Hypnosis FAQ

“What is Hypnosis?” 
Hypnosis is a pure focused state of mind and it is a natural occurring event – like breathing. We  all go in and out of Hypnosis all the time – reading a book, watching a movie, in a state of excitement or fear or anger etc. Hypnosis is when you change state from being generally aware to focused awareness.
Formal Hypnosis – where there is a Hypnotist and Client – or Stage Hypnotist with carefully selected audience members – is where a clear pure focused state is created to enable the client’s mind to create the desired outcome, the client came for.

“Do I give up control in Hypnosis?”

Getting absorbed in a book is hypnosis but does it take away your control? Similarly, you have the power to resist and leave the room whenever you feel uncomfortable in hypnotic state. Hypnotherapy is a journey which leads to the path of empowerment and change. It’s you who make that very CHANGE in your life by being totally in control and not under it. All Hypnosis is Self- Hypnosis – you allow or do not allow Hypnosis.

“How does Hypnosis Feel?” 

Light Hypnosis feels like when your eyes are closed. A little bit more focused perhaps. When you let go – or allow a Hypnotist to guide you into deeper states it tends to bring a natural and relaxed state – all the way to a trance-like state of ‘not-completely awake’ and ‘not completely asleep’ state of reverie.
In all states you hear everything around you – as you go ‘deeper’ you may choose not to pay attention to the noise around you

“How is Hypnosis different from self-talk affirmations or meditation?”

Hypnosis has the advantage of being able to communicate with the subconscious and Higher Mind in a two-way fashion.
Affirmations don’t facilitate direct responses from the subconscious; they only seek to speak to the subconscious. Though they are both expressed positively and in the present tense, the effects of post-hypnotic suggestions are more direct and specific.
Using Self Hypnosis you can direct your Higher Mind to work on anything it chooses that is for your Highest Good – or a particular issue – and it will work on it directly and in the most effective fashion.
When using your conscious Mind ( affirming) you are guessing what is the best way – and the message only goes so deep
Meditation is a wonderful practice – and when in a Meditation state you are accessing your Higher Mind – but it tends to be undirected, and is certainly a lot harder for the un-practiced to attain results – whereas Hypnosis and Self hypnosis are pretty immediate, and simple to use

“Is Hypnosis Medically Approved” 
Yes, it has been approved since 1955 with the British Medical Association and in 1958 with The American Medical Association
It has been successfully used for many years in medical and dental practices

“Will I remember my session – will I know what is happening?”

It is a major misconception that the hypnotic state locks up your conscious mind not allowing it to remember anything. It actually is just kept aside relaxed and can hear everything and remember everything you choose to remember.

“Can I have a session online ?” ”

Yes – I have been conducting almost all my sessions online for 4 years – and the Clients find them much more productive – and easy. Plus they can relax in a bed or couch and when the session is over – if they choose they can stay in the great trance state until they decide to emerge at the best possible time. Rather than  rushing out – so the next client can have the chair

“What is Past Life Regression? Can we prove there are past lives? ” 

It is very hard to prove anything to do with the Mind. However, there have been studies of children knowing things about other lives, and describing places they had never been as that child – that turned out to be real places. Also, people have in Hypnosis spoken in other languages they had no access to in the waking state.Nevertheless, whether it is imagination, or a way of the mind describing things in a way we can understand – using Regression brings about change, and is a very powerful tool in Hypnosis to achieve outstanding outcomes
Regression is helping a client in his imagination to go back in his life. And this is very common. You can have the mind ‘rewrite’ the data of a past event so that it no longer detrimentally affects the present.
Past-life regression supposedly takes a person to a previous life. Possibly such experiences are a tribute to human creativity. But maybe not!! In any event, such a past-life experience can be therapeutic.

“What is the difference in your Hypnosis method? ”

All Hypnosis works the same way. All hypnosis follows the same rules, whether its direct suggestion – where you are in a light Trance and someone reads a script to you ( or hopefully your subconscious) – or Hypnosis that uses Deeper states – as mine does. Allowing a client to go into a ‘deeper’ state of trance means the client’s Higher Mind is able to work more freely -and achieve substantially better outcomes.
In the same way that if your car has a rust spot and you rub some of the rust  and paint over it – it looks ok – but it’s not a lasting fix. If you go deeper until you find the authentic clean sheet metal and then build it back up from there – it’s a lasting solution and sometimes better than the original?
Though of course to follow the analogy – there is no rubbing or abrasion in Hypnosis. It’s a very simple and non-invasive way of achieving desired outcomes.

“Is Hypnosis like Sleep? ”

The short answer is no. Although the word hypnosis is derived from the Greek god of sleep, Hypnos. In fact, in a trance state, you tend to be more aware than in your regular conscious state. Irs just that Hypnosis activates different parts of your mind, and allows them to work towards healing and harmony that is your body’s natural inclination – except daily life intrudes and causes dis-ease. Studies have shown that hypnosis and sleep differ. Studies of brain activity have shown that although there are characteristic patterns of brain activity associated with sleep the same has not been demonstrated of hypnosis. To observers, hypnosis might appear to be like sleep because suggestions of relaxation are commonly given as part of a hypnotic routine, but hypnotised people are in a state more similar to wakefulness.

“Is Hypnosis like a TRUTH serum – do people always tell the truth in Hypnosis? ”

No more or less than they do when they are not under hypnosis. Hypnosis cannot compel people to do things they don’t want to do, and it can’t force them to be truthful either. Suggestions given during hypnosis can deliberately or inadvertently affect memories, and for this reason, hypnotically-assisted memory recall is not admissible in court in most countries.

“Are all my memories stored somewhere and can they be accessed during Hypnosis? ”

Memory is selective and malleable. and is changed every-time it is ‘remembered’ There is no unblemished record of your life stored somewhere just waiting for you to re-discover events from your past. However there is a theory that memories in general are not ‘of the mind’ but more like a quantum field and are therefore not always accessed by our conscious, but can be accessed by some form of deliberate or inadvertent trance – such as a shock or Hypnosis. With hypnosis you may be able to recall some events that you are consciously unaware of but there is no guarantee that the recall is accurate.

Is Hypnosis a Science? ”

Science is a method of discovering knowledge: it’s really a process of subjecting your ideas to an empirical test to see whether they are supported by evidence (see the Wikipedia entry for a much more detailed description). Many researchers take a scientific approach to studying hypnosis: they generate research questions (hypotheses), then they systematically test them to see whether they are supported. Our knowledge of hypnosis advances because of this: people used to believe that the effects of hypnosis were due to a mysterious magnetic fluid; we now believe that the effects are the result of a communication between hypnotist and subject which can affect the way the brain processes information. Research psychologists are interested in what hypnosis is, and doctors and clinical psychologists are interested in what effects hypnosis can have upon medical and psychological conditions. Their research is published in journals, and you can search the knowledge base using online tools like PubMed or Google Scholar. So there are certainly scientists interested in hypnosis, and you could say that there is a science of hypnosis. Dr Matthew Whalley.http://hypnosisandsuggestion.org

Is Self Hypnosis any good? “

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You allow it , or don’t allow it to happen. No-one does it to you.
Self Hypnosis is a very safe and natural strategy to de-stress and motivate yourself. It is a wonderful method that can transform and empower your life. Through self-hypnosis, you can design your life the way you want. It boosts your morale, self-esteem and performance at work and studies. Get healthier, brighter and happier! You have the power. See me free Self Hypnosis website LINK HERE

Are emotional people more likely to be hypnotised? ” 
No, it is not true. Any specific characteristic or intellect level cannot determine who and how much can anyone be hypnotized. It is usually found that strong-headed people who really want to get hypnotized experience better results.

“Is Hypnosis a Permanent Solution?

YES.. Hypnotherapy resolves any emotional or physical problem from the root. If used skillfully, along with readiness and trust of the client to work towards changes in his/her life, there are no recurrences.

Can I be Hypnotised – safely?” ”

Yes. Everyone goes in and out of Hypnosis every day. It is a change of state of mind. Usually when focus narrows. When you read a book or watch a movie. Hypnosis is the language of the Mind. And it is always safe. In the same way, breathing is safe, or your heart beating is safe.

“How much does a one on one session cost with Ines Simpson?”
Free Initial Consultations:
If you are uncertain whether hypnosis is for you, I offer a complimentary half hour consultation, by appointment, to help you decide if it is right for you.

First Session Cost: $ 295 (including tax) (typically an hour and a half to two hours)
follow-up $175 per hour (typical follow-up session last an hour or less and can be in person or on-line)

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$550 (inclusive)