Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis has been described as a relaxed state of focused concentration. It's more of a state of hyper awareness rather than sleep. It is when your mind is elevated to receive suggestions that can re-code your brain and body for be in alignment with your intention.
Was there a time when you were so engrossed in a certain activity, that you forgot about everything else? This is a perfect example of hypnosis or trance. When we watch a movie and are mesmerized by the story. Or when we’re so involved in your work that several hours have passed without noticing. Or, when reading a book and being startled when someone enters the room and speaks to you. They “woke” you from your trance.
We experience hypnosis naturally every day, several times a day. It’s not mind control or brain-washing. It’s a tool that gives you the ability to access the power of your mind and positively influence your life.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Absolutely! As long as you are consenting to be hypnotized, you can be. As you work with an experienced hypnotist, they will determine which techniques to use to provide you the most benefit. Most of our clients experience ease in achieving hypnosis and experience the benefit after the session has ended.
Will I lose control?
No. You must consent to be hypnotized. You will be conscious and aware during the session and will not be made to do anything you don’t want to do. You can’t be forced to disclose secrets or information against your will.
Another myth about hypnosis is the potential client who thinks they may be too strong-minded for hypnosis. The opposite is true for people like this. If you have a strong ability to focus and concentrate, you will find it easy to go into a hypnotic state.
Will I be asleep?
No. Your awareness is actually increased while in hypnosis. The person in hypnosis is fully aware of their environment. They can still hear the sounds around them which demonstrates that the subject is alert and in control. Clients report feeling like their body is asleep, comfortably heavy and still, while their mind and imagination is still lucid and engaged. You will be able to recall everything that happened while you were in hypnosis and we also use post-hypnotic suggestions to enhance your experience.
Is hypnosis safe?
Everyone experiences hypnosis in their daily lives without realizing it. The American Medical Association has recognized the use of hypnosis since 1958. Hypnosis is safe when it is performed by a professional, skilled practitioner. The only time hypnosis is considered dangerous, is when you are driving a car or operating machinery. No case has been documented where harm was done to a person from hypnosis.
What does it feel like?
Some people describe it as a pleasantly relaxed state. Most people are amazed at how natural the process feels and were expecting to be completely unconscious. There are common misconception with hypnosis as we see on TV or in the movies, that have us believe it’s a “magical state” that takes control of the body. But in hypnosis, we are alert, aware and in control while completely relaxed.
As you are in this state, your mind will focus on experiencing the suggestions that you are being given.
I have a friend who tried hypnosis, and they said it didn’t work – what happened?
There are a few things at play here. The client must be willing to change and the hypnotist must be skilled.
If there is no desire for change, like a person who is coming for a session for smoking cessation but is only there to make their spouse happy, they are not ready to accept the suggestions given to cause change. If there is a desire for change, and the smoker is tired of being addicted, they are a prime candidate for hypnosis success.
Each person is treated in a unique fashion and a customized program will be created based on your individual needs.
How long does it take?
The first session is usually 2 - 2.5 hours while subsequent sessions are booked in 90 minute segments. Your sense of time will be skewed while in hypnosis and what seems like just a few minutes of hypnosis, is in reality 30-45 minutes. It is possible to see change immediately after your session.
We schedule our clients for at least 4 sessions to ensure the time needed to reinforce positive suggestions and make sure they stick. A series of sessions also allows time to train you in self-hypnosis and to provide tools to enhance success and solidify change.
Hypnosis is a process but most clients see positive results after the first session. Contact us for more information on price of sessions and availability.
What is energy psychology?
Energy psychology is a collection of mind-body approaches for understanding and improving human functioning. Energy psychology focuses on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviors, and known bioenergy systems (such as meridians and the biofield).
What is your refund and cancellation policy?
No refunds, although the sessions are transferrable and can be gifted if the purchaser is no longer able to attend. Video or phone sessions can be accomodated as well.
Please call/text or email at least 24 hours before our scheduled appointment if you need to reschedule to avoid the $50 late cancel fee. Thank you in advance for your cooperation :)
Is it customary to tip?
It is customary to tip if you come in on a discount voucher for your first session, but not required. It is not necessary to tip for future sessions once you have purchased a package or single session at full price. Tips are always appreciated but never expected.
What is reiki?
Reiki Is a Japanese word meaning "rei" - spiritual/universal and "ki" - chi, prana, life force energy. Reiki aims to balance the body’s flow of energy in an effort to ease stress, promote relaxation, and support the healing of persistent ailments.