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Hypnosis can be effectively used as a complementary treatment to traditional medicine. If you suffer ...

Hypnosis can be effectively used as a complementary treatment to traditional medicine. If you suffer from a medical condition, please consult your doctor before making an appointment since Hypnosis is not a replacement for medical treatment.

Understanding Hypnosis

Many have heard of the wonderful results accomplished through hypnosis and feel that it could also be helpful to them. Some people are afraid of hypnosis because of misinformation acquired over the years from horror movies, novels, or television. An inexperienced person who has never had hypnosis may have misconceptions about what hypnosis is and what can be accomplished through hypnosis.

If, a suggestion that is not appealing is given to a person while in the hypnotic state, one of two things would happen:  the person in the hypnotic state would either ignore the suggestion or would bring himself out of the hypnotic state.

The hypnotherapist does not possess any type of power or gift, but, has learned how to give suggestions that the subconscious mind will accept, and then act on those suggestions in a positive, helpful way.

What Is Hypnosis?

Rather than explain what hypnosis is, it might be better to state what hypnosis is not.

When a person is hypnotized, they are not asleep or in some eerie trance state. The hypnotized individual is aware of everything that is taking place. Even after being brought out of hypnosis, a person will be able to recall anything that took place during the session.

Hypnosis is a very normal, natural state that most of us experience every day. An example of daily hypnosis would be driving a car and realizing that you can’t remember the last three or four streets you just passed. Perhaps you drove right by your exit! Another example would be a person watching television. When another member of the family enters and announces that dinner is ready, the person watching the television does not even blink an eye!

What can Hypnosis help with?

Hypnosis can not only help you change unwanted patterns and habits, for example; smoking, emotional eating, nail biting…It can also help you develop new positive patterns or habits such as improving your public speaking techniques, creating better eating patterns, promoting relaxation techniques, even improving your golf game.

Please check our “SERVICES” tab to see what else Hypnosis can help with.

How long is each session?

The first session is 1.5 hours; following sessions generally last 1 hour, however, they may vary in length depending on the individual needs.  (Shorter, if the desired goal has been reached for that specific session, or longer, should other issues arise during the session.)

What happens during a session?

Your initial session consists of you completing an intake form which will include us asking you about your medical history.  We will discuss what you would like to work on, what your goals are and answer any questions or concerns that you might have.  In order for you to know what to expect, have a clear understanding and be comfortable, we will explain what hypnosis is and what the process is like.  Your hypnotherapist will then gently guide you through relaxation techniques by using positive suggestions and imagery to begin the process. Self-Hypnosis is also taught in each session. You will be able to use this powerful tool whenever you want to for the rest of your life.

After each session you will feel refreshed, relaxed, and energized.

How often are the sessions?

Sessions are usually held once a week.

How many sessions are required?

The number of sessions required depends on the problem or issue for which the client is seeking help.

Are results guaranteed?

No. I wish I could say absolutely without a doubt, however I cannot. I, like others, cannot guarantee human behavior.  The outcome really rests on the client’s ability to follow the instructions given and how motivated they are to make that change.

What is my first step?

Contact me.

What happens if I have to miss a session, what if I am late?

A 24 hour notice is required in order to cancel, otherwise the session is charged at the full session rate.  Should you be less than 20 minutes late you can still come in and use the balance of the time remaining for your session.  If you are more than 20 minutes late, the session is charged at the full rate.

Am I asleep or unconscious if I am in hypnosis?

No. You are just extremely relaxed; you are at a heightened state of awareness.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

Yes, as long as they want  to be hypnotized.  No one can be hypnotized against their will.

Will I lose control?

No, you are in complete control.  You can end the session at anytime.  You remain in control the whole time and will only use the suggestions given that are useful and appropriate for you.

Will I remember what went on?

Yes, if you want to.

Can you make me say or do something that I do not want to?

No.

Is this confidential?

Absolutely.

Are there any side effects with hypnotherapy?

Only good ones! You’ll feel relaxed and more in control.

Can I get ’stuck’ in hypnosis?

No, remember it is a state of relaxation.

Can hypnotherapy be used for physical conditions?

Yes, hypnotherapy can be used to help a wide range of conditions that some people may think are just physical, including IBS, dizziness, migraines, teeth grinding, and many others.

Can the effects wear off?

No.

Is there a better time of day to have a hypnosis session?

No, not really, but in case you feel too relaxed, we will make sure that we induce you to feel relaxed but alert.

How successful is hypnosis for weight control?

As long as you are serious and dedicated, it is very effective.

With hypnosis will I still crave a cigarette?

No, you will not.

Will I gain weight when I quit smoking?

You might to start with, but, that weight will come off in the second or third week of your non-smoking program.

Please note that hypnotherapy is not recommended for:

Patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar conditions, suicidal tendencies, senility, alcohol or drug psychosis, pathological personalities or manic depression are generally advised not to undergo hypnotherapy.

While hypnotherapy is useful in alleviating mild cases of depression, it is contra-indicated for manic depression and bipolar conditions. It is also contraindicated in some cases of epilepsy.

Because we are concerned about your health and well being, please let us know if any of the following applies to you before you come for hypnotherapy treatments:

Epilepsy, Dissociative Disorders (MPD), Recent Heart Surgery.