“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”

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Hypnotherapy FAQ

Will I know and remember what has happened? 

Yep.  Your conscious mind will still be present while we work with your subconscious mind.  You may even have a running commentary (I did my first session), but still have healing from the session.

What if I can’t be hypnotized?  

You enter hypnosis or the trance state many times throughout the course of your day without thinking about it.  It’s the same relaxed state you enter as you fall asleep, “zone out” while doing things like watching TV, working on a computer or even driving or daydreaming.  With hypnotherapy, you intentionally enter the trance state with therapeutic guidance in order to achieve a purpose.

I don’t want anyone controlling my mind. 

During hypnosis, you will not do anything that you do not feel agreement with on some level; you will still be in control.  You can reject any suggestion or suggest the direction you would like to take during the session.  You can even get up and walk out of the room if you want.

What if I can’t come out of the hypnotic state? 

There has never been a documented case of anyone being unable to come out of hypnosis. 

Are you going to make me cluck like a chicken?  

Nope.  People who do embarrassing things as part of stage show hypnosis have to agree to the experience on some level.  Entertainers are experts at picking out those individuals who will be receptive to the suggestions. During hypnotherapy, you will be treated with the utmost respect and care as we work together.

If I open my mind to hypnosis, will that give the devil the ability to get in?  

Hypnosis is a similar state to the state of prayer, meditation or even what is experienced when driving on “auto-pilot.”  It is natural and God-given, not something to fear.  The purpose of hypnotherapy is to work within the relaxed hypnotic state to increase healthy thought patterns and behaviors and release negative and limiting thought patterns and beliefs that are impairing the client’s ability to lead a full and happy life. 

What if I discover things I don’t want to know?  

It is possible to discover past events that were consciously forgotten and that may be painful.  However, these events are not forgotten in the subconscious.  They are often key to identifying patterns of behavior and thought that are controlling present experiences.  Hypnosis is a way to access those subconscious patterns so you can choose how you wish to change the patterns that control your current experience.  You might think of this like checking for tooth decay.  While no one wants to discover a cavity, only through discovery and treatment can you ensure strong, healthy teeth.  At the same time, your subconscious will not allow you to go to any memory that you and I are not yet ready to handle. 

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