Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis is safe. It is very similar to experiencing a daydream. Usually you will feel relaxed when doing hypnosis. Hypnosis in and of itself is a very pleasant experience. It is a time to let go of the other thoughts of the day and focus on the issues you wish to change. Scientist, medical professionals, psychologists and hypnotherapists have been using hypnosis for over 200 years and no one has ever been hurt by simply going into hypnosis. While under hypnosis you can never be made to do anything against your will that you would not normally do.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the applied use of hypnosis. Therapy can be defined as anything that is done to move someone toward health. Thus, hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to help you move toward health. Hypnotherapy is also used to help you reach goals when nothing else has helped. Self-hypnosis may also be part of a good hypnotherapy program. Ask your hypnotherapist if using self-hypnosis is recommended to help you reach your goals.
Can I be hypnotized?
Of course you can! You already have been! It's easy to go into hypnosis and it is a normal state of mind that everyone has already experienced. In fact, hypnosis is such a normal state of mind, most people usually don't even realize that they are hypnotized. Normal, everyday hypnosis occurs when you are driving down the road and lose track of time, or, when you are focusing on a book, television program, or in a classroom and you don't even notice something that is going on around you. When you come in for hypnosis, all you need to do is to be motivated, have confidence, and be willing to follow the instructions of the hypnotherapist and you can put the power of hypnosis to work for you. Anyone of at least normal intelligence and the willingness to follow instructions can experience hypnosis and use it to improve his or her life. This includes children and teenagers.
Who will hypnotize me?
Your hypnotherapist is a highly qualified professional. He is certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, and received training at a Louisiana registered school for hypnotherapy. Your hypnotherapist is bound by professional ethics and the laws of the state in which it is practiced. Rest assured that he or she will treat you with respect, and that your visits are completely confidential. We suggest that you call and speak to us directly so that you may learn more about hypnosis and hypnotherapy. This will allow you to become more familiar with the programs offered and allow us to answer your questions.