FAQ

Question: Looking to get relief from stress, worry, anxiety, depression, self-sabotage, guilt or anger?

Answer:  There is more than hope!  There are solutions!  Are you a candidate?  Are you suffering from stress in your professional or personal life…or both?  Do you sometimes scare your self with the “what if’s”?  Fears?  Depression that comes and goes…or won’t go away at all?  What keeps you up at night and creates restlessness, insomnia? Anger (both seemingly provoked or unprovoked anger)?  Do you blame others or get angry with your self when life doesn’t go right?  How about guilt?  Pressure, pressure, pressure…

And, what’s worse, the symptoms of chronic or even momentary anxiety, or traumatic stress often become physical as well as emotional, and can harm our body, shorten our life, affect our relationship with self and others, ruin your career.   These stress symptoms are most often major contributors to physical issues such as heart failure, IBS, fibromyalgia, pain, nervousness, lack of energy, headaches, teeth grinding, nail biting, poor memory, weight gain, stuttering, lower immune system, hormonal issues, cancer…to name a few. Let’s face it; it’s hard to run your life if you end up in the ICU.

Further, symptoms of stress, anxiety, anger and depression are often contributors to self-sabotage, low self-esteem, negative self talk, self-criticism, lack of focus, trouble learning, pre- and post-operative anxiety, and bad habits like smoking and chewing tobacco to self-medicate and emotional eating to self soothe.

Solution: Since all behavior comes from thought (conscious, but primarily unconscious), the fastest way to change your behavior and reactions that cause the stress, anxiety, anger, worry, insomnia, and bad habits is to change your perception, your beliefs; change the way you think about what goes on in your life and yourself, leading to a change in your reactions to life and how you feel about yourself.

Our short-term, proven program using techniques such as coaching, education, hypnosis, hypnotherapy have proven to be among the most effective tools for dealing with and rewiring the brain away from excessive stress, anxiety, depression, self-sabotage, guilt, and anger toward Success and Freedom.  Whether you are in Atlanta, Georgia, across the country, or around the world, I can help you!

Question: How do I know that you offer the right help for me?

Answer: All relationships with people needs to be a good fit, especially where you already may feel vulnerable and frustrated that you haven’t been able to overcome your issue(s) yourself, or that you’ve sought out help that didn’t really change your experience or your skills.  Of course you want the right help for you!  That’s why I invite you to an initial Free consultation in person (in Atlanta), by phone or by Skype™ so you can decide that for yourself.

What issues can be addressed by hypnosis?

  • Acne / Psoriasis / Rosacea
  • Acceptance of Self / Others
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Usage
  • Allergies
  • Anger / Irritability / Temper
  • Anxiety, Worry & Phobias
  • Bet Wetting / Enuresis
  • Breathwork
  • Breast Enlargement
  • Business Enhancement
  • Claustrophobia
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Dental Fears / Anxiety
  • Dysfunctional Patterns
  • Dyslexia / Learning Challenges
  • Eating Disorders
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Exercise Motivation
  • Fears
  • Fear of Flying
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Financial Improvement
  • Focus Issues
  • Frigidity / Impotence
  • Habits
  • Hair Pulling / Trichotillosis
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hormonal Problems
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Insecurity
  • Insomnia
  • Intimacy – Emotional / Sexual
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lack of Energy
  • Leadership
  • Learning Skills / Acceleration
  • Nail Biting / Picking
  • Nervousness
  • Memory Improvement
  • Motion Sickness
  • Motivation
  • Pain Management / Release
  • Parenting Issues
  • Perfectionism / Obsessive Compulsive
  • Phantom Pain Release
  • Poor Eyesight
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Procrastination
  • Public Speaking
  • Rebirthing
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sales Performance
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Sabotage
  • Sexual Performance
  • Shyness
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking and Chewing Tobacco Cessation
  • Snoring
  • Spelling Problems
  • Spiritual Connection
  • Sports Performance
  • Stage Fright
  • Stress & Tension
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Stuttering
  • Substance Abuse
  • Success Orientation
  • Surgical Anxiety
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Test Anxiety
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Unconscious Blocks
  • Weight Loss or Gain
  • Work Problems
  • Or…Ask Us About Your Personal Interest.

Will hypnosis cause me to do funny things?

We’ve all seen stage shows where persons who were hypnotized did a lot of crazy and silly things.  People often ask if that will happen to them.

Absolutely not!  When a person goes up on the stage to participate in an entertainment show for hypnosis, they have a certain unspoken contract in mind.  They know that they are going to be asked to do a lot of silly things and they agree to that at some level of their mind.  If we were to bring the ‘star’ of the show to my office for some purposeful work, they would not respond to any of the suggestions which they had responded to when they were in the entertainment setting.

The context in which the hypnosis is taking place and the understood purpose of the hypnosis in the individual’s mind always determines the type of responses that can be elicited.  You can not be caused to do anything in hypnosis that you would not choose to do.  And, of course, in an office setting all suggestions would pertain precisely to the goal of your becoming more and more competent in your desired purpose(s).

What does it feel like to be hypnotized?

Actually, everyone has a different subjective experience so I can only give you some of the common reports.  Some persons liken it to the peaceful feeling they have just upon awakening on a morning when they don’t have to get up right away.  They are fully aware of where they are and what’s going on but it’s just very peaceful and relaxing to lie there; sort of a gray area between waking and sleeping.

Most individuals think that hypnosis should be more like the state of sleep itself where we are not consciously aware of anything.  They expect to “wake up” from hypnosis as from a sound sleep.  Since we are never “asleep” in hypnosis we don’t need to “wake up” from it.  It is simply a very comfortable and natural state of mind we enter into and then fall back out of.

Some individuals will experience a feeling of heaviness in their limbs while others may report a light floating sensation.  Breathing tends to slow down in hypnosis somewhat like it does when we sleep at night.  There are a number of externally visible signs of hypnosis.

Think of it this way.  If we gathered a group of individuals around a swimming pool and asked them to enter the pool, we would see a wide variety of methods.  Some would dive in and some would head down the steps in the pool, while others would test the water gently with their foot.  The same is true with a group of people entering hypnosis.  Some will dive right in and enjoy a deeper quality of relaxation than they have ever had before in their entire lives and they will love it.  Others will just gently test the shallow waters.

The point is, it doesn’t matter which you do.  You need only a light to medium state of hypnosis to bring about positive behavioral change.  Those individuals that enter into a deeper state will not necessarily “do better.”  You are not in competition with anyone.  It is the nature of the subconscious mind to respond more easily and more rapidly with each repetition of response.  Before you know it, you will be able to enter hypnosis “just like that” whenever you so desire.  Soon you will cease to ask yourself the question, “Was I hypnotized?” and instead just ask yourself the right question.  “What does hypnosis feel like to me?”

The question is not “Can I be hypnotized?”, but rather “Can I be un-hypnotized from my own hypnosis?”

What really happens in the mind during hypnosis?

Let’s take the mystery out of hypnosis.  It is a completely natural state of mind.  Although you may not have been formally hypnotized before, you have experienced this state of mind countless times, daily in fact.  You’ll understand that better when you know what it is that really happens in your mind during hypnosis.

For the moment, imagine dividing your mind into two parts.  One is the conscious mind, those things you are fully aware of and focusing on at any given moment, and the second is the subconscious mind.  The subconscious mind works like a giant tape recorder.  Every experience we’ve recorded in our lives is stored there.  Of course it would be too much trivia to be constantly aware of so you can think of it as a filing system that is accessible to us through hypnosis and other methods.

The subconscious mind also controls those bodily functions over which we do not need to exercise conscious control like heart rate, breathing, digestion, and so forth.  You can, with learning and practice, gain the ability to bring many of these voluntary bodily functions under your voluntary control and this will be valuable in your dealing with specific physical issues.

Habits are controlled in the subconscious mind and this is of major importance to us.  The subconscious mind is also the seat of emotions and since certain emotional connections trigger mental and behavioral responses, you need to be able to gain access to the subconscious mind in order to effectively change those responses.

Imagine, if you will, a filter, screen or network which lies over the subconscious mind.  I will call it the critical factor.  You can think of it as a kind of protective mechanism so that every single thing we are exposed to does not become accepted as truth by the subconscious mind and become acted upon.  In hypnosis we are purposely bypassing the critical factor of the mind so that ideas which are beneficial to us can make a deep and lasting impression on the subconscious mind.  The critical factor of the mind merely becomes less active through a variety of methods, but it never disappears.  it is simply less active and it will return to full activity should any suggestion be made which your mind does not deem to be in your best interest.  You are not a blank slate in hypnosis and you will not accept just any suggestion presented.

Think about sometime when you were watching a sad movie and maybe you were crying or at least feeling some emotions coming up.  The critical factor was sill active enough that you knew it was just a movie and yet it wasn’t bombarding you with interfering thoughts like, “Why are you crying?  This lady is not dead.  You saw her live on TV this morning.”  And yet, if your partner asks if you want some popcorn you can turn and respond and then instantly return to the movie and be right back into it again.  We go into and out of our subconscious mind all day long.  Every time we are involved in some creative endeavor, every time we daydream, every time we get wrapped up in our emotions, every time we drive along in our car and suddenly realize we don’t remember the last mile we drove, every time we are feeling our emotions or acting out of some previously formed habit, we are in our subconscious mind.

It is estimated that we spend between 50% and 80% of our waking hours in our subconscious mind.  I like to remind people that when we enter into that state of mind we call hypnosis that we are not going into uncharted territory where no human has ever set foot before.  It is a common and completely natural state of mind that we have all experienced countless times before, we just didn’t call it hypnosis.

How do I know if I can even be hypnotized?

Since hypnosis is a completely natural state of mind, there is no such thing as a person who cannot be hypnotized as long as they have the willingness and ability to learn.  A thorough explanation of hypnosis and the careful instruction in reaching that wonderful state of relaxation takes place early on in the work we do together.  Remember, it is a natural ability of the human mind and you will find it extremely relaxing and enjoyable.

Will I know what is going on during hypnosis?

Absolutely!  Hypnosis has nothing to do with being asleep or unconscious in any way.  You hear everything, remember everything, and know exactly what’s going on the entire time.  You are always aware and at choice.

How will I know if I am hypnotized?

Some people can’t tell the difference between the hypnotized and the awake state, simply feeling relaxed and lethargic, others feel a lightness. Some feel a real difference from how they normally feel. One thing that people do notice is an inexplicable change in their daily behaviors.

Is hypnosis safe?

Hypnosis is completely safe. You are aware and in control at every moment and can terminate the session at any time. Hypnosis is not really a state of sleep, nor can you get “stuck” in a state of hypnosis. And, you can’t be made to do something against your will! Hypnosis is a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable experience. All hypnosis, in fact, is self-hypnosis in that you choose it and allow it.

How does hypnosis help me kick the smoking and chewing tobacco habit?

Because smoking and chewing tobacco is a habit, it is controlled by the unconscious mind. Since hypnosis and NLP work directly with the unconscious mind, this is the only method that makes sense! We can help you easily transition into the healthy lifestyle of a happy non0-smoker, with virtually no withdrawal symptoms.

 

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