FAQs

What is hypnosis? Simply put, hypnosis is a state of relaxation. During this state, hypnotherapists help clients create permanent, lasting change.

Is hypnotherapy the same as hypnosis? For the most part.  Hypnotherapists use hypnosis to create change, however, hypnotherapy often implies hypnosis with a little more depth. 

Will hypnosis work for me? Hypnosis will work if you are ready and willing.  No changes are guaranteed, however, being honest and open with your hypnotherapist will help you see the best results. There are often underlying issues that need to be explored if results aren’t happening. Working with a good hypnotherapist will help you get to the real issue and create better results.

What can hypnosis help with? Hypnosis is known to help with quitting smoking, weight loss and stress reduction but it doesn’t stop there. Hypnosis can help with confidence building, overcoming phobias, self acceptance, and even aid in medical procedures. There isn’t much hypnosis can’t help with.

What happens during a session? First, you will have a consult with the hypnotherapist who will assess your needs. Next, working with the hypnotherapist, you will write three positive affirmations. These affirmations are short like short sentences you want to tell yourself to help you achieve your goal. Then, you will get comfortable. The hypnotherapist will turn down the lights and play relaxing music. The hypnotherapist will then take you through a series of relaxation steps to get you into hypnosis. The hypnotherapist will speak your positive affirmations to your subconscious. After a short time, the hypnotherapist will bring you out of hypnosis and you will feel refreshed and wonderful.

Will each session be the same? Each session will include different affirmations and perhaps different scripts to get you into hypnosis. The one thing you will notice is that each time you are hypnotized; you will get there faster and feel it more intensely than before.

Will I do something I don’t want to do? When you are in hypnosis, you are in control. Hypnosis is not mind control.  Think about hypnosis as driving. You are the driver and the hypnotherapist is your navigator. The hypnotherapist will help guide you but you are always the one driving and get to make all the choices.

How long is each session? Your first session will run about an hour and a half.  Each session after that will be closer to an hour.

How many sessions do I need?  Everyone is different.  As a general rule of thumb, it takes about six sessions, one week a part to create permanent, lasting change.  This can change as the client progresses. Also, HypnoCoaching clients are seen on a longer basis.

Can everyone be hypnotized? This question isn’t an easy one to answer. In theory, everyone can be hypnotized. However, there are many factors that come into play.  Someone who has a hard time relaxing and those with overly analytical minds are harder to hypnotize.  However, there are different methods that can be used. Depth testing can be used to determine what level of hypnotism a subject is at.  A hypnotherapist can also teach self hypnosis methods that can aid in the hypnosis sessions. Finally, sometimes the subject and hypnotherapist aren’t the right match for each other. Just like everything else, clients need to have trust and a good rapport with their hypnotherapist.  Not everyone clicks and that’s okay. Even if you tried hypnosis in the past with little results, trying again with someone new can be just what you need.

To see if you are a good candidate for hypnosis take this short quiz:

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Great news! If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are most likely able to be hypnotized. If you answered no to every question, or most questions, you are probably very analytical and fear giving up control. It would take longer than average to hypnotize you.