FAQs about hypnotherapy and related services

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a technique used to induce a heightened awareness and ability to focus in the subconscious mind. The hypnotic state can occur naturally in our everyday lives. For instance, if you’ve ever found yourself so engrossed in a book that you stopped noticing what was happening around you, then you’ve experienced a mild hypnotic state. Your awareness and focus were turned inward, toward your book. Hypnosis induced with the guidance of a professional can help you attain even deeper awareness and focus toward the messages of your choosing. Of course, the goal in hypnosis is to focus on positive messages that are goal-oriented and solution-based.  

Who can be hypnotized?

Most people can be hypnotized to varying degrees. A deeper hypnotic state may be achieved with practice. But, great work can be accomplished even in a light hypnotic state. Anyone with a desire and a willingness to concentrate can experience hypnosis.


What age range is appropriate for hypnosis?

Persons 7 years and older.


Will I be asleep?

No. During a hypnosis session, you will be aware of what’s happening. Actually, your senses may be even more acute than usual.


Will I lose control?

No. Your awareness is heightened during a hypnosis session so that you stay focused on your goals. So, hypnosis actually helps you gain control. No one has control over anyone’s thoughts and behavior besides his or her own. 


What does it feel like to be hypnotized?

Each person’s experience is unique, but many report feeling very relaxed and comfortable. Most people report being able to hear and recall the entire session.


Could I get “stuck” in hypnosis?

No. No one is able to remain in a hypnotic state indefinitely. You would naturally either fall asleep or come back into your conscious waking state.


What if I have medical problems?

Hypnosis is often used to help with the healing process and/or pain management. I am pleased to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to best coordinate your care.

What does hypnosis help with?

  • Body: Smoking Cessation & Addictions, Weight Reduction/Gain, Sports Attainment, Disease and Pain Management, Fertility & Birthing, Breaking Unwanted Habits, Nail Biting, Teeth Grinding, Sexual Performance, and more.
  • Mind: Stress and Anxiety Management, Depression & Grief, Self-esteem & Confidence, Anger Management, Learning Abilities, Manifestation Ability, Better Relationships, Abundance, Fears & Phobias, and more.
  • Spirit: Increasing Intuition, Connecting with your Higher Self, Meditation Mindfulness and more.

What is self-hypnosis?

All hypnosis is really self-hypnosis in that it is your mind doing all the work. The practitioner is a catalyst or guide. Homework after a session will involve the practice of self-hypnosis to reinforce progress toward goals.   

What is brain entrainment?

A method to stimulate the brain into entering a specific state by using a pulsing sound, light, or electromagnetic field. The pulses elicit the brain’s frequency following response, encouraging the brainwaves to align to the frequency of a given beat. This frequency following response of brainwave entrainment can be seen in action with those prone to epilepsy. If a strobe flashes at their seizure frequency, the brain will "entrain" to the flashing light, resulting in a seizure. On the positive side, this same mechanism is commonly used to induce many brainwave states; such as a trance, enhanced focus, relaxation, meditation or sleep induction. The brainwave entrainment effectively pushes the entire brain into a certain state.

What is the Emotional Freedom Technique/Meridian Tapping?

A bilateral brain reprogramming technique that involves tapping on the body's meridian points while inculcating helpful verbal messages.

How long does a hypnosis session last?

Most sessions are 60 minutes.


How many sessions will it take?

Depending on the complexity of the goal, between 1 and 4 sessions spaced a week apart. Some people choose ongoing monthly sessions for continued wellness.