Questions & Answers
Question: What is the
difference between A Stage Hypnotist, Hypnotist, & Certified
Answer: The Stage
Hypnotist is an entertainer. He or she gets people to do entertaining
when they are Hypnotized. A Hypnotist
him or herself to a few things. For example a Dentist may use hypnosis
a tool with his or her patients. They may not have the wide range of
training that a Certified Hypnotherapist does. A Certified Hypnotherapist has been trained in a wide
range of applications for the use
of Hypnosis for therapy. All have the same ability to hypnotize
but how they use it is the big difference. ( In any case you should ask
experienced they are in what you want. Some Hypnotists
may be fully qualified to do deal with your problem.)
Question: So a Certified Hypnotherapist is the highest level of
Answer: Only in his or her knowledge of
applications. A Certified Hypnotherapist can do Stage Hypnosis if he or
she wants. Part of learning to become a Certified Hypnotherapist was to
learn and understand Stage Hypnosis and the methods used. Anything
than very specialized applications is part of the training. A Certified
Hypnotherapist must meet a certain level of knowledge and skill before
are certified. There are also levels of moral
ethical guidelines they must follow or they risk losing their
Questions: Who Makes the certification
Answer: The National Guild of Hypnotist
has established the guidelines for training & certification. Every
year Certified Hypnotherapist’s are require to take additional training
to maintain their certifications.
Question: How many members belong to the
National Guild of Hypnotists?
Answer: Over 7500 at last count. But all
are not Certified Hypnotherapists. Some are Stage Hypnotists, and
Question: How Does Hypnosis work?
Answer: We use about 5% of our brain. When
a person is in Hypnosis, the Hypnotist can
access the other 95%. With all this added power wonderful things
are 3 images. The first shows the brain of a subject before being
in a hypnotic trance. The second shows the same subject in hypnotic
The Third shows the subject immediately after exiting the hypnotic
you can clearly see that the first and third are very similar, and much
more brain activity during Hypnosis shown
Question: Will I lose control when I am
Answer: No, anything you would not do
when not Hypnotized, you won't do when you are Hypnotized. Any hypnotic
suggestion that go past that line in your head will be rejected. If
getting people to do thing they did not want to do was possible, then
every person who know Hypnosis would be best friends with Microsoft's
Question: What if I don't believe in
Answer: It doesn't matter if you believe
in Hypnosis or not, you still can be
Hypnotized. However resisting being Hypnotized is not the same as not
being able to be Hypnotized. It's up to you if you want to resist, most
Hypnotherapists charge by the hour.
Question: What Can be done with
Hypnotherapy to help me?
Answer: Browse this website. If you still
have questions, or you can contact me. There
are several not listed here only because they may require an additional
degree or they just have not made it to this website yet. The best way
not to miss anything is go to the Website map
Question: What is Hypnosis like?
Answer: It is very subtle. Unless you have
been trained in Hypnosis you would never
when you enter trance. If you drive a car, sometimes you forget part of
trip. All of a sudden you relies that you are further along than you
recall, or may have passed your exit. Another example is loosing your
and later finding them in a place you have already looked. There is no
specific sensation while being hypnotized. The Hypnotist can select a
sensation with a suggestion or not. The Hypnotists often lets the
subconscious choose what to experience. Most people find it pleasant
and relaxing. Still others find it addictive and extremely enjoyable.
This is because endorphins (the feel
good hormone) are a naturally produced during Hypnosis.
Question: Are there different styles of
Answer: Yes, there are several. I choose
the one best suited for the person and the problem. Unless you have knowledge of Hypnosis, listing them would mean
nothing to you. I do not take the one size fits all approach. Every
person that comes to see me gets personalized therapy based on their
problem. For example for people that want to stop
smoking, I have several programs to choose from. I select the best
one for that person. And if need be I will develop one for their
particular needs. That is why I have so
many programs. They started as custom programs, and were later added to
Question: Is Hypnotherapy the same thing as
Answer: Hypnotherapy deals with the
subconscious mind. All other therapies deal with the conscious mind.
Although the end results may be the same, the approach is completely
different. A Psychologist and Psychiatrist may only receive about 2 to
4 hours education on hypnosis. Because of that many psychologists don’t
understand hypnosis in depth, and they may make negative comments about
it. If you take the time to research any negative comments about
hypnosis you will find the source is a non qualified person. Even a
Doctor who may have impressive credentials is not qualified to make a
comment on hypnosis unless his or her credentials include hypnotherapy.
Only a person properly trained in hypnosis is qualified to comment on
it. In short you can’t describe what it is like to drive sitting in the
Question: How long does the Therapy take?
Answer: It depends on what your Therapy
is. 3 to 6 sessions being the average with most being 4 sessions.
Question: Do you have a specialty?
Answer: Yes, it is called Relationship Enhancement. I also deal with
sexual issues and pain
management. Please go to those pages to find out more.
Question: Do you do Past life Regression?
Answer: No, I view it as a novelty and not
Therapy. There are Hypnotist that specialize in this.
Question: How do I choose a good
Answer: Ask the hard questions. How many
types of therapy do you do? Do you belong to the National Guild of
Hypnotists? Is your certification current? Please understand that the
same level of confidentiality applies with a Certified Hypnotherapist
as with you Doctor or lawyer. So if any of your questions cross this
confidentiality line, don't expect a answer. If you still are not sure
you can contact the National
Guild of Hypnotists. Because of the new HIPAA laws, I have elected
to provide my clients with a written guideline as to how I conduct my
practice and control of confidential information. The need to do this
is still under debate and legal review. Whatever the outcome, I still
feel the practice
of providing my clients the knowledge of how their private information
protected is a positive decision.
Will my insurance cover this?
Answer: This is truly the most loaded
question of them all. Several factors must be looked at. First is some
insurances will pay, and some will not for the same service. You need
to ask them yourself. Second your insurance is more likely to pay if
you are referred by a service provider that is covered under your
insurance. In example if your Doctor says that this is necessary for
you, then the chances are better. But still no guarantee. Other service
providers may be Marriage counselors, Psychologists, or Psychiatrists.
Again in this case expect the worse, and hope for the best. Update Summer 2003: Insurance is
starting to cover more and more, In particular Fibromyalgia. and IBS.
The reason for this is that Hypnotherapy is very effective for Fibromyalgia, and it costs them a lot less
the endless bleeding of their wallet for pain medications. This is a
good thing in more ways than one. First it shows that Hypnotherapy is
more and more accepted as a valid and beneficial treatment, and it
doors for people who otherwise could not afford the therapy. It would
Hypnotherapy is about 5 to 10 years behind Chiropractic treatments. 5
10 years ago they were not covered by insurance.
Question: How are you paid?
Answer: You pay me at the time of service.
You will be provided with a bill showing the services provided. It is
up to you to submit the bill. The reason for this is service providers
with insurance companies, most likely have someone on staff full time
to deal with them. Keep in mind insurance companies are in
to make money. So if they can find ways to deny your claim they will.
assured they have people on staff who look for ways to avoid paying.
Question: Do you provide
tapes or CDs?
Answer: Yes. For clients
I provide the option of purchasing a custom CD based on their therapy
with me. As of July 2003 I have started to market custom & Generic
CDs to people who have not seen me. To find out more on what CDs I
offer click here.
Note: For the moment this service is suspended.
Question: What are your
Answer: My Bio
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