Frequently Asked Questions about hypnosis

ABout hypnosis

What if I can't be hypnotized?

Luckily, everyone can be hypnotized. This is because hypnosis is a natural state that we all experience on a daily basis.

Have you ever experienced being mentally detached from the outside world? While at the same time you were deep in your own thoughts? Like you were focused on the inside?

Congrats! You’re able to experience hypnosis.

There is a fine line between not wanting to and not being able to be hypnotized. The fact that you’re reading this means you’re open to the idea of experiencing hypnosis. Or even open to the idea of improving some aspect of your life. 

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Is hypnosis dangerous?

No, hypnosis isn’t dangerous. In fact, the Mayo Clinic has said that hypnosis is a “benign process” with few contraindications.

A small percentage of the population may feel groggy after a hypnosis session. For the most part, you can expect to feel mentally refreshed, energetic and happy.

With that being said, people with severe mental illness or psychiatric conditions should consult a Doctor first before using hypnosis.

Hypnosis may aggravate mental illnesses or psychiatric conditions. So talk to your Doctor before using hypnosis.

I don't want to prove to you that hypnosis is safe. Prove it to yourself and jump on a free hypnotic strategy call.

Can I get stuck in hypnosis?

This is a common question. The answer is no. 

Hypnosis has been happening for thousands of years. As far back as the Ancient Egyptian Sleep / Dream temples over 4,000 years ago.

No one in history has been stuck in hypnosis. Some people report being so relaxed they didn’t want to emerge at first. It can feel like you’ve just had a really good massage. Where your entire body is so relaxed, you just want to enjoy the experience and not open your eyes.

Hollywood portrays hypnosis far different from reality. But Hollywood isn’t known for telling tall tales, right? ;)

Where is your hypnosis office?

My office is located in Koloa. But I’m currently only taking appointments via Zoom. Eventually I will do in person sessions again.

Keep in mind that online sessions can be just as effective as in person. Plus you’re not blowing money on gas to travel to an office.

Is hypnosis safe?

Yes, hypnosis is safe. So safe that the AMA blah blah.

As long as you don't have any serious mental illness or psychiatric conditions.

What will my hypnosis session be like?

Do you accept insurance?

I have some good news and bad news for you. The bad news is don’t file any insurance claims for our clients.

The good news? I will provide you with a receipt of our session. Some insurance companies may reimburse you for the cost of the services I provide.

All services need to be paid in full before our first session. I accept cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Paypal and Google Pay.

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What does hypnosis feel like?

Good question. It can be slightly different for everyone. With that being said, most people report being relaxed physically and mentally detached. 

Some people have a feeling of floating in space. Other people report feeling like their body is so heavy from relaxation.

You may even feel extremely relaxed and your attention is focused inwards. Almost as if you’re absorbed in the experience, and even lost in your thoughts like you’re daydreaming.

After you emerge from your session, you’ll feel refreshed and invigorated. Excited about the positive changes you just made.

How does hypnosis work?

If you’ve ever wanted to change a habit or complete a goal, you know how frustrating this can be.

You get all psyched up and motivated to break a bad habit or complete a goal…then a negative voice or thought creeps in. Self doubt starts to wash over you. You’re right back at square one before you know it.

That critical inner voice can be settled down with hypnosis. Hypnosis helps to harness the power of your imagination and your subconscious. All without that critical inner voice to muck things up.

The power is in the hypnotic suggestions and ideas I deliver to your subconscious (and how much you embrace these new ideas).

Will my session be confidential?

Your session will be 100% confidential. I don’t share any information with anyone without your explicit permission.

I treat your information just like any Doctors office would - with strict confidentiality.

Does hypnosis really work?

This is the burning question. I can confidently say that yes, hypnosis works. Hypnosis works great for things such as pain control, insomnia, behavior change, and treating certain mental health issues (anxiety, phobias, etc.)

With that being said, hypnosis is complementary in nature. It’s no replacement for valid traditional medical treatments.

While it may help with specific symptoms of a condition or disease, it’s no cure for that condition or disease. Simply put, hypnosis isn’t a cure all. If any hypnotist suggests it is a cure all, run for the hills.

As far as proof for the efficacy of hypnosis, the proof is in the pudding:

  • In 1982 the BMA (British Medical Association) recommended hypnosis as a valid therapy tool.

  • The American Medical Association (AMA) recognized hypnosis as a valid medical treatment in 1958.

  • The British Medical Association (BMA) reported in their British Medical Journal in 1955 that hypnosis is an effective tool for treating certain psychosomatic conditions, changing morbid thoughts and behaviors, as well as providing relief from pain.

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) has endorsed hypnosis as an effective tool since 1960.

Am I going to be under your control?

No you will not be under the control of me. In fact, you'll gain more control of yourself.

What will our first session be like?

For starters, you’ll first schedule a free 20 minute strategy call. We’ll then jump on zoom or the phone to discuss what problem or challenge you need help to overcome.

If we both feel like we’re a good fit, then we’ll talk about payment and setting up your first session.

We’ll then meet via a private Zoom link that is created specifically for you.

After you connect to the secure Zoom connection, we’ll begin the process.