Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy.
How does it feel?
While hypnosis can be used to reduce sensations like pain and discomfort, it doesn’t actually feel like anything.
During the hypnotic portion of the sessions, you experience deep physical relaxation.
How can I prepare?
To best prepare for a session, it helps to write down all the topics you’d like to cover during the hour-long appointment If you are taking any medication, let me know at the beginning of the appointment. You can also eat a healthy balanced meal to ensure a consistent blood-sugar level. If you are coming in for smoking cessation, please do your best not to smoke at least an hour before coming in for the session to minimize exposure to the chemicals that are still permeated in your clothing and for the sake of other clients.
Does Hypnosis last?
Hypnosis lasts as long as the session lasts. When you are counted out at the end of the session, you are no longer hypnotized. When you learn self-hypnosis for situations like test anxiety, labor, and birth, pre-surgery, or flight, you will learn to count yourself in or out just as in session.
When it is used for lifelong challenges or habit modification, the suggestions and changes last longer because the hypnosis is set up as such.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
While it serves the entertainment industry to make it seem as such, it is not possible to get stuck in hypnosis.
What’s the difference between a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist?
A hypnotist is someone who knows about hypnotism and can facilitate hypnosis for another person.
Training for hypnotists is varied and can take a few hours to a day. A hypnotherapist knows how to use hypnosis to create a place of focus and relaxation within the person and uses that state to help resolve challenges, overcome phobias, change habits, desensitize memories or whatever therapeutic request a client may have. Some medical conditions require a medical doctor or psychiatrist supervision. Hypnotherapists require more extensive training than hypnotists.
Does my insurance cover hypnosis?
As of now, there is no coverage for hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Some FSA (flexible spending accounts) may reimburse clients for Smoking Cessation, Anxiety relief, Insomnia or Weight Loss programs.
Is group hypnosis an option?
Yes, it is. It is a cost-effective option for people who would like to experience hypnosis. The difference between group hypnosis and private office sessions is the depth of how we can go into the healing process.
Can we talk about what I need before a session?
Yes, I offer complimentary consultations via email and phone to answer your specific questions.
Can we still have sessions even if I do not live near your office location?
Yes, I offer online sessions as well and the benefits are the same as if you were to experience the session in person. The only session I do not do online is "Past Life Regression" due to the nature of the session. This may only be an option if it is a client that has spent a lot of time in hypnosis and could handle something unexpected during a session.
Do I get a recording?
Yes, I provide my clients a PDF with information about what we discuss in the session and within that PDF are links for the recordings of each session, as well as some of the following: affirmations or mantras that are received during the session, any Cognitive Behavioral Therapy suggestions or NLP tools, Self-hypnosis tools, Mental Bank instructions and Dream Therapy.