Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
Hypnosis is a relaxation technique, in which practitioners follow steps to reach a state of heightened concentration and relaxation. This is called the “hypnotic state,” and it’s similar to daydreaming, or that feeling of losing track of the time you get after driving for extended periods (which is called “highway hypnosis”). Under hypnosis, you remain conscious and in control. But you’re relaxed and highly focused. This allows you to tune out stimuli around you and reach a heightened state of awareness. In this state, the mind is highly responsive to suggestions in the hypnotic state. And that’s why hypnosis is so powerful.
Hypnotherapy guides you through a form of deep relaxations which enables increased focus and suggestibility. A hypnotic state where your subconscious mind becomes open and more accessible and receptive to new learning, to changing old beliefs.Once the subconscious mind is opened two things can occur: the removal of old, unhealthy thoughts and the replacement of them with new powerful, healthy thoughts.
Hypnosis is neither dramatic nor exciting, but don't let this give you the impression that it can't be as powerful as you may have believed. It is in fact far more powerful than most people imagine. Clients come searching for help in specific areas of their life, but they notice their whole life begins to change. They notice a renewed interest in life, a desire to take care of their body, their relationships improve, their homes become spotless, they throw away things they have been holding onto for years, they finish or start new projects, and sometimes they even change careers.
Hypnotherapy changes your life because it changes your mind.
WHAT IS HYPNO-REIKI?
Hypno-Reiki combines the power of two ancient healing treatments.
Hypnotherapy guides you through a form of deep relaxations which enables increased focus and suggestibility. A hypnotic state where your subconscious mind becomes open and more accessible and receptive to new learning, to changing old beliefs.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy healing technique. Where a therapist lightly places their hands on, or above, your body’s chakra in order to influence the flow of qi (life energy) through your body, balancing your energy to support healing.
This blended treatment involves being put under hypnosis, where your therapist will preform Reiki and use a range of techniques to encourage you to deal with any underlying issues that were raised in the consultation.
HOW CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP ME?
Your subconscious mind controls nearly all of your thinking. In fact, about 95 percent of your thoughts are generated autonomously via the unconscious mind. That’s why we get stuck doing unwanted behaviors.
Hypnosis serves as a bridge to the subconscious mind that allows you to gain access to parts of yourself, to which you do not normally have access to. Learned behaviors that are not good for you can be changed, it is just a matter of enabling good communication between your conscious and subconscious mind to create a balance between the two.
We help you change the limiting beliefs, negative feelings, and unwanted behaviors that cause you unpleasant reality experiences and prevent you from achieving what you want in life. We also help you learn new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving at a subconscious level so you can create the reality you desire. My aim is to create inspiration for the subconscious mind to want the change and resolve any conflict between your conscious and subconscious mind so they can work in alignment. Through hypnosis, you will also learn better ways for your subconscious mind to react to the uncertainties and challenges that are a normal part of living.
You deserve to lead a life that is worth celebrating by realizing your true potential! We will work together to better understand and resolve negative subconscious, habituated patterns that may have been holding you back in order to enjoy a more joyful, fulfilling and meaningful life in the present and future.
Hypnotherapy provides a number of benefits. Some of these benefits include, but are not limited to:
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your behaviors and emotions
Developing skills for improving yourself and your relationships
Finding resolution to personal issues or concerns
Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
Improving communication and listening skills
Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY LIKE AND WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Every hypnotherapy session is unique and caters to the individual's specific needs and goals. It is important to understand that at no point does the hypnotherapist have control over a client's mind. Both entering and staying within the hypnotic state is completely under the control of the client. Hypnotherapy is a collaborative effort and the hypnotherapist acts only as a guide to the client. To achieve the trance state, a client must first consent to allow the conscious portion of his/her mind to be guided into a relaxed, secondary position as a passive observer so that the hypnotherapist can communicate more directly with the subconscious mind. Consequently, the conscious mind is still present and maintains the capacity to reject any suggestions that are being offered by the hypnotherapist. A hypnotized person maintains free will and can readily exit the trance state at any time during the session.
It is standard for the hypnotherapist to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life prior to hypnosis. It is common to schedule a series of sessions, where each session lasts around sixty to ninety minutes. Hypnotherapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the sessions, such as practicing daily self-hypnosis, utilizing hypnotic techniques in daily life, or reading a relevant book. For hypnotherapy to be most effective you must be an active, motivated participant, both during and between sessions. People seeking hypnotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives.
Here are some things you can expect out of hypnotherapy:
Compassion, respect, and understanding
Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings
Real strategies for enacting positive change
Effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE HYPNOTHERAPIST?
To help people undo their “negative programming". To guide clients within in order to release the thoughts and feelings—the blocks, fears, guilt, anger, and anxieties, etc.—that are standing in the way of their superconscious mind.
WHAT DOES HYPNOSIS FEEL LIKE?
Hypnosis is a peaceful state of stillness. The hypnotic state is pleasant; you feel mentally very calm and content, relaxed, focused and alert. It is a form of deep mental and physical relaxation.
HOW DO YOU PUT PEOPLE INTO HYPNOSIS?
There are many ways of inducing someone into a trance (in other words, getting someone to relax). There are very quick rapid inductions and slow soothing inductions. No swinging watches are involved.
WILL I GO TO SLEEP?
No. Hypnosis is not sleeping. When you sleep, your conscious mind sleeps. In hypnosis, your conscious mind is still functioning quietly in the background which is why 50%- 100% of those hypnotized hear and remember everything said to them during a session.
WILL I BE UNDER SOMEONE ELSE'S CONTROL?
No. This is the most widespread myth about hypnosis. It may appear as if subjects in stage hypnosis are being controlled, but in reality, they are just very relaxed and uninhibited, often selected for their exhibitionist tendencies and suggestibility. Nobody can be hypnotized against his or her will.
CAN I GET STUCK?
No. Like coming out of a nap, you would eventually awaken on your own, only more refreshed.
WHY DON'T MORE PEOPLE USE HYPNOSIS?
They are. Hypnosis is the healing modality of the future. With all the publicity and support that hypnosis is getting, it's just a matter of time before society realizes that the old ideas about hypnosis--as portrayed by Hollywood as mind control, are just that: old. As more people learn that healing is in the mind, they are seeking hypnotherapists.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE? HOW DOES INSURANCE WORK?
The short answer to this is: hypnotherapy is not yet covered by insurance companies in the state of NH. However, it is covered in most cases by flexible spending or health savings accounts.
IS HYPNOTHERAPY CONFIDENTIAL?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and hypnotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.
However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The hypnotherapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The hypnotherapist is required to notify the police.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The hypnotherapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.