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“When you believe yourself to be master of your thoughts, you become so.”
Émile Coué, French psychologist

frequently asked questions

  • What is the history of hypnosis?
    Hypnotherapy, as a mode of deep relaxation and personal manifestation, is a centuries-old concept. In the late 18th century, Franz Mesmer (to mesmerize), a German physician, used hypnosis with his patients. In the mid-19th century, James Braid coined the term "hypnosis" (from the Greek god, Hypnos. Today hypnosis continues to illicit positive, meaningful change for the cooperating client.
  • Why would someone seek hypnosis?
    With the permission of the client, The process of enacting deep, suggestive relaxation, with the intention of using the subconscious mind to establish change, can be profound. People seek hypnosis for countless reasons, from seeking freedom from fears and phobias, to releasing the bondage and worn out messaging of our past. The ultimate goal of most clients is to understand, untangle and release anything that prevents them from living their most abundant life.
  • How does someone go into hypnosis?
    Hypnosis is simply allowing yourself to experience a tranced state of deep relaxation while accepting intentional suggestions, into the subconscious mind, from a trusted hypnotherapist. The hypnotherapist, with your permission and ultimate awareness, takes you though an experience where the subconscious mind is accessed and suggested, for the purpose of eliciting a desired response or outcome. The hypnotic process takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Prior to the close of the hypnotherapy session, the hypnotherapist "counts you out", allowing you to feel refreshed and calm, fully aware and able to begin enjoying the fruits of the session.
  • Is it safe to hypnotize children and teens?
    As a teacher, I can tell you kids are in hypnosis throughout the day! Kids are very suggestible and can easily and safely enter hypnosis through games, rapport building, visualization/imagining, crafting and storytelling. Working with children to overcome perceived and real limitations, to enhance their experience, is very important to me. Working with children between the ages of 5-11 looks different than working with pre-teens and teens. As children matriculate through life, the depth and breadth of understanding of the social, emotional and reactional world around them, lends to their depth and complexity in hypnosis.
  • How do I know if hypnosis is working?
    The beautiful thing about hypnosis is the opportunity to realize immediate effects. For example, after one or two sessions, you will likely notice: you react differently to triggers, you will generally behave or think differently, find yourself with a new perspective, have a willingness to push yourself a little further or lose the desire to participate in habitual behaviors which not longer serve you. Just like we are individuals, so is the hypnotic process. Some people may find closure after two sessions and someone with a similar issue, may need six sessions. Positive lasting change is incremental and intentional. Be patient with yourself and just enjoy the process.
  • How can I use hypnotherapy for terminal, chronic or mental illness?"
    Hypnotherapy is a wonderful complementary therapy, used in conjunction with traditional medicines and treatments prescribed by a medical professional. Hypnotherapy has been shown to improve meaningful relaxation, coping techniques, enhance your general perspective on life and create a deeper, more intentional relationship between your mind and body. When a client who is experiencing terminal, chronic or mental illness seeks hypnotherapy for the purpose of addressing said condition, a medical referral is required prior to seeking hypnotherapy. You will find this form in the link section of this FAQ page.
  • What happens to me when I'm in hypnosis?
    During the state of hypnosis you give yourself permission, with the partnership of your hypnotherapist, to enter a deep state of relaxation. You are awake, aware and able to speak, understand, move your body and offer feedback to your hypnotherapist. Hypnosis allows access to the sub-conscious mind in the interest of changing or modifying unsavory associations, habits or beliefs. It can help you increase personal and professional performance, growth mindset, goal setting or increase your general desire to up your output in life.
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