Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) About Hypnosis - Does hypnosis work?

So, you want to know… Does hypnosis work?

Without a doubt, our approach to hypnosis and hypnotherapy works and we have the results to prove it!

Check out some commonly asked questions on hypnosis below.


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Hypnosis for Weight Loss

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As Effective As Diet Alone

In multiple studies, our approach has been twice as effective as diet alone.

Hypnosis for Anxiety

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Vs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Alone

Enhanced treatment outcomes and long term remission in meta-analysis of 18 relative studies

Hypnosis for Smoking

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Still Smoke Free After 6 Mnths

Like so many habits, smoking is so much more than a chemical addiction. Our approach addresses your underlying cause.


Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, hypnosis is real and scientifically validated. Studies measuring brain activity show that the way the brain processes information can be altered with hypnosis and leveraged as a tool to enhance behavior.

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of deep relaxation in which the subconscious mind is extraordinarily receptive to positive thoughts and suggestions. Through hypnosis, we can replace the old beliefs or behaviors that you no longer need or want with the new ones you desire. If you’ve ever found yourself engrossed in a movie, experiencing the feelings of characters on screen emotionally, and perhaps even physically — you’ve experienced hypnosis. If you’ve ever drifted into a daydream and then snapped back into the present wondering where the last few moments went — you’ve experienced hypnosis. Each night we enter and exit sleep, a hypnotic-like state bookends our experience.

Yes. Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized sufficiently to be successful with our custom approach.

Absolutely. Those areas of specialty and my approach in those areas are unique to me because of my personal experiences. That said, the lists are only meant to give you a sense of some ways hypnotherapy can help. I have experience and training in many other areas; so, please don’t hesitate to contact us about any specific goals you might have.

Because it Works! Hypnosis has repeatedly been proven to be the most effective approach to behavior modification.

 Following are just a few study results:

  • 5x more effective for quitting smoking w/over 80% success rates (2004, Texas A&M)
  • Nearly 3x more weight loss than with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy alone (1996, University of Connecticut)
  • Significant decrease in exam anxiety and improvements in test performance (1991, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • 87% of adolescents with Sleep disorders reported that hypnotherapy helped them improved or totally resolve sleep issues (2006, State University of New York Upstate Medical University )
  • Significant reductions in anxiety for Stage Fright and Fear of Public speaking  (1994, University of Tasmania)

Each person experiences hypnosis differently. Most people feel physically relaxed with various bodily sensations — some feel a lightness or floating, while others feel a comfortable heaviness. Mentally, many feel extreme calmness, while some experience a heightened awareness and focus. After hypnosis, most feel energized but relaxed and a general sense of well being.