Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is hypnosis?
A: Hypnosis is a state of mind in which your subconscious mind
becomes very suggestible.
Q: How does hypnosis work?
A: Hypnosis works easily, safely, and effectively. By moving
from the beta brain wave level (your wide-awake state) into
either the alpha, theta or delta brain wave level (a more
relaxed state of consciousness), properly worded suggestions are
easily accepted at a subconscious level. These suggestions then
carry over into your daily life.
Q: What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
A: Since most hypnosis (especially when using cassette tapes) is
accomplished through a relaxation process, it feels very good.
Most people feel very relaxed. You DO NOT feel weird, strange,
dizzy, or as if you're in a "trance."
Q: What if I can't be hypnotized?
A: All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so anyone who has the desire
and is willing to follow a few simple instructions CAN achieve a
hypnotic state. Best subjects have average to high intelligence.
Strong-willed people are excellent subjects. A very low I.Q.,
lack of desire, and unwillingness to cooperate with the
hypnotist's instructions make hypnosis difficult or impossible.
Q: What if I don't go very deep?
A: Depth has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the
therapy. Many people actually seem to benefit more from a light
to mid-range level of relaxation.
Q: What if I get "stuck" and can't wake-up?
A: You can't get stuck. You can generally bring yourself fully
awake whenever you want. A subject who is very deep may drift
into sleep and, if no one awakens them, would eventually awaken
on their own.
Q: Will I remember what happened during the session?
A: Most people DO remember all or most of the session. Some deep
level subjects feel like they've slept and are therefore unaware
of what was said, although the subconscious never sleeps and
hears it all.
Q: Is it smart to let someone control my mind?
A: A hypnotist CANNOT make you do anything you don't want to do.
Your subconscious mind will not accept suggestions in conflict
with your desires, morals or beliefs.
Q: Will I tell all my secrets?
A: No. Hypnosis does not cause a compulsion to "tell all" nor is
it a truth serum (you CAN lie while under hypnosis). In most
sessions there is no need for the subject to talk, but rather
relax and listen to the suggestions.
Q: Does hypnosis always work?
A: In various degrees, hypnosis CAN work for everyone because we
all have a subconscious mind. Hypnosis is a tool you can use to
tap the power within you. For some it works like magic! Others
will find that with patience and persistence, their subconscious
mind can be coaxed into making the changes they desire.
Q: How many sessions are necessary?
A: Many people only need one session and can use their cassette
tape for follow-up. Certain problems may require a series of
sessions. If you are using a cassette tape as self-hypnosis
without an actual session, you must use it regularly and
consistently (often for a specific period of time) in order to
see results. The tapes come with written instructions. You are
also invited to call our office for details on specific
[ Top ] [ Homepage