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 created equally. 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 230+ combined Google reviews, 80+ 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 tele-session 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”:

 

 

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. 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.

5. 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. I’ve been a proud member of this organization since 2016.

 

Please visit THIS LINK to discover more.

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 during the uncertainly 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. Are mobile phone, Skype or Zoom sessions as effective as in-person sessions?

Answer: Yes!

 

Allow me to put it this way, due to COVID-19 and its damaging effects on lives all around the world, being in your own home can help deepen the hypnotic trance because you will be in your own environment, where you will feel safer and more comfortable.

 

Most of us have made some form of adjustments to work from home. However, well before pre-pandemic, I realized it made no difference if you’re in another room, the instant you close your eyes, you’ll experience the same high-quality hypnosis session as though you were right next to me.

 

If you believe it’s impossible, just think about how we transitioned from flip phones to smartphones. Compare a standard Nokia phone to an Apple iPhone. Smartphones are a normal part of everyday life now, but when they were first introduced, it was odd to have nothing but a glass screen. People were used to having physical buttons they had to push and couldn’t imagine a phone working without them. Then as they began using touchscreens, they began realizing that wasn’t the case and discovered a natural progression in communication.

 

Technology is allowing us to connect and receive in new ways. Consider the rise tele-services, such as tele-health and telemedicine. Telemedicine has become more popular in the US, especially in New York.

8. What if I’m interrupted, or the call drops during our phone or Skype session?

Answer: That’s no problem at all. I will simply call you back directly. Feel rest assured, I’ll do everything possible to re-establish our session and connection in the event of a dropped call.

 

I’ve conducted hundreds, if not thousands, of sessions, and dropped calls are a rare occurrence. In the unlikely event our phone or virtual connection can’t be re-established, your session will be honored at a convenient mutually agreed future date.

9. What programs do you offer?

Answer: I have a variety of programs, each specialized to help you with a specific problem. The following list includes the Quit Smoking Standard & Quit Smoking Deluxe Program.

 

Problem Destroyer Programs (3-sessions)

 

Quit Vaping Program

Quit Cannabis Program

Anxiety Release Program

Confidence Boost Program

Rebuilding Self-Esteem Program

Depression Lift Program

Stress Relief Program

Phobia Eraser Program

Insomnia Release Program

Break Bad Habit Program

 

Some clients enroll in a 3-session program before moving onto a 4-session program to see whether it works for them.

 

Personal Breakthrough Programs (4-sessions)

 

Stop Drinking Program

Stop Gambling Program

Stop Porn Addiction Program

Stop Snorting Cocaine Program

Stop Taking Meth Program

 

Weight Loss Program (5-sessions)

Stop All Addiction Issues (5-sessions)

 

Through my own direct experiences, as well as extensive academic research, I can assure you that hypnosis has been used as a tool to bring significant lifestyle changes to many areas of one’s life.

 

Other areas include:

 

Managing Pain (either acute or chronic)

Setting Achievable Goals

Changing Limiting Behaviors

Solving Professional Problems

Releasing Creative Blocks

 

Please note: 95% of my clients are able to complete a program of some kind. Whether it’s a 3, 4 or 5-session program, people are committed to helping themselves and completing the hypnotic journey on healing and letting go.

 

These aforementioned programs will help you in multiple areas of your life. Even my quit smoking session is part of a bigger program that is supplemented with recordings and breathing exercises.

10. What’s your success rate?

Answer: While it’s very difficult to monitor the long-term success of every single client I’ve had the honor of working with, the clients who do follow my easy instructions and complete their programs are very satisfied with the outcome.

 

At the time of this writing, I have amassed over 150+ 5-Star Google reviews in Australia, 80+ 5-Star Google reviews in the US, and over 80 Facebook reviews and recommendations.

 

Not to mention, I have also accumulated over 300 positive email and text message feedback throughout the years of practicing. Based on the current data, I personally consider my success rate as very high. However, I will let you decide yourself.

 

Here is something to keep in mind: All of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines have a success rate of 65%-95%. Should the fact that they aren’t a 100% guarantee stop you from receiving the vaccine and protecting yourself?

11. Do you guarantee results?

Answer: You will have my full support and dedication to help you succeed, in whatever program you choose to enroll in—within the session’s boundary and duration timeframe. That’s my guarantee to you!

 

However, the Standard and Deluxe Quit Smoking programs’ do come with my full support guarantee.

 

More details are available on THIS PAGE

 

Please keep in mind: True success with anything in life depends more on what you and how dedicated you are.

 

When it comes to guarantees in the broader sense, please consider the following:

 

What guarantees are truly there in life? People say its death and taxes. However, research says otherwise. There have been multiple incidents where someone who was pronounced “clinically death” miraculously came back to life. This is known as the Lazarus phenomenon.

 

Regarding taxes, a former president has shown us that not everyone abides the law and pays their yearly dues.

12. 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.

13. Tell me more about you and your background. What inspired you to pursue your profession?

Answer: From a very early age, I had always been curious about alternative states of thinking and being. This got me involved in music. The melody, the rhythm, and the voices, all of these create an essence of the piece—something that, even if the words are not understood, the emotions that are conveyed are. So, I involved myself with studying, playing, and practicing music in my teenage years.

 

One day, my music teacher shared a meditation lesson with us. This Buddhist practice helped me calm down and enter a different, more peaceful state. This only furthered my interest in finding ways to keep my thoughts still. From there, I learned about other meditation practices, which improved my creativity and productivity. Fast forward a few years, I began working as a business marketing consultant and realized that I had more to explore in the ways of communicating more effectively with clients. This led to my discovery of hypnosis. As I went further down the rabbit hole, I became even more fascinated with its power and potential. Although, because of its portrayal in the media and entertainment industry as a mystical power, I was rather skeptical in the beginning. The inaccurate image painted about hypnosis can make anyone dubious.

 

After completing some initial training, I decided to join a street hypnosis group where other like-minded individuals would come together to share hypnotic approaches. It was during one of these events where something happened to me personally and I began to truly believe in the power of hypnosis and the dormant potential that lies deep within the human mind.

 

I completed more training and throughout this process, I began to tell others I was a hypnotist. This got them curious, and they began asking me questions, one of which was whether hypnosis could help someone quit smoking or lose weight.

 

Some decided to give it a shot, and that’s really how my business began. I then decided to pursue this full time after my initial clients were experiencing some powerful changes. Quitting a decade or decades long habit after one session is not that easy for most people. Yet, it appeared to be easy using hypnosis and other coaching techniques. To their surprise and sometimes, to my surprise. As a result of these outcomes, I wanted to pursue it with greater dedication, whilst developing smart business habits for myself.

 

Fast forward to now, several years later, and I have seen over 4000 clients. Many have told me about the changes that they’ve made in their lives. Parents have wanted to meet me because their child reconnected with them after turning their lives around, husbands have told me of their wives being able to travel with them after overcoming their debilitating anxieties and fears, survivors have thanked me for helping them let go of their anger from their abusers torturing them for years, and young men and women have told me of how they’ve come to make peace with the passing of their parent.

 

All of these scenarios have instilled and strengthened my belief that hypnosis is a great tool that can help others achieve great things.

14. Do you have a degree in hypnosis?

Answer: There is no degree in hypnotherapy. However, my extensive repertoire of happy and satisfied clients speaks for itself. I have received over 300 positive comments, written feedback and 5-star reviews.

 

A college degree is not a guarantee that a person will be able to give you the results you want and help you change your life for the better. My proven  track record in helping others however, will.

 

My degree is the degree of results achieved whilst working with clients.

 

You need to ask yourself if a college degree is more important to you than having a degree in getting results.

15. How does hypnosis actually work? Is it even real or is it pseudo-science?

Answer: Since I’m known as a hypnosis coach, I am often asked “how does this hypnosis work?”

 

Most people only have a Hollywood-esque understanding of hypnosis and can be — which can be confusing if I don’t pull out a swinging pocket watch and ask them to cluck like chickens!

 

But with a clear explanation, and good rapport, it’s not difficult to help a person understand what hypnosis is actually about.

 

This 3-minute video will give you a strong, factual and easy to understand explanation to help overcome a false Hollywood bias of what hypnosis really is:

 

 

And who knows?

 

With an explanation this enticing, it may make you more eager to work with me!

 

The fact of the matter is:

 

Hypnosis is real.

 

And what’s more, it’s been scientifically proven to treat a host of physical, emotional and mental issues– safely and with no voodoo or hocus pocus!

 

If you’re new to the world of hypnosis and you’re quite skeptical, check out the video above created by the team at Brain Stuff for an easy explanation.

 

Or you can just click on the following link HERE

16. I’m still skeptical about hypnosis, will this work for me?

Answer: Skepticism is perfectly fine. You can be a skeptic and still be open to the experience. To be completely honest, the clients who respond best tend to be the most skeptical—at least at first anyway.

 

More often than not, they come in and say:

 

“I’m not so sure about this, but I’m open to see what happens”.

 

That’s the best mental space a person can be in with it comes to trying hypnosis or hypnotherapy for the first time. The mind is like a parachute; it works best when opened.

 

That being said, many are surprised from the hypnotic experience of their first session, and more importantly, the subsequent results that follow.

 

As long as you’re open to the experience, that’s what truly matters.

 

Just be open to the session and the overall experience and allow me to work my hypnosis magic!

 

Since we’re on the subject of definitions, let’s look at a few others, shall we?

17. 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.

18. 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 state).

19. 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.

20. How would you define 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.

21. Is there a difference between having a session through the phone or Skype/Zoom? Would you recommend any?

Answer: Sessions are conducted over the phone in almost all cases. There are two main reasons why a Skype or Zoom session would be preferred:

 

1) The phone’s call quality is not clear or tends to drop out. This will only happen if the signal or reception of the carrier is not ideal or the client is located in what is known as ‘dead spots’. Thankfully, this problem rarely happens.

 

Or

 

2) If the client in question suffers from a very strong and intense case of anxiety or PTSD. This allows access the visual cues and other subtle nuances that might be ideal to observe during the session.

22. How would I know if the sessions are working?

Answer: Simply put, you will know it’s “working” when you start to think, feel, and behave differently.

23. Okay, so how long does it take to think, feel, and behave differently?

Answer: Here is the truth about responding to hypnosis:

 

For some, it’s like a speedboat—they can turn around quickly. For others, it’s more like an oil tanker; it’s much slower to move but once it’s in the right direction and builds momentum, then it’s much easier to stay on course.

 

Clients will have to figure it out bit by bit as they go through with each session. Some may discover that they do have a speedboat and can switch their focus near instantaneously. Others will discover their own pace and make the effort to improve their lives with their oil tankers by turning two degrees at a time. The good news is that, once they do turn those two degrees, they will be able to speed through their journey without anything stopping them. Just keep an eye out for any road bumps!

24. How many sessions would I need in total and how long is each session?

Answer: In all honestly, it depends on a number of factors, including the person themselves, what problem they’re seeking to solve, and the number of underlying or ongoing issues they already face.

 

However, as a rule of thumb, I would recommend having anywhere between 3-7 session. More often than not, clients may only need five sessions at most.

 

All my hypnosis sessions are 60 minutes in duration with the exception of my quit smoking session, that’s about 90 minutes in length.

25. How hypnotherapy is different from other methods such as counseling, psychotherapy, or even acupuncture?

Answer: In short, talk therapy is problem-focused.  Hypnosis is not problem-phobic, but solution focused, allowing it help break bad habits or addiction, push through mental limitations, and overcome emotional barriers.

 

One point I want to make clear is that  hypnotherapy is not about coping with the problem, rather it’s about resolving it.

 

Simply speaking about your problem is similar to being stuck in quicksand; you sink deeper and finding resources to get yourself out becomes much harder once your neck-deep into them.

 

If you have been advised against using hypnosis by your conventional therapist, perhaps ask yourself:

 

What do they stand to lose if you did try hypnosis and it helped you resolve your ongoing issue?

 

Psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, doctors, nurses and scientists have all contacted me for various treatment options in overcoming some life difficulty or breaking a habit. I’ll leave that with you to think about.

26. How long does the hypnosis’ effects or suggestions last? Do they eventually “wear off”?

Answer: Suggestions last as long as the person wants them to last.

 

However, some people might find that they require daily mental maintenance, perhaps in the form of daily meditations. This will help maintain the natural flow of clear and calm thoughts, emotional balance, and mental resilience. Thankfully, I have hypnotic meditative mp3s available to help you when life throws a storm your way.

27. Can anyone be hypnotized?

Answer: Yes, anyone with a mind can be hypnotized.

 

On a more serious note: As long as the person has not suffered any brain or neurological damage, or experienced a form of mental retardation, then they can be hypnotized.

28. What if I’m not gullible enough to be “put under”?

Answer: The idea that only gullible, or stupid, people can be hypnotized is a myth.

 

There is a direct correlation between levels of intelligence and how easily someone can be hypnotized; however, it’s not for the reason you may think it is. Your ability to learn is based on your unconscious mind’s abilities. Your unconscious mind is a storehouse of your wisdom, learnings, insights, and memory—among other things. When trying to learn something, your unconscious mind must accept it or you will never be able to do it.

 

Our intelligence, in other words our ability to solve problems, acquire more information, and learn new things, is predicated by our ability to influence the unconscious mind to accept information. That’s what hypnosis does.

 

We’re constantly going through mini trances. Sometimes when we’re asleep, we’re processing information from the day that’s gone by. During the day, we’ll have periodic times where we just need a mental break. A mental break is basically your unconscious mind saying, “Enough information for a while, I need to file all this stuff.”

 

Taking the fact that we need a trance to learn, and that learning, memory, and problem solving are aspects of intelligence, it can be said that hypnosis requires a certain level of intelligence. The more intelligent you are, the easier it is to go into a trance.

 

Personally speaking, I very much enjoy working with intellectual people because their minds very dense, and they have rich associations of experiences. As a hypnotist, I can use that to create amazing mind-blowing effects. Very intellectual people are also great hypnotic subjects because I really have to do very little work. I just give them a very high-level suggestion, and they end up working everything else out for me.

29. How is hypnosis different from willpower?

Answer: Hypnosis is not about willpower—it’s true power!

 

Willpower is part of your conscious mind. Hypnosis, however, deals directly with your subconscious, or unconscious, mind. As I’ve stated in the previous question: your unconscious mind is a storehouse of your insights, earnings, memory, and wisdom. Learning occurs at the unconscious level first before your conscious mind realizes and recognizes that something is learnt.

 

Hence, learning isn’t about your willpower, it’s about your mind power, or hypnotic power. True success comes from bypassing willpower altogether.

 

Also:

 

Willpower requires your attention.

 

When your attention is not here, then your willpower evaporates and disappears. This means that you will have to be alert 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the rest of your life!

 

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a lot of work to me.

 

Ask any smoker who has ever tried to quit smoking using their willpower and they will tell you it feels like you’re fighting yourself. It’s a civil war between your conscious and subconscious mind and wastes energy that could have otherwise be redirected to enhance your life by:

 

  • Doing better at work.
  • Having more fun in life.
  • Having better relationships with your spouse and children.

 

When you have both the conscious and unconscious mind aligned, you’ll tap into a true power that feels like you can move mountains!

 

In summary: When you lay down the groundwork, it’s never about willpower.

30. Is hypnosis dangerous?

Answer: The good news is that hypnosis is, generally speaking, a very safe state. In other words, you can’t really do things wrong in hypnosis. Unless of course, you would do wrong out of hypnosis as well. So I use my common sense when conducting any form of hypnosis or hypnotherapy.

 

If you tell someone that they look great and that they’re a fantastic person, that you like them as a human being, it’ll have an even greater impact when they’re under hypnosis than if it were said in a conversational context. However, the reverse is also true. If I tell someone they’re no good, that they are a bad person, or they are incapable of achieving anything, it will do more damage to them during hypnosis than if it were said in a normal conversation.

 

As a rule of thumb, every hypnotist or hypnotherapist will use their common sense to make sure the experiences they give people are pleasant experiences and not unpleasant ones.

 

I personally make an effort to tell my clients to imagine comfortable safe scenes. I remind them about the positive side of themselves, not the negative side of themselves. In doing so, I’m orienting their mind, making it focus on positive things. That way hypnosis becomes the force for good, not a force for something bad.

 

So, is hypnosis dangerous? No. As long as I keep your wits about the session and I’m keeping things relatively positive, there’s really not much that can go wrong.

31. Is hypnosis mind control? Will I have control during the session?

Answer: Some people do think that hypnosis is an all-powerful force that control people’s minds and doing all kinds of crazy things. This is all merely myth. As a hypnotist, I’ve learnt throughout the years what I can achieve and what are the limits with what’s possible with hypnosis.

 

Now, one of the first limitations I need to address is this idea of mind control. The short answer is mind control in hypnosis simply does not exist.

 

When someone is hypnotized, they’re not your slave. They’re not someone who has to do everything you tell them to, they merely want to do more of the things you suggest to them.

 

However, there are limits.

For example, you cannot get someone to break their moral code under hypnosis. You can’t force someone to commit a crime, like murder or theft, if they wouldn’t be willing to do that crime under normal circumstances anyway.

 

The reverse is also true. You can’t treat criminal behavior with hypnosis alone, you need to have the person’s will included in the process. For example, if someone is a kleptomaniac that has an urge to keep stealing things, but wants to stop, then hypnosis can be quite useful. But if they don’t care about being a thief, then hypnosis will do nothing to change that person.

 

If it were different, then we wouldn’t need prisons. We’d just send hypnotists in and solve all of our problems.

 

In hypnosis, your mind is still under your control. The difference is you get to experience things that you otherwise would not allow yourself to experience. And as a result, you get to enjoy a different kind of life, and see what the world would be like if you lived differently. If you like it, you get to keep it.

32. So, I won’t be revealing my deepest darkest secrets?

Answer: It’s a common myth that people spill out their secrets when hypnotized. A myth that gained more popularity with the recent 2017 film “Get Out”.

The public perception is when a person is hypnotized, they’re vulnerable and start opening themselves up, exposing things that they’re not ready to expose. And whilst hypnosis can be used in order to open doors that are normally kept locked, this is usually done in a way to help people overcome difficulties and problems about themselves. In other words, it’s done with their full consent and their desire.

 

Now while they will not be revealing the deepest, darkest secrets to you, you can create such an intense connection with another person under hypnosis that they’ll feel they want to share ideas with you that they may not wish to share with other people. You can think of this connection as a form of hypnotic rapport, if you will.

 

But remember, again, it’s their choice. They may feel like they’re connected to you and may feel like they want to tell you their secrets, but they are still capable of keeping them. Unless of course they really decide that they want to tell you.

33. Will I hear everything you say?

Answer: Yes! Lol.

 

When clients are in hypnosis, they do hear everything I say. However, because hypnosis can have an almost dream-like quality to it, the conscious mind will have gone to “sleep”, and the subconscious mind will be more awake and active.

 

Another factor to consider is the strength of our call’s signal. Provided the call’s quality is clear and stable, you will hear everything I say. Thankfully, this is usually the case. If someone is in an area where the reception is not as strong, then a Skype or Zoom call would guarantee a clear call.

34. Is hypnosis a form of sleep or meditation?

Answer: Most people believe that hypnosis puts a person to sleep. However, I believe it does the opposite; it “wakes” people up to their full potential.

 

That being said, hypnosis can feel like deep level meditation. However, hypnosis should not be confused with sleep.

 

As a quick history lesson, the notion that people are “asleep” is not helped by the actual word hypnosis, which was named after the Greek god of sleep. The proper term for hypnosis was actually Neurypnology, which is the sleep of the nervous system. This theory of what hypnosis was is dated back to the 19th century.  People used to think that the nervous system goes into kind of a coma-like sleep, allowing them to heal.

 

Initially, hypnosis was more about physiological healing. Then it evolved to psychological healing before now becoming more about psychological influence along with the other two.

 

Even the person who coined the phrase hypnosis—a Scottish physician named James Braid— turned around shortly after publishing his book and tried to change the term to mono-idism. It was nowhere near as exciting as hypnosis, which is why it never took.

 

But mono-idism gives you a much better insight into what hypnosis is. Hypnosis is not sleep, it is the focus on a single thought and idea to the point where it becomes real for that person. So there’s always some level of active awareness going on. Whether that’s conscious or unconscious awareness is another story.

 

When in a hypnotic state, most people will hear everything that’s being said and may remember most of it. This will be explained in the next question.

 

So just like hypnosis is not mind control, hypnosis is not sleep either.

 

To add on, sleep may be used as a suggestion in order to put someone in hypnosis or an altered state, but it’s not the kind of sleep that people normally think about.

 

At night time, you go to sleep and dream. For most part of the night, you’re unaware that you’re  totally unconscious. Your mind sort of disappears somewhere and then returns back in the morning.

 

Some of us have a bit more awareness of our dreams as well. But for the most part, there’s a clear distinction between being awake and being asleep. Hypnosis tends to blur that distinction. You’re not quite the same way you are when you’re walking around wide awake, but you’re not quite the same way as you are when you’re fully asleep either.

 

In hypnosis, you are aware of almost everything around you. In fact, in hypnosis you tend to be more aware of things going on around you. You’re more aware of sounds. You’re more aware of the sound of a hypnotist voice for example, you’re also more aware of feelings and sensations.

 

It is possible to have a type of hypnosis where people’s minds will disappear and come back after a while. However, this is the exception rather than the rule.

 

A final note on sleep trances; it’s possible to put someone into a trance where they are naturally led to and plunge into a blissful state of sleep. However, that’s a special kind of trance in which the conscious mind totally disappears. This specialize trance helps those with insomnia-like issues. Such as getting to sleep, broken sleep or improving the quality of sleep. However, this type of trance is rarely used unless it’s for sleeping issues.

35. Will I remember everything that happened during the session?

Answer: Another commonly believed myth is that a person will forget everything that happens during a session while they’re hypnotized. This idea of amnesia is tied to the idea that hypnosis is similar to sleeping.

 

When we wake up from a deep sleep, we tend to forget our dreams. We might have a small inkling of what we dreamt of, but as we go on about our day, the dream fades until it’s completely gone. Most people assume the same principle applies to hypnosis.

 

For the most part, this is not the case.

 

Whilst it’s true that a person can come out of hypnosis and they’ll have forgotten parts of the sessions or fragments of the hypnosis experience, it would be exaggeration to say they won’t recall anything of what happens while they’re hypnotized.

 

That being said, people’s memory of hypnosis can be taken away through the power of suggestion by suggesting amnesia and that they’ve forgotten something.

 

I can structure an amnesic experience within the hypnotic experience itself. Meaning, if I want clients to forget things, I can put it in the middle of a story which tends to cause amnesia either because of the way I’m presenting it or because I’m putting indirect suggestions in. This can be very useful if I don’t want clients to consciously interfere with some of the session’s content. But for the most part, unless I do one of those two things, people will remember everything that’s happened.

 

It is true that you can have spontaneous amnesia, which is the technical term for forgetting things, when people are in hypnosis. It’s also true that when you suggest amnesia, it’s more likely to happen as well.

 

The bottom line is:

 

Hypnosis is not sleep and hypnosis will not cause you to forget things, unless it’s specifically suggested to you.

36. What are the common signs that I’m under hypnosis?

Answer: Here are just three recent responses I’ve received from separate clients after they have come out of hypnosis:

 

“That felt like a virtual Valium.”

 

“It was like sensory deprivation tank I once did”.

 

“It was deeply moving… I saw myself as a child.”

 

Some even question if it was a real memory or just something their mind had created. I had one client speak to his mother to confirm if it was a real experience of him as a child.

 

The experience of being ‘hypnotized’ is typically either a visual, emotional or a sensory experience with sensations flowing throughout the body. Sometimes, it can be a combination of all three.

 

Other times aromas and scents, like that of the sea from being at the beach, can be activated.

 

Let’s turn our attention to some psychological principles behind hypnosis so I can explain more about the psychological mechanisms involved.

 

Truth be told, hypnosis is very much a psychological process.

 

This means, if the mind goes through the right set of experiences, every single human being will be able to go into hypnosis.

 

Some people will be easier to hypnotize than others. This has nothing to do with willpower or anything like that. It has only has to do with their ability to go to the very processes and steps required to recreate the conditions that we’re about to look at.

 

Let’s look at hypnosis and define what it actually is.

 

First of all, I would define hypnosis as a naturally highly focused state in which the conscious mind does not interfere with an unconscious process.

 

Allow me repeat that; it’s a natural and highly focused state in which one part of the mind does not interfere with another part of the mind.

 

Now, the reason I define it this way is because hypnosis is actually a very natural phenomenon. People go into trances every single day without knowing about it. In fact, it’s a very healthy thing to do because it allows the mind to absorb and process information.

 

If you ever had the experience of staring off into space, thinking about nothing in particular, where if someone were to ask what you were thinking of you’d be unable to answer because you had no recollection of what you were thinking of, then you have had a mini-trance experience.

 

Other times, you can be so deeply absorbed in your own thoughts that you’ve completely neglected the environment around you. Whether it’s thinking of a future project or working on a problem, or you’re just engaged in a daydream. Somebody could walk into the room and start talking to you and you wouldn’t notice because you’re so fixated on your inner thoughts. That is another example of a hypnotic event.

 

Or perhaps you’ve found yourself completely absorbed by the characters of a book you’ve read. At the time, hours could fly by and it would have felt like minutes. The same can be true for a film you’ve watched or a story you’ve heard that moved you so much that you’ve had an emotional experience.

 

Now have a think about this:

 

How can you have an emotional experience when just reading lines of text in a book or watching a flickering light on a screen?

 

Your mind has to suspend normal reality, enter the reality of the story from the book or film, and then have an emotional reaction to that as though it’s real on some level. Otherwise it would be meaningless to you.

 

Hypnosis is a natural safe state and a natural phenomenon. It happens all the time to almost everyone as long as they have not suffered any brain or neurological damage. I want you to understand this because inducing trance is a lot easier when you understand that people will slip in and out of these trances naturally every single day.

37. Are there any “side-effects” to hypnosis?

Answer: Okay, I must warn you:

 

Your self-confidence will rise and soar. You’ll be happier and stronger. Mentally speaking, you’ll be so much healthier than you’ve ever been before as a result of completing my hypnosis program. So, my apologies for all these side effects. 🙂

 

Here are 7 more common positive side-effects you’ll experience after completing a customized hypnosis program with me:

 

  • Feeling relaxed in your own skin and mind.

 

  • Sleeping easily and waking up more refreshed.

 

  • Being more charismatic and charming to others.

 

  • Feeling more at ease when making important decisions.

 

  • Being more comfortable with situations and their outcomes.

 

  • Releasing creative blocks and tapping into your inner genius

 

  • Setting clear life goals with a plan to achieve them.

 

I’ve heard it being said that hypnosis is a non-deceptive mega-placebo. A strongly enhanced placebo because of its belief in its desired effects—without any NEGATIVE side effects!

 

Overall most, if not all, of my clients tell me they are happier, more relaxed, more resilient to emotional and physical pain, and more resilient to the ups and downs of life after completing their hypnosis program. Their emotions are more stable, and they are less prone to anxiety or depression.

 

Excessive fear, anger, doubt and especially one’s self-doubt, can all be eradicated.

38. What if I get hypnotized and I can’t wake up? Will I be stuck in hypnosis?

Answer: This is a common concern people have. Luckily, this is a very simple myth to bust as getting “stuck” is impossible.

 

The very worst thing that could happen during a session is that the call disconnects and I’m unable to reach you again. You will simply fall asleep and wake up after an hour—or a couple of hours—feeling like you’ve had the best sleep of your life.

 

There are times I have to work a little bit harder to get someone out of a trance or hypnotic state.

 

You see, sometimes people enjoy the hypnotic trance so much that they don’t want to come back. When I count back up to 5 and I say it’s time to come back, it’s almost like a child who doesn’t want to come back because they’re having so much fun playing.

 

Now as a hypnotist, that’s not a big deal.

 

I can either leave them there to enjoy the trance a little bit longer, or I become more insistent that they come back. Either way, there is really no danger of getting stuck in that state.

 

You are going in and out trances naturally every single day. If you didn’t do that, you would literally go mad. If you can’t go to sleep, your unconscious mind does not have the time to process the information properly to keep your sanity. Trances are part of that process you see. You’re going in and out of trances constantly. Day in day out.

 

So to recap, hypnosis is not dangerous nor is it mind control. I cannot force clients to review secrets or do things against their will or ethics. I can, however, help them to achieve things they do want to achieve but have difficulty getting through. Hypnosis is not sleep, so people will remember everything that’s happened and they’ll be fully aware during the hypnotic process. Hypnosis is also not a fixed state of forgetting. In other words, when they naturally come out of hypnosis, people will tend to remember everything that’s happened inside. Lastly, there are zero negative side-effects. The worst that something can happen is no change whatsoever. Thankfully, this rarely happens.

39. Is hypnosis magic?

Answer: As I often say to my clients, “Hypnosis is not magic, but it can feel magical.”

 

I would like you to really understand hypnosis is not a magical power that you’re born with. However, it is a powerful tool that will help you overcome emotional struggles and break any bad habits and/or addictions.

 

The REAL magic is in the attitude and what a person deeply believes. When you change the belief or change the attitude, your life will change forever.

 

Believe it or not, the clients who respond best are the ones that have been most skeptical. This is because they open to the experience of change despite being unsure of the process and how works over the phone. As long as the mind is open, then change is indeed possible.

I like to think of a mind as a parachute; it works best when it’s open.

 

So, is hypnotherapy “bandaid” or microwave therapy? No. It’s not about treating the symptoms. It’s about addressing the underlining issues, the root causes of problems.

 

Although positive results can come rather quickly, all of my hypnosis programs are not a silver or magic bullet to shoot through all problems.

 

Allow me to share a story that relates to this.

 

The “magic bullet theory” is what critics describe how a single bullet seemingly zig-zagging it’s way through in order to assassinate President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas 1963.

 

Many of my clients who experience my version of hypnosis tell me of their own “magical” experience.

 

Whilst it can feel magical, it’s important to understand that hypnosis is not magic.

 

I will share my annoyance and even minor frustration with the perception of hypnosis.

 

The hypnosis community in general has done somewhat of a disservice here and have belied some of the realities on the ground.

 

Somewhere along the lines the idea that a hypnotherapist should be able to resolve all problems in one session for an individual has crept into our field.

 

And that’s it. After one session, the person is done and doesn’t need any more help ever again.

 

Now while that is something worth striving for, and with many issues it’s not impossible to achieve. But they are some people or issues that simply require more time. And if a client believes that a hypnotist should be able to solve everything in one hour, you are robbing yourself of an important part of their learning cycle.

 

Which brings me to my next point, consistency is crucial.

 

I don’t know if it was because of the invention of the microwave, but we really have become a “microwave” society. It seems like everyone nowadays wants instant results.

 

Many people are wanting a single “magic bullet” to change their life. I understand there’s emotional pain or a negative behavior you are wanting to change and you are at your wits end.

 

But by working with it and not working against it, over time you will find a positive change. Initially it’ll be a subtle change, but positive change nonetheless. It increases over time, the more you stick at it. Like any skill, the more you do it, the better you are at it.

 

It’s no different with problems. One of the greatest therapists of the last century was Dr. Milton Erickson. It was him that said, “Human beings are learning creatures, and they have problems because they have learned the wrong things.”

 

People have become “skilled” in maintaining their problems.

 

My goal, as a therapist and coach, is to give you enough experience from which you learn the right things and then apply those experiences back to the problem.

 

I truly believe that any problem is malleable as long as the person has the right mental attitude for change.

 

It has nothing to do with the results produced but everything to do with how you perceive things.

 

While I do not subscribe to the one-shot silver bullet hypnosis session, amazing work can be achieved in minutes with the right client. However, I prefer to work with someone to experience powerful positive shifts over a longer period.

 

There’s this old saying used by the US military which I quite like,

 

“Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.”

 

What this means is rushing into something can be reckless and get you into trouble.

 

If you move slowly, carefully, deliberately, and with poise, you are truly moving as fast as you can in the right direction.

 

It’s just an idea…

 

…but a simple and powerful idea that, once applied regularly, will place you on the “royal road” to long-term happiness.

40. Do you work with children or do couple’s therapy?

Answer: I do get asked this question quite often but, my sincerest apologies, I do not work with any child under the age of 16.

 

I also cannot provide couple’s therapy.

41. Is hypnotherapy safe for children?

Answer: Yes, hypnotherapy works very well with children since they have an active imagination. Hypnosis or hypnotherapy, in general, taps into this style of thinking.

42. What are the issues you work with?

Answer: I help with an array of issues, including:

 

  • Smoking: Quitting cigarettes, cannabis, or vaping.

 

  • Weight Issues: Changing behaviors or attitudes around food and feeling motivated to exercise.

 

  • Anxiety: Alleviating all forms of anxiety by addressing the root causes and underling issues.

 

  • Poor Self-esteem: Boosting confidence and rebuilding self-esteem through a solid principle of belief, acceptance, and self-worth.

 

  • Bad Habits: Breaking bad habits such as nail biting or excessive ruminating.

 

  • Addictions: Treating most forms of substance abuse, specifically alcohol and cocaine, and psychological addictions such as gambling and pornography.

 

  • Depression: Lifting the burden of depression and healing from grief.

 

  • Stress: Stress relief and relieving daily and situational symptoms.

 

  • Phobias: Erasing phobias such as arachnophobia and ophidiophobia (fear of snakes).

 

  • Sleeping Problems: Overcome sleep disorders such as insomnia.

 

  • Physical Pain: Manage pain — acute or chronic — by using hypnotic pain control.

 

  • General Lifestyle Improvement: Set achievable goals, change limiting behaviors, solve professional problems, and release creative blocks

43. Are there any issues you don’t work with?

Answer: Opioid addictions and very severe forms of alcoholism fall out of my expertise. I have very little experience with opioids and extreme cases of alcoholism may require a medical referral, therefore, it would best to speak a professional who specializes in these areas.

44. How do I know if I’m suitable for your hypnosis services?

Answer: Before attempting to book a session, it would be best to watch the videos in my ‘Are you Suitable?’ playlist to understand whether I am the right person for you.

 

I have included links to all 5 YouTube videos to make it easier for you:

 

INTRO

 

NATURE OF PROBLEM

 

DESIRE OR MOTIVATION TO CHANGE

 

ATTITUDE FOR THE PROCESS

 

PATIENCE & SUMMARY

45. Do you speak Spanish?

Answer: Lo siento, no hablo Español. 🙂

46. Why would hypnosis not work or someone?

Answer: That’s a very good question. Here is the honest truth:

 

Hypnosis may not work for someone if they have a strong tendency to self-sabotage their progress by not attending sessions, not listening to my prescribed hypnotic meditations, or by not completing their 3, 4, or 5-session program.

 

Or, they may have a very critical mindset. This means they find fault in everything. In other words, they are fault-finders. This type of mindset would make anyone difficult to work with successfully.

 

I elaborate on this in my “Are you Suitable?” video series. This is also illustrated on my YouTube channel, ‘Mind Life Weekly’, under the following video title:

 

Top 3 Mind Killers | Destructive Habits Holding You Back From Success | Law of Success by MLW

 

https://youtu.be/2PG5LUNmTaQ

 

Self-sabotage will break anyone’s commitment to being successful in the long-term because they will find reasons — or excuses — not to.

 

Like any pursuit in life, a strong, positive mental attitude will any make goal, dream or aspiration feel much easier to achieve.

47. What services do you provide other than hypnosis?

Answer: Throughout the years, I have created dozens of hypnotic meditative mp3s, which supplement the work carried in the hypnosis sessions.

 

They are not substitutes. They are supplements for the mind. It’s a little like going to the gym for a workout and then coming back home and having a protein shake. These mp3s are “protein shakes” for the mind.

 

I have also created 3 YouTube channels. One is my own company’s channel, appropriately called “Hypnotist NYC”. It showcases client testimonials, offers explanations, and tells inspirational hypnotic stories.

 

You can subscribe to Hypnotist NYC HERE.

 

My second channel is titled ”Mind Life Weekly: Simple Psychology for Life.” It is a intellectual cognitive based channel that takes complex psychological matters and simplifies them into easily digestible content for the everyday viewer. All these videos complement our one-on-one session as they cover various discussions on thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and habits.

 

You can subscribe to the MindLifeWeekly HERE.

 

Finally, my third channel is called ”Relax with Marco.” This channel immerses you in a visual sound world for the mind, body, and soul. These videos are created to promote focus, relaxation, meditation, and sleep.

 

You can subscribe to Relax with Marco HERE.

 

All 3 channels have their own unique properties, but they all target the conscious and subconscious mind. When both are working in unison, over time you will develop a form of mind power.

48. How is your approach different to others?

Answer: Each therapist has their own unique blend of skills and attitudes. Although I truly believe my clients appreciate my comprehensive service — the recordings, videos, emails, texts — and the structure of our fortnightly sessions, along with the overall framework of the program.

 

I have also added this exhausted list of FAQs in as much detail as possible to help give you an idea of what hypnosis can help you with. All while debunking any myths you may have heard so that you can form your own opinion and draw your own conclusions — on whether or not you should book a session with me or with any of my colleagues.

49. What happens after I book in with you?

Answer: Depending on the nature of the problem, or problems, you may need to complete a medical intake form. This form is required as I need to know if you are taking any prescription drugs, if you have any allergies, or if you have any mental health conditions that I should be aware of. This form will need to be printed out, signed, and then emailed to me before our session.

 

You will then also need to complete a second form that will give me a clearer perspective on what problems you are facing.

 

Sometimes, a third form may be required — as is in the case of issues related to weight loss — as it will provide an even broader scope on the problem. Weight problems, and other such sensitive issues, tend to have many components behind them, which results in the need for a greater understanding.

 

The reason I ask my clients to complete all these forms is quite simple; rather than taking notes, I prefer to roll up my “hypnotic sleeves” and get straight to work during our session. I respect my clients’ time; by filling in the form, I can prepare by reviewing notes beforehand — so we can skip the formalities and jump straight into fixing your problems.

 

As I typically say to my clients, “Best intentions will fall apart if we fail to prepare ourselves.”

 

A more familiar quote might be: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

 

These forms also indicate how motivated an individual is to help themselves and how easily they follow instructions. As you can imagine, this is all very important.

 

What forms you will need to fill exactly will be explained during our phone consultation.

 

Speaking of consultations, you can use my direct booking link to schedule a free strategy call through the link below:

 

https://calendly.com/hypnotistnyc

 

I recommend you book a consultation now while this is fresh in your mind.

 

Remember: Without taking a step forward — you’ll always remain in the same place.

 

Something to think about… 🤔

50. Can I come see you in your office?

Answer: Yes, you can. Although I’d recommend having a session conducted over phone, Skype, or Zoom since those rates are heavily discounted. It’s part of the reason why 97% of all my sessions have been carried out this way for the past several years.

51. What forms of payments do you accept? Will I receive a receipt?

Answer: The most popular payment method is, by far, credit cards — this includes Amex. I accept all types of cards, including checking and charge cards. Your payment receipt is immediately sent via email directly after your successful transaction. PayPal payments can also be accepted as a last resort if all else fails.

52. How do I best prepare for our hypnosis session? Is there anything you might recommend?

Answer: Here are the recommendations for our phone/virtual session:

 

Make sure you’re in a quiet space where you will not be interrupted whatsoever, not even by your pet. Anything that rings or makes sounds should be turned off. This is your special “Me” time, no distractions.

 

Food should be consumed at least 1 hour before the session so you feel comfortable and your mind is able to focus on what we are doing. Be sure to skip the coffee or any other beverages that contain large amounts of caffeine.

 

Visit the bathroom before our session so that you feel completely at ease and don’t have to get up in the middle of it.

 

Sit upright on a comfortable chair, couch or sofa with your back being full supported. Having your back upright and the right posture is important. You may sit in a comfortable recliner chair, or sit on top of the bed, if needed. Although, you will need pillows or cushions to keep your back supported.

 

To further enhance your session, grab your favorite blanket if you feel cold.

 

If you wear glasses, you can keep them on during the introduction but will need to take them off after our initial talk, before our formal hypnosis interaction officially begins.

 

The sessions can be conducted over your device’s speakers, however wearing earphones or a headset is recommended since they’re usually the best options.

 

In other words: Just plug in your earphones into your mobile phone. Sit back, relax and enjoy the hypnotic ride.

 

I hope this information proves enough guidance for you to get the most out your session! 🙂

53. Why do I have to listen to these recordings?

Answer: As mentioned in a previous answer, these are not substitutes. Rather, they are supplements for the mind.

 

They will give the necessary mental and motivational support between your sessions.

 

But don’t take my word for it; here are excerpts from just 3 emails I’ve received from previous clients who received 4 of my hypnotic meditations over a 2-week period:

 

“Just wanted to drop you a note to say the prescribed meditations are amazing. For the first time in years, I haven’t woken up during the night or had exceptionally vivid dreams. Feeling wonderful and well rested!” — Ash

 

“I’m really enjoying the meditations; I’ve been listening to them often. In general, everything has been incredibly helpful”. — Jaclyn

 

I did the evening meditation last night and morning meditation this morning. They are fantastic! Love them!” — Marcus

 

I’ve received countless emails throughout the years, all with similar positive feedback.

54. What’s the best way to listen to these MP3s? How often should I listen to them?

Answer: I always highly recommend everyone to watch the following video for guidance regarding my hypnotic meditative MP3s:

 

How To Best Listen To Your Mind Meditation Mp3s

 

https://youtu.be/uMP6KuYdhss

 

Adding on to this, if you wake up near the end of the video, it actually means you’re still responsive to my suggestions. You’re most likely in the hypnagogic state of the experience, and that’s a good sign!

 

Just remember, just like dreaming, it’s not remembering the details of the dream that matter. It’s how you feel when you wake up from it! 🙂

55. How long are these hypnotic meditation MP3s?

Answer: The shortest recording I have is 9 minutes long. The longest stretches out to around 50 minutes.

 

On average, I’d say the MP3s are usually between 20-30 minutes in duration.

56. Will I have to listen to these MP3s again for a refresher at some point?

Answer: It varies from person to person. Some people will never have to listen to a single MP3 again after 21 nights. Others may need to listen to them on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or even yearly basis to maintain the change that’s been created.

 

You can use these recordings to help with a number of things, whether it’s to start your day on a positive note, feel more at ease throughout the day, help with relaxation later in the evening, or simply to help you fall asleep as soon as you’re tucked in bed.

 

I personally believe that every single person should develop a practice of listening to at least one hypnotic meditation MP3 on a daily basis.

 

Think of it like this, how would you feel if you left your house without brushing your teeth or taking a shower?

 

Not very clean, right?

 

Similarly, on days where I don’t listen to a meditation for whatever reason, I personally feel like my mind is not as optimized as it should be—a ‘mental fog’ emerges and causes some form of lethargy.

 

Therefore, listening to a single recording daily for maintenance will always be recommended.

57. How are your one-to-one sessions different from your hypnosis meditation MP3s?

Answer: All one-to-one sessions are personalized and individualized based on the client’s needs.

 

Though problems and issues operate from the same mechanism and share similar patterns, every person is different. A targeted approach is much more effective than a ‘catch-all’ solution offered by the recordings.

 

Although the recordings are professionally produced and you still hear my hypnotic voice, they are not designed to change a person in a dramatic fashion — it’s certainly possible, but they were not created with that purpose in mind. Instead, it is a supplementary tool to help you between our one-to-one personalized sessions.

 

There is always a brief ‘check-in’ during the beginning of our session to see how you have been since our previous session together. I’m always inquisitive in knowing how the last session went, if you have been listening to the provided recording, and how it’s been.

 

Hypnosis is conducted in the middle of the session, and then right at the end of every single session, we have a post-session debrief to talk about the hypnotic experience and the overall session. I always make sure to leave the client in a better place, mentally and emotionally, than from where we started.

 

I also provide other additional material, usually sessions notes, emotional techniques, and breathing exercises.

 

Instructions are then given (in the form of notes and a brand new MP3) for the fortnight to help prepare for the next session.

58. How’s this different from a hypnosis audio session found on an app?

Answer: As I alluded to in a previous answer, one-to-one sessions are always king! My MP3 recordings help supplement the hypnotic journey between your sessions.

 

Because the key component of each recording will be my voice, they are a great way to further condition yourself to my voice—thus, deepening the trance and making it easier to enter an altered state.

 

This is the main distinguishing factor between my hypnotic meditations and a hypnosis audio session found on a regular phone app.

59. Do you give any freebies?

Answer: We all love free things, don’t we? Please take a look at my 3 main YouTube channels for more explanations, inspirational hypnotic stories, general relaxation tips for focus and meditation, and psychological principles, strategies and techniques.

 

You can subscribe to Hypnotist NYC HERE.

 

You can subscribe to the MindLifeWeekly HERE.

 

You can subscribe to Relax with Marco HERE.

1

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.

2

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

3

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

4

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.

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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.

9

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.

60. Where do I go from here?

Answer: Firstly, I would highly 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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