Miami Hypnosis Center Frequently Asked Questions:
A: Hypnosis has a storied past that dates back over 200 years. It was originally created by Franz Anton Mesmer, but the name was not coined until 1843. This mental state is something that you normally experience when daydreaming or when you lose track of time while driving. It is similar to your mental state when you are completely absorbed by a television show, book or sporting event. During hypnosis, your brain waves change so that you are alert, but relaxed enough to accept suggestions.
A: This mental state is normally initiated through relaxation, visualization and imagery. A soothing voice guides you through the process. At times, your eyelids may flutter or you may feel a sense of lightness. Other people report experiencing intense relaxation and calm, although the sensations vary from client to client.
Despite movies to the contrary, you cannot be forced to do something against your will during hypnosis. Hypnosis can only enhance your capabilities to do what you already want to. If you are told in hypnosis to do something completely contrary to your beliefs, you would not do it. For example, you could not be hypnotized to rob a bank unless you were already willing to do that.
Please click on the links below to learn about documented examples of success utilizing hypnosis
NY Times – Sports Performance
ABC News – Surgery
Washington Post – Children with Abdominal Pain
A: There are numerous studies about the result possible through hypnosis. Since we are bound by law not to offer therapeutic services, we use hypnosis to encourage positive thinking and increase your ability for self-hypnosis. We do not make any claims that our services are mental, medical or behavioral treatments, although there is significant research available that shows health and mental benefits of hypnosis.
A: Hypnosis can help you for any time you have a fear, motivation issue, stress management problem or similar purpose that you need help with. People commonly use hypnosis for topics like weight loss, phobias, pain management, confidence, sports performance, insomnia, child birth or smoking cessation.
A: In general, you will be aware of what occurred, although your mind may need some time to process what happened. Often, people experience a time distortion that makes it seem like they were hypnotized for far shorter or longer than they actually were. In highly rare cases, you may not remember what happened.
A: This is the global body that certifies hypnotists and NLP coaches. To be certified, a hypnosis practitioner must be in compliance with their code of ethics and best practices. This requires extensive, intense training and examinations.
A: During the initial session, you will complete the intake and discuss what opportunities you want to work on. We will answer any of your questions and discuss the problem you want to fix. During hypnosis, you will be given suggestions that help you speed up the changes you want in your life.
A: The number of sessions varies depending on the client, the problem and the goal. While some people need just two sessions, other clients need a significant amount of time. The average person needs three to five sessions, although this number can vary.