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Common Questions

What is Hypnotherapy?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Answer: Hypnotherapy is a state of relaxation and concentration, with a heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is a natural state of relaxation.  


Is Hypnotherapy Safe?

Answer: Hypnotherapy is safe, with no unpleasant side effects.

Will I be aware of what is happening?

Answer: You will definitely be aware of what is happening and being said, in fact, you will be in an enhanced state of awareness.

Am I asleep?  

Answer:  No. Just very relaxed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

How Does It Work?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Answer: It uses the power of your own mind to relieve symptoms and alter unwanted behavior patterns.


Could I be influenced to do something against my own will?                                                                                                                                                                                         

Answer: No. You would be shocked out of the hypnotic state instantly if any such suggestion were given to you.


How many sessions will I need?

Answer: Except for smoke cessation, usually about three to five sessions for simple problems, but more deeply rooted problems may require more sessions.                                                                                                                                                                        

 Is therapy confidential?

Answer: In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and hypnotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

    * Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
    * If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
    * If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.