What does hypnosis feel like?
Will I be out cold? The feeling is similar to the
moment right before you fall asleep at night, and as you awaken in
the morning. Your body may feel very comfortable and relaxed, and
your mind will be alert, hearing everything I say. It might be
experienced as the feeling of being engrossed in a book or movie,
and so, when someone calls your name, you donít hear them.
Iím nervous about whatís going to happen
and whether I will say or do something embarrassing.
In professional clinical hypnosis, you will never be asked to do
anything embarrassing or humiliating, or reveal any secrets. Your
will be in complete control. I will explain exactly what happens
from start to finish. You will remember everything.
Iím skeptical about hypnosis. How will I
know if Iím hypnotized?
You can be skeptical and still become hypnotized. With your
permission, I may begin the hypnotic induction with a task for you
to accomplish, which you could only do under hypnosis. (For
example, I would suggest your arm would begin to move closer to
your body without you helping it along.)
Will results be immediate?
Results are often immediate but may require up to two
What if Iím distracted during the
session? Wonít this interfere with hypnosis?
Itís normal and fine to have some distracting thoughts such as ďis
it working?Ē or ďdid I turn my cell phone off?Ē. Your conscious
mind doesnít need to pay attention to my messages. Your
subconscious mind will hear and remember everything as long as my
messages are consistent with your goals.
Will I need additional sessions?
Selected patients are encouraged to have a few additional sessions
in order to maximize and maintain results. If you need to know
this before your first session, I can give you an idea based on
your results from my detailed questionnaires. I might also obtain
some of this information over the phone. If you are traveling a
great distance and follow-up is impractical, I can tape record
your session and you would listen to it on your own. I am also
willing to share your hypnosis scripts, with an ASCH trained
hypnotherapist in your area.
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Serving Philadelphia, Philadelphia Suburbs, and The Main Line