The Top 12 Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a means of creating a state of expanded awareness, blocking out sources of distraction .  When our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully to increase our response to suggestions.

Does Hypnosis work?          

Research studies have determined the effectiveness of hypnosis for smoking and weight loss.  Hundreds of thousands of individuals have improved their lives through Hypnosis but like every other form of therapy the results are varied and depend on the individual.  There are no guarantees.

Why does Hypnosis work?        

When an individual has made a conscious decision to change a behavior, hypnosis with deep relaxation,  can open their subconscious mind to positive suggestions.

Is Hypnosis safe?           

Hypnosis is safe.  You are in control at every  moment and can terminate the state at any time.  When using an audio program, it should be used properly, for example not while driving or using heavy equipment.

Is Hypnosis medically accepted?          

Hypnosis has gained wide acceptance thought the medical community.  The American Medical Association and the British Medical Association have approved Hypnosis as an effective and successful form of therapy.

Can everyone be Hypnotized?        

Anyone who chooses to be hypnotized can be hypnotized.  Only those people who consciously choose not to be  hypnotized  will not be.  If a person has lost touch with reality and cannot follow directions, their ability to be hypnotized cannot be validated and effective.

Can a person be hypnotized against their will?           

No one can be hypnotized unless they choose to participate.  Hypnosis requires full consent and motivation in order to be effective.  

Will Hypnosis work for me?            

Generally speaking, every normal person is hypnotizable if they allow it.  With cooperation and a reasonable  commitment, you can expect excellent results.

Will I lose control under  hypnosis?            

An individual does not become unconscious and will be aware of everything at all times with hypnosis.  The individual’s will is not weakened in anyway.  The individual is in control at all times and cannot be made to do anything against his or her will and will not reveal information  or secrets.

Will I be in a Hypnotic trance?        

Under Hypnosis an individual experiences a heightened state of awareness while being very relaxed, still and quiet.  The use of the word trance is a misnomer.  Hypnosis is not sleep.

How will I know I have been hypnotized?

Most people cannot tell the difference between a hypnotized state and a “waking” state.  Some people feel relaxed and lethargic, others feel light. You will know when you see the positive changes in your behavior.

Will using an online download Hypnosis session work?         

Since the hypnotherapist acts as a facilitator for the individual to reach a deep state of hypnosis to resolve their issues or change a behavior, the download hypnosis session will be effective as long as the individual willing participates and uses the download appropriately.