Frequently Asked Questions
What are the signs of someone's being hypnotized?
A: Characteristics of the hypnotic state include (a) intense concentration,
(b) extreme relaxation, and (c) high suggestibility.
While in hypnosis, will I be awake or asleep?
A: You will be awake but in a deeply relaxed state of consciousness.
Are there other names for hypnotherapy?
A: Yes. Because the "H" word has many mystic, non-scientific connotations
and misconceptions, some practitioners prefer to call it names that are
more easily understood. Others simply spell out the specific techniques
they use, including Guided Imagery, Clinical Visualization, Progressive
Relaxation Techniques, Inner Advisor, Timeline Therapy (e.g., Age Regression,
Past Like Regression, Future Progression). These techniques share the
same characteristics: Concentration, relaxation and suggestibility.
How do I know if I can be hypnotized?
A: Ask yourself: "Can I focus? Am I able to relax? Am I suggestible?"
If you have a "No" in your answers, ask, "Can I improve on it?" Generally
speaking, improvements will almost always be achieved through hypnotherapy
Is hypnotherapy a medical treatment or psychotherapy?
A: No, hypnotherapy is not a medical treatment. It is an alternative healing
art that can help you make mind-body connections, which in turn, helps
enhance your health. While I myself am not a medical doctor, there are
medical doctors who recommend and apply Guided Imagery and Clinical Visualization.
For more details, I recommend books and tapes by Andrew Weil, M.D. , and
books by Martin Rossman, M.D.
Hypnotherapy is a clinical process. But it is not psychotherapy. As an
alternative healing art, it utilizes your own inner resources--wisdom
and energy--to heal emotional wounds and to resolve life issues.
consultation is free with therapy sessions. Call 858-231-0963.