Hypnosis is a state of heightened suggestibility, and it often feels like a natural state of deep relaxation. Hypnosis is very safe. All Through-out our day we are going in and out of focused awareness, hearing things in the background, tuning someone out when we are highly focused on something else, this is a part of hypnosis.
What does it feel like? You will hear everything I'm saying while you are in a deeply relaxed state, you will hear all the beneficial sounds and words I am speaking to you. At no point will you lose control of your mind and at any time during the session we may even have a dialogue, you only provide as much information as YOU are willing to share.
“People think hypnosis is about giving up control, but it’s actually giving control back to the patient.” ~ Dr. Spiegel, Stanford University School of Medicine.
First, we must dispel the image of someone being "put under a spell" and made to cluck like a chicken. None of that happens in a therapeutic hypnosis session. In fact, here is what you can expect from 321 Hypnosis and Massage Center: you are in total control at all times. You will hear everything around you, be aware of everything around you.
Your first session is generally 90 minutes long. We use the first 20-30 minutes to discuss your needs and desired outcomes - what it is you are looking to change or heal. I will ask questions to help surface underlying issues that may contribute to the expression of certain patterns of behavior, feelings, thoughts and emotions.
Next, you will sit comfortably in a chair. I will talk with you and it may take up to 4-6 minutes or it might happen sooner, to get into a receptive state. The purpose of reaching a receptive state is to bypass the critical factor of the conscious mind (the logical, analytical, critical part of the mind) By bypassing the critical factor we may connect with the subconscious mind where all our habits, behaviors and programming are stored. It is here where we can re-frame the subconscious programming and associations that you may have reactions to events, situations, thoughts, habits and behaviors. Based on your desired outcomes (smoking cessation, be more confident/successful, releasing weight) the hypnosis session will be tailored to helping you achieve your goals through suggestions that we work on together. These suggestions are designed to address the presenting issue or challenges in order to bring about a positive, lasting change.
As I bring your awareness back into the room, we will review and discuss any emotions, feelings or other experiences you noticed during the process. I will give instructions on how to use self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is key to your success, so that you reinforce the positive suggestions. I will answer any questions you may have about the session. I will suggest a reinforcement session, because the subconscious loves repetition. If it's ok with you, I will follow up with a call, email or text, to see how you are doing.
Subsequent sessions are reinforcement sessions. Again the subconscious loves repetition. To begin the next session we will discuss any changes, experiences and challenges since the prior session. This information will be used to help me guide you for success. The session will follow a similar format as the first session in that you will be in a receptive state and receive positive suggestions that help you with the underlying cause of that issue. Each session will conclude with a review of the session and to discuss any feelings, emotions or other experiences you noticed during the process.
How Many Sessions Will It Take?
It depends on you. Your commitment level, how ready are you? If you are wanting to try it to see "if it works". It works when you apply the learning process. Like anything, relationships, friendships, raising children, it all takes work and commitment to be your best so these relationships thrive. The relationship with yourself is equally just as important. It's ok to put in the effort, give back to yourself, as you become your best self. You may just see things in a new way. We all are not perfect, sometimes, we falter from time to time. The great thing is to acknowledge where you are at, go forward, dust ourselves off, walk it off, forgive, and look to your future. Vision, imagine, where you want to go and that's what will come about.
Typically, clients experience real and lasting changes from between one to three and even four sessions. Clients who are dealing with more challenging issues example weight loss - I recommend 4 sessions. You will benefit from multiple sessions. The number of sessions you require is entirely based on your needs. There's no pressure to sign up for more sessions. You always have choices. It depends on how successful you want to become. It's up to us to get out of the way so we can start to take a fresh new look and live our lives the way we intended to live it.
321 Hypnosis and Massage Center recommends pre-paid packages. The more repetition you have in our sessions together, the better your subconscious will accept the suggestions. How many sessions does someone need? I would need to meet with you to find out what is your goal and objective. So, It depends on you, how ready are you? How willing are you to do the work necessary to bring you to a different point in your life to succeed. Wishing hasn't made it happen yet, so when will you take action to make your dreams come true?
Many times, people feel that hypnosis has helped them, and if you have a counselor, we can work together in conjunction to get you to a better place in your life. As you may recognize that hypnosis is a potential solution to a long-term challenge, you will soon see the benefit of our sessions far outweighs the ongoing cost of what's preventing you from achieving your goals and living your best life.
Please call or text today for a free, no obligation consultation: 508-868-9015
In three weeks, I’ve learned and changed so much on this potteresque mind-body journey. Information and demonstration are always spot on. My goals are acknowledged and addressed. June and Sheila are consummate professionals. June’s enthusiasm and nutrition advice for a healthy eating lifestyle have energized my day to day. Sheila’s personally tailored self hypnosis sessions reach into my mind and give me peace.
I’m looking forward to the next session of this wellness program.
*I have to say that prior to the first of the 4 sessions I was extremely skeptical of yet another weight loss program and more specifically hypnosis in general. Mind you I had no prior experience of any kind with hypnosis but a lifetime various weight loss attempts.
The sessions with June & Sheila are a combination of group discussion on nutrition and food education & approximately 1 hour of hypnosis. Sheila incorporated suggestions during the hypnosis that were based on our input. For example, I shared that I always felt I needed something sweet at night after dinner and that I tended graze in the kitchen while preparing meals – usually on taco chips. After the first session I completely stopped eating at night, still haven’t had any bread or taco ships and not a single piece of candy since before Halloween! This change in behavior was huge for me. Simple changes NOT deprivation make a big difference in how you look and feel.
In our discussions we learned about the effects of sugar, caffeine, dairy, carbohydrates when combined with protein. June shared recipes, dietary options, delicious samples and much, much more. These few simple behavior changes have resulted in 12 “pain free” lost pounds (so far), a more educated approach to grocery shopping, and significantly improved self esteem.
I am so glad I participated in the program and highly recommend it!
Hypnosis and Weight Loss 4-week program
1. Will I be Stuck in Hypnosis?
You are never stuck in Hypnosis. You are always safe and in control of how you are feeling, thinking, or sensing. Often, It feels like you will be deeply relaxed.
2. Will the hypnotist control my mind?
Hypnotist will never control your mind. You are always in control. And you are safe at all times. You can come out of hypnosis at anytime, but you will feel so deeply relaxed you will be focused on what the Hypnotist offers you for suggestions
3. Sharing of Secrets:
You will never reveal to me your secrets. Only time you would tell me something is if you allow yourself to share with me.
Education and Training: I was trained in hypnosis at NGH approved training courses and at other sponsored training courses and seminars. I am a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and I continue yearly education to maintain my training at a high level.
Notice: "THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS HAS NOT ADOPTED ANY EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING STANDARDS FOR THE PRACTICE OF HYPNOTISM. THIS STATEMENT OF CREDENTIALS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Under Massachusetts law a hypnotherapist may not provide a medical diagnosis or recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments. If a client desires a diagnosis or any other type of treatment from a different practitioner, the client may seek such services at any time. In the event my services are terminated by a client, the client has a right to coordinated transfer of services to another practitioner. A client has a right to refuse hypnosis services at any time. A client has a right to be free of physical, verbal or sexual abuse. A client has a right to know the expected duration of treatment, and may assert any right without retaliation."
Redress: I am a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and practice in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. If you have a complaint about my services or behavior that I cannot resolve for you personally, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at PO Box 308, Merrimack, NH 03054-0308, (603) 429-9438, to seek redress. Other services than my own may be available to you in the community. You may locate such providers in the telephone book.
Fees: Call Now for 15 - 30 Minute Free Consultation 508-868-9015. Any change in fee's will be given 30 day notice.
Confidentiality: I will not release any information to anyone without a written authorization from you, except as provided for by law. You have a right to be allowed access to my written record about you.
Insurance: I suggest you think of my services as something that you will pay for personally. That will both protect your privacy and help you value the work you are doing more. In general, insurance companies do not like to cover hypnotic services, and I caution you not to expect them to do so.
My Approach: I will always work for the highest and best for my clients, for your success is my success. On occasion, I might determine that hypnosis would not be in your best interest at this time, and either defer from taking you as a client, or refer you to another type of practitioner.
Location: 118 Main St. Webster, MA 01570 (Near School St. and High St.)
I work by appointment. You can schedule online or contact me at 508-868-9015 for more questions
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