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Hypnotherapy can be a new concept for people even though the modality has been around for 250+ yrs. 

I get that and would love to answer some common questions I get surrounding both.

1. What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, an altered state during which suggestions are made to create beneficial changes in ideas or behavior.

The subconscious mind controls the involuntary functions of the body, including habits and things that we do ‘automatically’ - it is fueled by our emotions and imagination and directs the energy from within.  The subconscious mind also contains memories of every single thing that has occurred to us.

In hypnosis the mind is very receptive to new ideas and open to suggestions which encourage more sensible, balanced or helpful attitudes to reality.

In the clinical setting, symptoms associated with stress or anxiety can be helped; in such cases it is not a substitute for medical treatment, but a very useful supplement to it.  Mind and body affect each other and the person as a whole in benefited by this holistic approach.

For some conditions, regression techniques can be used.  This may mean re-examining (without necessarily re-experiencing) events which influenced us at an earlier time in life.  By bringing these memories to the surface the subconscious mind is able to discharge the negative effects and can be ‘reprogrammed’ for success.

The number of sessions required usually varies from person to person, however most people feel some benefit from hypnotherapy immediately

2. What is Hypnotic Programming?

In a nut shell, Hypnotic Programming is a form of Hypnosis used to aid your Subconscious mind into integrating the suggestions we provide it. We focus more on the end result versus the "how' and the "why". A Hypnotic Programming session can take up to an hour depending on your goals and suggestibility.


3. What is Hypno-Coaching?


In Hypno-Coaching, we use Hypnosis (usually in the form of a session or audio) to reach the subconscious mind as well as a form of Coaching to help you to reach your goal. Think of it as Life Coaching on Steroids. We can leverage the full aspect of your mind both consciously and unconsciously to get you to your full potential.


4. Can anyone be Hypnotized?

Most people can, providing they are able to understand the things they have to do in order to achieve this state.

5. Can I be made to say or do anything against my will while I am in hypnosis?

No.  Clinical hypnosis is not the same as stage hypnosis, you are free to accept or reject any suggestions made.

6. Will I be aware of what is happening or being said while I am in the hypnosis state?

Yes.  You will feel deeply relaxed but will never lose contact with what is happening or my voice during hypnosis.

7. What happens if I don’t come out of hypnosis or something happens to the Hypnotherapist before I am brought out?

You would simply come out of the hypnosis naturally as the rapport would be lost with the Hypnotherapist.  No-one has every remained in hypnosis indefinitely.

8. Will I be able to drive afterwards?

Yes.  You may have a relaxed feeling relaxed afterwards, however your actions and reactions will be functioning efficiently.

9. When I am in hypnosis am I unconscious?

No. You are in a natural altered state which is very similar to when you are daydreaming, driving a route your used to taking, and watching TV. 

10. What can Hypnotherapy help me with?

Hypnotherapy can help you with pretty much any issue you have. This can include: * Feelings of Grief

* Feelings of Sadness 

* Feelings of Anger

* Stress

* Feeling Stuck 

* Emotional Balance

* Improve Self-Esteem/Confidence

* Improved Relationships

* Developing Self-Worth

* Divorce or Break-up

* Couples' Issues

* Social Fears and Anxious Feelings

* Motivation

* Fear of Intimacy

* Finding One's Purpose

* Creative Blocks

* Releasing Feelings of Anxiousness

* Overwhelmed or Out of Control Feelings

*  Road Rage

* Childhood Trauma

* Feeling That You Are Attracting Negativity

* Weight Loss or Gain

* Smoking Cessation

* Sugar or Food Addictive Behaviors

* Gambling

* Electronics Addictive Behaviors

* Compulsive like Behaviors 

* Obsessive like Behaviors

*  Insomnia & Sleep Issues

* Grinding of the Teeth

* Sexual Issues

* Sweating Issues

* Tinnitus

* Stuttering

* Fear of Flying and Bridges

* Phobias

* Test Preparation

* Focusing

*  Improved Sports Performance

* Nightmares

* Dream Interpretation

*Past Life Regression

* Repeating the Same Mistakes

* Pain Management 

* More


***Erika Grant is not a physician or mental health professional. Hypnotherapy services performed are non-therapeutic and not intended to take the place of medical care/psychological care or counseling. It should not be used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment of any condition. I do not work with diagnosed physical or mental conditions without the prescription or referral from a licensed practitioner of the healing arts, per FL Statutes Section 485. If you are under the care of a medical professional for any condition for which you are seeking hypnotherapy support, please obtain a signed, written referral from your provider prior to working with me.

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