How It Works

How Does Hypnosis Work?

If you’re wondering what exactly hypnosis is and how it works, it’s best to start out with what hypnosis isn’t. 

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  • It is not sleep. You may look like you are sleeping and your body may be very relaxed; however, you’ll most likely be awake and alert the entire time – though it’s common for your attention to drift and wander during a session.
  • It is not mind control. You cannot be made to do something you don’t want to do. Instead, the phenomenon of hypnosis is a powerful tool that can assist you in strengthening decisions you’ve already made for yourself. When used properly, you can gain significant leverage over unhealthy, unproductive, or unwanted habits. You can use hypnosis to reduce stress and maintain a healthy mind and body. 

From stress & pain management to weight loss, hypnosis can help you!

What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?

Think of a time when you tried to get the attention of a person in the middle of a good movie. Hypnosis feels very similar to the state of being “zoned out” in front of the TV. It happens easily through natural relaxation and focus of attention. You are aware and alert, and if you need to get up or interrupt yourself you can – but you are focused intently on what you are doing. The more you allow yourself to relax and focus your attention on the suggestions given (just like when you are watching a movie following the story), the

more receptive you will be to that suggestion – and the more likely you are to agree with and act on that suggestion (you may even cry if the movie is a sad one). Of course, any suggestion you don’t agree with will simply be rejected.
Like anything else, the more you practice going into hypnosis, the easier it becomes, and before long you’ll get very good at going into hypnosis whenever you want – whether it’s in a session with your hypnotist or at home using a self-hypnosis program. However, live and customized sessions with a qualified and specialized hypnotist are always recommended. It allows us to tailor the program specifically to your special and unique needs so you can get the most from your experience. Suggestions are given to you in a way that accurately reflects the way you’re perceiving the problem, and that follow your unique decision-making process, making the hypnosis program more effective. Private sessions are completely focused on your particular situation. As a result, they are more engaging, more personalized, more fun, and ultimately more effective. Contact us today for more information or to set up a consultation.
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“Deborah opened me up to techniques I will use in my life to continue to grow and empower myself. I know and feel I’m a better person all around for having had these sessions with Deborah.” 
- Pam Alcid

"I was certainly skeptical at first whether or not hypnosis would help my bruxism but I was willing to give it a try. I wasn't transported to another world, unaware of what was happening as I thought would be the case, on the contrary I heard everything that Deborah said. One night I woke myself up for the first time ever with the extreme grinding and clenching of teeth. This is exactly what Deborah had said in her session: I would wake up when it happened again and would loosen my jaw and go back to sleep. It was amazing. I have had not had an issue with Bruxism for two years." 
- Veronica N.

"I used hypnosis for nail biting and noticed a change in behavior immediately - on the way home. After one session I became aware of my nail biting and immediately removed my hands from my mouth before I began biting my nails." 
- Steve Hanna

"I contacted Deb because I had lost my company issued jacket. I needed to find it. I was extremely leery about hypnosis. Deb walked me through the steps and alleviated my concerns. Her voice is gentle and soothing. She is professional all the way. I recommend consulting Deb if you need a hypnotist. I found my jacket. Thanks, Deb." 
- Karen Hayes

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