What is Hypnosis?

Here is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and common myths about hypnosis.

Hypnosis is 100% safe. You are in control at all times, every moment and you can stop at any time. The only side effect is you may find you have less stress in your life, less of what you don't want, and more of what you desire!

How Hypnosis Works in the Mind

Working with your hypnotherapist during the first part of the session, you decide what changes you want to occur as part of the therapy. Hypnosis works because when a person is in a relaxed state, the conscious mind is able to bypass the critical part of the brain so that the hypnotherapist can make the decided upon suggestions directly to the unconscious mind to facilitate change work.

This is a great video to help explain how hypnosis works.

Studies show that people of higher intelligence are more easily hypnotized (going into trance). Trance is a natural state that occurs frequently and easily for each of us many times over the course of the day. Examples include daydreaming, being engrossed in a good film or book, to name a few.

All hypnosis is self hypnosis. The unconscious mind takes directions from the conscious mind. During hypnosis you will hear everything. You cannot be made to do anything that you do not want to do while under hypnosis.

You (or your guardian) are in the driver's seat of your healthcare decisions. If you are currently being seen by a mental health professional and you would like to also receive hypnotherapy to compliment your mental health care, or try hypnotherapy as an alternative, we can contact your provider for a referral.

Hypnotherapy has been an approved practice in the AMA (American Medical Association) and the APA (American Psychological Association) since 1963 through the help of a famous psychiatrist hypnotherapist, Dr. Milton Erickson.

A common misconception is that hypnosis is sleep.  When we sleep, only the unconscious mind is active. During hypnosis the unconscious mind and the conscious mind active and cooperate to facilitate the subjects desired result.

If your physician or healthcare provider prescribes hypnotherapy and writes a referral, some insurance companies will cover these services.

Only your physician can diagnose your condition or illness. You’ll need to check with your doctor or healthcare provider and/or your insurance provider to determine if our hypnosis services will be covered for reimbursement.

We can provide you with the forms necessary to receive reimbursement.