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Common Questions about Hypnosis

Can I be Hypnotized?

Everyone can be hypnotized. In fact, people go into a light state of hypnosis every night on their way to sleep and every morning as they are waking.

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. A hypnotist is simply a guide in the process. That means that you can only be hypnotized if you want to be.

Do I have to believe in hypnosis in order for this to work?

Belief in hypnosis is not required for hypnosis to be effective. Hypnosis is a science. The only things that are required are the desire for change, the ability to listen and a willingness to follow directions.

What does hypnosis feel like?

The one thing that everyone has in common is a feeling of calm, peacefulness, and relaxation that begins during the hypnosis session and stays with you for hours or days afterwards.

How will I know I am hypnotized?

There is no such thing as a hypnotized feeling and most clients on completion would say they “felt deeply relaxed and aware”. Others may feel lightness or a tingling feeling, others feel heaviness while others report they did not feel anything.

Can a person in hypnosis be controlled?

No. If the hypnotherapist were to give you suggestions that you didn’t agree with or were morally against your beliefs, you would reject them.

Can a hypnotist make me do something I don’t want to do?

You are allowing the hypnotist to guide you into your deeper and broader memory and other resources. You are free to reject and receive any suggestion at any time.

Can I get “stuck” in the hypnotic state?

No, you cannot get stuck. Since hypnotic levels are altered states between being fully awake and being completely asleep, you would merely fall asleep and wake up when you are ready.

Will I reveal any secrets when hypnotized?

No. Since you are in charge, and letting yourself be hypnotized, your own mind determines how much or how little you wish to contribute to a hypnosis session.

What can hypnosis help me with?

Hypnosis can help in so many different areas. It’s always best to talk to the Hypnotherapist and make sure the energy is good between you. If a Hypnotherapist does not offer a free consultation, go to someone who will!

How many sessions will it take to see changes?

It’s always difficult to say how many sessions would be needed until more is known about the issue. Generally speaking, about 1 – 4 sessions is the average.

Meet the San Diego Hypnosis Clinic Team

Tara O'Neil

Tara is empathetic, intuitive, kind, and understanding. These benefit her by creating a safe, warm, and welcoming space where clients feel comfortable. Tara  continues to explore and learn new practices and teachings to support all her clients.

Kim Balesteri

  Kimberly Balesteri, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, has dedicated her career to helping clients create more balance in their lives, using her toolbox of methods to help with phobias, panic attacks, stress relief, weight loss, pain control and self-sabotage.

Diane Edwards

    Diane Edwards is a highly trained and well-respected Master Hypnotherapist, recognized as a leading authority in the field of all addictive behaviors. Diane strongly believes in her ability to empower people to change their lives for the better.

Meredith Osetek

Meredith Osetek, Certified Hypnotherapist and Therapeutic Imagery Master, is compassionate, warm, and highly intuitive. Meredith is skilled at assisting clients of all ages in healing, growing, and moving on from limiting beliefs and behaviors.

You can rely on this Dynamic Team of Skilled Hypnotherapists

You will receive an honest assessment of YOUR specific issue, and if Hypnosis would be a good fit.

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