Frequently asked questions

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    What is hypnosis?
    Hypnosis is a natural, but altered, state of mind in which the subconscious is especially open to suggestions.
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    Can everyone be hypnotized?
    Yes! We all enjoy the ability to become hypnotized. But people who have good language and visualization skills tend to be among the best at becoming hypnotized.
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    What should I expect in a hypnotherapy session?
    First, the client's goals are discussed. Then, the therapist guides the client into a hypnotic state in order to plant suggestions, using metaphors and imagery, which help the client to reach his or her goals.
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    How many sessions will I need?
    Most people see significant change after two sessions. This varies depending on the individual and what goals they have for themselves. Some people choose to continue sessions just because it feels great!
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    Is it possible to go into hypnosis and not wake up?
    No. Hypnosis is a natural, altered state and we can easily awaken from it. Occasionally, people will fall into natural sleep during hypnosis. This is perfectly all right, as the individual will awaken refreshed and energized.
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    Can a person be hypnotized to do things against his or her will?
    No. We are subconsciously aware of all the suggestions being planted during session. No one can be made to do anything that they feel is harmful to him or herself or that is inherently wrong.
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    What are the risks of being hypnotized?
    Occasionally a metaphor or suggestion triggers an emotional response in a client. This is very rare and can be dealt with by using techniques which minimize the effect the emotional memory has for the client.
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    Does hypnotherapy work?
    Yes! More and more research studies show hypnosis is effective for psychological and medical issues. Success is largely determined by how actively and willingly each client participates in sessions/homework.
Notice:  Hypnosis is a natural and safe, self-help process.  Hypnotherapy is not the practice of medicine or psychotherapy.  The hypnotherapy services provided are for educational and self improvement purposes and are not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical or psychological condition.  If you have an ongoing medical illness, mental disability or mental illness, please consult a medical doctor, psychiatrist or psychologist licensed by the State of New Mexico.  We do not represent our services as any form of health care and despite research to the contrary, by law we may make no health benefit claims for our services.