Is Hypnotherapy like falling asleep?
Some people may think it's like falling asleep, but it's not. Of course some people do fall asleep they get so relaxed, but hypnosis for me is more like a daydream. It can also be a state of concentration.
Do I lose control when in a trance?
You don't lose control. If during your hypnosis experience you needed to awaken for any reason, (like your house catches fire or our internet connection is lost), you would awaken with all the resources you need to be able to handle that.
Will you make me cluck like a chicken?
No :). I don't do stage hypnosis. You won’t do or think anything under hypnosis that you wouldn’t normally do or think. You can’t be controlled. If people in a stage show act silly it’s because they want to.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
As a general rule, yes - anyone with at least average intelligence and the ability to follow instructions AND wants to enter hypnosis, can be hypnotized. Note that there are certain conditions where hypnosis is not recommended: ie: major clinical depression, suicidal ideations, and psychotic disorders.
How does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis provides access to the unconscious mind where most (95%) of our behaviour originates. With my guidance, you literally change undesirable emotions, habits, and behaviours into new desirable ones. You create a new you!
What is a session like?
Typically, you will be guided into hypnosis about half way through a session. In some cases, a majority of the first session may be spent getting a detailed background. Then hypnosis can be used to reinforce your goals, or to uncover and remove troubling issues. A strong coaching element is likely to play a part in the process.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis is refreshing, relaxing, and energizing; for some even more refreshing than sleep. Most important is the fact that it works— people get results.
How long does it take for the therapy to work?
The number of required sessions varies between individuals and the nature of the therapy. As a rule, hypnotherapy is considered a more direct and efficient form of therapy compared to conventional psychotherapy, meaning you will spend, on average, 3-5 sessions instead of several months of sessions.
My target is always one hypnotherapy session, and depending on your desire, receptivity, how long you've had the issue and how tightly you hold onto it, one session is possible!
E.g. Quitting smoking may only require one specialized 2-hour session.
Can hypnotherapy be used for other addictions besides smoking?
Yes. Most addictions are caused by events deeply buried in the past. Many other addiction treatment methods fail to address these issues and may only deal with symptoms. Hypnotherapy addresses the causes. Hypnotherapy can help you reduce and even eliminate alcohol consumption.
Who shouldn't use hypnosis?
Hypnosis has been found to be very effective with a broad range of issues. That being said, there are certain conditions that hypnosis is not recommended for: major clinical depression, psychotic disorders, suicidal ideation, delusions, schizophrenia, etc.
Who were you trained by?
Paul McKenna, one of the world's leading hypnotherapists who worked and trained with Richard Bandler.