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  • What is hypnosis?
    Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation we enter into every day — while we’re reading, watching TV, falling asleep, waking up, and daydreaming. It is a state of highly focused attention and creativity. Being in hypnosis is incredibly relaxing and usually brings a sense of peace and well-being.
  • What is hypnotherapy?
    Hypnotherapy is the name for applying transformational techniques while in a state of hypnosis.
  • What makes for successful hypnotherapy?
    The greatest factor is you. We find that the clients that are the most successful share some common traits that include, but aren't limited to; -Being deeply committed to their transformation -Being courageous about facing what's not working for them in their lives -Having a deep desire to change -Feeling a desire to work on themselves and aren't looking for "quick fixes" -Being honest with themselves -Having an openness and curiosity about themselves and their lives -Being coachable/teachable and want to learn ways to live better -Wanting and committing to developing emotional flexibility
  • How can I get permanent results from hypnotherapy?
    Permanent results can be seen in just one session for a few people, and over several sessions for others. It varies by person. The extent of those results can vary widely as well, from marginal improvement, to a complete resolution of your issue. Sometimes a healing goal is at close reach. Many times, a more gradual and layered approach is appropriate. This is highly dependent on the nature and complexity of the issue you want to heal. This is why we always recommend a consultation call before you book a first time appointment. ​ As with any good holistic practitioners, we work with you to heal the root cause of your issue(s). When people can heal the core issue, they almost always find rapid and lasting relief from symptoms. Hypnotherapy works to identify core limiting beliefs that often date back to childhood and directly change them out for more empowered perspectives. Guiding you to your own internal wisdom to generate these alternative perspectives is a key aspect of the work, and to generate the healing answers for yourself is also great at building self-esteem. Core beliefs are simply deep-set thoughts that are often outside of your conscious awareness. When you can bring these core issues to light for yourself, you have the power to change them. And when you heal your thinking at a core level, mental and emotional peace naturally follow. It is always up to the client to decide how many sessions they will complete, and we recommend that clients plan to do five sessions on any issue. This is to ensure that we are being as comprehensive as possible at addressing and resolving all the root layers of people's issues.
  • How many sessions will I need to do?
    We recommend that clients plan to do five sessions on an issue they are working on. This allows the time and space to be as comprehensive as possible. Everyone is individual and coming to the table with their own unique circumstances, life experiences, learning style, personality, and history. We work with our clients to get the best results possible as quickly as possible, and support our clients to do their best work and direct their own healing trajectory. If you are debating between booking an individual session or a package, request a consult call to discuss with us your particular situation and we can make suggestions about how to best move forward with session work.
  • Do you recommend a consult call before I schedule my first session?
    YES, absolutely. Our years of experience have shown that a short call before booking your first session sets you up for real success on your healing journey. It allows a few moments for us to determine if working together is the best way forward. It also allows us the chance to talk out what working together should look like based on your personal situation. Knowing what to expect allows you the chance to make empowered decisions about how you can get the most out of our work together.
  • Are you doing in office sessions yet?
    No. As of April 2020 (the beginning of the pandemic) we are strictly an online service. We see clients by either Google Meet or WhatsApp video/voice calls. We have no intention at this time of going back to working with our clients in an office setting. By working with us online you are able to experience maximum comfort from home and are able to rest after your session without having to get up and travel from our office to your next destination. We find this to be the ideal set up for you to do your healing work.
  • Is hypnosis like meditation?
    The state of hypnosis is essentially the same state of mind individuals strive for during meditation. What is the difference? In meditation, you generally seek to clear the mind of all thoughts while in the clear and focused state; whereas in hypnosis, you are generally there to use the power of that state for a specific therapeutic and transformational purpose.
  • Am I aware during the process or is it like dreaming?
    Hypnosis is a spectrum with different depths. We work in lighter and medium states, which is like having your eyes closed, being deeply relaxed, and being in a state of rich visualization. But you are always aware of where you are in the situation and you are always in control.
  • What does hypnosis do?
    Hypnosis reduces or eliminates the activity of the conscious mind, calms the nervous system, and allows the benefits of a relaxed, focused state to come to the surface. In hypnosis there is an enhanced ability to: -Access deep self-knowledge and wisdom -Experience natural ease, well-being, and grace -Step out of a negative thought pattern or perspective -See a more positive perspective, to embody hope, to release attachment to outcome, and to forgive -Revisit and reinterpret memories from the past in a broader, more supportive context -Reveal emotions that may be associated with and causing psychosomatic illness -Influence physiological processes through visualization (such as in Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • So what makes Hypnosis so powerful?
    Hypnosis opens up the subconscious mind to the way it was when we were children – malleable and open to changes in belief. This is extremely powerful since it allows a skilled hypnotherapist to literally assist you to undo damage that was done through a misinterpretation of earlier life experiences. ​ While regular psychotherapy (talk therapy) allows you to understand on an intellectual level how an earlier life experience affects your current psychology (and in the process provides some empowerment), hypnotherapy targets the actual experience, reframes how it is perceived, and completely changes the associated emotional context and resultant belief. ​ Working with the subconscious mind directly also allows incredible changes to occur physiologically. There exists a very strong connection between the subconscious mind and our physical body. Science is only beginning to understand the mechanisms of these connections, yet in the meantime we have found that simple hypnotic and visualization methods can improve or eliminate a large range of medical conditions.
  • Do I need to go into "deep" Hypnosis to achieve my goals?
    Do I need to go into "deep" Hypnosis to achieve my goals?" Usually not. Most of the work can be done in a light state of hypnosis, where you're actively participating in the process and emerge fully aware of what transpired. For most of our work lighter, states are actually the preferred state. However, deep trance is beneficial under some circumstances.
  • What does being in Hypnosis feel like?
    As you go into hypnosis, you will feel a deepening relaxation. A good state of hypnosis is similar to that wonderful feeling of just gaining awareness as you wake up in the morning. Your body is still very much asleep, and your conscious range of awareness is very narrow, but perhaps focused on a dream, an idea, a feeling or an image. Physiologically, going into hypnosis is similar to falling asleep, except with hypnosis, your mind stays aware while your body goes to sleep. During hypnosis, you will likely lose total awareness of your body, as your mind is completely focused on whatever is being discussed at the time. When you do turn attention to your body, you will often feel like it is extremely heavy. Your heart rate has slowed down, your breathing has slowed, and your body temperature will have dropped slightly. At the end of the session, when you emerge from the hypnotic state, you may not be able to move your body for the first few moments. Your mind typically wakes up first, then your body, and you have the desire to stretch out, just as if waking up from a nap. After the session is over, you will typically feel so relaxed that it can feel like you’ve just had a full body massage. Your stress levels will be very low, you will feel very calm, peaceful, and centered.
  • Will I cluck like a chicken? Bark like a dog?
    I mean, if you really want to...but we generally prefer that you don't. Many of us have seen a stage hypnosis show, or know someone who took part in such a show. Stage hypnosis is purely for entertainment and utilizes a very deep state of hypnosis that not everyone enters into naturally. Stage hypnosis is an excellent display of the sheer power and malleability of the subconscious mind when the function of the conscious mind is temporarily suspended. These experiences are far removed from clinical hypnosis which is a well recognized and serious therapeutic modality. Everything done in a therapeutic session is done in complete cooperation and agreement with you, the client. Hypnotherapy clients usually feel a sense of awareness throughout their sessions and are able to recall what transpired. Occasionally some individuals in deep hypnosis will experience a natural amnesia and will not remember portions of the session.
  • Do any medications interfere with hypnotherapy work?
    While there doesn’t seem to be any research conducted on this topic, our experience has been that clients who are on psychopharmaceuticals may sometimes have reduced ability to visualize and make emotional connection to memories and imagery. The success of hypnotherapy is closely tied to these two abilities, and so yes, these types of medications can sometimes interfere. But not always. We have worked successfully with many clients who were still able to achieve powerful insights and breakthroughs while on prescription anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medications. Each drug and each person are unique, so if you are concerned about this, just ask.
  • Am I in control through the whole process?
    You can think of it like being guided through a guided visualization. There are no control dynamics because overwhelmingly you are generating the content for your own experience and transformation.
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