Your questions, answered.

When you hear the term “hypnosis,” you likely picture a stage magician levitating a sleeping woman or a self-proclaimed hypnotist making a man cluck like a hen when he hears his name. These images of the hypnotist at work are deeply rooted in the public imagination and part of a cultural fascination with the mystical or the occult. And while it makes for great entertainment, it has very little in common with real, practical hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy has a long history—as long as the history of medicine, in fact!—and has been used as a tool for healing, growth, and personal change since the late 1800s. Recent studies continue to shed light on the power of hypnosis to help unlock the brain’s hidden potential and bring about positive change. Below, I answer some of the most common questions I receive about hypnotherapy; however, I know you probably have even more! I am always willing to answer any of your questions, so feel free to [schedule a free phone consultation].


I look forward to working with you to help you tap into that amazing part of you that already exists.

What should I expect in my first session?2022-01-03T04:07:10+00:00

During your first session, we will begin by talking about your concerns, your goals, and your expectations. This first conversation helps me learn more about you and is the foundation on which we will build your individual plan. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about hypnosis and how it works as well as voice any concerns.

Once you are comfortable and ready, we will get started. Our first meeting is usually a “programming for change” hypnosis session, where the suggestions for your desired results are wound deep into your inner mind. At the end of the session, we will talk about future meetings and the next steps you should take to fully reach your goals.

Will I have memory of what happens while in hypnosis?2022-01-03T04:07:29+00:00

Absolutely! In fact, you will have increased awareness while in hypnosis. You are always fully in control and can reject any suggestion that is given to you.

Will I give up control to the hypnotherapist?2022-01-03T04:07:43+00:00

No, you are always in control of the process, and you cannot be hypnotized against your will. If anything, these sessions are designed to help you have more control—over your life, your mind, your body, and your future. If you wish to end a session, all you have to do is open your eyes.

Will you make me do something embarrassing?2022-01-03T04:07:58+00:00

Don’t worry. There is no clucking like a chicken in my office! Hypnotherapy is a safe and secure process for you to unlock your hidden potential. Between us, we create a shared, sacred space where we can work together to achieve your goals. There is no performance, no gimmick, and no embarrassment.

Could I get stuck in hypnosis?2022-01-03T04:08:14+00:00

No, you are always in control of how long you stay in hypnosis. Think of hypnosis as more of a state of focused awareness—you make the choice to enter and leave that state at will.

Is it possible that I cannot be hypnotized?2022-01-03T04:08:30+00:00

Have you ever “zoned out” while driving a familiar route or gotten lost in a fantasy while sitting at work? You were in hypnosis and just didn’t realize it! The fact is that only a small percentage of people are unable to enter hypnosis. If you are actively seeking hypnotherapy as a way to reach your goals and unlock your potential, you are likely to be in the majority.

Does hypnosis provide instant results?2022-01-03T04:08:44+00:00

Sometimes! Your goals are unique but so are your roadblocks. While some problems are solvable in a single session, some require a little more time. Most clients see the best results in three to six sessions.

Ready to take back control?

Every step on your journey is yours to take. I am here to help guide, support, and encourage you as we move through the process together.

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