FAQs

Q?

Who can be hypnotized?

A.

Anyone with the desire or willingness to engage in the process may benefit from hypnotherapy. Anyone over the approximate age of five can easily achieve the lightest state of hypnosis (Alpha). I take the time to understand your individualities to find the best approach in working with you. If your unique circumstance requires a more specialized approach I will happily recommend you to a colleague. If your child is under 5 please contact me for a referral.

Q?

What does hypnosis feel like?

A.

Well you are not completely awake, and you are not asleep, your mind tends to drift from here to there while listening to my voice and yet all the senses are heightened while in this very natural state of hypnosis.

Clients often mention that they experience feelings of being pleasantly relaxed and comfortable with sensations of lightness or heaviness, occasionally tingling. You may experience something not mentioned here and that’s because the experience is so unique. Read more on Hypnosis

Q?

Can I be hypnotized if I have a strong mind?

A.

If you take the time to enjoy a hypnosis session then part of you has the intent and motivation for creating positive changes in your life. A “strong” mind remains part of the process. However to resist the process you only hinder your success and it would inevitably be a waste of your time and money.

Q?

Will hypnosis work without willpower?

A.

Because of the wonderful element of hypnosis’ power, you do not need a strong will to create lasting change in your habits and patterns of behavior. Hypnosis’ benefits for behavioral modification occur at the subconscious level in the area of your mind where these behaviors and patterns reside, therefore, they become an automatic part of your new life without conscious functioning willpower. However willpower on the conscious level will be enhanced as we work subconsciously.

Q?

I feel afraid of losing control.

A.

Most people seem surprised when I respond by saying, “Actually, you remain in control and you determine your level of participation. You could come out of the hypnotic state any time you choose.

During hypnosis, you will not say or do anything you would not normally do nor take in any suggestions that do not remain congruent with your desires. Essentially, you (not the hypnotherapist) allow hypnosis to work.

Q?

When I am in ‘trance’, will I be asleep?

A.

The word “hypnosis” comes from Greek origin meaning a “sleep-like state,” however; you will not be asleep, nor will you be unconscious. You will be aware of everything that happens and you will hear the suggestions I verbalize, however; in the hypnotic state you may find yourself drifting into different levels of awareness, a perfectly normal experience.

Q?

What if I get into a hypnotic trance and cannot wake up?

A.

Even with the deepest hypnotic state achievable, a person will always “wake up”. During hypnosis you do not loose consciousness. You have an awareness of all that happens even though you feel completely relaxed and focused.

Q?

Will I remember what happened in my session?

A.

Yes! However; arising from hypnosis has similarities to waking from a dream. Some people find that they remember what happened in the session easily at first, however; as time passes, recalling details becomes more difficult. Other people only remember specific parts of what happened during the session. An uncommon occurrence called spontaneous hypnotic amnesia may occur wherein, the person has limited or no recollection what occurred while under hypnosis. However everything said was heard during hypnosis and now retained at the subconscious level.

Q?

Will I be saying things that I do not want to?

A.

You will certainly not be saying or doing anything in the professional therapeutic hypnosis session that you would not want to say or do.

Q?

Do I need to feel relaxed to be hypnotized?

A.

Hypnosis does not require the person to feel relaxed in order to work. In general, the therapist creates a state of hypnosis through an environment of increased sensory input and focus of attention. However, relaxation often manifests as a natural occurrence of the experience.

Q?

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

A.

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis as a therapeutic technique to enhance your life through achievement of your aspirations.

Q?

I have previously been hypnotized. What will my experience be with a different hypnotherapist?

A.

Because each hypnotherapist has a unique style and many ways of helping a person achieve the trance state exist, you may find some differences in the hypnotist’s techniques, however; typically, people do find similarities in trance experiences. Each time you experience a trance state with the same hypnotherapist, you may see some differences as well.

Q?

I tried hypnosis before and it did not work.

A.

Hypnosis involves the formal induction of trance, a very important element in creating the trance state. It is important to see a professionally trained and accredited hypnotherapist for this reason. However, the inexperienced or misinformed person may have an expectation of the trance state and think they were not hypnotized when in fact they were in a hypnotic state. Often because they heard everything that was said yet this is true for the hypnotic state. Again seeing a hypnotist who is professionally trained and accredited should clear up any confusion.

Q?

What Are Suggestions?

A.

You have your own language that your subconscious will respond to and so to accelerate and create lasting change your words create the MOST powerful “suggestions” reaching deep into your unconscious mind.

So suggestions are your meaningful words, sentences, phrases and conscious intent that we have discussed during the appointment and prior to entering hypnosis that I will phrase in the appropriate way enabling you to accomplish your goals.
Just as you would in everyday life in trance you will also have the ability to reject any suggestions or ideas that are not congruent with your beliefs.

Q?

Are you going to regress me to remember trauma from my past?

A.

There is no real therapeutic benefit in regressing and bringing up past trauma or trying to find the how, why and what has made you who you are today. Hypnosis is a tool, that when properly used, allows for suggestions, visualization and metaphors to release the associations of the past that are affecting you in present time. This enables us to work on a brighter future in your personal and professional life.

Q?

How many sessions will it take to reach my goal?

A.

A competent hypnotherapist is trained to help you achieve results in the fewest sessions possible. Some clients see dramatic results in just one or two sessions, others will require more. Here are some of the factors which influence the degree and rate at which success may be achieved such as the rapport between you and your hypnotherapist, your expectations, your reasons for receiving hypnosis and the willingness and commitment you bring to each appointment. Change resulting from hypnotherapy requires only that you are willing to make changes in your life.

Q?

What Is the Subconscious?

A.

Subconscious and unconscious are terms used interchangeably to describe the part of the mind you're unaware of, and it lies just below the level of your conscious mind. The subconscious is the non-judgmental part of your mind. It isn't critical and it doesn't analyze. It accepts everything that is presented to it. It is the home of our imagination and emotions and our intuition. The subconscious records everything we experience through our five senses and then stores the information for us for use later on. It records all our thoughts, feelings, and belief systems, stores them in our subconscious, and brings them to our conscious awareness when needed. The subconscious carries out all of our habituated behaviors. It breathes us and is in charge of all the involuntary functions of the body.

And because it helps us carry out our habits for us, it is essential for successful hypnosis. When you relax deeply, the subconscious mind comes to the forefront, allowing us the opportunity to change our belief systems and our patterns of behavior. Convincing our subconscious mind to make changes is absolutely critical to success with hypnosis.

Q?

Choosing a hypnotherapist.

A.

I believe it is most important to find a Hypnotherapist that you feel comfortable with and confident in. I advise you to choose a Hypnotherapist that has undergone training from a reputable school. This way they have met a number of requirements and have a very thorough understanding of a variety of ways in which to assist you.

The Hypnotherapist should be willing to answer all your questions so that you are empowered to make an informed choice before you commence with an appointment.

Q?

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HYPNOSIS?

A.

As a natural and powerful tool for overcoming many of life’s challenges, hypnotherapy offers many benefits with only POSITIVE side effects.

Powerful reasons for you to see a hypnotherapist to enhance your life:
Stress Management
Confidence & Self Esteem
Eliminate Fears & Phobias
Weight Control
Athletic Skills & Performance
Overcome Sabotage
Eliminate Procrastination
Improve Memory
Strengthen Creativity & Talents
Motivation & Goal Setting
Stop Smoking
Habit Control
Self Love & Intimacy
Overcome Addictions
Codependency
Deepening Spiritual Practices

146 ways hypnosis can help