Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens in a typical session? What can I expect?
A: All sessions are private and confidential. The first session consists of the behavioral assessment to clarify the problem and indicate the correct therapy. Also, I will gather a brief personal history. The information provided in the history will help resolve the presenting issue. The following session(s) will consist of working collaboratively to move past the problematic issue.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: There are no simple answers to this one. Each person and situation is different. For most issues, I recommend starting with 8 to 12 sessions and then assessing your progress at that time. The only exception is smoking, which can be done in just three sessions. Remember, you may have spent years thinking and behaving a certain way, so it may take some time to achieve the desired results. Prepare to make an investment in your well-being. With that said, you should experience some improvement even after one session. All sessions are live and personalized to your needs, goals and unique challenges.
Q: How does hypnosis work?
A: Hypnosis is a process of communication with the subconscious mind. It is a hyper-attentive and hyper-responsive mental state, in which the subject's subconscious mind is aroused and attentive, with receptive focal concentration in a psycho-physiological relaxed state.
Q: Will I tell any secrets or do anything against my will?
A: No, you will not tell anything you do not want nor will you do anything against your will. Hypnosis is a completely natural state of consciousness that we all experience every day. If you ever get completely absorbed in a good film or a good book, or drive along a freeway and drift into a daydream, you are entering into a form of natural hypnotic trance. You’re awake and aware but your conscious mind is relaxed.