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FAQ - Pittsburgh Life Coaching Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis Frequently Asked Questions

 What is hypnosis?

 Hypnosis is a pleasant, natural state, similar to daydreaming, and is highly effective for self improvement and making positive changes in your life. During hypnosis you are focused, alert, and aware of your surroundings. It is relaxing and pleasant. Most people are in and out of this state every day, for example when you are caught up in a good book or movie, or when you are doing something routine and lose track of time. The difference is that you choose to be in this state, and you are motivated to make a change.

  What is NLP?

NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming - is a unique study of human behavior and performance which uses the mind's own language to consistently achieve one's desired outcome.  An NLP Practitioner uses various strategically designed techniques, visualizations, relaxations and behavioral conditioning patterns that are specifically designed to help clients understand and motivate themselves, change limiting beliefs, improve undesirable behavior patterns, and most importantly - achieve EXCELLENCE.

Can I get stuck in hypnosis?  Is hypnosis safe?

 Hypnosis is very safe, and no, you can't get stuck in hypnosis! Hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness. You are not unconscious or asleep. It's like daydreaming about a positive goal that you want to reach. If you choose, you can simply open your eyes at any time. Hypnosis was approved by the American Medical Association as an effective complimentary therapy in the 1950's.

Will I reveal private information?

 No, you will not reveal anything you don't want to reveal. You are always in complete control. You are simply relaxing and imagining your positive goals.

 Can I be hypnotized?

Most people of normal functioning intelligence can be hypnotized by an experienced hypnotherapist. You need to be willing, motivated, and able to concentrate. If you can worry or daydream, chances are you can enter hypnosis.

Do you control me during hypnosis?

Absolutely not! This may be the most common misconception about hypnosis. A qualified hypnotherapist simply acts as a "tour guide" to help you reach a deeply relaxed state, where the goals that you specifically seek are worked on. Hypnosis gives you complete control. Because you are in control, all hypnosis is really self hypnosis.