FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis can simply be defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which you’re able to reprogram your mind and body for success. It’s an integrative process of rebuilding habits and behaviors, as well as emotions, beliefs, and feelings.
Have you ever found yourself completely immersed in an activity to the exclusion of everything else? That is a natural trance state. Common examples of this are while watching a movie and becoming transfixed in the plot. Or in working intently and finding that the last four hours have flown by without your conscious awareness. Perhaps you have been reading a book and been so transfixed that you did not hear someone come in and speak with you. Perhaps they surprised you or “woke” you from the state of mind and had to repeat their salutation to you.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state you’ve already experienced thousands of times. It is not manipulation, mind control, or magic. It simply is a tool that will allow you to tap into the power of your mind and take control of your life.
It can be one of the most important ways to change your behaviors as you change your mind. Our clients come to us after nothing else works, and they usually have success with hypnosis. Choosing a good hypnotherapist is important. They will know how to effectively change your behaviors that will allow you to take back control of your life. They should be licensed.
How does hypnosis work?
Our minds work on two levels, conscious and subconscious. We make decisions, think and act with our conscious mind. The subconscious controls our habits. In the state known as hypnosis, we can communicate directly with the subconscious mind. This is why it is so quick and easy to change habits of a lifetime through the use of hypnosis.
Can I be hypnotized?
Mostly everyone can be hypnotized. If you can listen and follow directions, you can be hypnotized. Almost anyone can experience the benefits of hypnosis and achieve successful results. You have to have an IQ of at least 70 and no severe mental disorders. It is a natural and relaxing state. In fact, as you practice self-hypnosis, you can train your mind to get better and better.
Can I be hypnotized if I’m too strong-willed or have a controlling personality?
Yes. Many people feel that they are too strong to be hypnotized, and that it is only for the weak and naïve. But in fact, those people that are strong-willed and intelligent are generally very successful with hypnosis.
How will I know if I’m hypnotized?
Many people won’t be able to tell if they are in a hypnotic state. Some people don’t even think that they were hypnotized after a session, but the effects can be so profound in changing behaviors. You just simply feel deeply relaxed. Most people enter a hypnotic state several times a day with out realizing it. When driving on a familiar road, you may daydream and pass an exit without realizing it. This is called driving hypnosis. Or while watching television, you may zone out and not pay attention to what is around you.
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis is a natural ability of the mind that we all experience daily. The use of hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association since 1958. It is completely safe when practiced by an experienced, professional hypnotist. It is only dangerous if you are driving or operating machinery, so hypnosis audio products should not be listened to in those circumstances. There has not been one documented case of hypnosis doing harm to a person.
How does hypnosis feel?
Hypnosis is a natural state. You will feel relaxed as if you are sitting on your most comfortable chair reading a book. You will feel quite peaceful.
How can hypnosis be used to quit smoking or manage weight?
Hypnosis is the fastest, most effective way to put an end to your cravings for nicotine, sugar, breads and starches and can program your mind to eat healthy foods only when you are hungry resulting in weight control and a healthier lifestyle.
Can hypnosis help me with any other problems?
Yes. Hypnosis is effective for a wide range of behaviors that you would like to address including smoking cessation, weight loss, ending food cravings, stress management, pain control, anxiety management etc. Check out are program section for a full list of programs.
Can hypnosis make me do something against my will?
No. You will never do anything against your will.