Hypnotherapy – Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation, heightened focus and hyper-suggestibility. According to Dave Elman, author of “Hypnotherapy” “Hypnosis is bypassing the critical faculty of the conscious mind in order to establish selective thinking within the subconscious mind.”

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the art of utilizing this state to illicit positive change and improvement in behaviors and physical conditions.

What is medical hypnotherapy?

A medical hypnotherapist has extensive training in the medical applications of hypnosis and writing hypnosis programs to effectively compliment standard medical procedures being used.   Medical hypnotherapists often work closely with doctors & dentists to formulate specific programs to meet patient’s needs.

What is it like to be hypnotized? 

Hypnosis is in between being wide-awake and asleep.  You are aware of everything being said yet you are relaxed at the same time.  Did you ever wake up in the morning before your alarm clock rings?  You could get up if you had to, and yet you are feeling so mellow, so comfortable that you just want to enjoy relaxing for awhile.  We pass through that level upon awakening and then again at night before we go to sleep.  It has been said that 15 minutes of hypnosis is equivalent to a 3 hour nap.  After the hypnosis you will feel refreshed and comfortable.

How do I know if I can be hypnotized?

Almost everyone can be hypnotized if they choose to.  There are only four groups of people who cannot be hypnotized.

  1. Very young children.
  2.  If you are under the influence of alcohol.  
  3.  People who are severally mentally challenged.
  4. Those who don’t want to be.

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is an effective process to bypass the conscious mind and communicate directly with the subconscious mind. Hypnosis is the key that opens the door to our subconscious mind, promoting a state of heightened awareness and suggestibility.

How will hypnosis benefit me?

A skillful, certified hypnotherapist can help you change your negatives into positives and improve attitudes, habits, and self defeating thoughts. With hypnotherapy you can take charge of your life, relieve stress, develop creativity, improve in sports, overcome fears and phobias, improve study habits and alleviate anxiety.

In 1958 hypnosis was formally recognized by the American Medical Association and recommended to its members. Today it is widely used for pain control, weight control, relaxation and imagery for wellness. In the dental field, it has proved successful in alleviating fear, anxiety and to relieve the symptoms of T.M.J.




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