Frequently Asked Questions
The word "hypnosis" can bring to mind a lot of questions and possible misconceptions.
How long is a hypnotherapy session?
Please allow for 60 to 90 minutes for your first session. We will discuss your goals and how we will work together to fulfill them. It is important to us to take time to get to know you. This allows us to individualize your sessions creating a successful plan in helping you to be the complete you, the best you, the perfect you!!
Will I lose consciousness?
One of the major misconceptions about hypnosis is that the client will lose conscious awareness. Clients are in a deep, relaxed state when in hypnosis. The client is alert, aware and hears everything the hypnotist says.
Can hypnotized people do odd and crazy things?
The perception is that the hypnotist's commands are irresistible. A stage hypnotist is an entertainer. To put on an entertaining show the performer must invoke in the volunteer subjects outrageous and farcical behavior. At Align Hypnosis, the client gives permission and is receptive to positive suggestions to promote change in behaviors.
Am I surrendering my will or will lose self control?
Since the ability to be hypnotized is a subjective experience, the ability to be hypnotized rests within the client. Although the hypnotist develops the hypnotic state and guides the client through it, the client is always in control.
Will hypnotherapy have me revealing my darkest secrets?
Hypnosis is wrongly presumed to be a "truth serum" that renders the hypnotized person incapable of lying, and robs the client of the ability to keep embarrassing secrets confidential. While in a hypnotic state a person will not spontaneously begin talking, or reveal any intimate secrets that the client would not tell while in the waking state.
Will I get "stuck" in hypnosis?
Often a prospective client will ask "What happens if you can't get me out of this?" Since the client holds the control, there is no difficulty in terminating the hypnotic state. If a client is enjoying the deeply relaxing hypnotic state, it sometimes requires the hypnotist to repeat the suggestions for the client to return to awareness.
Can I be hypnotized against my will?
A person cannot be hypnotized against their will. Hypnosis is a condition of trust and cooperation between the client and hypnotist.
Could I be made to commit acts detrimental to myself or others during hypnosis?
A hypnotized person will not do anything he or she would not do in the normal waking state.
Do you offer gift cards?
Yes! Hypnosis sessions make a great gift! Get in touch!