Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can help us access the subconscious mind to change unhelpful behaviors, habits, and negative programming. This is the goal of hypnotherapy and its efficacy is well documented in the medical literature.
Some FAQs about Hypnosis
Everyone experiences hypnosis differently. 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 essentially, your mind is focused and open to suggestions for the change you want to make.
No, you won’t say or do anything that you don’t want to. Hypnosis makes it easier for you to receive suggestions, but you can always refuse to do anything that compromises your morals or values.
Essentially everyone can and do experience hypnosis because it is a naturally occurring state. The most common reason for failure to induce trance is lack of rapport between the client and hypnotherapist or improper training and use of incomplete methods.
People with low IQ and cognitive impairment usually cannot be hypnotized because of their inability to focus.
Hypnosis works with the subconscious mind where we store our memories, experiences, and our life script. It is a powerful tool that helps us access the subconscious mind to change unhelpful behaviors, habits, and negative programming.
The length of Hypnotherapy will be determined by your desire to change, motivation to practice the new behaviors, and how you handle your subconscious mind’s resistance for change. Some clients experience relief in as little as a couple sessions. I would recommend a minimum of 3 to 6 sessions that are one week apart. This allows time to provide continued reinforcement, self-hypnosis training, and to customize the program to your unique needs.
No, hypnosis is not the same as being asleep. It’s a state of heightened awareness and focus. You will be aware of everything that is happening and what is being said the whole time.
Hypnosis is used for a variety of conditions, behaviors and even personal and professional development. It can help you overcome self-defeating behaviors, negative habits and learn to manage all aspects of your life!
Yes, Hypnosis is safe because it is a natural state that we experience many times throughout the day. You are in a light state of hypnosis when you are engrossed in a reading a book, watching a movie, or day-dreaming.
One word of caution: since most people feel quite relaxed while in hypnosis, please don’t drive or use heavy machinery when you are experiencing hypnosis.
Hypnosis itself may not cause any potential emotional harm or damage. Difficulties may arise because the session stirred painful emotions or the clinician was unable to effectively guide the client. This may happen in any helping relationship.
Hypnosis can help increase self-control, resolve emotional problems, and enhance self-esteem all of which helps in increasing a sense of well-being.
The next step is to call for your free, confidential phone consultation to see if hypnosis is right for you and if we’d like to work together. Please contact me at [email protected] to schedule a FREE phone consultation.