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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural, safe, powerful tool that can allow you to make important and lasting changes in your attitudes, emotions   and behaviors. It is most commonly defined as “an altered state of consciousness resembling sleep in which the subject’s susceptibility to suggestion is increased.” You might say hypnosis is a way to reprogram   your cognitive software. Think of hypnotism as mental reprogramming.

Hypnosis allows your subconscious mind to be accessed directly and makes it easier to change old habits and instill new healthy ones. There is nothing magical or mystical about hypnosis   – it has been used to help overcome negative habits and  achieve self-improvement, and it is an affordable alternative to the other options.

What hypnosis is not

Hypnosis is not about being under someone’s control. Hypnosis puts you in control. Movies and stage hypnosis shows give an incorrect image of hypnosis, that sadly stops many  people from getting the help they need from a Board Certified Hypnotist.

Who can be hypnotized?

Anyone who can follow simple instructions can enter hypnosis. Hypnosis is a cooperative venture in which the hypnotist is a skilled guide, nothing more.

Does hypnosis really work?

The short answer is YES. Though individual results vary depending on a variety of factors such as motivation and aptitude, success through hypnosis can be startling. It may even help you make changes on the very first session. Multiple hypnosis sessions assure you enter a deep state of hypnosis. They reinforce and modify hypnotic suggestion according to your progress.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

No, it is no more dangerous than sitting in a recliner, watching television. Only the natural power of your own mind is used to relieve symptoms and alter unwanted behavior patterns. Hypnosis is non-addictive and safe with no unwanted or unpleasant side effects.The only side effect will be that you will be very relaxed afterwards.  Every 15 minutes of hypnosis is equal to approximately four hours of sleep.

Will I give up control during hypnosis?

Absolutely not. you gain control during hypnosis, easily making changes you want. People cannot be made to do things under hypnosis that they don’t wish to. No hypnotist can make you go against your moral/ethical code or self-interest.

Famous and Semi-famous People Who Used Hypnosis

Famous and Semi-famous People Who Used Hypnosis

Albert Einstein (physicist and all round genius) – He spoke in great depth about his use of trance and hypnosis to develop his ideas, including his world-changing Theory of General Relativity.

Ellen DeGeneres (talk show host) – well known that she used hypnosis to successfully quit smoking.

Rachmaninov (classical music composer) – one of my favorites and credited much of his success to his use of self-hypnosis

Jackie Kennedy (former first lady) – said to have used hypnosis to help her get through her grief after President Kennedy’s assassination.

Matt Damon (celebrity actor) – says quitting smoking with hypnosis was “the greatest decision I ever made in my life”

Winston Churchill (world leader) – used hypnosis to stay alert and  focused during periods of great stress in World War II.

Mozart (classical music composer) – contemporaries wrote that he composed one of his most famous operas (Cosi fan tutte) while in a hypnotic trance.

Tiger Woods (golf champion) – says he has used hypnosis and visualization since childhood to help him focus on his game. If it worked for Tiger, why not try it on your handicap?

So you may not be famous (yet), but managing your mind can help you achieve your goals more quickly and effectively. And hypnosis can help you do just that.

What the Experts Say

What the Experts Say


“Hypnosis has gained credibility in the past five years because of research using the latest brain-imaging technology…. Studies show hypnosis can help treat a multitude of disorders…” – Business Week

“Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight.” – Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain, Oprah Magazine

“Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.” – New Scientist

“Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever.” – Consumer Reports

“The technique has been accepted by the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association.” – Martin Orne, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

“Hypnosis can help …a growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain.”– Newsweek

“In [hypnosis], you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes.” – Dr. Daniel Handel, National Institute of Health, New York Times

“Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses…” – Scientific American

“…hypnosis is not mind control. It’s a naturally occurring state of concentration; It’s actually a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body.” – Dr. David Spiegel, 

Associate Chair of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Jane Pauley Show

“The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.” – The Mayo Clinic 

“… hypnosis often is used to modify behavior and overcome phobias and bad habits — it can help you make changes that you’ve been unable to make otherwise.” – National Women’s Health Resource Center

“Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind.” –   New York Times


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