Hypnosis is a natural learning state, a powerful way to overcome fears, accomplish goals, and give great clarity to your mind. Everyone experiences hypnosis, usually many times a day. It happens while driving, reading a book, and watching a movie or TV. During events like these, our mind flows into the relaxed, hyper-focused zone that is the unconscious mind.
Our conscious mind, while busy sensing the world around us, distracts us from working within the unconscious mind. This is the part of us where deep change and healing take place. Under the guidance of a skilled hypnotherapist, your unconscious mind is accessed and opened, allowing learning and intuition to flourish.
Nope. This is a Hollywood construct.
As stated before, all of us self-hypnotize, usually very often. The simple answer is that if you seek change, want it to happen, hypnosis is easy, pleasant, and very relaxing.
More often than not, many problems can be well treated in a single session. If it appears that several sessions may be needed, it will likely be known and made clear before the first session.
No. I do not diagnose ailments or prescribe medications. Hypnotherapy should be used as an adjunct therapy to any serious medical condition, under the care and supervision of your physician. More about me here.