Frequently Asked Questions
“What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis is a natural mental and physical state of trance. It can feel gentle and relaxed, drifting and dreamlike, or it can be focused and clear, sensing all the details clearly.
With practice, self-hypnosis is experienced as a relaxed, restorative state that you can use during daily life.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
No. You might relax so deeply that you would prefer to just be still and enjoy the state, but, like waking from sleep, you will eventually surface, feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Will you “take control” of me when I am in trance?
My role is to help you take control of your thoughts and emotions, so you can also develop more control over your choices and experience. Think of me as a guide, not a boss.
What about self-hypnosis?
Self-hypnosis is easy to learn and practice once you have worked with a hypnotherapist. I will teach you self-hypnosis in our sessions, if time allows.
Can you instantly solve my problems?
Some issues can be resolved quickly through hypnotherapy. Others may take several sessions.
What are your fees?
Sessions are $150 each. You can book sets of two, three, or six sessions.
The first session is 90 minutes, and following sessions are 50-60 minutes.
Tell me more about the kinds of problems you can help with, and those your might refer on?
I generally receive two kinds of therapy requests:
1) Persons who generally feel confident and positive but who recently experienced a traumatic event such as illness, accident, hardship, loss of a loved one, personal grief, trauma or conflict, and who no longer feel confident, or feel “like themselves.” Here, a shorter series of sessions, (typically 3 sessions), suffices to get back on track.
2) Persons with chronic underlying feelings of trauma, anxiety, sadness or grief. Here, an initial set of sessions will significantly turn the situation around and bring relief, followed by a monthly meet-up if desired. Chronic emotional pain is often coupled with physical pain conditions or chronic illness.
I will refer persons with longstanding mental illness or severe anxiety, or who are currently dealing with addiction to hypnotherapists who specialize in these areas.
With hypnotherapy, when you come in for one thing, you tend to get all things. For instance, a client recently came in with grief over family conflicts related to the pandemic. In the course of our work together, her grief lightened, she received clarity about her future choices, and she experienced Inner Child healing for childhood trauma.
It is always wonderful to see my client’s pain lift, lighten and shift, making room for their own deeper clarity and strength to come to the fore.
However, there are no guarantees.