Battle Ground Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis Q & A

David Edward Hill, MS, CHt
Certified Counselor & Hypnotherapist

What is Hypnosis? 

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation where the mind becomes more receptive to suggestions.

Are you asleep?

No. You are awake and aware of everything going on around you during hypnosis. You are, though, very pleasantly relaxed, peaceful and tranquil.

Can everyone be hypnotized?

Yes, everyone is hypnotizable. Hypnosis is a completely natural state, it is easy to achieve and it is very enjoyable.

Will I be under your control?

No, not at all! In fact, the goal of hypnotherapy is often to help the client be more calm and in control.

How long does it last?

Usually with a short series of sessions, (three to five) we can achieve lasting results. Certain goals, such as weight control, benefit from periodic "follow-up" or "booster" sessions.

What kinds of problems respond well to hypnosis?

Hypnosis is very good at reducing stress because hypnosis is so profoundly relaxing. Hypnosis is very effective at elevating and strengthening self-confidence and self-esteem. It is highly successful in helping people overcome fears and phobias, (fear of flying, anxiety/panic attacks, public speaking anxiety and claustrophobia). Hypnosis is tremendously successful in helping people get control of their eating habits and lose weight. Motivational hypnosis can help people stop procrastinating, begin exercising or increase sales.

Thousands and thousands of people have successfully stopped smoking using hypnosis. Hypnosis is also particularly good at helping people stay calm and focused when taking stressful exams, (state licensure exams, certification exams, professional exams as well as SAT's and GMAT's). Today, the field of "sports hypnosis," helping athletes enhance their performance through heightened mental focus, is growing exponentially!

How does hypnosis work?

In hypnosis the "critical" or analytical" part of the mind becomes relaxed or disengaged. Suggestions are then received more deeply without criticism and thus, have a far greater impact.

Exactly what happens during the first session with a hypnotherapist?

First, we take about a half hour to an hour to talk and look closely at what areas we want to focus on. Then, the client sits back in a very comfortable recliner chair and is asked to simply listen to the hypnotherapist's voice. In about thirty minutes a pleasantly relaxed state of hypnosis has been achieved and the client is given specific suggestions to help him or her achieve their goal.

The client may be awake at all times (though very relaxed) and may hear and remember everything that is said. At the end of the one and one half to two hour session, the client opens their eyes feeling refreshed, and often a bit serene. Some clients use the word "mellow" to describe how they feel after hypnosis. Usually, clients get immediate results, immediate improvement the very first week.

New clients are currently being accepted

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Battle Ground Hypnotherapy, LLC
2401 W Main St., Ste. #211
Battle Ground, WA 98604

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