Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis?
It is a pleasant altered state, very much like when you're listening to music, watching TV, reading, or on the way to and from sleep. In other words, something you experience on a daily basis. Your brain waves simply slow down to a rhythm that is most susceptible to your own positive suggestions.
What isn't hypnosis?
When hypnotized you do not lose control; hypnosis is not a truth serum; you won't do anything that is not consistent with your values. There is nothing dangerous about it, you can't get stuck and there are no negative side effects.
What are the benefits?
Wouldn't you like to end the emotional pain of yo-yo dieting? Relieve the chronic symptoms of IBS, or TMJ? To be able to fly without panic attacks? To be self-empowered? To overcome undesirable habits, like smoking? To reduce stress? To enhance your job performance? To sleep restfully? To increase self-motivation and self- confidence? To improve your relationships? To remove creative blocks? To reduce acute or chronic pain? To prepare for an upcoming surgery and accelerate your healing process? To amend cancer treatment symptoms, such as nausea? To alleviate PTSD? To lower blood pressure? To eliminate needle phobia? Tr discover the source of the numinous, within yourself? Hypnotherapy is the most effective and efficient tool I have found to accomplish all of these things and more.
What's the difference between Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy?
A licensed psychotherapist provides a diagnosis and advice to his/her clients. A certified hypnotherapist employs hypnotic techniques, to enable the client's own subconscious mind, to discover and release the causes of his problems. Also conventional "talk-therapy" can take months or years, while science has proven that 90% of those using hypnotherapy resolve their issues in six sessions or less.
How is hypnosis induced?
The techniques most commonly used are: Eye Fixation: Using a "fixed gaze" upon one spot, while breathing deeply to relax; Progressive Relaxation; a guided visualization leading one to a peaceful place; and Mental Misdirection: Utilizing one's imagination to instill a physical response.
How hypnotizable are you?
Ninety-five percent of the population is easily hypnotized. The other five percent is not, by choice. You have an excellent chance of being responsive to hypnosis, if you have a strong desire to change, along with a strong sense of trust in your hypnotherapist.
_This is the one of my all-time favorite videos describing hypnosis. I encourage you to watch it!