FAQs About Hypnosis

Going into hypnosis feels similar to falling asleep but not losing conscious awareness. You are able to hear and sense things around you while resting and comfortably relaxed. You can allow yourself to disconnect your mind from your body and focus inward, harnessing the potential of your imagination without usual restrictions of the critical mind. The state of hypnosis feels peaceful and almost euphoric. The depth of your hypnotic state can be from very light to very deep. Your experience and sensations may vary each time, but examples include: tingling sensation, heightened senses, feeling like you are floating or feeling very heavy, time alteration (slowing or speeding up), etc.

This will depend on your specific goals and issue(s); however, many things can be addressed and resolved in just a few sessions. During the initial consultation we will discuss possible options and the most effective plan to meet your needs and address the issues needing resolution.

Yes. Children are natural hypnotic subjects and most children ages 8 and up can benefit.

This varies from person to person but yes, you should be able to recall most, if not all, of your session afterward. You can video or audio record your session to ensure recall, if that’s your preference.

No. Hypnosis is not mind control. You are always aware of what is happening and in control of your mind and body. You cannot be made to say or do anything that you don’t want to say or do while in hypnosis.

No. This is not possible. Just as you cannot get stuck in sleep or stuck in a daydream, neither can you get stuck in hypnosis. You are deeply relaxed but not asleep or “out,” and you always have full control of your mind and body while in hypnosis. You can come out of the hypnotic state when given a verbal cue, but you may want to remain in hypnosis even longer because it feels so good. You also have the ability to come out of hypnosis any time you want to.

No. Hypnosis requires your full cooperation and you retain complete control of your mind and body at all times. Your conscious mind is extremely relaxed but still aware of everything that is happening. You cannot be made to say or do anything that you are not willing to do or will not allow.

Anyone who can pay attention and follow directions, as long as they are willing and want to be hypnotized. The depth and extent to which each person can and will be hypnotized each session is variable.

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