How long does a session last?
Each session lasts 2-3 hours.
How often do I have to come for the sessions?
I advise one session a week so that the mind has a chance to integrate the learnings and changes that occur during the session. In rare cases when a client is coming from out of town, I may conduct 3-4 sessions on consecutive or alternate days.
How many sessions do I need to resolve my issue?
There is no predefined number of sessions for any particular issue. Each client is a unique individual with their own set of experiences and learnings. Thus the cause of their presenting symptoms can be highly varied. The number of sessions required depends on the willingness of the client to bring change in their lives, the number of underlying causes and the responsiveness of the subconscious mind.
Please note that hypnotherapy is not “magic” or a “miracle cure”. It is a systematic process to bring about change and change takes time.
How should I expect to feel during the hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness and relaxation. What this means is that you are perfectly relaxed and aware of everything around you.
The actual experience of a hypnotic trance and the information that is revealed by the subconscious mind varies from individual to individual and cannot be commented upon. However, clients come out of the trance feeling calm and very good about themselves. They find the overall experience positive and therapeutic.
What happens if I am unable to go into a hypnotic trance?
Your mind is already used to the process of going in and out of trance. We all experience this state many times a day without being aware of it, for example, when we are engrossed in a tv show or movie, while driving in a relaxed way on the highway, when we are lost in a good book, and as we go off to sleep every night. Entering the hypnotic state during the therapy session depends on your ability to relax and let go. Trust the process and enjoy the journey.
Will I remember what I experience under hypnosis?
Hypnosis does not lead to loss of consciousness or amnesia. Hypnotherapy is typically conducted in a medium trance state and clients are able to recall as much as they are when they are not in a trance. In rare cases, therapy has to be conducted in deep trance and there is a possibility that the client may recall only some parts of the session. In such an instance, the client can request the audio recording of the session (assuming they have given permission to record the session prior to the session).
Is it true that the hypnotherapist controls the client’s mind?
Contrary to what is depicted in stage shows, tv shows and movies, hypnosis is not a form of mind control. The client is very much conscious and in control of their body and mind. You will be able to hear and feel everything happening to you and around you. In fact, if the therapist makes a suggestion that is not acceptable to the subconscious mind, it will reject the suggestion automatically.
Is it possible for me to get stuck in the trance state or during a past life regression?
It is impossible to get stuck. As mentioned earlier, your mind is already used to coming and going out of hypnosis many times during the day. Also, this is a state of heightened awareness so that if anything should make you uncomfortable, you can simply come out of trance by opening your eyes, speaking or moving about. You will find yourself in the same place where you started.
Do I need to rest or observe any precautions after the session?
Hypnotherapy is a safe method with no side effects. The client is comfortable and relaxed both during the session and after the session. Therefore, it is safe to drive, work, or conduct any other activity after the session. Rest is not required but some clients may wish to rest due to the relaxed state of mind.
What are the side effects of hypnotherapy or regression therapy?
There are no side effects to hypnotherapy or regression therapy when conducted by a competent, skilled and qualified therapist.