Questions frequently asked about clinical hypnosis.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind. At least twice a day every human being is naturally in hypnosis. It is the time when you are waking in the morning and when you are going to sleep at night. As you lay in your bed with eyes closed, before sleep, when you can still hear someone else in the room and hear what they may say to you, and yet you are completely relaxed…It is a state of heightened awareness in which the conscious mind is bypassed, and communication is directly established with the subconscious. By using words and images, your hypnotist will simply keep you in the place of comfort for about half an hour.
“Hypnosis is a genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice. Simply put, hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation and heightened suggestibility. while under hypnosis (i.e., in hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are. "
from The Truth About Hypnosis - Psychology Today - Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D.
For students it may be a desire to improve study skills and overall recall of information.
For someone experiencing anxiety, it may be the desire to attain inner calm and a peaceful nights sleep.
For someone with a phobia, it may be the freedom to fly comfortably in an airplane.
For someone who golfs, it may be focus and concentration.
Is it possible to get stuck in hypnosis?
No it’s not…hypnosis is the relaxed state between sleep and awake ...you will either wake up or go to sleep.
Who can be hypnotized?
About 97% of the population. The exceptions are those using alcohol or recreational drugs and someone who does not want to be hypnotized.
Did you have to go to school to learn how to do hypnosis?
Yes, I chose to study under the prominent Mary Elizabeth Raines at the Academy of Professional Hypnosis in Arizona.
What will happen during a hypnosis session? What does it cost?
You will have an hour intake when you and I will gather insights and information that will help me craft specific suggestions designed to accomplish the change you desire.
Your actual session will look something like this…
During the hypnosis session, there will be relaxing music and you will be comfortable in a recliner with a blanket …shoes off…glasses off…cell phones off. I will be in an office chair and when the session begins I will be on your left side. I will then talk you into a very relaxed state of mind and offer your relaxed mind the suggestions that you and I created together.
When the session is done, I will count you from 1 to 5 slowly bringing you back to full wakefulness
So the first appointment is two hours long - one hour for intake and one hour for hypnosis for a total cost of $175.00
** Smoking Cessation is a two-hour session. ($250) plus two follow up sessions at $125 per session.
** QHHT Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique is a 3 to 5 hour session ($450) and does not require an intake session.
What if I can’t quiet my mind?
That’s my responsibility…I have been trained to use words and my voice to help you relax.
Am I going to lose control or be forced to accept suggestions when I’m hypnotized?
No. Your mind is very protective of you. You will not reveal any secrets nor will you accept any suggestion that would go against your ethical and moral code.
Will I forget everything that happens during my session?
Actually no…you will hear and remember everything that I say to you during the session.
YOU are the expert in creating your life, I am the expert in helping you get what you desire. What area of your life would you like to modify and experience profound change?
“Our outer lives are created by our inner thoughts”