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Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnosis

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural, heightened state of awareness that allows the body to relax and the subconscious mind to become more receptive to positive suggestions. Typically, we all go into subtle forms of hypnosis as we fall asleep, watch a movie, or even drive an automobile. Hypnosis assists in reaching desired goals. It emphasizes the mind-body connection.

How does hypnosis work?

After completing the cognitive part of the session, hypnotherapists use different methods to help their client achieve a calm and comfortable state. This allows the hypnotherapist to “disorganize the critical area” of the mind. Suggestions then can be received more deeply by the subconscious mind without being analyzed or filtered by the conscious mind, thus they have a far greater impact.

Will I be asleep ?

No, You will not be asleep. You will be in a very relaxed, receptive state which will allow the subconscious mind to relax and be open to suggestions.

What if I get 'stuck' in hypnosis?

You won’t ever be stuck in a hypnotic state. You have complete control over the session and can open your eyes, move, laugh, stand up. Hypnosis works best if you listen to my instructions and stay in a relaxed, receptive state. If you stop hearing the sound of my voice for a few minutes, you will automatically emerge from the hypnotic state.

Will I be completely under your control?

No, hypnosis allows you to be more in control of your life, choices and habits.

How will it feel to be hypnotized?

You will feel very tranquil and peaceful, yet still aware of your surroundings. Your breathing will slow, and your body will be still and relaxed. Most people don’t want to come out of the hypnotic state because they enjoy it so much.

How long will it take to see results?

Because everyone is different and have different needs and challenges, there is no “one size fits all” approach. Some people will see immediate results, others will need more reinforcement.

What happens during the first session?

We will get to know each other and discuss your particular areas of concern. The first session is to get your accustomed and conditioned to the hypnotic state. You will sit in a comfortable chair and listen to the sound of my voice as you enter a relaxed state. You’ll be given specific instructions to achieve your particular goal.