Life is Now Therapy
HELPING YOU DEAL WITH ANXIETY, PERSONAL GROWTH,
HEALING, BALANCE, AND PERFORMANCE
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the differences between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
While hypnosis and hypnotherapy are in the same “family,” they are very different from each other. The core difference is that hypnotherapy is an internationally recognized therapy technique for addressing mental and psychosomatic issues. It uses hypnosis to break through to the subconscious to better understand the foundation of the issues a client is facing.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Yes. Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized. Hypnosis is a very normal process that we all experience for a few minutes everyday before we fall asleep. Everyone who is willing to relax and enjoy the benefits of hypnosis can be hypnotized. Anyone who can follow directions can be hypnotized. The most creative and intelligent people are usually the best subjects.
Does hypnotherapy work?
Yes, hypnotherapy works. Professional organizations have consistently reported on the value of hypnotherapy.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy has repeatedly and consistently helped clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, obesity, addictions, or countless other issues recover faster. When combined with methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), valuable recovery work can begin as quickly as one or two sessions.
Will I do things I don't want to or be totally under your control?
Absolutely not. Hypnosis works on the basis of positive suggestions. Whilst you may fall into a dreamlike state, your mind is still in control and will reject any suggestions that you would normally consider inappropriate. You are not in anyone’s power and you cannot be controlled in any way.
The people you see on stage shows are all “willing volunteers” whose eagerness to entertain others is the basis of their apparent programmed behavior. You cannot be made to do anything against your will; no one can be made to do anything or say anything that conflicts with his or her personal and ethical standards or morals.
Will I be asleep?
Historically, the word Hypnosis comes from Greek origin meaning a “sleep-like state”. However you will not be asleep, nor will you be unconscious. You will be aware of everything that is happening and that is being said the whole time. You will be entirely focused on increasing your motivation, your beliefs in what is possible, your confidence and your self-esteem. Although the words “deep sleep” may be used during our sessions, you will hear everything that is being said: this is your clue to the fact that you are in the hypnotic state rather than sleep.
Will I remember everything afterwards?
Most people do remember either everything or certain parts of the experience, depending on how deep your mind goes. You will find that suggestions which have been given to you in hypnosis will resurface in your conscious, thinking mind after your session and these will be the thoughts that produce positive changes in your behavior or way of thinking and feeling.
Are there any negative side effects?
There are no negative side effects. Most people find the experience to be extremely positive, beneficial and empowering. Hypnosis is considered safe no matter what your condition. I always ensure that you and are in a positive, relaxed and motivated state at the end of each session.
What is the success rate of hypnotherapy?
Studies found that hypnotherapy takes an average of just six hypnotherapy sessions to make long-lasting change, while psychoanalysis takes 600. Plus, hypnosis was highly effective; after 6 sessions 93 percent of participants, while the psychoanalysis group had just a 38 percent recovery rate
I went to a hypnotherapist once before and it didn’t work. Does this mean I cannot be hypnotized?
Hypnosis is a natural state that we have access to all day long. When you drive down the road and miss a turn or get lost in a movie or your favorite song, those are all states of hypnosis. The most common reason for failure to induce trance is lack of rapport and explanation of the state, or a hypnotherapist without proper training who is using incomplete methods. Always check with the background of a new hypnotherapist before committing to a session.