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What does hypnosis feel like?

There is no specific hypnotized feeling…everybody is different. Most people experience a very relaxed, lethargic and in a pleasant state of mind. Many people are surprised at how “normal and natural” hypnosis feels. For some of my clients, it’s the most relaxed they have felt for years.

Can I be controlled?

Absolutely not. In any hypnotic situation you are always in complete control.

Can I be made to do something against my will?

No. You will do anything that is against your own morals or self preservation, but our professionalism and strict code of ethics means that you need not worry.

Will I be asleep?

No. Contrary to popular belief, you will not be asleep, will be aware of what I am saying and will find it very relaxing. The hypnotized individual is always aware of what is occurring. In fact, hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness.

Will I remember the session?

Yes.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

Yes, although certain people respond better to hypnotic suggestion. Each person is an individual, and each person can go to different levels of hypnosis. For hypnotherapy a deep state is not always necessary, a light state is almost always sufficient to proceed.

Does being a good hypnotic subject mean I’m gullible or weak-minded?

Studies conducted at Stanford University have shown that intelligence is not an important factor in determining an individual’s ability to respond favorably to hypnosis. Although, statistically, there is some evidence to indicate that persons with higher intelligence and greater creative abilities tend to be somewhat more responsive to suggestion.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

Hypnosis is a very relaxing, safe and natural state of mind. There has not been one documented case of hypnosis doing harm to a person. The only time hypnosis could be dangerous is if you are driving or operating machinery. You should not listen to a hypnotic tape under those circumstances.

How will you do it?

I will ask you to make yourself comfortable, close your eyes and relax. Using carefully constructed language and tone of my voice I will guide you into…and afterwards…out of a hypnotic state.

What if I don’t wake up?

You will. Nobody has ever got stuck in a hypnotic state. Even if you fall asleep your natural clock will wake you eventually.