Frequently Asked Questions
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state you’ve been experiencing all along.
Have you ever found yourself so focused that you lost track of everything around you, including time? Often this happens when you’re watching a good movie or reading a good book. Well, you’ve experienced hypnosis, you’ve been in a hypnotic state.
Hypnosis is said to be a heightened state of awareness, of focus. While you’re in a hypnotic state, part of your mind is open to suggestions.
No, we’re not talking about mind control, manipulation, or magic. While in hypnosis, you will not lose control. And no one can “make you” do something that you don’t want to do.
So what’s so great about hypnosis? Hypnosis is a tool you can use to tap into the power of your mind. It allows you to take control of your life, once and for all.
No, as I said before, you won’t lose control; actually, it’s not even possible. While hypnosis is a state of mind requiring you to want to do something, no one can force you to do anything.
One of the most common myths is that the hypnotist can make you do something you don’t want to, for example, cluck like a chicken. But unless you like clucking like a chicken, I won’t be able to “make you” do this.
Yes, all of us are capable of being hypnotized. Remember, hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind and focus.
Occasionally, someone will say they are “too strong-willed” to be hypnotized. But nothing could be further from the truth. Remember, if you have a strong ability to focus, getting hypnotized is easier for you.
No, hypnosis is not the same as asleep. It’s a state of heightened awareness and focus.
You’ll hear sounds around you… the noise from cars driving on the street or voices from a conversation in the next room. Most people remember everything that happens during a session.
Yes, hypnosis is safe. It’s a normal and ordinary state of mind we naturally experience several times throughout the day. We experience hypnosis when we watch a good movie, read a good book, or give into day-dreaming.
There is one word of caution I have. Since most people feel quite relaxed when experiencing hypnosis, it’s best not to drive or use heavy machinery while in hypnosis.
Hypnosis is different for everyone. You may find that you are quite relaxed, while others say they feel “normal.” There is no one correct way to feel when you experience hypnosis.
But most importantly, your mind will be alert and receptive to suggestions designed to help you make the changes you wish to make.
Unfortunately, the answer is no. And here’s why.
To make changes in your life, you have to want to change. But not everybody does.
Sometimes clients come for hypnosis at the request of a loved one. It’s not the client who seeks the change, but the loved one who wants the change more than the client.
In this case, unless the client truly wants to make a change, it may best to delay hypnosis until the client is ready to make the change.
Positive results and rapid change can happen quickly with hypnosis. Our sessions last for 60-90 minutes. You may experience a distorted sense of time and feel like you’ve been hypnotized for just a few moments.
Since every person is unique, our sessions are tailored to suit each. Clients are scheduled for a short number of sessions to ensure the most effective hypnotic process.
This model allows us to deliver effective sessions, providing continued reinforcement, self-hypnosis training, and proper customization to your unique needs.
While most clients experience benefits from the very first session, it’s important to remember that this is a process and may require more than one session.
Coverage varies with different plans, however, I have found, in most cases, it is not covered by insurance. I do encourage you to check with your plan to be sure. And while I do not bill insurance companies, I’m more than happy to provide you with a superbill you can submit to your insurer.
Many Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) will allow you to use those funds for hypnosis.