About Hypnosis

If you have not yet experienced hypnosis
you may have questions or concerns.

Here are some frequently asked questions.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a pleasant and natural state
brought about by the use of relaxation,
concentration and suggestion.

The conscious mind is constantly thinking,
analyzing, judging, criticizing, etc.

The subconscious mind takes in and stores
information from everything we experience.
In a hypnosis session we use concentration and
relaxation to distract the conscious, thinking mind,
giving it a little rest, which opens the door for the
subconscious mind to receive and accept positive
suggestions.

What if I can’t be hypnotized?

Anyone with at least average intelligence and
the ability to concentrate can be hypnotized.

In fact, we all experience a hypnotic state on a
daily basis while driving a car, watching TV or daydreaming.
Through these activities, we temporarily block out
other thoughts and the outside world. The only people
who may not be considered good candidates for hypnosis
are those who are mentally challenged or people who are
taking certain, strong medications.

Will I be asleep or unaware during my session?

No. Hypnosis is not sleep or unconsciousness.
It is a comfortable and natural state of focused
concentration. You can expect to remain fully aware
of everything that occurs during your session.

Will I lose control while in hypnosis?

Never. The person being hypnotized is always
in control. In fact, you cannot be hypnotized to do
or say anything that you don’t want to experience or reveal.

What if I get stuck in hypnosis?

It is impossible to become stuck in hypnosis.
Since you are always in control, you are able to
emerge from the hypnotic state anytime you desire.

How will I know I was hypnotized?

Fortunately or unfortunately, there is simply no
mysterious feeling of being hypnotized. Hypnosis is
a very subtle experience. People generally emerge
from hypnosis feeling renewed and positive, yet relaxed.
After your session, you should expect to notice the desired
changes in your patterns as you resume you daily routine.

What happens during a session?

First, you will be guided to relax your body and quiet your mind.
Then you will be given suggestions, based on your requests of
what you have chosen to achieve. Your session is designed
specifically for you, based on the information you have provided
about your desired goals.

How many sessions will I need?

Many issues can be addressed in just 1 or 2 sessions.
However, it is realistic to allow 3 to 6 sessions for most issues.

In most cases we are reprogramming ourselves to release
patterns which have been with us for a long time. Success is
achieved through repetition and reinforcement of the positive
suggestions until the new, improved behavior patterns are
integrated into our routine.

For smoking cessation or for weight control and eating issues,
an initial commitment of 3 to 4 sessions is strongly encouraged.

Appointments are generally booked one session at a time.
The choice is always yours regarding the scheduling of future sessions.

Will I have a chance to ask questions before I schedule a session?

Yes.  Before your session, a telephone consultation
(up to 20 minutes) may be scheduled, free of charge.
This conversation will be devoted to answering any questions
you may have about hypnosis and to learning any information
you wish to share about your goals.
All conversations and sessions are confidential.