FAQ

What is Hypnotherapy?

It is about YOU wanting to change. The process is entirely voluntarily, and guides you to trigger your own amazing power. It is done with a willing subject; no one else is placing you under their power or controlling your mind.

Personal sessions are conducted in a private office and may be recorded for you. You are given a series of suggestions that initially enable your mind to enter into a wakeful state of focused attention. Your conscious mind may behaves as though you were asleep, yet your subconscious mind is fully conscious and awake. The feeling you experience is of positive relaxation. A series of instructions leads you to heightened suggestibility to trigger your own power to modify your perception so that you can reach your goals. Yet you always retain the power to resist.

Who is the Hypnotherapist?

Lewis Heller, M.D. is a licensed physician and surgeon and an experienced certified hypnotherapist. [LINK TO THE ABOUT PAGE??] You will be glad to know that Dr. Heller’s background, experience and technique largely differs from the amateur hypnotist . Personal sessions are conducted in a comfortable, private setting, and/or recorded sessions can be enjoyed in the convenience of your home.

Private sessions or recordings?

In most cases it is optimal to have some personal sessions, with the recordings to be utilized as reinforcement. However, that is not practical or necessary for everyone, and utilization of the recordings on a consistent basis has proven quite successful for many people. Or, you may wish to start with recordings prior to deciding whether to have a private session.

What is a session like?

There is no charge for the initial meeting.. During that time, you will have an opportunity to explain your goals and desires, so that the sessions will be totally personalized to your needs. Dr. Heller will give you an assessment of your issue and address any questions or concerns you may have.

There are many hypnotherapy techniques, and within each modality several phases of hypnosis. Your hypnosis session will begin with an opportunity to clear your mind of any “activity”. After identifying your goals and answering your questions, you relax in a comfortable recliner, close your eyes, and listen to suggestions called an “induction” which prepares your mind and body to enter a heightened state of suggestibility. While just the experience of the positive tranquil feeling in and of itself can be very beneficial, it is at this point that your subconscious is receptive to suggestions to benefit you.

Then you may be given suggestions and mental imagery, based upon your desired outcome. Alternatively, you may be told a story. Depending upon your issue or situation, and with your permission, you may answer some questions that seek to reveal any blocks that could need to be addressed for you to obtain optimal benefit from the session. It is usually most effective to limit the number of suggestions in a given session and/or to reinforce the sessions in a series.

While hypnosis poses fascinating aspects that keep people exploring its mysteries, the studies and data astoundingly exemplifies the benefits and aid hypnosis has provided to many people who otherwise were stuck. Whether it is to address a health or medical issue or a behavioral issue, hypnosis may be able to assist you to live life to its fullest, play full out and gain extraordinary results.

Stage hypnosis is purely a form of entertainment, and demonstrates the powerful nature of the unconscious mind. Kept within bounds of professionalism, it is fun and interesting.

What is the history of hypnosis?

It is generally well believed that modern hypnosis began in the eighteenth century with Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), who used what he called “magnetic healing” to treat a variety of psychological and psycho physiological disorders, such as hysterical blindness, paralysis, headaches, and joint pains. [the source was See MedicineNet.com.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy have been growing in popularity. In addition to its utilization by physicians and dentists, it is gaining increasing favor among psychologists and other mental health professionals.

The term hypnosis comes from the name of Hypnos, the ancient god of dreams. While hypnosis is sometimes described as a “dreamlike state”, it is referring to the condition of your mind when it is most receptive to change.

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