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Myths & Truths About Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy

Q.  Is a person's mind under the control of the Hypnotist during hypnosis? 
A.  False.  All hypnosis is self hypnosis.  The Hypnotist simply guides you into the hypnotic state,  just as a Meditation Master leads you into meditation.

Q.  Does a person increase awareness and remain in full control during hypnosis? 
A.  True.  You will experience deep relaxation but remain aware and able.

Q.  If a person is not comfortable or ready to be hypnotized, they simply will not go into hypnosis.     
A.  True.  Your subconscious will only allow you to reach the level of hypnosis that you are open to and ready for.

Q.  Can a person enter a hypnotic state and not be able to come out of it? A.  False.  Just as in the state of sleep, eventually the body will wake you up to relieve hunger or go to the bathroom or put more clothes on if the temperature changes etc.  You are not unconscious or in a coma.

Q.  Can a hypnotist make you do or say anything against your will? 
A.  False.   Somnambulistic or naturally hyper-suggestible people with an inner desire to perform, make great candidates for stage hypnosis however they are still able to accept or reject the suggestion.  In Hypnotherapy, the content of your suggestions is mutually agreed upon before hypnosis and you will remain in control to permit or reject what you deem acceptable. 

Q.  Does it feel like you've just been on a relaxing vacation after hypnotherapy? 
A.  True.  A session of hypnosis involves deep levels of relaxation and can relieve years of stress, working on a cellular level to improve and rejuvenate your mind and body.

Q.  Can a qualified Hypnotherapist help you develop positive behaviors and eliminate negatives? 
A.  True. With your commitment to change, a qualified hypnotherapist can help you to replace bad habits with positive behaviors, using easy and simple techniques.

Q.  Can you use hypnosis as a tool to reduce stress, manage pain, overcome fears, achieve goals and increase your quality of life in a relatively short time? 
A.  True. Hypnosis is now widely accepted in the medical field to manage pain, and can even be used as a preventative medicine. As you overcome anxiety you increase quality of life.  As a well person you also increase your chances of achieving your dreams and goals.  I changed negative behaviors I had been working on for 20 years in just a few months.

What is Hypnosis and how does it work?

 Hypnotherapy is a guided process for creating permanent change using a combination of cognitive therapy, relaxation techniques, guided imagery and the power of suggestion. 
This process connects the logical goals and desires in the conscious mind with the motivation and driving force of experience in the subconscious mind, enabling you to utilize 100% of your potential to make the changes you need.  

All hypnosis is self hypnosis.  Common examples of this hypnotic state are when we watch TV or become engrossed in a good book and the stimuli around us has been tuned out. We are still aware but our focus has narrowed to what is directly in front of us.   A new behavior pattern is more readily accepted while we are also experiencing a state of relaxation. At no point does the client become unconscious and do or say anything against their will.  When the session is complete the client feels relaxed, more in control,  motivated and more positive toward making the changes they seek. 

How long is a session and how many will you need?

Everyone is different, for some, therapy will be complete in one session, while others may need several.  My recommendation is that you experience the initial session and be open to a few follow ups as needed.

The initial session takes 1 1/2 - 2 hours.  The first part is for gathering information and the cognitive part of  therapy, while the actual hypnosis is about 20 -30 minutes long toward the end of the session.  Follow up sessions are 1 hour long and are most beneficial 1 week after the prior session.

How much does it cost?

Initial Session $125
Follow Up     $80
3 pack 15% discount
6 pack 20% discount