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Common Questions

How can therapy help me?
A number of benefits are available from Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapists can help you rewrite your subconscious programming helping you to overcome many types of behavioral, emotional and physical challenges such as: Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Fears, Phobias, Smoking, Weight Management, Body Image Issues and Creative Blocks, just to name a few.  Many people find that hypnotherapy can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, goal achievement, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Hypnotherapy helps to rewrite negative subconscious programming from the past that may be holding you back from the life you want. The benefits you obtain from hypnotherapy depend on how well you use your newly learned tools, practice your "homework" and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Learning to Love and Respect yourself and your needs
  • Boosting Self Confidence
  • Increasing Self Esteem
  • Making healthier choices (dietary and life choices)
  • Feeling empowered and in control of your life! 
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to manage your pain levels

Do I really need hypnotherapy?  I can usually handle my problems.  

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, you have been navigating thosechallenges based on a subconscious script that was dictated to your subconscious by other according to how they determined you shgould live your life. The foundations of this Script are laid down by then time we are 6-8 yrs of age.That is the reason why, even though you are aware of an issue that needs to be changed, no matter how hard you try, you keep repeating the same mistakes or behavior. You are working against a silent nemesis -- your subconscious program. These subconscious "rules of engagement" helped to keep you safe and within the norms of the behaior that was modeled around you... whether that was healthy for your emotional, physical or mental health.

With Hypnotherapy, we re-write the subconscious  "rules of engagement" and create new behavior and emotional associations. This allows you to automatically start to think, act, respond and attract in new healthier ways. Isn't it time to start living your life with Joy, Purpose and Fullfillment? 
Do I need a Medical Referral for Hypnotherapy?
If you are seeking Hypnotherapy and ANY of the following apply, you will need to get a Medical clearance to continue with hypnotherapy:
  • Under direct medical or psychiatric care for condition you are seeking Hypnotherapy
  • Weight loss: Want to lose 25lbs or more, have diabetes, cancer  or on medication
  • Pain Management: If under care of a Physician, taking Prescribed medication and/or cancer
  • Anxiety, Stress, Emotional Issues: under care of Licenced Psychtherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist and/or taking Prescribed Medication.

Why do people seek hypnotherapy and how do I know if it is right for me?

People have many different motivations for seeking hypnotherapy.   Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks.  Hypnotherapy can help provide subconscious scripting and associations and help provide tools, motivation, confidence to get them through these periods.  Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life.   In short, people seeking Hypnotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives. 
What is therapy like?
Because each person has different issues and goals for hypnotherapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous hypnotherapy session.  Depending on your specific needs, hypnotherapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions.(usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from hypnotherapy if you actively participate in the process (listen to your CD's/MP3 daily for reinforcement as needed, use your anchors and tools your learn).  The ultimate purpose of hypnotherapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life (anchors, tools) and to allow your newly formed subconscious script go to work for you.  Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your hypnotherapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as using your anchors and tools in times of stress or challenges, keeping a dream journal, noting particular changes in behaviors, energy level, emotions or taking action on your goals. People seeking hypnootherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.   
What is a being in hypnosis like?
Being in Hypnosis has beeen referred to as being "in a Trance", "Deep Sleep", Hypnotic Sleeep, etc.
Actually your are taken through a process that allows you to become very relaxed. You may be very aware of your surroundings or feel like you are in a deep twilight sleep. Every person has a different experience. Your can not be made to do anything against your will or ethics. You will be in a very safe and comfortable environment. All information and hypnotherapy sessions are strictly confidential. You can be assured that any and everything you share about yourself, past, present or future will be help in the strictest of confidence.
Every hypnosis session will be crafted specifically for you, how your mind receives and expresses information, your verbage, your therapy goals.
While in the hypnotic state, your subconscious will be recceptive to suggestions, images and suggestions that you have verbalized and agreed to prior to starting the hypnotic induction. Your hypnosis session will be personalized specifically for you.
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Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and hypnotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office.   Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone.  This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, however, you may want your hypnotherapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your hypnotherapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.


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