Frequently Asked Questions
How does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis works at the alpha frequency of the brain. This is a relaxed state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. By working at this relaxed frequency, suggestions are more readily assimilated by the individual.
The American Psychological Association has this explanation: “Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique in which clinicians make suggestions to individuals who have undergone a procedure designed to relax them and focus their minds.”
“Although hypnosis has been controversial, most clinicians now agree it can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and mood disorders. Hypnosis can also help people change their habits, such as quitting smoking.”
(Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology)
How long is a session?
What does hypnosis feel like?
Will I remember it?
Will I be reliving episodes of my past?
How long does my treatment last? Is it permanent?
Are there any side effects?
Some people feel very emotional after and some feel very tired after a session and sleep very heavily too. You may also experience inexplicable feelings of joy, happiness, contentment, like something has ‘gone, shifted or changed’ but you just can’t put your finger on it!
Occasionally, there is an adjunct issue that is discovered. Your original recording may likely be effective for any subsequent issues, and our follow-up conversations will also serve to help clarify things. However, an additional session to address the issue may be necessary.
Can I listen to my recording more than once daily?
Yes. Make sure that you are in a safe, quiet place where you won’t be interrupted for approximately 15-20 minutes (the length of your recording plus a few minutes to become fully aware at the end of the listening).
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Will I be 'under your power' during hypnosis?
Will I fall asleep?
Is hypnosis safe?
What happens if the session becomes too intense for me?
Addressing emotional issues can sometimes feel overwhelming. I provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere you can relax completely in, whether we work online or in person.
If you appear to have a very strong emotional reaction to what is discovered, I will remind you that you are reviewing these moments, not reliving them. I will also direct you to pull away from the intensity of the scene and review it with a detached perspective. Your safety is most important to me. If it becomes necessary, I will bring you out of hypnosis.
How do I know it works?
Each individual experiences change differently. At the end of a session, some clients say they feel lighter, freer; some experience a stronger sense of self; most report that ‘something shifted.’ Generally, clients know their session was successful when they experience the stimuli that previously unnerved them, and discover they are enjoying the freedom of their desired outcome.
What is my involvement after my session?
Yes, it does. After your session is finished, you will have receive your personal recording, reinforcing your desired positive outcomes. It is important for you to listen to this recording daily for a minimum of 21 days for lasting results. You can listen to the recording as you’re falling asleep each night. Doing so easily incorporates/reinforces your changes. Your brain will process the information as you drift off to sleep.
Do you offer any support? What kind?
After your session, I will contact you periodically to see how you’re doing. You may also contact me should any questions or concerns arise. I will also be contacting you after 21 days to schedule a 30 minute review.
YOUR THOUGHTS WILL BE REALITY.
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