What to expect during a hypnosis session
Our session usually begins with a conversation. We discuss your goal or situation, the hypnosis process, and any questions you might have.
When we use hypnosis I help you let go of physical tension and get your mind into a state similar to pre- and post-sleep, daydreaming, or meditation. Hypnosis is most often a state of intensified physical relaxation and mental focus. You remain conscious throughout the session, interacting with me during hypnosis by signaling or speaking. Hypnosis is not sleep, and you do not lose control or go into a frozen, cataleptic state. Many people experience some dissociation (i.e. “blanking out”) during hypnosis, but this does not hinder the process. In fact, it can enhance the effectiveness of hypnotic suggestions.
When hypnosis is concluded, it is normal to feel so relaxed that you don’t want to move. You can emerge from hypnosis slowly and gently, and you will be able to go about your day normally.
This depends largely on the person and the issue being addressed. A typical hypnosis process consists of an initial assessment/session and 2 or 3 follow-up sessions. A great number of people achieve their goal after the initial session. Some people keep a regular appointment for ongoing support, and others see me as needed.
How many sessions do I need?
An initial assessment/session is scheduled for 2 hours. We almost always use hypnosis in the first session. Subsequent sessions are usually 1 hour to 90 minutes.
I am a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and practice in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards.
If you ever have a complaint about my services or behavior that I cannot resolve for you personally you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists
to seek redress.
I maintain the confidentiality of all knowledge and information concerning my clients. I will not tell anyone that you are my client. I may disclose information only when required by law or when authorized by those responsible for the client’s care.
Confidentiality and privacy
As a hypnotist my role is help you resolve everyday problems using hypnosis. I am not a medical doctor or mental health practitioner. I do not diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure, or heal any physical, mental, or emotional illness. The services I render are not a form of health care, psychotherapy, or counseling. The physical and mental well-being of each client is my primary consideration. I recommend that you seek medical and/or professional help when appropriate. Hypnosis is not a substitute for medical treatments or medications. I will withhold non-referred hypnotic services if a client’s behavior, appearance or statements would lead a reasonable person to believe that the client should be evaluated by a licensed health care professional, and will provide services to such clients only after evaluation and with the approval of the licensed health care professional. If you need a diagnosis or any other type of treatment from a different practitioner, I will assist in a coordinated transfer of services to another practitioner.
Scope of practice
I do not perform hypnosis for unrealistic goals or inappropriate requests. For example, I will not hypnotize someone for another person to determine whether they are telling the truth, or to exert outside influence on them.