Hypnosis is offered to interested clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a highly effective tool that can be used in addition to therapy. It is an altered state of consciousness with intensified focus, increased inner awareness, and heightened suggestibility. It is usually, but not always, associated with a state of enhanced relaxation and increased control over one’s own body and mind. The use of hypnotherapy can aid in creating untried solutions and discovering previously unknown/forgotten inner resources. A hypnotic trance is a naturally occurring phenomenon that we all experience in our daily lives (think highway hypnosis).

Will you make me cluck like a chicken?

Unfortunately, Hollywood and popular literature have threatened the field of hypnosis by perpetrating myths to the general public about hypnosis that are simply not true.

Common Myths: “People often fear that being hypnotized will make them lose control, surrender their will, and result in their being dominated, but a hypnotic state is not the same thing as gullibility or weakness. Many people base their assumptions about hypnotism on stage acts but fail to take into account that stage hypnotists screen their volunteers to select those who are cooperative, with possible exhibitionist tendencies, as well as responsive to hypnosis. Stage acts help create a myth about hypnosis which discourages people from seeking legitimate hypnotherapy.

Another myth about hypnosis is that people lose consciousness and have amnesia. A small percentage of subjects, who go into very deep levels of trance will fit this stereotype and have spontaneous amnesia. The majority of people remember everything that occurs in hypnosis. This is beneficial, because the most of what we want to accomplish in hypnosis may be done in a medium depth trance, where people tend to remember everything.

In hypnosis, the patient is not under the control of the hypnotist. Hypnosis is not something imposed on people, but something they do for themselves. A hypnotist simply serves as a facilitator to guide them.” –ASCH website

How do I find a qualified hypnotherapist?

Another blow to the field of hypnosis came from crediting organizations that are fraudulent, do not offer correct training, or train individuals who are not qualified to practice clinical hypnosis. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) is the most respected and regulated accreditation organization in North America for training and certification in clinical hypnosis. You can find a practitioner that is ASCH certified by going to the ASCH website directory. ASCH requires a minimum of 60 hours of training, 20 hours of supervision, and a minimum of 2 years of practice to be certified. The ASCH only trains individuals with a Master’s degree or higher in the mental health, medical, or dentistry fields. Please beware that it is not hard to find an individual who practices hypnosis after a 2 hour, online training, and no advanced degree. Please ask your practitioner about their credentials and experience.

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