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Can hypnosis be bad for your health?No. My guess would be that all medical practitioners would agree on the health benefits of relaxation. Relaxation helps to bring about a homeostatic balance – a balance within the system of mind, body and soul, emotionally and physically. The problem is that a lot of doctors say to people, “you need to learn to relax”, but they never really give them the tools for knowing “how to relax”. Relaxation is extremely important for your health.19 Jul, 2016 11:20 AM
Can you get stuck in hypnosis and be unable to wake up?No one ever gets "stuck" in hypnosis. Remember that hypnosis is a natural and normal state to be in from time to time. It's not a state which is completely alien to us. Of course, hypnosis is a subjective experience and everyone will experience it differently, but the worst that could possibly happen is that you drift into natural sleep, and after 5 or 10 minutes you wake up naturally. Some people may use hypnosis as a bridge into natural sleep. In my private hypnotherapy sessions, some people have been kept awake by their stress, and when hypnosis relaxes them, they have naturally fallen asleep. This is not a problem. But remember, you'll never get stuck in hypnosis and be unable to wake up.19 Jul, 2016 11:30 AM
Will I be asleep or unconscious when in hypnosis?No. You're not asleep and you're not unconscious, you're fully aware of what's happening around you. Of course, everyone's experience is slightly different. Some people feel light, some feel heavy, but almost everyone feels extremely relaxed. Generally, when people are in a deep state of hypnosis, they feel as if their body has gone to sleep but the mind is still alert, awake, and aware. If you do fall into a natural sleep, then don't worry. I've always believed that if people feel they're drifting off to sleep when listening to a self-hypnosis session, it's fine; it'll still do its work.19 Jul, 2016 11:30 AM
Will I become dependent on the hypnotist?Remember, you have a conscious awareness during hypnosis, and are in full control. If the hypnotist were to ask a subject to do anything inappropriate, most people would pull themselves out of it spontaneously. The best, most professional and ethical hypnotherapists work in a way that makes the client feel empowered, rather than working in an authoritarian way where problems may result.19 Jul, 2016 11:30 AM
In hypnosis, will I be able to recall everything that's ever happened to me?No. Certain therapists use certain specific techniques that may help a person remember certain things from the past if that's going to be useful for them. This is called regression work. But you will not recall all your memories.19 Jul, 2016 11:30 AM
What does it feel like to be hypnotized?Hypnosis feels different to different people. Some people feel light and tingly, others heavy, and some people feel numbness. Some people find their eyes tear up or that they swallow more. But most likely, you will feel like you are deep inside yourself but still aware that you are in a room, in a chair, being guided into hypnosis.19 Jul, 2016 11:31 AM
What are some different issues that hypnosis can help with?People come to see hypnotists for many different reasons. The most common reasons are to help overcome addictions and habits, such as smoking cessation and weight loss. Other people come to relieve stress and anxiety, or even to get help with fears and phobias. Some clients come to enhance certain attributes such as sports performance and study skills.19 Jul, 2016 11:31 AM
Do hypnotists have special powers?The thought that hypnotists have 'special powers' originates from Hollywood movies. This is understandable, as there's a deep mystery surrounding hypnosis. The truth is that hypnotists don't have any special powers. They just have knowledge and experience in the skill of inducing hypnosis. With sufficient effort and practice, most people could probably induce hypnosis. Of course, the real skill is in what way you use it, and how you use the hypnotic state to help people.19 Jul, 2016 11:31 AM
Does hypnosis only work on certain people?No. While it's true that hypnosis can be more useful for some people than others, I would say it's mainly comes down to the person's motivation, their willingness, and their ability to concentrate. As far as I'm concerned everyone is suggestible to some degree. If you're interested in something and it's something that you want, generally you're open to its effects. It's the same with hypnosis. If you want it to work and you co-operate, then you'll reap the benefits.19 Jul, 2016 11:31 AM
Are people who get hypnotized weak minded?No. It's quite the opposite. Without doubt, it's the people who can concentrate well and have a creative imagination that are, if you want to use the term, the best 'hypnotic subjects'. These types of people go into hypnosis easier and deeper than anyone else. We're all susceptible to suggestion, but to varying degrees. If someone is offering me something useful, then I will work towards achieving it. It would be really silly to work against something that will benefit you. So it's really not true that people who are hypnotized are gullible or weak minded.19 Jul, 2016 11:31 AM
When in hypnosis, can I be made to say or do something against my will?Hypnosis is a state of heightened suggestion. Generally, people won't do anything which goes against their personal values or beliefs. What you have to remember about hypnosis is that it's not sleep. You're aware of everything happening around you. If someone tells you to do something that is really against your values, then you won't do it. You'll come out of the state of hypnosis, and in fact, you'd almost be shocked out of hypnosis. It's as simple as that!19 Jul, 2016 11:32 AM
I don't think I can be hypnotized.Anyone can be hypnotized if they are willing and open. Sometimes a person might not realize that they are in a hypnotic trance because it does not feel much different from a normal waking state.19 Jul, 2016 11:32 AM
Will I lose control?You cannot be made to do anything that you are not basically willing to do. People who "cluck like chickens" for "entertainment" hypnosis are those who don't mind "clucking".19 Jul, 2016 11:32 AM
Isn't hypnosis pretty much the same as being asleep?Most people are aware of what is happening while they are in a hypnotic trance state. You can hear what is happening and can come "out of" hypnosis if you chose at any time. In cases where pain reduction or anesthesia is needed you will be trained to go into deeper states like somnambulant states, which can be like sleep.19 Jul, 2016 11:32 AM
I'm afraid I won't remember the session.Although some people do not recall all of the session, most people have memory of what happens in the session. When hypnosis is used for therapeutic purposes, the person usually does recall what is important for them to remember.19 Jul, 2016 11:32 AM
I have contacted Monarch Healing in Brevard with no response. I want to meet with a hypnotist regarding reining in my nighttime eating and, more importantly, the 'bashful bladder' issue. I was successfully hynotised 35 yrs to stop smoking. Please advise of name, phone number of appropriate clinician.We would be happy to help you with the problems you mentioned. Hypnosis is an amazing tool that can help you to stop bad habit patterns and replace them by promoting more positive behaviors in their place. Please call to schedule your first session or to ask any other questions you might have. 828-683-690019 Jul, 2016 11:32 AM
I want to stop smoking. But like so many other people today I am wondering about the price. Is there a cost for the in-depth consultation? How much does a session cost? How many sessions does it take to be able to stop smoking? If hypnosis works to help me stop smoking, can it work to relieve other issues I may have like stress, or desire to exercise on a routine basis?
Thank you for your time.
The 3 package session is $300 and includes a consultation, 3 hypnosis sessions, and CDs of the session that you can listen to at home.
19 Jul, 2016 11:33 AM
Can you hypnotize someone over/via Skype? I was wondering as I would like to quit smoking. And, if you can... what would be the cost? Thank you.Yes we can hypnotize someone over Skype! Thank you for your question. The best quit smoking package is $300 and includes three sessions and CD recordings of the sessions so you can "reboot" at home. 19 Jul, 2016 11:33 AM
Im looking for a hypnosis school. Do you have any recommendations? I recently hired a stage hypnotist and loved the show.Wonderful. Are you interested in becoming a hypnotist? We train and certify hypnotists here at the Counseling Center. We offer the program and certifcation course throught the National Guild Of Hypnotists. The dates are posted on our website and there is additional information I could send you. Thank you for your interest! Jul, 2016 11:33 AM
i'm very interested in learning hypnotherapy and getting certified to do so. could i have some direction in that area?We offer basis hypnosis training courses twice a year. Completion of our course will provide you with access to become registered with the National Guild of Hypnotist. Please check our hypnosis training tab at the top of the page for the dates on our next scheduled course. If you would like more information, please send an email to requesting the info or call us at 828-683-6900.19 Jul, 2016 11:34 AM
I have psoriasis but my problem is that the psoriasis has focused my strong OCD on other parts of my skin (non-psoriatic parts) that I scratch and am destroying. Can hypnosis stop me from doing that? Also I have other more general problems that might not lend themselves to hypnosis. Do you handle other type therapies? Finally, do you take Blue Cross and handle the paperwork yourself?Absolutely! Hypnosis can help break many unwanted habit patterns, including scratching. In addition, since one of the reasons for psoriasis "flare-ups" can be emotional stress, hypnosis can help teach you to relax and reduce the stress that causes the irritation, resulting in less itching as well as helping to strengthen your overall immune system.
Yes, I also do other types of therapies, including meditation instruction, chakra balancing, diet and wellness counseling and more.
We do not bill for insurance reimbursement.
19 Jul, 2016 11:34 AM
Your Conditions and Issues page doesn't mention insomnia. Do you use hypnosis for insomnia?Yes, we can use hypnosis to treat insomnia within 2 or 3 sessions. Call our office to schedule your first session.19 Jul, 2016 11:34 AM
Will a person tell the truth about something if asked while under hypnosis?Since a person in hypnosis still is in control of what they say and do, they can lie just as easily as when awake. The key to encouraging truthfulness is to have a trust and non-judgmental acceptance from the person working with them.19 Jul, 2016 11:35 AM
What is the cost of learning hypnotism on line?Private, online hypnosis training is available on a per/hour basis. Please contact our office to determine your needs based on your background and experience. For the full Certification Training Course, at this time, the NGH (National guild of Hypnosis) requires the majority of the course to be done in person. If you just want to learn about hypnosis and learn some basic techniques, on-line training is certainly an option.19 Jul, 2016 11:35 AM
Hello you say you can help me quit smoking for $300 do you guarantee this?????????While hypnosis is a very effective tool which can help you to quit smoking and break other bad habit patterns, it is not a guaranteed method; unless, of course, you would like to hire us to follow you as a paid companion. ;)
Seriously, though, hypnosis is a tool which means you have to put the effort into it before it will do anything. It just makes the job easier.
If you would like an explanation of what we do, please call our office at your convenience. 828-683-6900
19 Jul, 2016 11:35 AM
I would like to learn hypnotherapy,as a retired LPN, i'am thinking of other things I could learn for pain relief,hospice labor emotional blocks PTSD,and of course quitting smoking,etc I have been hypnotized 2 times,the last stages of labor by a midwife,and to quit smoking, and I would very much like to learn this to help others and myself. I would also like a hands on approach,with some work on d like to be immersed with it and beccomputer,but woulome accredited at the finish of the program.please contact me about yours bonnie jean Christensen.
Hypnosis is certainly an extremely helpful tool for those in the healing professions. Our course offers the chance to learn through doing. We arrange for someone that has never been hypnotized to come in so that you are sure they are giving un-rehearsed responses to give you a hands-on learning experience. Of course, there is always time to work with the other students in the class so you will have the opportunity to be hypnotized yourself.
At the end of the course, you will be required to complete 25 additional hours of practice before submitting your application to the National Guild of Hypnotists for certification. Once that is completed and you have met all the course requirements you will be a certified hypnotist through NGH. Please call if you have more questions or to register for our next Training Seminar. Check our training page for the dates of our next course. 828-683-6900
19 Jul, 2016 11:45 AM
What license is required to start you on business in Hypnothery in NC. Can you say that you are a counselor in the field after taking your coarse. To my knowledge, there is no licensing board in the state of North Carolina that governs "hypnotists". Please keep in mind that a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist are two different professions. In order to market yourself as a hypnotherapist, you would have to have some kind of clinical background, or be a licensed medical professional, to justify representing yourself as a therapist of any type. Our course allows you to become a certified hypnotist by receiving your certification through a nationally recognized guild (National Guild of Hypnotists).19 Jul, 2016 11:45 AM
I have tried to quit smoking again for the the last 20 years. I have tried everything on the market and have had problems with them. I now have some major medical problems that hopefully will remain as they are and not worsen if I can quit. Do you feel this could be an option for me?Absolutely! Hypnosis is a safe tool that can help someone that is ready to quit by continually reinforcing the suggestion that you are capable of achieving your goal. This suggestion is developed in your own desire to quit. Because the suggestions given during hypnosis are based solely on what you have expressed as your own desires, you are not under the pressure of someone else's expectations and suggestions.19 Jul, 2016 11:45 AM
I had a rash that started over a year ago with intense itching, the rash is gone but the itching is still with me. They say my immune system has turned on me. Doctors took me off of all my meds, I was allergic to most of them. I thought hypnosis may help me to get relief from the itching. Thank you, CarolynYes, certainly hypnotherapy can be helpful with all kinds of conditions especially those that are "automatic" habit patterns such as yours. Hypnosis can help boost the immune system and reduce allergic reactions. Please call for more information.19 Jul, 2016 11:45 AM
How close together are the three sessions? And what if after the sessions I'm still smoking?We normally space the sessions about a week apart, but depending on your individual schedule/needs, we can adjust this accordingly.
Hypnosis is not a "magic bullet" that will guarantee you will quit smoking. Instead, think of it as a tool to assist you once you have made up your mind and are ready to quit. The sessions, along with the recordings that can be listened to at home, will reinforce your motivation increasing the odds of success. Please call our office if you further questions or to schedule your first session.
19 Jul, 2016 11:46 AM
Sarah, I have been trying to recall for over a year now the location of 3 pieces of jewelry that have been misplaced. One of the pieces, diamond earrings, from my deceased husband on our 30th anniversary. I put them out of sight (famous last words) because I was missing some things in my home due to comings and goings of my adult sons acquaintances. Would it be possible for you to help me recall them? I realize that this may be a trivial thing in the grand scheme of life but it would mean a lot to me. Please let me know if you would be able to help.
Thank you for taking time to read this.
Hypnosis is a process that puts you into a state of mind that allows you to focus on a single event and quiet all the other little whispers in your mind that can distract from the goal. With the hypnotist's guidance, you can often recall things under hypnosis that you can't seem to manage on your own. Please call to schedule a time for your session or to ask questions. 828-683-6900
19 Jul, 2016 11:46 AM
Hi there...interested in learning and getting certified in hypnosis...obviously too late for August dates but when is next training and what is the cost? Thank you, GeneWe are planning to have a late-fall training seminar (if there is enough interest) around late September and early October. Compared to other training programs in this region, we have been told that our prices are extremely competitive. The cost of the training seminar depends on your personal background and experience. It includes the cost of materials and the first year of membership/certification with the National Guild of Hypnotists. A deposit of $500 is required to register for the course with the remaining balance due at the start (interest-free financing available).
Also, we do offer private training with Sarah for an hourly fee which allows for people with scheduling restrictions to complete the training program to become a certified hypnotist.
Please note that in order to be certified you have to do the majority of the training in person. If, however, you are only interested in a casual training for personal knowledge, online training is available.
19 Jul, 2016 11:46 AM
I have just signed up for your course, I have a speech problem and am wondering if it is ok that I signed up. I wonder if I should first see you privately and get over the speech problem and then take the class? Thanks for your help.Depending on the severity of the impairment, it may or may not be an obstacle to becoming a hypnotist. If you are able to be understood when speaking, you should be able to learn to become a successful hypnotist through our training program. Anyone with questions about whether they would be a good candidate for our hypnosis training program is invited and encouraged to call our office.19 Jul, 2016 11:47 AM
I'm a compulsive gambler. PTSD. Low self esteem caused by depression and domestic abuse. can hypnosis help meYes, hypnosis can help with low self-esteem, PTSD, depression and many bad habits, including gambling. It can also help lessen the negative effects of low self-esteem by introducing positive suggestions that are reinforced with a recording of the hypnosis session that you will receive at the session and you can then use to listen to again on your own at home. Call for more information or to schedule your appointment at (828) 683-6900 or email at 19 Jul, 2016 11:47 AM
I am suffering from post traumatic stress disorder caused by domestic abuse. I gamble all my money in hopes of winning something that will change my life... I know it won't happen... I need help. Can hypnosis help me?Yes, hypnosis can help with quitting any behavior that is considered to be a bad habit, including gambling, provided you are committed to stopping. Please call to schedule a hypnosis session at (828) 683-6900 or email Jul, 2016 11:47 AM
I want to lose 45-50 pounds and I was wondering if being hypnotized has been successful on others. I am self-conscious of my weight. I've tried diet pills and wound up in the hospital with kidney failure because an ingredient in the pill caused my kidneys to have a reaction. Will hypnosis help me?Yes, hypnosis is very helpful for weight loss. It's not a "magic bullet" - you still need to do your part but when combined with a healthy weight loss plan and exercise - it gives you the best chance for success in the long run.19 Jul, 2016 11:47 AM
I try to leave smoking but I still find myself doing it even after fasting I really need helpWe offer a 3-session smoking cessation plan that can help you when you are ready to quit. Each session is recorded and given to you on CD to help reinforce the suggestions given during hypnosis after you leave. Please call our office for more information and to schedule your first session.19 Jul, 2016 11:47 AM
hey, I'm 14 and i have a phobia for flying.I start histerically crying when the plane takes off and land The problem is i travel a lot because i live outside my country and i have family and friends all around the world, so i really can't prevent it.Right now I'm in china learning Chinese and i have to leave in a few days. I'm really scared . i have searched everywhere to find cures for this fear but it just doesn't go.Dear fear of flying,
Thank you for contacting us. You sound like a very brave and intelligent fellow. Good for you for looking into it gnosis. Hypnosis can be very effective with all sorts of fears and anxiety including fear of flying. This is a fairly common fear and hypnosis has been used very successfully with this issue. If you do not have someone near you to work with I am available for sessions by phone or Skype. You would just need to arrange a place where you will be undisturbed and a way to listen without having to hold the telephone to your ear such as speakerphone or headphones.
Feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you Regards, Sarah
19 Jul, 2016 11:48 AM
Can hypnotism work if I am too emotional to relax? Isn't hypnotism dependent on reaching a deep state of relaxation?People often speak about hypnosis and relaxation in the same breath. However relaxation is a requirement. Please contact us to discuss your needs.19 Jul, 2016 11:48 AM
Can hypnosis help me learn Spanish? I am 57 years old and my husband's Mexican. I feel I am having trouble with retaining the language and I know no confidence in trying to carry on a conversation.Yes hypnosis can help to learn many different subjects. We can help with memory, focus and confidence. Please contact us to discuss further.19 Jul, 2016 11:48 AM
I have 11 days off as a UPS driver starting Christmas Day. I am looking for a retreat for that week, to quit smoking after 30 years and just relax. Do you know of anyone who offers something like this in NC. I think the hypnosis would help and after a week of this I would hope I have hit an important bucket list project. ThanksDear Gwyn,
Thank you for your inquiry and yes! We do have space in our mountain cabin retreat as well as hypnosis for smoking cessation. We are located 15 miles from Asheville on 30 acres. Contact as soon as possible to make arrangements
19 Jul, 2016 11:48 AM
My husbands has a desire to stop smoking . we would like to know the cost of seeing you for this problem You can take advantage of our special discount. If you commit to 3 sessions it is $300.00. If not the first session is $175.00 and any session that follows is $100.00. Please call us at 828-683-6900 for more information about how hypnosis can help with quitting smoking.19 Jul, 2016 11:55 AM
Does students stay at your retreat during the training sessions? I am currently studying stage hypnosis, but would like to be certified, as well.We do offer limited, on-site, lodging options (shared and private spaces). If you like to camp, we offer a concrete pad for RV/pop-up campers, tent-camping sites with an accessible restroom and shower or "off-the-grid" tent areas. There are also several charming B&B type options near by. Please email us if you would like more detailed information about our accommodations at or call our office at 828-683-6900.5 Aug, 2016 8:39 PM