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.