Below are some common questions people ask about hypnosis:

1. What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can be described as a state of focused awareness. You will generally experience a heightened sense of awareness. You will become more aware of what is going on around you. While you are in hypnosis, the conscious mind takes more of a back seat, allowing direct communication with the subconscious mind and the establishment of acceptable selective thinking. This creates an opportunity for the change that you have requested to take place and for the session to be effective for you.

2. Can anyone be Hypnotized?

Yes, virtually anyone. The individual’s desire to experience and receive the benefits of hypnosis coupled with the ability to focus and follow basic instructions is pretty much all that is needed.

3. What will my experience of hypnosis be like for me?

For most people, hypnosis is a pleasant, relaxing, and rejuvenating experience. The client at times may feel close to sleep, but not actually asleep.

4. I remember everything the hypnotist said. Does that mean I was not hypnotized?

Not at all. Clients will typically remember much if not all of the session. In the hypnotic trances typical to most hypnosis sessions, the conscious mind remains consciously aware, but takes on more of an observer roll rather than its typical active roll.

5. Will I reveal secrets that I don’t want to reveal?

This is very unlikely, and is not even necessary for the hypnosis session to be effective.

6. Can I get stuck in hypnosis?

No, this has never happened. If you happen to fall asleep while experiencing self hypnosis, you will simply wake up a few minutes later, usually within 10 or 20 minutes. If you are concerned with falling asleep when in self hypnosis and missing an appointment, then sit in a chair rather than lying down, or simply set an alarm for yourself.

7. How can I be sure that I will be safe and treated respectfully during the session?

All hypnosis sessions are recorded to ensure the safety of the client and the continued professional conduct of the hypnotist. Your information is kept confidential.