What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness in which the subconscious mind becomes receptive to receive positive thoughts, suggestions, and images. It is a natural state that we already enter in and out of throughout our daily lives. When you drive down the road and miss a turn or get lost in a movie or your favorite song, those are all states of hypnosis.
Why Choose Hypnotherapy?
What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
Everyone experiences hypnosis differently. For some people they feel pleasant physical sensations such as their breathing deepening, a heavy or floating feeling, or a tingling sensation. For others, they may not be aware of or experience a “feeling”at all. There are numerous ways in which people describe their sensations during trance. Nearly everyone states that they feel calm and relaxed after a hypnosis session.
Can I be hypnotized?
Yes. Everyone experiences hypnosis a little differently-but everyone has the ability to be hypnotized.
Will I go to sleep?
No. When in hypnosis, you will hear everything that is said and be aware of what is going on the whole time.
Will I lose control of my mind and body and do or say silly things?
No, you won’t do or say anything that you don’t want to. You will not cluck like a chicken or bark like a dog. You are in control the entire time and will not be compelled to do or say anything inappropriate or against your will.
What happens if I don’t come out of hypnosis?
This is impossible. All trances end, whether formally ended by the hypnotherapist or ended naturally by you.
How many sessions will I need?
This varies on the individual and what it is you are working on. Some clients find they only need a couple of sessions, while others feel it is a benefit for ongoing therapy for as long as they desire. It is recommended that a new client work with a hypnotherapist for a minimum of 3-6 sessions that are one week apart. While hypnosis does work quickly, it is not magic and results will not occur over night in most cases.
Where are you located?
I practice hypnotherapy in Los Angeles (both West LA and Tarzana locations). I also offer phone or skype sessions which are just as effective.