Typical Hypnosis Session

Pre-Talk Video

Please view this video for important pre-talk information. Also – feel free to review the rest of this page.


Normally the intake paperwork will have been e-mailed to you in advance of our hypnosis session in Queens. We will discuss the contents of this at the beginning of the session. The purpose of this interview is to gather general lifestyle information as well as information about the nature of the issue you would like to address – when is it at it’s worst? When is it better? How does it effect you? How would you like it to be? We will also discuss your motivation for change as it is very important to understand that for hypnosis to be truly effective and result in long lasting change, you must truly want the changes we are working on. We will also conduct some suggestibility tests during this part of the session.

If you are consulting a hypnotist for the first time, you are probably not sure about what to expect. You can review the pre-talk video at the top of this page and for even more information, you can review the video “What is hypnosis?” on the homepage of this site. The experience of a hypnosis session is often much different than people expect. Your body may feel very relaxed while your mind is fully aware, leading you to question whether you are actually experiencing hypnosis. You remain fully alert, present and in control during hypnosis. You do not surrender your will or control to the hypnotist at any time. That is very important to understand, as hypnosis is often incorrectly believed to be mind control.

Hypnosis is an interactive and cooperative experience. In this first session I will determine which type of induction and suggestions would be most beneficial to you. We will establish trust, build rapport and build your sense of belief and positive expectation while correcting any misconceptions that you may have. In each subsequent hypnosis session we will begin with an interview to determine your progress since the previous session as well as reviewing your current goals.


Together we will work on setting goals that are positive, realistic and most importantly – believable. These will be phrased in a positive manner that does not focus on the apparent negative aspect of the issue in question. An example could be: “I don’t want to feel nervous while performing on stage” would become “I am fully calm and confident while performing on stage”.


This is where the the hypnotic state is induced. There are a variety of different inductions that can be used, depending on the client and their specific needs. Inductions can range from near instantaneous all the way up to 10-20 minutes during a session.


Once hypnosis has been induced in the client I would then progress with speaking direct suggestions to the client. The would be customized for the client with their specific goals in mind. This method (direction suggestion) required very little (if any) verbal interaction from the client, although the client remains fully aware throughout and is fully able to move and speak freely, should they wish. The client will also be encouraged to visualize their goals and to imagine the experience of them during this portion of the session. A technique called Anchoring can be used here in order to equip the client with a means to re-connect to those feelings after the session, especially when exposed to situations that disempower them around their stated goal.


This is where the hypnosis part of the session ends. This will be directed by the hypnotist. It is worth noting that hypnosis would end naturally should the hypnotist stop talking, as the hypnosis only endures provided that the client has a point of focus – such as the voice of the hypnotist. Without that the client would naturally open their eyes and emerge.


Here we will discuss your experience. I will take notes for future reference to ensure that your experience is further customized for future sessions to ensure the greatest level of effectiveness.

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