1. Can I get stuck in hypnosis like in the movie Office Space?
- No. If something were to happen to your hypnotist during the session and you didn't know it, you would simply come out of hypnosis on your own within a couple of minutes of there being nothing said.
2. Can I be made to do something I don't want to do?
- No. My goal is to help you obtain your goals. I can't make you cluck like a chicken or quack like a duck, nor would I even try. I'm a professional certified hypnotherapist, not a stage hypnotist.
3. I'm not hypnotizable, so good luck.
- If you weren't hypnotizable, you'd be dead. Hypnosis is required for one to fall asleep at night. Your hypnotherapist will assist you in entering that same state of hypnosis, even if you over-think the process or somehow do things to unknowingly sabotage yourself from entering. We are well trained in handling these possibilities.
4. I've been to a hypnotist before and although I was hypnotized, I wasn't successful in achieving my goals.
- There's several possibilities that can contribute to an unsuccessful hypnosis session. First and foremost is an under-trained hypnotist. Jonathan Hyde attended the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the "Harvard" of hypnotherapy colleges and the only hypnosis college to be Nationally Accredited, so you can have the confidence that you're in the hands of a very well educated and trained hypnotherapist. Secondly, your session may not have been successful in the past because your subconscious setup defense mechanisms to protect it's self and prevent you from changing (such as stop nail biting or smoking). This is known as "homeostasis". Again, JH Hypnosis is trained in handling such cases so your success rate will be higher than in the past with other hypnotists.
5. What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
- Remember a time when you were lost in a trance, gazing off into space and someone had to snap you back into reality? Well hypnosis feels just like that, the only difference is your eyes will be closed.
6. I'm really nervous, will that affect my session?
- No. It's understandable and completely normal to be nervous in your first session because you're doing something you haven't done before. Anything that's "unknown" is naturally scary. This is a defense mechanism located in the subconscious mind.
7. How many sessions does it take to accomplish what I came in for?
- The number of sessions varies by the topic and the individual. It's almost impossible to predict how many sessions it would take for one to stop smoking, gain confidence or to stop biting their nails for example. Sometimes it's finished in just one session and other times it could take upwards of 6 sessions or more. You can read more about this under the "How many sessions will it take" section here.
8. What can I do to ensure I get the most out of my sessions?
- Have an open mind to the suggestions given to you and don't expect to feel huge results after just one session. The worst thing you can do is to give up after the first session because you don't feel any different. Not everything can be fixed in just one session, so for most people, it will take a few sessions to start really seeing or feeling results.