Frequently Asked Questions
We experience hypnosis naturally every day, several times a day. It’s not brain-washing, voodoo or magic. It’s an instrument that gives you the ability to access the power of your mind and positively influence your life.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Absolutely! As long as you are consenting to be hypnotized, you can be. As you work with an experienced hypnotist, they will determine which techniques to use to provide you the most benefit. Most of our clients experience ease in achieving hypnosis and experience the benefit even after the session has ended.
Will I lose control?
No. You must consent to be hypnotized. You will be conscious and aware during the session and will not be made to do anything you don’t want to do. You can’t be forced to disclose secrets or information against your will.
Another myth about hypnosis is the potential client who thinks they may be too strong-willed for hypnosis. The opposite is true for people like this. If you have a strong ability to focus and concentrate, you will find it easy to go into a hypnotic state.
Will I be asleep?
No. Your awareness is actually increased while in hypnosis. The person in hypnosis is fully aware of their environment. They can hear sounds of cars outside or people talking in the next room, which demonstrates that the subject is alert and in control. You will be able to recall everything that happened while you were in hypnosis and we also use post-hypnotic suggestions to enhance your experience.
Is hypnosis dangerous?
Everyone experiences hypnosis in their daily lives without realizing it. The American Medical Association has recognized the use of hypnosis since 1958.Hypnosis is safe when it is performed by a professional, skilled practitioner. The only time hypnosis is considered dangerous, is when you are driving a car or operating machinery. No case has been documented where harm was done to a person from hypnosis.
What does it feel like?
Some people describe it as a pleasantly relaxed state. Most people are amazed at how natural the process feels and were expecting to be completely unconscious. There are common misconception with hypnosis as we see on TV or in the movies, that have us believe it’s a “magical state” that takes control of the body. But in hypnosis, we are alert, aware and in control while completely relaxed.
As you are in this state, your mind will focus on experiencing the suggestions that you are being given.
I have a friend who tried hypnosis, and they said it didn’t work – what happened?
There are a few things at play here. The client must be willing to change and the hypnotist must be skilled.
If there is no desire for change, like a person who is coming for a session for smoking cessation but is only there to make their spouse happy, they are not ready to accept the suggestions given to cause change. If there is a desire for change, and the smoker is tired of being addicted, they are a prime candidate for hypnosis success.
Each person is treated in a unique fashion and a customized program will be created based on your individual needs.
How long does it take?
The first schedule is scheduled as a 2-hour block. We don’t always need all of that time, but it allows time to thoroughly review the goal and obstacles to it, while also beginning the process of change. Subsequent Sessions are booked in 60-90 minute segments. Your sense of time will be skewed while in hypnosis and what seems like just a few minutes of hypnosis, are in reality 25-45 minutes. It is possible to see change immediately after your session.
We offer packages of sessions to ensure the time needed to reinforce positive suggestions. A series of sessions also allow time to train you in self-hypnosis and to provide tools to enhance the success and solidify change.
Hypnosis is a process but most clients see positive results after the first session. Contact us for more information. Pricing can be found here: https://freedomhypnosisnyc.com/pricing-options/ and availability/booking here: https://freedomhypnosisnyc.com/book-online/
How many sessions do I need?
Clients are scheduled for a brief series of sessions, as our goal is to provide you with the most effective process in the most efficient use of your time. This model allows for an effective series of sessions with continued reinforcement, self-hypnosis training, and proper customization for your unique set of needs. Everyone is different and has different needs, so there is not a concrete answer to this question without meeting and working with the individual.