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Commonly Asked Questions

Commonly Asked Questions:

What is Hypnosis?


Hypnosis is a state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility, typically induced by a trained hypnotist. It involves guiding individuals into a trance-like state using techniques like relaxation, concentration, and imagery. While in this state, individuals are more open to suggestions, allowing the hypnotist to help them alter their thoughts, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors. Hypnosis can be used for therapeutic purposes, such as overcoming phobias, managing pain, reducing stress, and breaking unhealthy habits. It is important to note that hypnosis is not a form of mind control but rather a collaborative process that requires the active participation and consent of the person being hypnotized.

How Does Hypnosis Work?


Hypnosis works by utilizing relaxation techniques and specific instructions to help individuals enter a trance-like state, where they become more receptive to suggestions. During this state, the subconscious mind becomes more accessible, allowing individuals to make positive changes to their thoughts, behaviors, or perceptions. It is believed to work through the power of suggestion and the ability to bypass critical thinking and access the deeper levels of the mind.

Is Hypnosis Safe?

Hypnosis is generally considered safe when practiced by trained professionals. It is a collaborative process involving the client's consent and cooperation, allowing them to fully retain control and free will during the hypnotic state. Ethical practitioners prioritize the well-being and safety of clients, employing techniques that are non-invasive and adhering to professional standards. Like any therapeutic intervention, hypnosis should be conducted by a qualified practitioner to ensure its safety and effectiveness.

What Is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses hypnosis to help individuals achieve a state of deep relaxation and focused attention. Through this altered state of consciousness, a therapist can guide individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, with the aim of addressing and resolving various issues such as phobias, anxiety, addiction, and self-esteem problems. It is believed that hypnotherapy can access the subconscious mind, allowing for the possibility of positive change and personal growth. The therapeutic practice of hypnosis inspired the founders of modern psychology, such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, to observe the subconscious and study the mind.

Can I be hypnotized?

Hypnosis can be effective for most people, as long as they are willing to participate and have an open mind. While some individuals may be more easily hypnotized than others, virtually anyone can be hypnotized with the right techniques and guidance from a skilled hypnotist.

There are even examples of hypnotic trance in day-to-day life. For instance, when engrossed in a book or movie, our attention becomes so focused that we may lose awareness of our surroundings. Similarly, when driving on a familiar route, we can sometimes arrive at our destination without fully recollecting the details of the journey. These instances exhibit a form of trance-like state where our subconscious mind takes over, allowing us to be highly responsive to certain stimuli while being less aware of others.

However, it is important to note that responses to hypnosis may vary, and results cannot be guaranteed for everyone.

Where Will My Session Be?

A housecall hypnosis session typically takes place in the client's own home, offering convenience and a comfortable environment for the session. The hypnotherapist will bring their equipment and set up in a designated area within the client's house, ensuring a private and secure space for the session to take place. This arrangement allows the client to feel at ease in their familiar surroundings, promoting a more effective and personalized hypnosis experience.

Why Do In-Home Hypnosis Sessions?

One of the advantages of in-home hypnosis sessions is the comfort and convenience it can provide for the client. Being in a familiar environment can create a more relaxed atmosphere, allowing the individual to better focus on the hypnosis process.  Additionally, in-home sessions eliminate the need to travel, saving time and reducing any potential stress associated with commuting to a different location.

Some further advantages to in-home hypnosis sessions are that they can offer a greater sense of privacy, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and open during the hypnosis process. Additionally, there may be specific physical or environmental factors in one's home that can be integrated into the session to enhance relaxation, such as favorite scents or soothing music. Furthermore, in-home sessions can be particularly beneficial for individuals with mobility limitations or those who prefer a more personalized and tailored experience.

Who Will Hypnotize Me?

Brian McCartney is a highly qualified professional. He is a certified Master Hypnotist registered with the National Guild of Hypnotists.

In addition,  he has achieved extra certification in the advanced hypnotherapy system called 5-PATH®. You can rest easy knowing that he will treat you with care, respect, and integrity and that your visits are kept completely confidential.

*Note : Results May Vary. Hypnosis results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical.

What Is Hypnosis
How Does Hypnosis Work
Is Hypnosis Safe
What Is Hypnotherapy?
Can I Be Hypnotized?
Who Will Hypnotize Me?
Why Do In-Home Sessions?
Where WIll My Session Be?
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