Frequently Asked Questions
How does hypnosis work?
While you are undergoing hypnosis, all extraneous data is shut out and the focus is on one goal or image. This intensity of thought and emotion has the effect of channeling all our energy towards change, cutting through limiting beliefs and summoning powerful energies on our behalf.
If you think of the difference between the diffused energy of the sun versus the focused concentration of the sun’s energy into a laser beam, you have an idea of how hypnosis works. Your regular waking conscious is the sun, your thoughts under hypnosis are the laser beam.
Are there any side effects of hypnosis?
Only beneficial ones, such as sleeping better and feeling much happier in general. In fact, sleeping better is the number one side effect of the work that I do.
Thousands of case histories testify to the fact that hypnosis is a safe, natural and powerful technique for change.
Can I be hypnotized?
YES. The vast majority of the population can be hypnotized. In fact, we all go in and out of hypnosis many times during the day. If you’ve ever passed your exit on the highway, daydreamed during a meeting, or lost yourself in a good book, you were in a light state of hypnosis.
And a light state is all we need for most of the work that we do, including weight loss, smoking, overcoming fears of public speaking and so forth. We do not need depth to achieve results.
Can hypnosis help me?
While it is not a panacea, nor a substitute for medical or psychiatric attention, hypnosis has proven effective for literally hundreds of issues, from overcoming test anxiety and bad habits to overcoming procrastination and boosting test scores.
So chances are excellent it can help you as well.
How many sessions will I need?
There are no simple answers to this one. Each person and situation is different. For most issues I recommend starting with 3 to 5 sessions and then assessing your progress at that time.
Remember, you may have spent years thinking and behaving a certain way, so it may take some time to achieve the desired results.