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Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic direct suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with life challenges.

Are results guaranteed?

No. Your results will depend on your hypnotic suggestibility, motivation to change, past history and ability to follow instructions. 

What can hypnosis be used for?

Hypnosis is a safe and effective therapeutic mode of treatment that helps with treating conditions like headaches, anxiety, depression, e smoking, addictions, excessive drinking, insomnia, overeating, bedwetting, coping with emotional and physical pain with conditions like fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, lower back pain, headaches and dental procedures. 

How long is session?

The first session is 1.5 hours; subsequent hypnosis sessions are 60 minutes, however, may vary in length. It may be shorter if the goal for the session is accomplished or longer if issues appear that need to be dealt with.    

          

How often are the sessions?

Sessions are usually held once a week.

How many hypnosis sessions are required?

The number of sessions required depends on the problem or issue for which the client is looking for help. Hypnotherapy can make rapid changes but there is a difference in the number of sessions required for a client who is looking to break the habit of procrastinating versus someone struggling with a history of decades of depression. Furthermore, it also depends on the client's motivation to change, follow instructions and commitment to work in their own journey. 

How do I get started?

You may start by setting up an initial free hypnotherapy consultation

 

What is the protocol of hypnosis with children and teens?

I will develop a plan for the child or young person, depending on their personal issues. Initially, I need the parent or caregiver to be present for the first session while we deal with consent and talk about goals. For the next sessions the child or young person will decide if they prefer their parent to be present in the sessions or not. However, children prefer parents to stay as that gives them a sense of calm and safe.

Some other areas that may be explored before the hypnotherapy session begins including:

  • Identifying what triggers episodes of the presenting issue.

  • Clearly observing all the physical and emotional symptoms that accompany the problem state, then, listening to the child goals, values and inspirations and create a plan for it.

  • Voice recordings sessions will be provide after the second session so, the child and parent can practice before bed or when it is needed.

  • Qigong classes for emotional release and movement meditation will be included in the package. It will help to create a sense of grounding with nature and a sense of belonging, it will also help to raise the child consciousness and be in the present moment rather than dwelling on the past of future.

  • Children’s sessions are usually 30-40 minutes long which is reflected in reduced rate.

 

What happens if I have missed a session?

48 hours cancellation notice is required, otherwise the session is charged at the full session rate.

Do people in hypnosis go to sleep or become unconscious?

No. They are usually physically relaxed but in a heightened state of focused awareness.

 

Can anyone be hypnotized?

Yes, as long as they have a goal they would like to accomplish. It is just the relaxation of the body and the mind. No one can be hypnotized against his or her will.

Will hypnotherapy make fall to sleep?

No. There are a wide variety of relaxation types, from light to very deep, and hypnotherapy works equally well in any of them.

 

Will I lose control?

No, in fact hypnotherapy can help you gain control of your breathing, heartbeat, blood pressure and general body sensations. You continue in control the whole time and only integrate with the suggestions that you have chosen for yourself in the beginning of the session, only suggestions that are useful and suitable for you will work. 

What are the side effects of hypnosis?

Only positive ones! You will feel relaxed and more confident, strong with a new mindset.

Is everything I say confidential?

Yes, all information will be confidential.

What is Qigong?

The practice of Qigong, also known as chi gung or chi kung, has been around for more than 5,000 years and is founded on the same theories as acupuncture and conventional Chinese Taoist medicine. It is a gentle exercise that entails repeating movements, practicing breathing techniques, stretching, and enhancing fluid mobility throughout the body. In doing so, qigong helps us become conscious of the flow of our own life force energy, or chi, and it restores the body's natural energy flow. “Qi” means the life force energy you are born with, and “Gong” means the skill of working with, or cultivating, self-discipline and achievement.  This life force energy comes from the food we eat, the air we breathe, nature, meditation and mindful exercise.

How does Qigong related to healing?

Millions of people all over the world have benefited greatly from qigong, which has been used to heal people for thousands of years in China. In Taoism, cultivating chi, or life force energy, is the main goal. The main advantages of qigong for most people are the prevention or alleviation it offers for a variety of chronic health problems and challenges, including diabetes, poor circulation, back pain, and even cancer.

What are the benefits of Qigong?

The consequences of modern living trends can be effectively countered through qigong. The world of today moves quickly and is fueled by stress, fast food, and insufficient sleep. Numerous studies have proven that this combination has a terrible impact on our bodies and can cause a wide range of chronic illnesses and mental health problems. The body and mind are retrained to really relax through Qigong practice. The body can mend itself while you're in a tranquil mood. Along with improved strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility, practicing qigong as a lifestyle has numerous additional physical advantages. Additionally, it supports healthy sleeping patterns and the immunological and digestive systems' performance. Mentally, it improves concentration, which is essential for successful learning.

What are the 24 therapeutic Qigong postures?

The 24 Posture Qigong routine has its origins in the teaching of Dr. Wang Ziping. It is intended to promote health, healing and longevity. The routine integrates levels of action, including the physical body, the energetic body (qi), and the spirit (jin) It is comprised of slow flowing repetitions of meditative movement. Postures systematically move from body segment to body segment, advancing from the top of the spine downward. It is believed that relaxation and postural balance are primary to therapeutic energy flow. Several strategies contribute to energy during the qigong routine are:

  • Muscle energy

  • Self-massage

  • Sacral/cranial pump

  • Energy cultivation

  • Release energy blockages from organs and the spine

Daily practice of these exercises routine can result in therapeutic benefit from both a Western modern medicine and Eastern energy medicine.

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