“Am I going to cluck like a chicken after this conversation?” That is usually what I am asked when I tell someone I am a hypnotist. I do not mind the question because it gives me a chance to acknowledge their misunderstandings about hypnosis and explain the kind of hypnosis that I do.
We have all seen or heard about the stage hypnotists that get the volunteers that will go to great lengths to entertain that audience. These participants are not under the control of the hypnotist; they want to make the audience laugh. They are still in control. By following the suggestions of the hypnotist they are part of a wonderfully funny and entertaining show.
The kind of hypnosis that consulting hypnotists do is quite a bit different. The most important thing to understand about stage or hypnosis for self-improvement is that you are in complete control of your thoughts, actions, and everything that you share with your hypnotist. You can never be made to do anything against your will, nor will you reveal anything you don’t want to reveal. The hypnotist is simply a facilitator who guides the process. You will always be aware of what is going on and feel safe. I’m here to help you reach your goals.
Hypnosis is a completely natural process of deep relaxation and fixation of attention. It is a heightened concentration of the mind, similar to day dreaming or meditation, easing the facilitation of communication with the subconscious and allows increased response to suggestions that are in line with your goals and values. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Your hypnotist is your guide and will coach you on self-hypnosis for improvement. Hypnosis is not an emptying of your mind. It is an organization of your thoughts. Hypnosis is not counseling or psychotherapy. Many consider hypnosis an extremely valuable therapy that can help you find your confidence, self-worth, and inner peace from inside, based on your own ability to resolve the stresses of the past and acknowledge your past and present successes. (Yes, you have many you’ve never even thought of!)
Do I have to be weak-minded to be able to be hypnotized?
This is a common question. The answer is No. Hypnosis is not about being weak or in someone else’s control. Hypnosis is a natural state that we are in several times a week–sometimes several times a day. When you are taking a long drive and forget your trip, that’s hypnosis. When you are really focused on a good book, movie, game, project and time seems to fly by, that’s hypnosis. At Heal With Hypnosis, Rebecca will guide you to achieve a deeper level of this natural state, but you do all of the work by following easy instructions. The more intelligent the client is, the more they value they find in the process. The only thing that can keep you from being hypnotized is a fear of your hypnotist or hypnosis process or an inability to understand the instructions. Rebecca takes the time to build rapport with you and to help you understand the process and each step, so you feel comfortable and at ease.
How does hypnosis feel?
Hypnosis feels comfortable and peaceful. You are not unconscious or asleep. Your mind is active, your thoughts are under your control, you have an awareness of what is going on around you, and you are in complete communication with your hypnotist. Most clients have said that hypnosis feels like they are very focused, sitting in a chair, and talking.
What kind of fears, stress, and phobias can be helped with hypnosis?
Stress and fear issues including daily fears and high alert feelings, like fear of going to mall or grocery store to fear of public speaking or flying, as well as fears of safety and death, and even related issues like sexual pain and fear of intimacy can be overcome with hypnosis. If you are unsure your issue falls within this category, Heal with Hypnosis is willing to help clients with most fear-based issues. During your consultation and first session we will discuss your issues and prioritize to give you fast and lasting relief.
Hypnosis distracts your conscious mind with relaxation so that you can discuss and come to an agreement with your subconscious mind, the home of all your feelings, habits and memories, about how you can productively handle situations that would usually cause a stress response. This allows deeper, authentic thoughts and feelings to come to the surface, helping you locate and edit memories of past experiences to make the positive and permanent changes you desire. By desensitizing old memories and emotional habits—things you may not know are blocking you, but that get in your way—that have emotionally blocked you for years, and inserting positive feelings and actions that work for you, you achieve permanent change.
How many sessions will I need?
Hypnosis nearly always gets results faster than conventional therapy because the subconscious mind is immediately responsive to neutralizing negative past events, reframing events that seemed to be failures into successes and lessons, and using your own resources to change unwanted behavior to positive action. Your mind wants to you to be safe, healthy, and at peace. That is why we get stress responses like fears, sadness, and anger when things are not right–to send up an immediate alert to change things. Hypnosis can help these feelings very quickly. Permanent change can take place quickly. In just a few short weeks changes will be obvious—to you as well as to others.
Can hypnosis be used while I’m also in counseling or therapy?
Yes, hypnosis can be used as an adjunct to any therapy you may be using. Many people have used hypnosis to work on some emotional or physical response for rapid results while in counseling with another therapist. Hypnosis has no negative side effects that could interfere with any other mode of healing. Hypnosis does cause a greater self-awareness and self-worth that is very helpful in achieving personal breakthroughs with their other care providers. Rebecca has happily worked in cooperation with primary care physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists to help her clients achieve their goals.
What is the investment?
Your situation is unique. When you meet with Rebecca for your confidential consultation, you will discuss your needs and goals. Rebecca will determine your program, including number of sessions and investment. Rebecca’s goal during consultation is to find the best and most efficient way to help you achieve your goals so that you can remove time and finances as possible stress factors.
Does insurance cover the cost of my sessions?
Some companies offer reimbursement via a Flexible Spending Account. You will need to check with your provider for specific information. Heal With Hypnosis does not handle any third party billing or payment. Heal With Hypnosis accepts cash, check, and credit card payments.
Is Heal With Hypnosis right for me?
Yes! You’re in hypnosis more often than you realize already! I’ll teach you how to hypnotize yourself in the right way. If you don’t want to waste another minute, click here right now to schedule a consultation.