Hypnosis Is . . .
I describe hypnosis as being extremely relaxed so you can let your mind wander. Some people feel light and floaty, some feel heavy like they are glued to the chair, and others get a tingling sensation. Whatever the experience is for you, is perfect.
The reason I want you to allow your mind to wander is so you won't question everything you hear. Some of the language patterns used will sound strange to the conscious mind, but it's done purposely to get a specific outcome.
Your conscious mind is your analytical mind and the part of your brain that gets you through your day-to-day activities. Your subconscious mind is the part of the brain that generates your behaviors, and that's the part we want to retrain. Your brain is like a computer but doesn't come with an automatic update button. Whatever goes into the subconscious runs the body until it gets changed to run something different.
What are the myths?
Yes, hypnosis has been approved by the Catholic Church since 1958
Yes, hypnosis is approved by the American Medical Association
No, you can not get stuck in hypnosis. You're just sitting there with your eyes closed.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. I'm only the tour guide
No, I can't make you do anything you don't want to do.
Yes, you will remember most of what I say. At least as much as any other conversation.
No, it isn't truth serum so I won't ask you any personal questions, and you could lie to me anyway.
Yes, you can record every session and I recommend it.
Yes, you can keep yourself from going into a state of hypnosis. I can't make you do it. Please don't schedule an appointment if you aren't serious about making a positive change)
How long are the sessions?
Your first session will last approximately 90 minutes. We will discuss your reason for the appointment, you'll complete some paper work, I'll explain more about how hypno-coaching works, I'll so some suggestibility testing, and we'll do a session.
Any on-going sessions will be approximately 60 minutes in length.
What is the fee structure?
Your initial 90-minute session is $180, and on-going 60-minute sessions are $150. You can pay by cash, check or card.
What type of guarantee do you offer?
I do perform some simple testing before we get started to make sure you're a good candidate for the process. If you aren't a good candidate, I'll be sure to tell you.
Though I can't guarantee how your brain will respond, if for any reason, you aren't happy with your first session, and tell me at that time, I'll refund any fees you have paid to me, and cancel any subsequent sessions.
I hope this provided you with helpful information. I'm looking forward to working with you and sharing more about this safe, natural, and effective method of making positive changes in your personal and professional life.
Michele Burghardt, C.Ht./NLP