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Frequently Asked Questions

What is clinical hypnosis?

Clinical hypnosis is an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is used, by licensed and trained doctors or masters prepared individuals, for treating a psychological, physical problem, behavioral issue, addiction, fear, phobia, anxiety, or address a medical issue. Hypnosis is a highly relaxed state.

In a relaxed state of Hypnosis there is an opportunity for the hypnotherapist to speak to the subconscious mind and clear obstacles in the client’s way of success, or empower the subconscious to overcome and issue or empower the subconscious. Because hypnosis allows people to use more of their potential, learning self-hypnosis is a powerful tool of self-control and change.

What training is required to do hypnosis, and how can I find a qualified professional?

The use of hypnosis is restricted to healthcare professional who are trained and licensed in the technique, as well as, certified hypnotherapists who have graduated from a licensed hypnotherapy college, such as Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA). In addition other physicians, dentists, nurses, social workers or marital/family therapists may be licensed in hypnotherapy.

The hypnotherapist conforms to laws of the State of Arizona and the Code of Ethics that is supported by their Hypnosis Board.

Is hypnosis a new technique?

Clinical hypnosis is dated from the late 1700’s, with highest acceptance and impact since 1958.

What is hypnosis used for?

Hypnotherapy is used for phobias, anxiety, sexual problems, alcoholism, smoking control, speech disorders, weight control, chronic pain, age regression therapy, self-esteem/ego strengthening, memory/concentration improvement and forensic work. In medicine, it uses include anesthesia and surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, control of bleeding, pain control, burn therapy, dermatology and habit control. Dentistry uses it to control fear, dental surgery, saliva control, gagging, bruxism, control of bleeding, tongue biting and general oral hygiene.

What about the length and cost of treatment?

The length of treatment will vary depending on the issue and severity of the problem. Initial itake sessions are 90 minutes to 2 hours long and are $225/per session, follow-up sessions are then $150 and may take between 1-5 sessions to change the behavior. For example fears may take 1-2 sessions, weight loss 1-5 sessions and Stop Smoking Now can quit in 1 or 2 sessions - or as client requests. Discounts are offered for prepaid packages to save clients money.

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What are some misconceptions about hypnosis?

You will not be under the control or command of a hypnotist. Your hypnotherapist is bound by a code of ethics that supports your goals and works in collaboration with you to help you achieve your desired outcome.

You will be in charge of your own free will. Your will is not weakened in any way. You are in control and will not do anything against your own free will. It is not a truth serum state. You will not reveal information that you wish to keep secret. You will be conscious and aware during your session.

Hypnosis is not a sleep state. It is a very relaxed state. In this relaxed state it is possible to fall asleep for a short time, but most clients are fully aware during the whole session, and studies have shown that the brain has a great deal of mental and neurological activity going on.

When you see a hypnotist perform on stage to make people from the audience walk like a chicken, pretend they are pregnant, etc. This is a stage performance and is not real. It is meant for entertainment and humor of the audience.

Your Questions Answered

You will have an opportunity during your intake to ask any questions about hypnosis. Your hypnotherapist will make sure that you are comfortable with the procedure before the session takes place.

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