Hypnosis as a part of psychotherapy, is a method of helping you to become more receptive to suggestions for improving your life.
You are basically taken to a state of deep relaxation in which you are able to think differently about behaviors such as smoking, nail biting, overeating and any other habit disorders. Hypnosis may also be used to work through tramatic situations from your past. We do not use hypnosis to help recall forgotten memories as these memories can be unreliable. In this deeply relaxed state your subconscious mind, which has a great deal of control over your behavior, hears and responds to the messages and begins to exert more influence over your conscious mind and subsequently your behavior.
During the first session we gather background information related to the issue on which you wish to work. We also explain what hypnosis is and what you might expect to experience. There will be a few things you will need to think about and prepare yourself for between the introductory session and the second session in which we will do the actual hypnosis. We will also teach self hypnosis.
When scheduling an appointment for hypnosis you will be set up for three visits over a two week period. The introductory session occurs the first week and then two hypnosis sessions during the following week. The second and third sessions need to be 48 hours apart. The appointments last approximately 50 to 55 minutes. If you have additional questions about hypnosis or any of our other services, contact the office and our staff will be happy to answer your questions.