Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of concentrated focus. We enter this state when watching a movie or driving a car. The average person enters a hypnotic state 3-4 times per hour (we call this day dreaming or zoning out). It is a naturally occurring, altered state of consciousness in which the subconscious mind becomes more open and available to work directly with.
How effective is hypnosis?
It is estimated that approximately 85% of people of all age groups will readily respond to clinical Hypnotherapy.
What happens during a session?
When working with me, an intake session is completed to gather information about what the client wishes to work on. An induction is given to guide the client into a hypnotic state, where suggestions can be given, along with other hypnosis techniques which enable the client to work directly with the subconscious. I act only as a guide, shining the light, enabling the client to uncover their own answers.
When someone is in a hypnotic state, they are aware of their surroundings and do not become "unconscious". In fact, many clients report becoming even more aware, with their senses seemingly heightened while in hypnosis. The state of hypnosis has many benefits, aside from the habits and behaviors it can help change. After a hypnosis session, clients report feeling envigorated, re-energized and refreshed! Some people even report feeling lighter, taller and more "in" there body.
What are things that hypnosis can help assist with?
Consulting Hypnotists help people with ordinary everyday problems using individual hypnosis techniques.
Hypnosis can be used as a complementary modality in the following areas:
Pain control and management
Overcoming bad habits and behaviors
Overcoming fears and apprehensions
Become more optimistic
Determine and set goals
Attract what a client wants into their life
IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
Stress and nervousness
Regain a positive attitude
Become more successful
Enhance personal skills and assets
Personal organization and management
To become more persuasive
To become more interpersonally effective
Manage situational stress
Performance enhancement (Sports)
Improving Self esteem, Self worth and confidence
If you have questions about an issue that is not on the list, please contact Donald directly to see if hypnosis can help.
How many sessions will hypnosis take?
The amount of sessions that an individual requires varies from person to person. During the free initial consultation an estimated amount of sessions will be given. Many people notice changes after their first session, for others the change is more gradual.
Is hypnosis safe?
Yes, hypnosis has been shown to be safe, gentle and non-invasive.
How will I feel after a session? Can I drive or go back to work?
After a session, you will feel wide awake and refreshed. Most people find they are energized after a hypnosis session. I always ensure that each client is at full waking consciousness before they leave my office.
You are free to go about your day as you normally would after a session, this includes going back to work or driving.
Will I remember everything that happens during the session? Or will I forget?
You will remember everything that happens during a session. Hypnosis is not sleep but rather a focused state of consciousness.
Is hypnosis mind control? Will I do something that I don't want to do?
Hypnosis is not a form of mind control. When you are in hypnosis you will not do something against your will. All moral and ethical codes that you have in your normal waking state will still be in place in hypnosis.
Also, you will not say anything that you don't want to do and will will not reveal any "secrets". You remain in complete control at all times.
How do I know if I can be hypnotized?
Most people can be hypnotized if they want to be. One has to be willing to do so. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, which means if you want to do it, you will. The very small minority of people who have difficulty being hypnotized are people who lack the ability to focus or have an IQ of under 60.