Common Question About Hypnosis:
- Can anyone be hypnotized?
Anyone who is of average intelligence and who is able to pay attention and follow directions can be hypnotized.
- How does hypnosis work?
Once you are relaxed and in a hypnotic state, the doorway to the subconscious mind is opened. With your permission and consent, the hypnotist can then talk directly to the subconscious mind in the language and form that it best understands. This process can help bring about positive changes in your life.
- What is the subconscious mind?
The subconscious part of the mind or the “inner mind” is like our “control panel.” It controls most of what we do in our lives. We do what our subconscious mind tells us to do. It controls how we function on a day to day basis including our automatic thoughts and behaviors.
- Can hypnosis “cure” me?
No, hypnosis itself can’t “cure” you. Hypnosis is simply a tool to help facilitate healing and change. Like most things in life, only you can control whether you change.
- What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis feels like you are in a relaxed, comfortable, and peaceful state but fully awake and conscious. Similar to what it feels like right before you fall asleep.
- Will I be asleep?
No, you will be completely aware during hypnosis. If you fall asleep, then you are no longer in hypnosis. If you do fall asleep, it is generally a very light sleep. If that should happen, then the hypnotist will give you a simple suggestion to wake up.
- I am the type of person that can’t relax. Am I still a good candidate for hypnosis?
Yes, there are specific techniques that can be used for people who have difficulty relaxing. One does not have to be deeply relaxed for hypnosis to be effective.
- Can you get stuck in hypnosis?
No, that is never possible. Hypnosis is a cooperative process and you are in control of your mind and body at all times.
- Can you be hypnotized against your will?
No, hypnosis requires your consent and you will need to agree to participate in the process.
- Can you make me do things that I don’t want to do like quack like a duck or bark like a dog?
No, you are in complete control of all of your thoughts and behaviors during hypnosis.
- Will I tell secrets while in hypnosis?
No, hypnosis is not “truth serum.” You are in complete control of everything you say and do during hypnosis.
- How many sessions will I need?
The result varies. Some people see positive changes after one session. Other people need reinforcement sessions. If the issue you are working on has been a long standing issue (longer than six months) then it is likely that you will require multiple sessions.
- How do I prepare for hypnosis?
All you need to do is make sure you are comfortable. Wear comfortable clothes, make sure you are not hungry etc. Do not consume lots of caffeine or sugar beforehand. Make sure that you do not skip medications that you take regularly on a daily basis. There is nothing else you have to do. Just enjoy the experience!
- Does medical insurance cover hypnosis?
At this time medical insurance does not cover hypnosis. This may change in the future. Many people are able to use the flex spending accounts or HSA accounts to pay for their sessions. You might be able to claim your sessions as a tax deduction depending on the issue you are working on.
- How do I set up an appointment?
You can set up your appointment through this website, or you can call or send an e-mail. Once you have set up an appointment, you will complete the Hypnosis Intake Packet and submit it by email or fax 48 hours prior to your appointment.
- What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel your appointment without providing 24 hour notice then you will be charged $80 for the intake session and $60 for the reinforcement session.