In some cases there are mental exercises you can do to help prepare your mind for the positive changes, but the single most important thing you can do to make your hypnosis session as effective as possible is connect to the feelings in a meaningful way, For example, if you want to quit smoking, connect to how great it will feel to be free from cigarettes, and how disgusted you are with the habit. The more you connect on an emotional level, the more effective your hypnosis session will be!
Can you make someone do anything you want?
No, in fact, no hypnotist can make anyone do anything they don't want to do. In the true hypnotic state, your conscious mind is still present, so if you were to hear a suggestion you didn't agree with, you would either reject it, or if it was highly objectionable, you would simply come out of hypnosis completely.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Most people feel very relaxed and heavy, but some feel light and floaty, while others aren't aware of their body at all. Hypnosis is a very individual experience, and you may have a different experience every time you are hypnotized.
Can I be hypnotized?
Hypnosis is a very natural state for the body and mind, therefore it is an easy state to induce. So, if you are willing to go into hypnosis, you will.
How long after the session until I notice a difference?
Typically people notice immediate changes to mindset, behaviors, and preferences. What makes the real difference is your intent, how ready you are to make the changes, and how much "connect" during your session. In other words, the more you allow yourself to feel emotionally during your hypnosis session, the better it works!
Do you do group sessions?
No, since I moved to my new office, I no longer offer group or joint sessions.
How long do the positive changes last?
The positive hypnotic suggestions will always be contained within the subconscious mind, but sometimes without proper reinforcement, the connection with the new positive behavior/thought patterns may loosen or wither. I always empower my clients with several different ways to reinforce their positive changes.
Are there people who cannot be hypnotized?
The basic rule of thumb is--if you can daydream, you can be hypnotized. There are a couple of reasons why people will not go into hypnosis. The most common reason is lack of comfort or rapport with the hypnotherapist. Another reason is a low desire for change or strong secondary gains to continue the negative behavior.