Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a session?
The first hypnotherapy session is 90 minutes. Follow-up sessions are 60 minutes.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Many describe the hypnotic state as a complete and total escape from physical tension and emotional stress, while remaining completely alert. You are always completely aware of everything that is going on. In fact, you may experience a hyper-awareness where visuals and sensations are enhanced. Deep relaxation and better sleep are immediate benefits, after the very first session.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized by a trained hypnotherapist. Don’t worry if you’ve tried in the past and didn’t feel you were hypnotized. Hypnosis is a tool and it’s not for everyone, but if you have an open mind and are open to the process, I can work with you. You can still be having thoughts and wonder if it’s working, and it is.
Does it really work?
Hypnosis has been officially recognized by the American Medical Association since 1958 as a legitimate and safe therapeutic approach to medical and psychological problems.
Hypnotherapy can be used along with traditional psychotherapy and to assist with medical procedures for common issues including migraines, high blood pressure, IBS, weight loss, sleep issues and more. For more information visit: White Paper on Hypnosis for Common Medical Conditions.
In hypnosis will I do anything I don’t want to do or say anything I don’t want to say?
You cannot and will not ever be compelled to do or say anything under hypnosis that is in conflict with your personal, ethical standards and/or desires. As your Hypnotherapist, it is my intention to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
You will always be in control and able to speak, move or open your eyes at any time. All trances end naturally either by you or by a hypnotherapist.