Frequently Asked Questions
What is a typical session like?
Although each session is its own unique experience, most sessions will begin with a discussion about your answers provided on the Client Intake Form as well as going over any questions you may have. Next, you will get nice and comfortable as you are guided through a relaxation exercise. Once you are in a wonderfully relaxed state, we’ll begin to work on the intentions we set for the session to heal, resolve, understand, or change. Lastly, I'll gently bring you out of the hypnotic state and we'll then discuss the highlights of the session. Most transpersonal hypnotherapy sessions last one hour including pre and post session discussion.
What are the benefits of hypnosis?
Increased calm/relaxation/confidence (as well as stress/anxiety/phobia reduction)
• Physical and emotional healing (including the ability to move forward in positive ways, such as reaching goals, learning to thoroughly forgive/love, etc.)
• Increased mental clarity/focus (including tapping into your consciousness) and confidence in your decisions
• Connecting lessons from past lives to this life (which significantly moves your learning forward)
• Realizing your direct connection to a higher level of knowledge/consciousness/energy/being and how to make the most of this connection
Does it work for everyone?
While it is not guaranteed to "cure" any specific issue, hypnosis has a history of successfully helping people to heal overall, which I will confirm in advance if it includes your specific issue(s). Should you desire, we can actively focus on a specific issue during your sessions and approach it from all directions. This method will very likely result in immediate and lasting effects..
What can be treated with hypnotherapy?
A qualified clinical hypnotherapist has the capabilities to help alleviate or transform a multitude of symptoms and problems. Many hypnotherapists carry credentials in other professional fields and therefore utilize hypnosis within the context of their specialty areas. The more qualifying information one requests (such as educational background, specialization, and the content of the treatment program) the better possibility that one seeking the benefits of hypnotherapy will match his or her needs appropriate
Do people under hypnosis go to sleep or become unconscious?
No. One should not expect to go to sleep! Hypnosis is a hyper-state of awareness that feels very relaxing. One is completely aware of everything that is occurring in the surrounding environment as well as that which is happening in the inner mind. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness located somewhere between awake and asleep. Some fatigued people may go out of hypnosis by falling into natural sleep, simply because they were tired, but then they may need to be awakened; if a person is trying to recall a memory under hypnosis, he or she can't do so while sleeping. On the other hand, if a person is listening to a self-hypnosis tape and he or she falls out of hypnosis into sleep, the suggestions will likely still be effective
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Yes, provided one has normal physiological and psychological functioning and therefore the ability to concentrate and/or relax. As long as a normal human being is willing, he or she may undergo hypnosis. Insusceptible people are simply not willing. There is a positive correlation between one's willingness to relax and concentrate and the ability to undergo hypnosis