FAQ – Hypnotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnosis


Woman receiving Hypnotherapy


What is hypnotism?

A natural state of mind. Waking is a state of accomplishment. Sleeping is a state of rest. Hypnosis is a state given us for self-improvement. Sadly, seldom use it.


Is hypnosis dangerous?

There’s never been a documented case of harm coming to anyone from the therapeutic use of hypnotism. There has never been a documented case of someone unable to come out of a hypnotic state.


What does it feel like to be hypnotized?

Hypnosis is a very pleasant feeling of complete physical and mental relaxation. It is similar to the movement between knowing your awake and going to the sleep state.


Does hypnosis weaken the will?

No. Hypnosis works with the will, not against it. Self hypnosis strengthens the will to achieve goals. No one can be hypnotized against his or her will!


What is self hypnosis?

Basically all hypnosis is a form of self hypnosis, different techniques are applied either on your own or with a hypnotherapist as your guide.


What is the subconscious mind?

The subconscious mind, the mind you are conscious of, is a critical part of your mind and only constitutes 15 to 20% of who you are. The subconscious mind is the part that directs your conduct through the habits and emotional desires acquired from the influences of your environment, before you are old enough to reject harmful ideas and concepts through proper use of autosuggestion during the hypnotic state you reprogram the subconscious mind to make decisions favorable to your welfare.


Who can be hypnotized?

Anyone with an open mind reasonable intelligence and is able to concentrate. With the belief and desire you achieve results.


What is hypnosis used for?

Just about anything, and to list a few: health issues (including pain management), stop smoking, weight issues (including dieting, eating disorders, food addictions) sleep (insomnia), stress (high blood pressure, tension), attitude (overcome anger, negativity) improve performance (golf, tennis, public speaking) and much, much, much more.


How is hypnosis done?

You can experience hypnosis in a group setting or one on one with a hypnotherapist. Part of the process will include techniques for self hypnosis so that you can support yourself during the changes you desire to make.


Do you have more questions?

Just call the office, schedule and informative consultation to find out more about hypnosis and talk about your needs. There is no cost  for an informative session.


Do you take insurance?


I want counseling but I’m not sure I can afford it, what are my options?

The fee is $125 per session for Hypnotherapy, there may be openings for lower fees, and clients may qualify for a sliding scale depending on the program and need, just call and inquire  don’t be afraid to ask.  Explain your situation, your needs when we speak. Additionally, you may receive complementary sessions, ask. Reiki and other therapies begin at $85.00 a session.  Your options will be discussed during your initial consultation.


How long should I expect to be in counseling?

In the initial consultation, we will work together to create a treatment plan and determine your needs and what feels best for you in reaching your goals. Some clients find it is helpful to attend counseling for many aspects of their lives and continue counseling after the initial issues have been resolved or goal achieved. Other clients prefer to come for just a few sessions and focus on a single particular issue until they feel the issue resolved. The main concept is to work together in determining what’s best for you as we continue to move forward.  Your questions and perspectives are always welcome in most cases.  You, the client and therapist will work together to decide what time frame will be most beneficial for resolving whatever you’re experiencing, achieving your goals and fulfilling your needs.


What does the CHt. stand for?

The CHt. means that, in addition to being Reiki and wellness practitioner, Steve has been certified in Hypnotherapy and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, tools that can be useful in individual and mind, body and spiritual counseling. In particular, Reiki, Guided Imagery and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy can be useful in preparing clients for surgery or treatment. Feel free to schedule an appointment to get answer your questions about these techniques and together we will decide what is the best option that is right for you.


When do you have appointments available?

Generally there are appointment openings during the week, Monday, Wednesday or Friday.  Home and personal visits may be scheduled. Please call to find out more or schedule an appointment – 623-847-9458  or contact us.