Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a mental state or set of attitudes and beliefs usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, which is commonly composed of a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions.

Hypnotic suggestions may be delivered by a hypnotist in the presence of the subject, or may be self-administered ("self-suggestion" or "autosuggestion"). The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as "hypnotherapy".

Contrary to a popular misconception - that hypnosis is a form of unconsciousness resembling sleep - contemporary research suggests that it is actually a wakeful state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility, with diminished peripheral awareness.


Can hypnosis help me?

Hypnosis has been successfully used to treat a wide variety of conditions. Including:


  • pain management
  • weight loss
  • skin disease
  • soothing anxious surgical patients
  • psychological therapy
  • habit control especially quit smoking
  • reduce stress, to relax,
  • sports performance.

An individuals susceptibility may influence the result of a hypnotherapy session however this can easily be determined by discussing your condition with a hypnotherapist. See the Find a Hypnotherapist link on the left to find one in your area. Some hypnotherapists now even conduct sessions using Skype over the internet so distance may not be a barrier.