How does the hypnotist put someone into hypnosis?

There are numerous ways of putting someone in hypnosis or inducing hypnosis. Most clinicians who practice hypnosis have their favorite inductions. Our clinicians take the time to choose a hypnosis induction method that fits the needs of the client or patient. This is a part of what the free consultation is about.  Your clinician will be evaluating your responses to questions to  determine what induction will be a better fit for you.

Our clinician a, at the beginning of the session will give you carefully worded instructions to follow with the goal of helping you enter a state of deep relaxation and focused attention. This is called the hypnosis induction. For this hypnosis induction to be effective, you must cooperate as an active participant in the process.

Will I be asleep or will I know what is going on around me?

No, you are definitely not asleep, though to an observer, your body appears to be sleeping because you are in a state of deep physical relaxation. You are completely awake and aware of your surroundings. You hear everything. Since all your sense are magnified eight times, you are actually more alert and aware while you are in hypnosis than you are in your normal waking state.