Asking questions is the first way to begin to change.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does health insurance cover hypnotherapy? Most health insurance will not cover hypnotherapy. However many clients are able to use their Health Savings Account, and some progressive health insurance companies are now reimbursing for hypnotherapy and other complementary or "wellness" providers.
Will I be unconscious? No. Although the word hypnosis comes from the Greek word for sleep, hypnosis is not sleep. You are aware of everything that is going on. You will never lose control or do anything you don't want to do.
Will you make me bark like a dog? No. Hypnotherapy is nothing like stage hypnosis. It is a consent state and you will not do anything you do not want to do. Most of the hypnosis is done while lying comfortably relaxed in a recliner.
How many sessions will it take? We can not guarantee any number of sessions. However, we can give you a general guideline about what issues are short and what are more long term therapies. Every person and presenting issue is different, but we can promise to do our best to be a co-creator of success with you.
What if I can't be hypnotized? Hypnosis is a consent state. Everyone can be hypnotized by a competent hypnotherapist if they want to be.
Is hypnosis against my religion? Our founder Felice Austin has studied many world religions and has only heard of two religions that discourage being hypnotized. However, the state of hypnosis is a natural state and happens to all of us every day on our way to sleep and upon waking. It can also happen while driving, watching a movie, reading, meditating, praying, or participating in religious ceremonies. It is our belief that God created our minds to work they way they do for a wise reason. Hypnosis is just one of the divine tools given us to improve ourselves and free us from unconscious scripting.
Does hypnosis really work over the phone or Skype? Generally, video chat and phone sessions work just as well and even better because they are often more comfortable for the client.