“Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is."
-Jonathan Lockwood Huie
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a profound state of relaxation, concentration and heightened sensory awareness allowing for profound openness to suggestibility and relaxation. Hypnosis has been used clinically to help people manage pain, control stress and combat phobias.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
A very high percentage of the population is hypnotizable. Theoretically there is no physical reason why everyone cannot be put into a hypnotic state however there are some psychological issues that may make it difficult for a person to relax enough to enter a true hypnotic state. Studies have shown that the higher someones IQ is, the better hypnotic subject they are.
Is hypnosis safe?
Yes! Hypnosis is a natural relaxed state of mind. Contrary to the portrayal of hypnosis in film and TV, it's not possible to "get stuck" or be "held prisoner" in the hypnotic state. All hypnosis is self hypnosis and your conscious mind is always present, keeping you in full control at all times.
Is hypnosis a replacement for medical or psychiatric care?
No, hypnosis is not intended to replace medical or psychiatric care. Hypnosis is a natural alternative approach to well being focused on harnessing the power of the mind to promote change, health and wellness. Hypnosis should not be used as a substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment.
What do I need to do to prepare for my hypnosis session?
Having an open mind and a true desire to make a change in your life are all that is required to have a successful session! Wearing comfortable clothing and avoiding caffeinated drinks ( caffeine can interfere with the body's ability to relax) for at least 2 hours prior to your session would also be helpful to ensure you have the most comfortable and relaxing experience.
Will hypnosis work for me after only one session?
There are times when clients can achieve their desired goals after only one session however for the most part multiple sessions are most helpful for achieving long lasting results.
Will I really lose weight with hypnosis? How long will it take?
Hypnosis is a natural and effective way to manage weight and take control of your eating habits. Some clients may lose weight in a shorter amount of time than others as many factors contribute to the rate at which we lose weight (age, sex, body structure, metabolism etc.) The most important factor in any weight loss program is your motivation to be successful! I typically suggest 4 sessions scheduled over a 4 week period with reinforcement sessions to be scheduled as needed once the 4 week period has been completed. In addition to your hypnosis sessions with me, I will arm you with powerful self hypnosis methods for you to do at home so that you can effectively reinforce positive behaviors and take control of your own success.
What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
My clients typically report feeling very relaxed during their sessions and report feeling well rested and refreshed after their session has ended. In fact, hypnosis is so relaxing that every 15 minutes of hypnosis is equal to approximately 4 hours of sleep.
Will I tell you my deepest, darkest secrets while in hypnosis?
Only if you want to! As you are in complete control during the session you would not reveal anything while under hypnosis that you don't want to. While in the hypnotic state you are not unconscious, you can hear everything that is being said and nothing happens without your consent. As a hypnotist trained by the National Guild of Hypnotists, I am bound by a strict code of ethics. Additionally, to ensure that my clients always feel comfortable, all of my sessions are recorded and clients are encouraged to listen to them at home for reinforcement.