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How Many Sessions Does it Take?

The majority of clients experience success in a single session.  Some clients come back to work on various other aspects of their lives when they see success on their first visit.  Stop smoking is typically completed in a single session lasting about two and a half hours.  However, weight loss is more of an ongoing program that utilized hypnosis along the way as clients work toward their goals.  Weight loss is recommended for about 3 to 4 sessions, where the first session lasts two hours and the subsequent sessions only an hour.  Other issues related to stress or phobias are completed in a single two-hour session. Each client is unique, so these estimates may vary.  

How Much Does Hypnotherapy Cost?

The first full session generally takes about 2.5 hours and the cost is $500. Subsequent sessions are $300 and generally last 90 minutes. Packages are available to save money. Typically a client can pre-pay for 4 hours, and get the 5th one-hour session free. Package discounts are often used for weight loss and life coaching sessions. Please note that all first-time appointments are for two hours. We talk for an hour, and then we do hypnosis.  The first appointment is always billed for two hours, but if we go over 15 or 20 minutes you will not be billed additional fees during the first session. 

What Is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that utilizes hypnosis to access the subconscious mind to help people create positive change in their lives. There are many techniques and styles and almost endless applications. They all have 3 main things in common. 1 A strong desire to change. 2. A state of deeply relaxed focus to open the subconscious. 3. The use of language and visualizations in relationship to emotions.

Can Anyone Be Hypnotized?

The short answer is YES!.  I have never had a client I could not hypnotize, although many people of often think they can not be hypnotized.  Truth is, nearly everyone can enter the hypnotic state on command because this is a natural state that we enter automatically every day.  Some people mistakenly think they are too smart to be hypnotized.  In fact, the ability to focus your concentration is an asset to being hypnotized and not a liability.  Hypnosis is about relaxed focus and visualization, something everyone can do. 

Will I Lose Control of Myself?

No. In hypnosis, you are aware and awake.  Because you are aware and awake, you wouldn't do anything you normally wouldn't do.  In hypnotherapy, you agree in advance on the things you would like to work on, and the hypnotherapist will give you these suggestions during the session in a way that is easier for your subconscious to accept. 

Will I Reveal My Secrets Under Hypnosis?
No. Again you are fully awake and aware at all times.  Hypnosis is not truth serum and can't make you say things you prefer to keep private.  

Can Hypnosis Help with Pain Management?
The short answer is yes.  But, with pain management, it's important to be under the care of your doctor to be sure that the source of pain isn't something that needs medical attention.  I always ask my pain management clients to get a referral from their doctor.  I can provide the form, and you need to have them sign it.  ​Doctors would much rather see you get hypnotherapy than be dependent on pain killers or suffer needlessly. 

Is Hypnosis covered by Medical Insurance?
While some insurance companies do pay for hypnosis, most do not.  This office does not accept insurance, and all services are paid at the time of the visit. 

Do I Have To Be Regressed To My Childhood?

Generally no.  It's almost never recommended to do childhood regressions, especially if there is trauma there.  This would need to be addressed by a Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or other mental health professional who specializes in such work. For the type of hypnosis we do, it would just not be required. 

Can I Get Stuck In The Hypnotic State?

No. You come and go from hypnosis naturally every day when you wake up and go to sleep.  If you have ever watched TV for more than 90 seconds, you have entered a hypnotic state during waking hours. This is a natural state of focused attention and nothing more.  

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