sessions?

This is up to the client. Sometimes one session is enough to address the situation. For behavioral or habit management, it may take 4-6 weekly sessions.

How long is a session?

Most sessions last approximately one to two hours. It is different for each person and their situation.