Hypnotherapy—What you need to know.

Hypnotherapy can be an exciting journey of transformation and self-discovery. Before you get started, here are some frequently asked questions about Hypnotherapy.

What is Hypnotherapy?

At it's most basic, Hypnotherapy is a tool for accessing the subconscious mind to reveal and/or alter what is contained within the subconscious mind.

Is Hypnotherapy effective?

Yes. Hypnotherapy focuses on the subconscious mind, which 95% of our overall mind. Because Hypnotherapy provides access to the subconscious, it is uniquely effective

Is Hypnotherapy safe?

Hypnotherapy provides access to a very powerful part of our mind—the subconscious mind. While accessing and altering the subconscious mind itself is a safe practice, a qualified Hypnotherapist can help achieve the desired goal or outcome, without negative side effects. Working with a well qualified practitioner ensures safety and efficacy.

Is Hypnotherapy covered by insurance / Medicare / Medicaid

For some medical adjunct applications, insurance may cover in full or some portion of treatment costs.

What can Hypnotherapy do / help with?

Applications for Hypnotherapy are quite wide and varied. In general, hypnotherapy can help with anything that involves the mind, which can range from mental/emotional thought processes to physical behavior. From behavior modifications such smoking cessation and eating habits, and processing unresolved trauma and emotional patterns, to self development and growth, the applications are quite wide ranging.

Hypnotherapy is also good tool for larger, more complex life patterns and experiences that can range from self-esteem issues, to interpersonal relationships and complex medical issues.

What kind of results can I expect from Hypnotherapy?

Results vary from person to person depending on their goals and level of qualification of their practitioner. In general, however, Hypnotherapy aims to provide transformative outcomes. Which means, the goal is not just to have an intellectual understanding of the how, what, why, when, where questions surrounding a goal or issue, or learning coping mechanisms for an issue, but to have a rea, actual, tangible, transformation and to establish a new normal where the old blockages no longer exist.

Is Hypnotherapy real / legit?

Yes, Hypnotherapy is real and it's efficacy has been proven in scientific experiments and is widely used, from personal growth and development, to medical and wellness applications. Clinical hypnotherapy is not the same as stage hypnosis or theatrical hypnosis.

How does Hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy works by providing actionable access to the subconscious mind. Since the subconscious controls 95% of everything we feel, think, say, do, and perceive, having access to this resource is a tremendous and powerful approach.

You may think of your subconscious mind like a super computer or a smart phone, that can download and run many different apps. As smart and powerful as a smart phone might be, it does not know what apps are good or bad, it simply runs whatever app it is given. Hypnotherapy works by discovering what apps are responsible for causing and issue or achieving a goal, then helps to download new apps that can help to create a desired outcome or goal.

How do I find a good Hypnotherapist? How Do I choose a qualified Hypnotherapist?

Finding a qualified practitioner is perhaps the most important step in pursuing Hypnotherapy. It is important to understand that while many practitioners may use the title of Hypnotherapist, their level of qualification, training, and expertise can vary greatly. There are practitioners who are self-taught or have done a "20 hour online course" as their training. Whereas the top qualified practitioners have completed a minimum of 500 hours of basic training and continue to earn CEUs. A good resource for finding qualified practitioners is International Board of Hypnotherapy (IBH).

What's it like to be Hypnotized?

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind, so it feels much more natural and normal than it does foreign or alien. It is like being in a meditative state where you have a greater sense of access to your deep, subconscious mind. People generally report feeling very calm, relaxed, grounded, and aware, both of themselves and their environment. Clients are fully awake and alert during each session, and remember everything that was discussed during hypnosis. Some people also report being in "day dream" like state, where their imagination is vivid and rich, and time seems to move slower or faster. Because hypnotherapy provides greater access to the subconscious mind, clients are never "under" or unconscious, in fact they are more conscious and aware.

What can I expect from Hypnotherapy sessions?

Sessions can vary from client to client, most however will do multiple sessions, where each session builds up and goes further than the previous session. It is much like peeling back layers of an onion, where we get to root cause or the core issue by unveiling and transformation negatives into positives, one step at a time.

In addition to 1-on-1 sessions, at home self-hypnosis and other self practice tools and techniques help to accelerate one's transformation.

Is Hypnotherapy the same as mind control?

NO, hypnotherapy is not mind control. Quite the contrary, Hypnotherapy is about self-empowerment (because it provides access to the subconscious mind) and having greater agency over one's thoughts, emotions, and actions. Through hypnotherapy, one is able to "undo" many of the programming that we've taken on in our life, that are running our day to day lives unbeknownst to us.
Hypnotherapy is an educational and self-improvement process that facilitates access to internal resources that assist people in solving problems, increasing motivation, or altering behavioral patterns to create positive change. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy. Mr. Ray does not practice medicine or psychotherapy and his services are not a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. No service or product provided is intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition.