Frequently Asked Questions
If this is your first time seeking a hypnotherapist, you might have some questions before we get started.
We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we've gotten about hypnotherapy, how hypnosis works, and how effective hypnotherapy is.
These are the general questions we most often receive about hypnosis.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is the powerful yet gentle process of tapping into your subconscious mind to make lasting and positive changes.
Is hypnosis effective?
Hypnosis is extremely effective in helping clients change and grow. The subconscious mind is much more open to suggestions and has a much longer memory than the conscious mind. By placing suggestions in the subconscious mind, most people experience a much greater chance of real and lasting change.
What does hypnosis feel like?
It varies from person to person.
Some clients say hypnosis feels like a deep meditation or prayer while others experience tingling or heaviness in their arms or legs. After a session, most of my clients tell me they feel incredibly relaxed and energized.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
No, you cannot get stuck in hypnosis.
You will either fall asleep or wake up on your own.
Is hypnosis as effective virtually with Zoom?
Hypnosis is just as effective in virtual sessions as it is in my office. In fact, most of my clients meet with me through Zoom from their homes where they feel relaxed and comfortable.
Will I do anything embarrassing or against my will during hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy is a very safe process for you to achieve change and growth. You will never do anything against your moral code or belief system during hypnosis.
How do I know if hypnosis will work for me?
Nearly everyone can be hypnotized.
The long-term effectiveness of the hypnosis session comes down to the client's desire to truly want the change to happen.
Sessions with Riverwalk Hypnotherapy
Now, let's talk about what it's like to work with Riverwalk Hypnotherapy and what you need to know about booking hypnotherapy sessions with us.
Do I have to prepare for a session?
The only thing I ask is that you complete a short Client Information Sheet before our first meeting. There is no other preparation needed.
How many sessions will I need to fix an issue or notice a change?
It varies from one person to the next. Some clients experience dramatic shifts within 1 or 2 sessions, others can take 4 to 6 sessions. But as one client said to me, “I love coming to you because the hypnotherapy process is so peaceful and relaxing; this is the one place I can relax.”
How long is a session?
The first session can run between an hour to an hour and a half. All other sessions run around 50 minutes.
How much does a session cost?
Each session costs $140.