Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis?
A natural, yet altered, state of mind where communication and responsiveness with the subconscious mind is present.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind with special identifying characteristics:
1. An extraordinary quality of relaxation.
2. An emotionalized desire to satisfy the suggested behavior: The person feels like doing what the hypnotist suggests, provided that what is suggested does not generate conflict with his belief system.
3. The organism becomes self-regulating and produces normalization of the central nervous system.
4. Heightened and selective sensitivity to stimuli perceived by the five senses and four basic perceptions.
5. Immediate softening of psychic defenses.
Can I be hypnotized?
If your IQ is 70 or higher, you know and want what you’re being hypnotized for, you feel safe wherever you are being hypnotized, and you trust your hypnotist…you can be hypnotized. Many people think they can’t be hypnotized because they went to a hypnosis stage show and saw people doing things out of their comfort zone and they think “no way would I ever do that!” The purpose of stage hypnosis is to entertain others. The purpose of our sessions will be to get you to the next best version of yourself.
Will I get stuck in hypnosis?
No. Those in the deepest trance eventually come back to their full and regular waking consciousness when they get hungry or have to use the restroom.
Will hypnosis make me lose control so I tell you my secrets and bank passwords?
No. I can’t make anyone do something in trance that goes against their moral code. If I could, I sure as shit wouldn’t be spending my time marketing my services here.
How long will my hypnosis session be?
Sessions run anywhere from 1-2 hours.
Most Erotic Hypnosis sessions last about an hour.
Erotic Hypnotherapy sessions are 1.5-2 hours.
How long will my hypnosis suggestions last?
This largely depends on the goal of the session, but suggestions can be set to last for a day or a lifetime, or set to activate when certain things happen or certain words are said. We are often working towards permanent life changes so those suggestions are intended to last a lifetime. If a suggestion is not working, it’s usually because the client has an unconscious block. Subsequent hypnosis sessions will help uncover those. In my experience, clients with multiple traumas in their past have more issues to work through and will require more sessions. Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy is not like surgery - one session and you’re instantly better. It took your mind YEARS to make the neural pathways it’s already made. Making new ones can take time. However, I’ve found Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy to be much more effective and faster in making permanent life changes than traditional mental health counseling. A classic hypnosis study found that, on average, patients required just six hypnotherapy sessions with a 93-percent recovery rate. Psychoanalysis, on the other hand, required roughly 600 sessions with just a 38-percent recovery rate. Hmmm…how much money do you have? I’ve had several clients visit a mental health practitioner for 10-15+ years and within as few as 2 sessions working with me…they are off their medication and happier than they’ve been in years.
How much are sessions? How many sessions will I need?
Because Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy are highly customized, personal services, I can’t really quote a session price or how many sessions until I know what it is you wish to accomplish. I offer a free consultation to determine a) if I can help you and b) if I feel we can work together. My goal is 100% satisfaction, and I can't do that if we are not "clicking." I do offer discounted Hypnosis Packages for those who wish to continue working with me on a regular basis.
How/When do I pay for my sessions?
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy sessions that are paid in full prior to the start of each session get a 5% discount. No shows and last minute cancellations are subject to a $35 rescheduling fee. I accept cash, payments via the CASH app, VENMO, all credit cards via Square, and PayPal.
Do you do online hypnosis sessions?
Yes I do sessions via Facetime and Zoom. A 1st session in person is always best, but you’ll still get the results you want if your sessions are online.
Do you do sessions in the evening or on weekends?
Prices quoted are for sessions Monday-Thursday, select Fridays, 8am-5pm Eastern only.
Yes. There is a premium charge of 1.5-2x your session rate for any session booked outside these times, as this is time away from my family.
Do you video or audio record sessions?
All sessions, office or online are digitally recorded. This is for 3 reasons: 1) clients may want to refer back to their session for something they missed or forgot 2) it helps jog my memory as to what our session was about 3) it protects myself from persons who may accuse me of illegal acts or ethical violations.
Audio recordings are saved in a Drop Box account and shared only with the client should they desire access. Files are saved with your identity protection in mind. At this writing, recordings are kept indefinitely for the reasons stated above.
If you do a session in my office, please know there are motion activated security cameras throughout my office.