Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis?
In its simplest definition, it is a state of heightened awareness and focus, typically in conjunction with being mentally relaxed. Everyone goes into hypnosis, every day. When you find yourself feeling sleepy watching TV at night, that is a light form of hypnosis. That’s why TV is filled with commercials. Or when you just wake up in the morning. You’re awake, but you’re relaxed and have an almost heavy feeling. So it’s a completely natural state.

How can hypnosis help though?
When you’re in that state of hypnosis, your subconscious takes over. It can process multitudes of information and it is also the area of the mind that dictates behaviors and feelings. Think of it as a sponge. With hypnosis, we can input ideas that ultimately help you create those internal changes you’re looking for, thus assisting you in reaching a goal. It helps us have a bit of an awakening in our understanding and approach toward an issue within ourselves. You can also think of it as a way to speedily have “Ah ha” moments, where clarity and understanding falls into place.

What’s a session like and what does hypnosis feel like?
Coming in for a session is similar, at first, to going to any therapist or professional. You fill out paperwork, read some information, and then we discuss your goals and then answer questions you may have. Expect to be very relaxed and even enjoy the process. It’s a time for you to unwind, relax, and feel good about what you’re doing to improve your life. The movies may have you thinking that hypnosis is scary, dangerous, and so on. But the portrayal of hypnosis in movies is far from accurate. It’s far less exciting than what you see. Your hypnotist is simply your guide. You are in control at all times.

How many sessions will I need?
It’s very individual, but most people will need at least a few. Some issues require more than others. Ultimately, it’s the client’s choice as to what they feel is the right number, with some helpful advice from your hypnotist. Although many hypnotists will tell you that it is a super fast process, and yes it’s usually many times faster than a more traditional modality, one can’t expect instant results. Though most will have noticeable positive results after the first session. It has a compounding effect to it, so the more you do, the better and more powerful results you’ll see and feel.