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Frequently asked Questions


Are the results of hypnosis permanent?

Suggestions may stay with some individuals indefinitely, while others may need reinforcement. The effects of hypnosis are progressive and cumulative; the more the techniques, like self-hypnosis, visualizations, and anchoring are practiced the more permanent results become. Hypnosis is cumulative and a skill, in which, with practice, you get better and better at.


What happens during the first session with the hypnotherapist?

During your first visit you will be asked to fill out a medical health history form, and share what brought you in and what your goals are. The hypnotherapist will explain how hypnosis works and answer any of your questions you may have. Together, you and the therapist will come up with an approach for the session which will suit you. You will do some short relaxation techniques then you will be guided into the trance state of hypnosis. Usually the session lasts 1½ hrs-2 hrs. You will also be given a self hypnosis mp3 to listen to on your own. 


How many sessions will I need?

Most people see the results within 3-6 sessions. Children may see results within 1-2 sessions. You and your hypnotherapist will monitor & evaluate your progress. 


Can anyone be hypnotized?

Yes. We go in and out of hypnosis throughout the day. It is a very natural state of consciousness. Social environment can dictate a person's responsiveness. 

How does hypnosis help people?

By re-educating the subconscious mind, addressing: emotional attitudes and responses, neuro-associations, self-beliefs and the stress response.  When something happens to us, our subconscious stores it, and we develop learned behaviors in response to what happened. Each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. In some cases these learned behaviors and reactions are unhealthy. With hypnotherapy we saturate the subconscious mind with positive beliefs & ideas, so your subconscious mind takes those new beliefs and make them your reality. Hypnosis easily allows us to re-organize our thoughts & beliefs, which give powerful and lasting transformations.

In sports, we program the appropriate beliefs, which produce new empowering emotions, and therefor new behaviors. Along with visualizations and anchoring, strategies and techniques are taught to the athlete, to ensure a successful and positive outcome.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

No, there are no negative effects of hypnosis.


What conditions respond well to hypnosis?

Clinical studies show hypnosis improves immune function, increases relaxation, eases anxiety, increases sports performance, enhances our vision of ourselves, treats pain, depression,and psychiatric conditions. It significantly reduces fears & anxieties some people may feel prior to a medical procedure. Hypnosis is used in a variety of settings from sports venues, emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation clinics, dental clinics and private medical practices.

Conditions & areas addressed include:

  • Chronic & acute pain

  • Grief 

  • Migraines & headaches

  • Anxiety & depression

  • Sports performance

  • Weight loss

  • Smoking cessation

  • Addictions/habits

  • Allergies

  • Behavioral problems in children

  • Cancer & chemotherapy

  • Eating disorders

  • Fears/phobias/OCD/PTSD

  • Stress Management

  • Motivation & creative expression

  • Concentration & memory recall

  • Increasing confidence & self esteem

  • Relationship issues

  • Surgery (analgesia or sedation for medical & dental procedures)

  • Dermatological & gastrointestinal problems

  • Insomnia

  • Fertility improvement & childbirth

  • Academic performance 

"You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will.

         As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny."

                                                                           -Brihadaranyaka, The Upanishads

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