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Empowered Life Hypnotherapy

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a completely normal and natural state that we go into. We experience hypnosis every morning right before we wake up and each night before we fall asleep when we enter alpha/theta brainwaves. In this state, the physical body is relaxed, the mind is calm, and we are open to receiving. Hypnosis grants access to the subconscious mind by removing the critical mind's filters. By doing this, positive suggestions will be taken in on the subconscious level and real change can occur. We aren't asleep in hypnosis; it's more of a tranquil awareness, similar to guided meditation.


What does hypnosis feel like?

Each person experiences hypnosis differently. Most people feel physically relaxed and mentally calm. 


Is hypnosis mind control?

No, it is not. You are completely aware of what is going on in hypnosis. A hypnotist cannot do anything to you without your consent. 



What about those people that do silly things on stage during a stage hypnotist's show?

A stage hypnotist knows how to pick audience members that are highly suggestible and want to get up on stage and bark like a dog or quack like a duck, etc. These individuals aren't being forced to do any of those behaviors. It's also important to note that stage hypnosis is for entertainment and hypnotherapy is to create positive change in your life. 



What if I can't be hypnotized?

Everyone can be hypnotized. In the past, it was believed that only certain individuals could be hypnotized but Dr. John Kappas, the founder of HMI College of Hypnotherapy, refuted that belief. He found that some people learn differently than others and these learning types are important to how people go into hypnosis. At HMI College, hypnotherapists are trained how to identify these learning types in their clients so they can put their clients into hypnosis in the best way for each individual.

How many sessions will it take to achieve my desired results?

This will solely depend on each person. Every person is unique in to how many sessions they will need for their presenting issue. Generally, the average amount is anywhere from 3 to 12 sessions although it can certainly be longer if a client is working on multiple issues. We will have a better idea during our first few sessions together.

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