FAQs

1. How much does your hypnosis cost?

Answer: In the past, whenever I get asked that question, I would typically reply with “How long is a piece of string?”.

 

Of course, I was half-joking, but the response holds value— I would need to know what the issue is to better understand your needs, assess your suitability, and make my recommendation accordingly.

 

Yes, I’m well aware that price is always a factor in just about anything you buy— but how can you put a price on your health and well-being? What’s your health worth to you? What is it worth to those around you?

 

In reality, there are many considerations that I must take into account when getting you into a mind-set that will make you change your habits. With weight loss, for example, I need to know about the underlying factors that have been responsible for your weight gain, which is very often psychological.

 

I can’t give a fixed price if I don’t have all the information about the problem. I need to first carry out an analysis of your particular problem and then decide on an effective treatment, tailored just for you. However, with quitting smoking, I have provided some cost options based on your level of dependency.

 

In general, my rates are offered on solution finding and problem solving. This is achieved by a range of sessions, typically between 3 to 5. However, it could be as many as 7 sessions in some cases, in others it may be less.

 

Why is there so much variation?

 

Not all personal problems are the same. Every one of us is different in the way we think, act, and live our lives.

 

We might share some attributes but we are fundamentally unique individuals with defined needs and desires that have been shaped over many years. That’s why it’s important we have a personalized phone consultation at the start, free of cost, so I can determine your exact wishes and expectations.

 

I have earned the trust of my clients because my candid approach does provide honest, reasonable and realistic expectations. I will be frank with you and tell you if your problem is one that I can assist with resolving. I do not want to offer false hope. I do, however, want you to realize that you have it within you to overcome virtually any problem.

 

Together, we can do this. I’ll be with you every step of the way, but it will require a little effort and acceptance on your part.

 

As a heads up,I only work with a selective number of clients in any given week. More specifically, I limit my practice to just 4 clients per day between the US and Australia.

 

(Yes, my Australian hypnosis coaching practice is still operating and thriving. See link HERE for more.)

 

Why limit your clients?

 

Truthfully, it’s because I want to be able to focus my time on your issues and help you get the best results possible. I might not be able to do so effectively if I had too many clients. I also have to fully prepare before each session by reviewing the  previous session’s notes to better help me understand the scope and nature of the underlying problem.

 

I prefer to work with individuals who are motivated enough to actively participate in accomplishing their goals. Can you visualize your own success in quitting your smoking habit or losing weight? That’s the only motivation you will need to help uncover the solution to your problem. It takes time, and I limit my client intake so ensure that none of it is wasted. I’m happy to say that my strategy has paid off.

 

With over 200+ combined Google reviews, 70+ Facebook reviews (not including the more than 300 positive comments!), my tactics have been proven to be highly effective and produce consistent results.

 

On your part, all it takes is an open mind and a willingness to explore whether this therapy will be right for you.

 

An initial consultation can usually quickly determine whether my method (and my services) will work for you. The question of fees very rarely comes into the equation. However, I believe they are both reasonable, respectable and fair. It’s best to remember that my hypnosis services are results driven.

 

After we have met and you agree to begin on a program, I will ensure your therapy is customized to suit your specific needs. You are only required to move onto the next level if you truly feel that you need more sessions; there’s no pressure and no obligation.

 

I should also mention that any of my 3-5 session programs do include up to FOUR of my hypnosis meditation mp3s. These are taken directly from my highly praised ‘Secret to a Successful Life Skype Hypnosis Coaching Program’. (SEE TESTIMONIALS HERE) You will also have access to my online videos explaining how the mind works with my own preferred practical approach to psychology along with other videos on focus, meditation, and general relaxation.

 

*Side note: Depending on the circumstances, I may include 5 Mp3s (on any 4-5 session program) if the client prefers to unconsciously absorb the insights between sessions through listening to these audios.

 

So, in wrapping this answer into a more concise form: my rates and fees are very affordable and currently much lower than industry average. If you were to carry out a comparison of my prices, with those of similar programs offered by hypnotherapy clinics, you will find quite a big difference.

 

Not only that, I do offer much more. As mentioned previously, with my multiple sessions (3-5), I always give my clients a FREE bonus triple set of valuable hypnotic meditations. These Mp3s provide supplementary support and helps them stay focused between sessions. This Mp3s alone are valued at $25 each and taken directly from my highly-praised ‘Secret to a Successful Life Skype Hypnosis Coaching Program’. Depending on individual circumstances, I may include up to 5 Mp3s with any 4-5 hypnosis phone session program.

 

The main difference between my service and that offered by a hypnotherapy clinic is that my treatment is delivered directly to you over the mobile phone, or via a Skype and Zoom connection. Now because I am able to offer you the very same quality of service remotely, I don’t need to operate from a clinic.

 

Instead, I work from my home, which saves thousands of dollars on maintaining a purpose-built building in Manhattan.

 

Also:

  • I don’t have to travel to work, so I have zero traveling expenses.

 

  • My home office is safe, secured, and easy to get to if need be.

 

  • I don’t charge any additional local or state taxes either— so it doesn’t matter where in the US you are, you will only ever pay my set fees!

 

I can pass those savings on to you. Not only do you benefit from getting the same quality service at much lower pricing packages, but you also benefit by not having to travel to a clinic to keep a strict appointment. You save time and stress in traveling, and you’ll be much more relaxed in your own home rather than feeling nervous in unfamiliar clinical surroundings.

Finally, your sessions can be scheduled for a time that best suits you, allowing you to fit in your sessions around your other daily routines. Because of a more relaxed delivery of my service and being in familiar surroundings, very often you will need fewer sessions than you might do if you were to attend a city clinic.

 

Ultimately, it’s results that truly matter, not the cost of treatment.

Because how can you honestly put a price on your mental health and emotional well-being?

I do hope this explains how I structure my pricing with working from home. Lower overheads translates to greater savings in your pocket!

 

My pricing packages have always much lower, despite the fact that I and other hypnotists may offer similar programs while holding equally valued qualifications.

 

Also, here’s another major benefit to my hypnosis approach… there’s no need to get tested for Coronavirus in order to have a session with me. 🙂

2. How much is your quit smoking session?

Answer: I have two quit smoking programs, more details are on THIS PAGE.

 

My quit smoking program is structured in a way that offers two options in terms of support. The fees are dependent on which program support you decide to take. In order to work out exactly which one is best suited for you, I’ll ask you a few questions then advise you of the options.

 

I would use this strategy call as an opportunity to ask you questions about yourself and your smoking habit. I’ll ask what you’ve tried in the past to quit, what has worked, and what hasn’t. I’ll also ask why you think your past efforts to quit didn’t work and what’s making it hard for you to quit. I’ll want to know why it’s important for you to quit smoking so I can begin to see the whole picture.

 

The phone call will also provide us with an opportunity to get to know each other. Most importantly, it will help me to determine whether you have what it takes to quit and build a better, healthier life for yourself.

 

You could be my next quit smoking success story. That being said…

 

If you still concerned about the cost of my quit smoking hypnosis service, then please read the following. This is my suggestion that will open your eyes and see the lies with the true cost of smoking to help put things in perspective:

 

I still work with Australian smoker clients (via tele-sessions) who typically spend somewhere between $10K and 20K every year. In fact, one client was smoking 75 cigarettes per day, spending nearly $45,000 each year.

 

It’s rare for them to say Im wanting to quit smoking because of financial reasons only”. More often than not, they wish to quit because of their health and to be there for their family.

 

Does this make sense to you?

 

It is crucial that you value your health more so than your ability to afford smoking. Because your ability to keep on smoking may only be temporary. With the true cost of your habit would be more towards your health later on.

 

I’m specifically talking about is the medical bills you might end up with due to smoking. If you’re too sick to work, you won’t be able to bring an income in order to pay those bills. Not to mention the toll of how it will affect your family.

 

Now, if you’re not sure whether you’re wanting to quit because of financial reasons, here’s a question for you:

 

If cigarettes were completely free, would you still want my help, or anyone’s help for that matter, to help you to quit smoking?

 

I do recommend you ask yourself this question before reaching out and contacting my service.

 

If you truly feel you deserve to escape the prison of smoking, then please watch my video about what to expect from a complimentary quit smoking call and how to be ready for it. I’m here to help you feel relaxed and stress-free!

 

Take a step towards a smoke-free future by watching this video now:

3.Do you accept health insurance?

Answer: Since living in the US for over 5 years, this would be the most common question I get asked.

 

Here is why I do NOT accept health insurance (or Medicaid):

 

I am not affiliated with any insurance companies.

 

Here is why:

 

Some health insurances do offer rebates (Copay) with their members, however it comes with some rather interesting stipulations; they would need the practitioner to be a licensed psychotherapist or doctor.

 

I’m neither of those.

 

Secondly, in some cases, they would have to review treatment and therefore all sessions may not be covered. This is due to their policy on how hypnosis is perceived; some say it’s ‘experimental’ because there is not enough peer-reviewed scientific research on its benefits. This viewpoint is outdated as there are hundreds, if not thousands, of peer-reviewed scientific data & research outlining its benefits.

 

Back to my first point, I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want a part-time or casual hypnotist to help me with my problem. A medical doctor or psychotherapist may be great in their primary job but only dabble in hypnosis on the side.

 

In other words: Hypnosis is introduced as an adjunct to their profession.

 

Now I don’t know about you… BUT

 

I’d rather have a specialist in their field rather than a generalist working on my issues. The results, based on my feedback and reviews, speak for themselves.

 

I include so much value in my programs therefore I have a strong conviction that my rates/fees are justifiable.

 

Most issues are typically resolved within 3-7 sessions. Although you’re paying a discounted amount for sessions, you only need between 3-7 in total, as opposed to the months or even years of sessions required in traditional therapy. Whatever the Copay is with psychotherapists, you’re paying thousands of dollars over a longer period of time to get results. Paying much more and waiting much longer to obtain results.

 

Please take a look at all the others who have left 5-star positive reviews on Google and Facebook despite paying the full rate HERE and HERE.

I would also recommend you take a look at what one client said about his 7-session journey that was “more effective than 10 years of traditional therapy”:

 

https://youtu.be/TpES2xjkYnQ

 

If you a smoker, please ask yourself:

 

What’s the true cost of smoking? If you were to quit smoking, would that be worth to you?

 

No hypnotist is affiliated with any insurance companies. That being said, I can help you save in other ways by escaping the prison of smoking. You just have to realize that smoking is a huge burden, and the cost of smoking is felt beyond the thousands of dollars that are typically spent each year.

4. Are you part of any professional associations?

Answer: Yes, I am an executive Member of The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc.

 

Officially founded in Boston, Massachusetts USA in 1950, the Guild is a professional organization composed of dedicated individuals committed to advancing the field of hypnotism.

 

Please visit THIS LINK to discover more.

5. Should I stop taking my medication?

Answer: No, the modalities used here at Hypnotic NYC is not designed to be a substitute for your prescribed medication. Should you find my services helpful, by all means, discuss with your physician about my hypnosis strategy for controlling or eradicating your issues moving forward. My hypnosis service can be administered and conducted alongside current medications and other traditional therapies, or even stand alone. But, I would never encourage you to make any changes to your current health regime as directed by your private doctor. I’m quite happy to consult with them to establish a course of therapy that is mutually agreed upon by all parties, should you ever request it.

6. Does Skype/Zoom hypnotherapy or hypnosis tele-sessions actually work?

Answer: Absolutely! 

 

Almost all of my Google reviews and most of my Facebook reviews are from people who have undergone therapy sessions (just like you!) on Skype, Zoom, or over the phone.

 

In all the years I have been offering hypnosis, Skype hypnosis sessions or hypnosis tele-sessions, have proved equally effective, if not more than, traditional face-to-face sessions.

 

If you’re still unsure about this, then please consider: It’s highly likely you’re contacting me because you read some reviews from those who have experienced positive results from a simple Skype or hypnosis phone session.

 

I can categorically state that it makes absolutely no difference whether you’re in another room, across town, or in a different country. The moment you close your eyes, you’ll experience the same high-quality hypnosis session as if you were in the same room with me. All you need is a private space, and a bit of quiet time, free from interruptions.

 

This has been no more important than living during the uncertainly of of COVID-19.

 

Being in your own environment can quite simply, deepen the hypnotic trance because you feel safer and more comfortable within your own surroundings.

 

The beneficial experience received from individual and personalized Skype, Zoom or phone sessions, can vary from person to person. I classify them as the 3E’s of hypnosis:

 

Extraordinary Emotional Experiences.

 

Many of my clients have actually left the session in a state of “hypno-high” or “body-bliss”. However, your personal response will depend on a variety of factors, such as rapport, attention, environment, the level of belief in yourself and trust in the hypnotic process.

 

If you’re a sceptic, then I would like to assure you that there is nothing wrong with skepticism. A true skeptic shows that they don’t necessarily accept any bit of new information along their way. Information should be analyzed and assessed, evaluating how it can work for you. As long as you have a willingness to learn, an open mind to explore it’s hidden potential and possibilities, you’re truly in safe territory. You can work these sessions right into your personal schedule, which means you will benefit from various times in the evening and whilst having the peace of mind you’re in a safe environment, not needing to travel at night.

 

You don’t need to find time to travel through the hustle and bustle of the city, worry about entering an unfamiliar room and sharing your deepest darkest secrets in person, or concern yourself about traffic and weather conditions. In most cases, virtual sessions will help you more quickly simply because you feel more comfortable in your own space.

 

Simply put; it will truly be easier for you to access and deepen the hypnotic state that’s needed to experience positive long-lasting change.

7. What happens during my complementary call?

Answer: I recommend having an initial consultation because it allows for a meaningful conversation around your current situation, and what you are ideally looking to achieve. It’s where I can provide a lot more in-depth information for you and explain the therapy process.

 

That being said, we may end up concluding that my services are not right for you at the time of our conversation. Maybe they never will be. That’s okay, but at least you will know.

 

I’m confident that my strategic advice will make the call itself extremely valuable and insightful for you. It’s designed to provide clarity and insight into how you can reach your personal goals in the most expedient, low-cost and low-risk manner.

 

Should you decide to embark on a special journey with me, you’ll experience something profoundly transformative, even from just a single session. Once you are assured about my integrity and you are happy with my recommendations, well schedule your first session. At that point, you will need to pay a $100 deposit to secure your hypnosis session.

 

It’s important to also remember that any life-changing decision won’t bring about change from just making a decision alone. It’s about demonstrating commitment to the decision and then following through with it.

 

A deposit is designed to prevent ‘no shows”. If you don’t keep your scheduled appointment, or give insufficient notice of cancellation, then you could be depriving someone else of the opportunity to benefit from a valuable therapy session. Remember, I can only take 4 clients a day at most!

 

  • Please also note: If you are worried that the session will ‘fail’, keep in mind the number #1 reason why any of my session fails, is because clients don’t show up. Placing a deposit greatly lowers the risk of this happening. It also demonstrates that you are capable of investing into your future.

8. What’s the different between the conscious and subconscious mind?

Answer: The conscious mind is your “waking” mind, it is what gives awareness to the things around you, what you focus on, and it’s what helps you make rational decisions.

 

The conscious mind was thought to be able to deal with between 5-9 bits of information at a time. However, recent research has shown it may be much more limited than this and only able to handle 1 or 2 bits of information depending on their complexity. The conscious mind is the “here and now” part of your thinking process. It helps you make decisions, make plans, and helps you to decide on the best course of action it might take to keep you safe.

 

Your subconscious, sometimes also known as the unconscious mind, is the aspect of your mind that can process billions of bits of information simultaneously, much like a computer. It is the part of your mind that a hypnotist connects with during hypnosis. It is responsible for controlling all of your normal bodily functions, such as keeping your heart beating, brain functioning, and metabolism. It also controls all of your habitual programs, beliefs, and emotions.

 

It is an untapped reservoir of potential, ideas, and abilities you have yet to experience. It is the part of your mind that is capable of making dramatic changes in your life. It holds the power to change and completely transform old, no longer useful programs and concepts you may hold and give you different perspectives on people and situations in your life.

 

The subconscious mind is where your creativity comes from. Tapping into it allows you to make your future much brighter by showing you the possibility of adapting to an alternative healthier lifestyle.

9. What’s the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Answer: Hypnosis is simply communication with the sub-conscious mind rather than the conscious mind. Whenever there is something new to learn, an emotion to be felt, a habitual behavior to be performed, or more data to process than the conscious mind is capable of handling, the sub-conscious mind takes over.

 

This mind-state change, from conscious to unconscious and back again, happens to everyone naturally all the time, but you’re usually unaware of it. A hypnotist simply uses this natural mind-state changes for a specific purpose, which is generally to help someone create a positive change in their life.

 

When a subject is intentionally put into a state of hypnosis, they become highly responsive to the hypnotist’s suggestions. This is because hypnosis is able to bypass the critical part of the conscious mind and work directly with the sub-conscious mind, which is where deeply ingrained behaviors and beliefs are stored. This is why hypnosis is very effective at treating negative beliefs, fears and phobias, as well as healing and improving performance.

 

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in a therapeutic setting to help a subject overcome trauma, negative behaviors and emotions, bad habits, phobias, and fears. It can also be used for healing and to enhance performance skills, self-esteem and confidence, and many more personal benefits.

 

During hypnotherapy, the trained and certified hypnotherapist will use trance inductions to help a subject enter into a hypnotic trance allowing access to their subconscious mind. It is here that change actually takes place (before the client or patient returns to a normal waking sate).

10. How do suggestions work?

Answer: During hypnosis, a suggestion is a directive given to a subject to carry out before, during, or after a trance. For example, during hypnosis, the suggestion may be to focus only on the hypnotist’s voice and allow it to take them deeper and deeper into trance.

 

An example of a suggestion after trance may be the directive that when a subject has the urge to smoke again, they recall the disgusting taste it leaves in their mouth. This then makes them not want to have another cigarette.

11. How would you define a trance?

Answer: Trance is the term that’s used to describe the state you enter when your normal waking consciousness is bypassed and your subconscious mind is active, such as when you go into hypnosis.

 

Trance is simply another state of consciousness that lies somewhere between being awake and being asleep. It is a completely natural state and is something you’ve most probably already experienced while doing something routine or mundane like washing the dishes and allowing your mind to wander. Except when you’re hypnotized, this trance state is induced on purpose.

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Hypnotism as a tool for health may have originated with the Hindus of ancient India, who often took their sick to sleep temples to be cured by hypnotic suggestion, similar to practices in ancient Egypt and Greece.

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One of the earliest recorded descriptions of hypnosis was found in an Egyptian tomb written on papyrus dating back to 1500 BC.

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Sigmund Freud used hypnosis with his patients while developing his theories on psychoanalysis.

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Hypnosis was used in World War I and World War II to treat soldiers with combat neuroses.It was also used to replace anesthetics when supplies were low.

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In 1958, the American Medical Association approved a report on the medical uses of hypnosis.

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The American Psychological Association endorsed hypnosis as a branch of psychology in 1960.

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The Roman Catholic Church banned hypnotism until the mid-20th century when, in 1956Pope Pius XII gave his approval of hypnosis.

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In the mid-1840s, Dr. James Esdaile performed over 2,000 painless operations (including 300 major surgeries and 19 amputations) using his brand of mesmerism while stationed in Hoogly, India.

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Anesthesiologists at the University of Liège in Belgium have performed over 4800 surgeries, mainly in ENT and thyroid treatments, over the past 10 years using hypnosedation.

12. Where do I go from here?

Firstly, I would recommend you take a look at my ‘Are You Suitable’ 4-part video series to learn whether my hypnosis services are right for you.

I’ve included links to these 5 YouTube videos here just to make it easier for you:

 

INTRO

 

NATURE OF PROBLEM

 

DESIRE OR MOTIVATION TO CHANGE

 

ATTITUDE FOR THE PROCESS

 

PATIENCE & SUMMARY

 

Then, once you’ve seen those and have a genuine feeling that you are suitable, simply take the next step by filling the inquiry form below.

Many thanks, and I hope to speak with you soon!

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