+ how does hypnotherapy work?

see Services.


+ whats the difference between 'hypnosis' and 'hypnotherapy'?

HYPNOSIS + PSYCHOTHERAPY = HYPNOTHERAPY.

Hypnosis is a technique. It is NOT, in and of itself, a form of therapy. It can be utilized by a trained and experienced practitioner to deliver psychotherpeutic techniques - such as CBT, interperonal therapy, ACT or gestalt - in a more effective manner than with such techniques alone. The resultant combination of hypnosis and psychotherpay is called "hypnotherapy".

Think of hypnosis as a sort of high-powered conduit or cable that links to your subconsious mind - it doesnt do much by itself, but can be used to delvier life-changing effects if used correctly.


+ is hypnosis mind control?

No.

+ can you help me quit smoking?

That depends. Do you actually want to quit? If the answer is yes, then I can absolutely help you. If you’re looking for a solution that will mystically make you not smoke even though you really still want to, then you’ll likely be disappointed.

+ are there side-effects?

No. Hypnosis is pain free, and has no adverse side affects.

+ what does it feel like?

Most clients report a highly pleasant, warm sensation; often accompanied by an enjoyable feeling of floating or drifting, and a loss of temporal and spacial awareness.

+ is hypnotherpay mind control?

Not even remotely.

+ will it work?

If you are looking for an alternative approach to a new or old problem, please consider hypnotherapy as a sound and reasonable option.

Hypnotherapy has been shown to be vastly more effective than other schools of psychotherapy. Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D., has conducted a longitudinal survey of the psychotherapeutic literature and discovered the following success rates for Hypnotherapy versus other common therapeutic methods:

  • Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 300 sessions
  • Behaviour Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
  • Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions

ALL therapy (physical and otherwise) requires the clients participation and commitment. It is not done TO you, it is done WITH you. If you are committed to the treatmetn adn process you can and should expect to see positive progress.

+ is it covered by medical insurance?

In most cases hypnotherapy is not currently covered. This may well change soon, given that the practice has been widely accepted by many practitioners and clients.

+ is it expensive?

Hypnotherapy has an equivalent per-session cost to most other schools of psychotherapy. Something to consider is the total number of sessions you might require to experience the changes you want. This can make the overall cost of treatment less than with standard styles of therapy.

+ how long will it take?

Hypnotherapy has been shown to be significantly faster than standard styles, however there is naturally no fixed number of sessions required to resolve any given issue. This is no different than with any style of therapy. Consider, how long does it take to “get in shape”, for example? That depends on what your benchmark is for “in shape”, how committed you are to training and eating correctly, how good your current starting point is, and so forth. It is simply not realistic or ethical for me to give an estimate since everyone’s situation is different. Typically I can get a rough idea of how many total sessions you may require after a session or two together. But apart from that any other answer would be nothing more than speculation.

+ can i use hypnotherapy with other treatments?

Absolutetly! I encourage you to. Hypnotherapy can be a stand alone therapy or a complimentary therapy to accupuncture, chiropractic, health and fitness coaching, massage, and more. If you are currently undergoing psychiatirc treatment, I strongly advise you to consult your physician prior to begining hypnotherapy.

+ what is involved in a typical session?

Together we explore your problem or challenge, and clarify your objectives for treatment in a decisive but comfortable manner. In many regards, this aspect of a session closely resembles the approach of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - considered the benchmark for standard psychotherapy.

Hypnotic trance-work takes place at any point (or even multiple points) throughout the session. It is a naturalistic state, which can be induced by the therapist with a client's willing particiaption. There are many possible methods of induction, with Progressive Relatxation or Fixation being the most common.

While in the receptive state of hypnotic trance, the therapist installs suggestions for postive change or healing either directly or by use of therapeutic metaphor. In a subsequent session, the client and hypnotherapist evaluate what change has occurred, making adjustments to the strategy and reinforcing desired transformations across multiple sessions.

In additon to hypnosis, I make frequent use of additional resources drawn from discipines outside the realm of psychology to develop a powerful, fully customized protol that will assist you on your mission. This might include - personal development and self-management strategies normally reserved for business professionals and executives, health/ fitness/ nutiriton guidance, meditation, autogenic breathing, recommened reading, digital resources, and more.

+ do you accept anyone as a client?

No. Although I do accept the vast majority of people who contact me, there will always be a small number of individuals for whom what I offer is simply not the right fit. This can happen for a few reasons - either they or I feel that my services will not be of benefit to their particular case, or there is some other conflict such as a person not being open to, and ready for, psychotherapy and change. The latter occurs most often when a person has not come to me under their own volition, but rather has been pressured into doing so by a spouce, friend, or colleague. I respect your time and my own, and thus will not work with a client whom I feel is not going to gain serious results from our time together.