FAQ – How Hypnosis Works

Is Hypnosis Safe?

Woman woman engrossed in bookHypnosis is a safe and natural state of increased focus that you have already experienced many times – such as when watching a captivating movie, reading a good book, or doing any activity you enjoy. 

Because of this increased focus, hypnosis is also a prime learning state that you can use to make rapid positive changes in your life, changes that are almost impossible to make with willpower alone.

What Kind of Changes Can I Make With Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can help you relieve fear and anxiety, lose weight, stop smoking, and improve your relationships, just to name a few.  

It works with your mind’s natural processes, directing them to help you make the changes you’ve always wanted to make, but just didn’t know how to do on your own.

Hypnosis can help you when everything else has failed.

Can Anyone Be Hypnotised? What Does It Feel Like?

Anyone of at least normal intelligence can be hypnotized.  It is a normal state that most people go into several times a day, such as when daydreaming or driving or engaging in stimulating conversation.men engrossed in conversation

Hypnosis feels quite natural, except you may feel more relaxed or more focused than usual.  You will interact with your hypnotist and remember everything that occurs, just like you would any other conversation.

What is 5-PATH® Hypnosis?

5-PATH® stands for “Five-Phase, Advanced, Transformational Hypnosis”. Developed by renowned hypnotherapist, Cal Banyan, 5-PATH® combines traditional and modern hypnosis and other therapeutic techniques into a systematic approach that has helped thousands overcome a wide range of issues and improve their lives dramatically in just a few sessions.   

Is Hypnosis Sleep?

No, hypnosis isn’t sleep. It just resembles sleep sometimes because your hypnotist will ask you to close your eyes and become relaxed and absorbed so that you can experience the changes you want to make. In fact, if you get TOO relaxed and fall asleep you will miss everything! 

Is Hypnosis Mind Control? 

No one can be hypnotized unless they choose to be. Hypnosis is an intentional state that you allow to occur. In fact, all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis, because you permit yourself to go into a relaxed, focused state, guided by your hypnotist, to make the positive changes that you desire to make.

Can a Hypnotist Make Me Cluck Like a Chicken?

Only if you want to. You may have seen stage or comedy hypnosis in which audience members volunteer to be part of a hypnosis demonstration. They know they will probably be asked to do silly things and enjoy letting down and having some fun. So they are freely choosing to have the experience. 

Nothing Else Has Worked. Why Should I Try Hypnosis?

Because hypnosis involves a different state of mind. Not the normal state in which you struggle and strive, but a state in which your subconscious resources are at your disposal to help you make important changes from the inside out.

Can Hypnosis Help Me Feel Happier?woman thinking

Actually, it can.

Unhappiness often stems from hopelessness and lack of self-belief. This lack of self-belief can come from negative messages we received when we were very young. They color how we see ourselves and our world, making us unhappy.

With hypnosis, we can find the root of these negative beliefs and use the power of the mind to replace them with positive, more accurate beliefs. This can give you a happier outlook on life.

What Other Problems Can It Help?

Hypnosis can help with a whole range of issues beyond weight control and smoking cessation.

Everything from excessive anxiety, sleep problems, and procrastination to sports improvement, public speaking, and professional goals.

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It’s a tool that can be used to improve just about any area of your life.

Feel free to ask about any issue during your free consultation. You can also view our list of services, or contact me at any time by phone or email to inquire about any issue or concern. Even if you don’t see it on the list, we likely work with it.

How are Sessions Conducted?

Sessions are usually conducted online via Zoom video chat, which is quite easy to use. In fact, online hypnosis has proven to be very effective, as looking into a computer screen can itself be quite hypnotic. Also, it offers the advantages of receiving one-on-one sessions within the privacy and comfort of your own home or office in virtually any part of the world.

How Effective is Hypnosis Compared to Other Types of Coaching or Counseling? 

Many people have tried traditional coaching or counseling for months or years with limited success.

While talking to a trained individual about your problems can help you feel better temporarily, it doesn’t necessarily help you make lasting improvements.

Because hypnosis goes to the root of the problem quickly, changes can occur almost immediately, and these improvements can be solidified within a handful of sessions.

How Can I Find Out More?

Click here to set up your free 30-minute Zoom or phone consultation with me to see if hypnosis is right for you. We’ll talk about your goals, what you’ve already tried, and I’ll answer any questions you may have. Then I’ll offer you a customized plan that can quickly help you make the changes you want.