What to Expect...

Hypnosis is a Therapy. A Tool to Help With Change.

Hypnotherapy is not a magic button like one would think from stage hypnosis shows. It is a practice and therapeutic modality that utilizes a series of sessions to help you help yourself. While many clients can see results within one session, many issues are like knots that are unravelled over a series of sessions. 

 

Think of hypnosis as a tool to help you change and see things differently. 

Understanding Everyone's Role in the Process.

Hypnotherapy is a unique experience that we will create together. As the hypnotherapist I am here to help provide a pathway to entering into the hypnotic state, provide hypnotic suggestions while you are in the hypnotic state, and teach you tools that you can utilize outside of the hypnotic state. 

As the client your role is to come in with an open mind and willingness to participate. Clients who come in with a specific issue they would like to work on tend to have an easier time in the initial session building goals to work on in our sessions. A commitment to the process is imperative as hypnosis is a therapy and not a magic button. Outside of the session, we will attempt to raise your awareness to certain aspects of our session that can help us build upon the foundations of our first session. 

What to Expect in Our Initial Session

The first session will include the following: 

  1. Client presents what it is they would like to work on

  2. Hypnotherapist will discuss what hypnosis is, how it works, debunk the myths behind hypnosis, and explain the theory of the mind

  3. We will discuss the presenting issue and create a plan

  4. Hypnotherapist will explain what does and does not happen in the hypnotic state

  5. We will do hypnosis 

Things to Think About Before We Meet

By creating a plan we can help your mind build a roadmap to what life will be like when you achieve your goals. Hypnosis works by entering into the hypnotic state and then having hypnotic suggestions implanted into the mind. The efficacy of the suggestions is directly related to words, feelings, and experiences that resonate with you. Hence, why the wording of a suggestion is imperative. If the word CALM resonates more with you then content, the suggestion will be more powerful when we use language that makes sense to you.

Hypnosis has Limitations

Your wellbeing is imperative and our top priority. 


If we believe there are components of our work together that are outside of the scope of our practice, this will be discussed with you. You are important and if I feel I can not help you, I will let you know so you can find the right help in your achieving your goals. I may recommend that the outside help of a medical doctor, psychiatrist, psychologists be consulted with, and at times a medical referral may be required in order for our work to continue.

 

Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatments. No treatment or products provided are intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental condition. 

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